Treating The Upper And Lower Cervical Spine

Description: Areas of concentration will include arthrokinematics of motion of the upper and lower cervical spine as it applies to both normal and dysfunctional movement patterns. Upper cervical biomechanics and lower cervical biomechanics will be differentiated for a clearer understanding of pain pattern presentation. Assessment and treatment will include Muscle Energy Techniques, Neurological Inhibition, Counterstrain, Travell concepts, and myofascial techniques, which will be demonstrated and practiced in laboratory sessions.

Duration: Saturday, Oct 14, 2017 from 9am-5pm; Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 8am-1pm

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

Price: $650 / 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

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: NATA/BOC ,18 contact hours , 18 1-A hours anticipated –Approved Provider #P8765; NCBTMB Approved Provider #775 AMBP School Member #1084335; This course meets the basic criteria of the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.8 CEUs

Learning Objectives (upon completion):

  • Describe comprehensive approaches of Upper and Lower Cervical Spine dysfunction.
  • Discuss the biomechanical foundations necessary in understanding cervical arthrokinematics.
  • Identify cervical dysfunctions as it relates to pain presentation in clinical practice.
  • Discuss treatment of specific common clinical presentations.
  • Analyze the methods used by guided and skillful treatment techniques based on MET and Neurological Inhibition concepts.
  • Discuss how to assess and decide proper treatment choices based on presentation.

Register now, space is limited.