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Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement System Impairment (MSI): Advanced Application to the Upper Quarter

Two-day course featuring Suzy L. Cornbleet PT, DPT, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Orthopedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

Prerequisite: Completion of the Introductory Course

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

Day 1 - Saturday, April 8

7:30 to 8 a.m.                         Registration
8 to 9 a.m.                              Concepts and Principles of Movement System                                                                                  Impairments (MSI) Syndromes (Review & Update)
9 to 10:15 a.m.                       MSI Diagnoses of the Scapula and Humerus
10:15 to 10:30 a.m.                Break
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.                MSI Diagnoses of the Scapula and Humerus (cont'd);                                                                       Practice Identifying Movement Impairments
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.       Lab: Demonstration of a Complete Shoulder Girdle                                                                         Examination - Participants Determine Diagnosis and Corrective                                                   Exercise
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.                  Lunch 
1:30 to 3 p.m.                          Lab: Examination of Alignment and Standing Movement                                                               Tests - Demonstration and Practice
3 to 3:15 p.m.                          Break
3:15 to 4:45 p.m.                    Shoulder Examination in Sitting, Supine, Prone and Quadruped                                                   Demonstration and Practice
4:45 to 5 p.m.                          Wrap Up for the Day

Day 2 - Sunday, April 9 
8 to 9:45 a.m.                           MSI Diagnoses of the Cervical Spine with Considerations of the                                                    Thoracic Spine
9:45 to 10 a.m.                         Break
10 to 11 a.m.                            Lab: Demonstration of a Complete Cervical Spine Examination -                                                  Participants Determine Diagnosis & Corrective Exercise
11 a.m. to noon                       Lab: Demonstration and Practice Alignment & Movement                                                              Tests of the Cervical Spine
Noon to 1 p.m.                         Lunch
1 to 2:30 p.m.                           Small Group Practice of Complete Examination of                                                                           Cervical Spine and Shoulder Girdle
2:30 to 2:45 p.m.                      Break
2:45 to 4:15 p.m.                      Treatment: Exercise Progression, Functional Activities -                                                                   Demonstration and Practice
4:15 to 5 p.m.                           Course Wrap Up

Note:  Exact times and order of content are subject to change.

Course Instructor
Suzy Cornbleet PT, DPT
Suzy L. Cornbleet PT, DPT, is an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Orthopaedic Medicine in the Program in Physical Therapy at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. She also serves as a member of the Clinical Education Team for the Program. Her current clinical interests are in pediatric/adolescent and adult outpatient orthopedics, and she maintains a clinical practice at the Washington University School of Medicine PT Clinic. She has been instrumental in the development of Washington University’s Fellowship in the Diagnosis and Management of Movement Impairment Syndromes and acts as a primary Mentor. Suzy received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy degree from the University of Colorado and both her Master of Arts in Education degree and her Clinical Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from Washington University.

Recommended Reading:
Diagnosis & Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes by Shirley Sahrmann, Publisher-Harcourt Health Sciences, 2002.
Muscles: Testing and Function by Florence Kendall et al, Publisher - Williams & Wilkins, 2005.

Tuition Cost: $495

Continental breakfast and snacks will be provided throughout the course.

Cancellation Policy
Tuition will be refunded less a $50 administrative charge if notice of cancellation is received no later than 14 days prior to the event. No refund will be issued if notification is received less than 14 days prior to course.


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