cervical spine


This class will discuss the mechanical function of the cervical spine in normal conditions and in dysfunction, including its transition with the base of the cranium and upper thorax. Anatomy, biomechanics, embryology and neurology of the associated structures will be discussed. Particular attention will given to how the anterior and posterior cervical regions are different in how they develop and function and need to be treated differently as well. During extensive hands-on lab time, assessment and application of various treatment techniques – including Muscle Energy, Functional Technique, Autonomic Dampening, and Myofascial Release – will be demonstrated and practiced.

Learning Objectives (upon completion)

  1. The student will understand the anatomy of the cervical spine.
  2. The student will understand the neurology of the cervical spine.
  3. The student will understand the biomechanics of the cervical spine.
  4. The student will understand the rationale and process of evaluating somatic dysfunctions in the cervical spine.
  5. The student will understand the rationale for treatment of somatic dysfunction in the cervical spine.


Duration: Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 8am-5pm; Sunday, May 1, 2022 from 8am-4pm

NEW Temporary Location: The Exchange
1122 Kenilworth Drive
Conference Room – 2nd Floor (exit elevator to the left)
Towson, MD 21204
*Please note that masks are now mandatory*

Price: $575 / person

Number of Attendees: 12-16

Instructors: Robert Cohen, M.A., P.T. and Jon Laking, M.A., P.T.

Contact: Robert Cohen, M.A., P.T. at 410-321-9292 or bob@baygrassinstitute.com

Target Audience: Healthcare providers – M.D., D.O., P.T., A.T.C., M.T., R.N., O.T., and other licensed or certified Healthcare Providers.

Continuing Education Credits: NCBTMB Approved Provider #1418. This course has been approved by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners and NCBTMB for 1.5 CEUs (15 credit hours).

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