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PT/OT Continuing Education Course: Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement System Impairment: Advanced Concepts and Application: The Upper Quarter

Price: $495.00

Occurs: Saturday, February 29 - Sunday, March 01

Rehab Services Department, 5157 N. Francisco

Please use the Rehab Services entrance on the south side of the building.

Phone: 773-878-8200, ext. 2628

Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement System Impairment (MSI): Advanced Concepts and Application: The Upper Quarter

Two-day course featuring Cheryl Caldwell, PT, DPT, CHT, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine

Course Description

This course will provide a review and update of the concepts and principles of the
movement system impairment (MSI) theory and its relationship to musculoskeletal pain
syndromes. It is designed to improve the clinician's skills in the performance of the
examination procedures and the recognition of signs and symptoms of upper quarter
movement system impairment syndromes. The course will emphasize the selection and
performance of corrective exercises based on the results of the examination. Discussion
will also include description of the diagnoses of shoulder and cervical spine movement
impairment syndromes. The course includes both lecture and lab experience.

Attire: This course involves laboratory practice. Please wear gym clothes.

Full Itinerary available here

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course the participant should be able to:
1. Describe the impairments induced by repeated movements and sustained
2. Describe the importance of active performance of precise joint motion.
3. Describe the most common movement system impairment syndromes of the
shoulder and cervical spines.
4. Discuss how impairments in muscle length, strength, stiffness and pattern of
recruitment contribute to relative flexibility.
5. Develop a tentative movement system impairment diagnosis.
6. Perform an examination to confirm/disconfirm the diagnosis and to identify
contributing factors.
7. Develop a corrective exercise program and provide instruction in correcting the
performance of daily activities.

Tuition Cost: $495
Early Bird Registration (before January 1, 2020): $450

Continental breakfast and snacks will be provided throughout the course.

Cancellation Policy

Tuition will be refunded with the exception of a $50 administrative charge if notice of cancellation is received 14 days prior to the event or earlier. No refund will be issued if notification is received less than 14 days prior to course. 


Completion of the Introductory Course or at a minimum reading the
introductory chapter in one of the following books:

Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes by Shirley
Sahrmann, Publisher-Harcourt Health Sciences, 2002 or
Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the Extremities, Cervical and
Thoracic Spine, by Shirley Sahrmann, Publisher-Elsevier, 2011.

Ethics for Rehabilitation Professionals

Price: $60.00

Occurs: Wednesday, April 01 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Swedish Hospital, Anderson Pavilion, Auditorium (2751 W. Winona St.)

Note: Registration begins at 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 773-878-8200, ext. 2628

Ethics for Rehabilitation Professionals

Health care professionals today are faced with many regulations, responsibilities and standards. There are HIPAA regulations, professional codes of conduct/ethics, state practice acts and business conduct, just to name a few. So what is ethics, how do you determine if a problem is an ethical issue and how should we address and resolve ethical situations in our workplace? This presentation will review ethic principles and discuss tools and resources for ethical decision-making. Participants will put their knowledge to work and hone their new skills through case studies. Refreshments will be

About the Instructors

This course is led by Eric Gluck, MD, FCCP, JD, and Claudia Ann Morehead, PT. Dr. Gluck is the medical director of the Swedish Hospital ICU and chairs the hospital’s ethics committee. Claudia Ann is the senior director of rehabilitation services at Swedish Hospital and facilitates the resolution of ethical issues in clinical practice, business operations and professional behavior.


Tuition cost: $60
3 Contact Hours
IL PT License # 216.000215
IL OT License # 224.000191

Confirmation will be sent to you following receipt of registration and tuition.

For a printable flier, please click here

Cancellation Policy 

If a cancellation notice is received more than seven days prior to the event, tuition will be refunded. A $10 administrative fee will be deducted from this refund regardless of the time it is received.

Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Programs hosted at Swedish Hospital provide clinicians with access to industry professionals from across the country, all in a convenient setting on the north side of Chicago. Programs provide superior course content to PT and OTs at a competitive rate. 

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