Differential Diagnosis of the Spine Part 2
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Domain of OT, OTP,
AL BOARD 1hrs
FL AOTA #3397 1hrs
The second course in the Differential Diagnosis of the Spine Series deals with the Cervical Spine and Cranial regions. Specific mandatory questions, red flags and specific charts on signs and symptoms of diseases and conditions of this region are presented.
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The second course in the Differential Diagnosis of the Spine Series deals with the Cervical Spine and Cranial regions. Specific mandatory questions, red flags and specific charts on signs and symptoms of diseases and conditions of this region are presented. Headache classifications and a broad number of diseases of the upper quadrant are presented in detail along with their signs and symptoms. Evidence based CPR’s such as the Canadian C Spine Rule, CPR for Myelopathy and Radiculopathy and specific screening tools are outlined. A discussion of how to screen for BPPV is also presented.
- Recognize and list four red flags for the cervical and shoulder girdle
- Identify three medical conditions that may refer to the cervical spine but are non-musculoskeletal in origin and require a physician’s intervention.
- Review two CPR for the Cervical Spine
- Identify one dural test that is done for the nervous system in the Cervical region.
Cervical and Shoulder
Diseases that relate or refer to the C spine and Shoulder complex
Bells Palsy and Ramsey Hunt Syndromes
Meningitis and Encephalitis
Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme Disease
Giant Cell Arteritis
Acute Torticollis and adolescent issues
Screening tools and Evidence
Canadian Cervical Spine Rule
Clinical Prediction Rule (CPR) for Cervical Radiculopathy
Clinical Prediction Rule for Cervical Myelopathy
Closed Cervical Fractures
Vertebral Artery Testing
Debra is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual Therapists (FCAMPT) since 1994 and was an instructor for the Canadian Physiotherapy Association prior to moving to the USA. She was a guest clinical instructor at the University of South Florida from 2003-05, teaching the Spinal Manual Therapy Program for the MscPT undergraduate program. She has taught a large number of manual therapy courses in the US and Canada.
She wrote the Segmental Stabilization of the Lumbar Spine for Northeast Seminars Online programs. She owns Cross Border Seminars and presently works as a consultant and contract PT in Palm Harbor Florida. Her primary case load is Rheumatology patients and deals with a multitude of dysfunctions related to those diseases as well as aging and osteoporosis. She is a photographer, captain/sailor and an avid runner.
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