upper extremity


This class will discuss the mechanical function of the upper extremity in normal conditions and in dysfunction commonly seen in typical adaptive patterns. Anatomy, biomechanics, embryology and neurology of the associated structures will be discussed. During extensive hands on lab time, assessment and application of various treatment techniques – including Muscle Energy Technique, Functional Technique, Neural glide, and Myofascial Release – will be demonstrated and practiced.

Learning Objectives (upon completion)

  1. Concept of Somatic Dysfunction as applied to all parts of the Shoulder Girdle and Upper Extremity.
  2. Anatomy and biomechanics of related segments of the Shoulder Girdle and Upper Extremity.
  3. Neurology and embryology of related segments of the Shoulder Girdle and Upper Extremity.
  4. Evaluating the Shoulder Girdle and Upper Extremity using various assessment tools.
  5. Treatment principles in treating Shoulder Girdle and Upper Extremity Somatic Dysfunctions.


Duration: Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 8am-5pm; Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 8am-4pm

Location: Kennedy Krieger Institute, Greenspring Campus
3825 Greenspring Ave
Bowles Board Room (4th Floor of Kennedy Krieger High School)
Baltimore, MD 21211

Price: $575 / person

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 meets the basic criteria of NCBTMB and the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.5 CEUs (15 credit hours).

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