Continuing Education

 

Orthopaedic Examination, Evaluation, and Management:  Integrated Manual Orthopaedic Physical Therapy with Emphasis on Dry Needling for Common Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction

Course Instructors: Rhett Roberson, Joe Donnelly (recorded lectures), Beth Collier

Course dates: March 11-13 and April 8-10, 2022

**Practical examination April 10, and written exam available April 15-17

Course Fees: $1,800; $1,500 for Mercer PT alumni and CIs/Mentors in the past 12 months

Course Description:  This 50-contact hour lecture/laboratory course advances knowledge and skills that will enhance the ability to examine, and evaluate patients/clients with myofascial pain and dysfunction utilizing integrated orthopaedic manual therapy approaches and evidence based best-practice principles. The laboratory portion will reinforce and expand upon physical examination and intervention techniques with an emphasis on dry needling techniques for the axial spine and extremity muscles. Participants will synthesize the concepts of clinical reasoning and clinical decision making while incorporating evidence-based practice principles for patient management. Upon completion of this course, participants will sit for a written and practical competency examination in order to perform physical therapy dry needling techniques for the muscles covered in this course. 

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Fees: Non-refundable 3.75% credit card fee applies

Cancellation: 30-day cancellation for full refund (less credit card processing fees)

COVID-19: Participants must demonstrate proof of vaccination or negative COVID PCR test result with 72 hours of course. Based on current CDC recommendations, all participants will be asked to remain masked throughout the course.

 

 

Upper Quarter Peripheral Nerve Sensitization: The "Missing Link" in the Treatment of Ortho, Sports and Industrial Medicine Patients

Course Instructor: Jack Stagge

Course Dates: May 20-21, 2022

Course Fees: $600; $500 for Mercer PT alumni and CIs/Mentors in the past 12 months

Course Description:  This two-day lab course will present concepts of differential diagnosis and treatment of patients with upper quadrant pain and loss of function pioneered by Bob Elvey PT, GDMT.   Participants will learn to integrate six sensitive and specific evaluation techniques for these pathologies into their standard evaluations, and specific treatment protocols will be demonstrated and practiced. Recent research demonstrates that often misdiagnosed maladies of the upper quadrant including shoulder impingements, “chronic” tendonitis, adhesive capsulitis, failed whiplash syndromes etc. are caused by peripheral nerve sensitization. Well documented neurogenic causation will be presented. Real patient examinations, videos, case presentation, and lab practicals will allow for application into the participant’s daily practice.

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Fees: Non-refundable 3.75% credit card fee applies

Cancellation: 30-day cancellation for full refund (less credit card processing fees)

COVID-19: Participants must demonstrate proof of vaccination or negative COVID PCR test result with 72 hours of course. Based on current CDC recommendations, all participants will be asked to remain masked throughout the course.

 

 

Lower Peripheral Nerve Sensitization: The "Missing Link" in the Treatment of Ortho, Sports and Industrial Medicine Patients

Course Instructor: Jack Stagge

Course Dates: August 13-14, 2022

Course Fees: $600; $500 for Mercer PT alumni and CIs/Mentors in the past 12 months

Course Description: This two-day lab course will present concepts of differential diagnosis and treatment of patients with lower extremity pain and loss of function pioneered by Bob Elvey PT, GDMT. Participants will learn to integrate the six sensitive and specific evaluation techniques into their standard evaluations, and specific treatment protocols will be demonstrated and practiced. Research shows that over 12% of lower quadrant maladies are often caused by peripheral nerve sensitization and thereby misdiagnosed.  Examples include plantar fasciitis, failed back syndromes, chronic hamstring tears, tarsal tunnel syndromes, and trochanteric bursitis. Well documented neurogenic causation will be presented. Real patient examinations, videos, case presentation, and lab practicals will allow for application into the participant’s daily practice.

Registration Link: click here

Fees: Non-refundable 3.75% credit card fee applies

Cancellation: 30-day cancellation for full refund (less credit card processing fees)

COVID-19: Participants must demonstrate proof of vaccination or negative COVID PCR test result with 72 hours of course. Based on current CDC recommendations, all participants will be asked to remain masked throughout the course.