Just Breathe 101 Part 1: Biomechanics of the Region

Just Breathe 101 Part 1: Biomechanics of the Region

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CONTACT HOURS:1.25 Hours
CEU:0.125
AOTA: Domain of OT, OTP,
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FL AOTA #3397 1.25hrs

This first session deals with the anatomy and biomechanics of the thorax and its integration with the cervical spine, shoulder girdle and the thorocolumbar junction. The biomechanics of the region is outlined in detail and is accompanied by demonstration videos on rib decompression, clavicular decompression and a case history of traumatic rib dysfunction treatment.

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Description:

This first session deals with the anatomy and biomechanics of the thorax and its integration with the cervical spine, shoulder girdle and the thorocolumbar junction. The biomechanics of the region is outlined in detail and is accompanied by demonstration videos on rib decompression, clavicular decompression and a case history of traumatic rib dysfunction treatment.

 

  • Identify the biomechanics of rotation of a thoracic ring at the levels T1-T7.
  • Review the biomechanics of the cervical spine, thoracic spine, ribs, clavicle and manubrium with elevation of the right or left shoulder.
  • Visusalize te the biomechanics of flexion and extension at the costotransverse joint T9 level.
  • Identify the differences in motion of the mobile segments between T3 -T7 with side flexion occurring first in the Thoracic Spine.

 

Course Content:

 

  • Thoracic/ thorax, cervicothoracic, thorocolumbar and anterior shoulder girdle anatomy o Bony and articular components
  • Biomechanics of the Thoracic, thorax/rib, cervical, cervicothoracic, thorocolumbar
  • Biomechanical link of the shoulder girdle to the thorax
  • Case history of treatment of a shoulder impingement
  • Lab video: rib decompressions, clavicular decompression

 

 

Debra Dent is a Physical Therapist with 40 years of experience specializing in manual therapy of the spine. She is a graduate of the University of Manitoba, Canada where she received her Diploma of Physiotherapy in 1977 and her Bachelors of Physical Therapy in 1979. She was certified as a Part A Manual Physical Therapist from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 1989 and received her Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy in 1994 (FCAMPT). Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) designation was completed in 1996 and recertified in 2006 and 2016 as Emeritus.

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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