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Entrapment Neuropathies of the Upper Extremity:
DVD Video
$199.99 USD
$119.99 USD
Product Details
Format:
DVD Video   Instructions
Length:
5 hr 20 min
Details:
Multi-disc video recording with electronic manual and instructions
Author:
SUSAN W. STRALKA, MS, PT, DPT
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Copyright:
4/12/2017
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNV020630
Objectives
  1. Explore the relationship of the neural system continuum and musculoskeletal problems
  2. Discover differential diagnosis procedures to use for problem solving and successful treatment of upper quadrant pain and dysfunction
  3. Examine Upper Limb Neurodynamic Testing (ULNT) and Scratch Collapse Test to rule in nerve pathologies including double crush
  4. Define pain mechanisms and ways to identify central sensitization
  5. Develop a sequential exercise program starting with addressing the symptoms
  6. Utilize mirror therapy and graded motor imagery along with the biopsychosocial approach to improve outcomes
Outline
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
  • The relationship of neurovascular and musculoskeletal problems—joints, ligaments, bone, muscle, and nerve
  • Movement in the nervous system
DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF THE UPPER QUADRANT—NECK, SHOULDER, WRIST, AND HAND
  • Degenerative cervical dysfunction
  • Symptom identification
  • Proximal vs. distal symptoms
    • Cervical radiculopathy
    • Shoulder pathology
    • Tenosynovitis
UNDERSTANDING OF CONNECTIVE TISSUE, NEURAL RELATIONSHIP, AND MUSCLE IMBALANCE
  • Pathophysiology of neural tissue
  • Consequences of muscle imbalance
IDENTIFICATION OF NERVE COMPRESSION SITES
  • Upper Limb Neurodynamics Testing (ULNT) and Scratch Collapse Test
  • Classification of nerve compression injuries

DEMONSTRATION AND LAB—UPPER LIMB TENSION TESTING (ULTT)

TREATMENT STRATEGIES:
MOVEMENT-BASED MANAGEMENT

  • Nerve gliding
  • Muscle re-education
  • Mirror Therapy and Graded Motor Imagery
  • Ergonomic strategies
HOME EXERCISE PROGRAM
Author

SUSAN W. STRALKA, MS, PT, DPT

Susan W. Stralka is a licensed physical therapist with many years of experience treating both the musculoskeletal and neurovascular consequences of injury. She is a guest lecturer at The University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis, Tennessee (UTHSC) and earned a Master's Degree and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from there. She has a strong clinical background in treating the neurogenic and musculoskeletal consequences of injury.

Susan has presented nationally and internationally in upper and lower extremity dysfunctions, as well as pain management. In March, 2013, Dr. Stralka lectured in New Dehli, India at the International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy (IFSHT) and in September, 2013, she was the keynote speaker at the Brazilian Society of Hand Therapists in Gionia, Brazil. Susan has written numerous articles and chapters on a wide variety of topics related to physical therapy for many national publications and health journals. Her most recent publications are: "Graded Motor Imagery" in the Journal of Hand Therapy (2011), "Thoracic Outlet Syndrome" in the book entitled Neck and Arm Pain Syndromes (Elsevier, 2011) and a chapter on "Spinal Cord Injury/Central Nervous System/Brachial Plexus" in the book, Hand & Upper Extremity Rehabilitation (2013).

Dr. Stralka has received numerous honors throughout her career and, in 2012, she was the recipient of the Dorothy B. Kaufmann Lectureship given by the Philadelphia Hand Rehabilitation Foundation.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Susan Stralka is the president and owner of Stralka Consultants: Allied Health Therapeutic Solutions, PLLC. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Susan Stralka is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association; the American Academy of Sports Medicine; and the American Academy of Pain Management.
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Audience
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers, Massage Therapists
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists
  • Personal Trainers
  • Coaches