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Nerve Mobilization of the Upper Extremity

Profession: Physical Therapists/Assistants,Occupational Therapists/Assistants,Doctors of Chiropractic
Topic: Clinical
CEU: 0.3 unit
Contact Hours: 3 hours

States Approved:
- Physical Therapists/Assistants : Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Wyoming
- Occupational Therapists/Assistants : Ohio
- Doctors of Chiropractic : Iowa, Nebraska, New Jersey

Skill Level: Beginner


 

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Course Description:

The nervous system is a complex arrangement of the nerve cells and tissues. It regulates the body responses to external and internal stimuli. The peripheral nervous system is responsible for the transfer of information between the motor and sensory neurons and their effectors in both directions. Injuries to the peripheral nervous system often result in significant deterioration of the regular activities. Many of the peripheral nerve injuries in the upper extremity are often a result of traction injury to the brachial plexus. Such injuries are commonly associated with altered shoulder postures and functional imbalance in the arm, forearm and hand due to pain in the related nerves and muscles. Brachial plexus neuropathy is one of the commonly noted upper extremity pain syndromes. The involvement of the peripheral neuropathies and cervical spine pathologies can complicate the diagnosis of brachial plexus neuropathy.

Most of the nerve injuries are believed to arise due to influence of the physical factors that alter the mechanical abilities of the nerve fibers. Nerve mobilization has been projected as an efficient therapy to treat the pathologies of the nervous system. It is essential to know about the basics of the nervous system, the neuropathology, the transmission of pain and movement dysfunction before initiating nerve mobilization procedure. The movements of the nerves or nerve fibers can result in changes in the internal nerve physiology by altering the neural tension. Neural mobilization aims at relieving such changes in the nerve physiology to relieve the symptoms of pain and restriction of mobility. It is also vital to have a clear idea about the principles, guidelines, precautions and contraindications of nerve mobilization for better utilization of this procedure.

Course objectives:

  1. Implement techniques of Upper Limb Tension Testing (ULTT ) to rule out proximal pathology from hand symptoms
  2. Apply nerve gliding and muscle re-education, in the treatment of common upper quadrant problems
  3. Design a home exercise program for the client with upper quadrant problems
  4. Describe the common entrapment sites and pain mechanisms in the cervical spine, shoulder, wrist and hand
  5. Identify the most common anatomical sites of upper extremity compression
  6. Examine the neural system continuum and its relationship to musculoskeletal problems using Upper Limb Tension Testing (ULTT) to rule out proximal pathology from hand symptoms
  7. Demonstrate upper limb tension tests with a bias toward the median, ulnar and radial nerves
  8. Use proven techniques including neural milking, muscle stripping, nerve sliding and nerve tensioning to safely and effectively treat the median, ulnar and radial nerves

Target Audience:

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapy Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Doctors of Chiropractic

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Anatomy and Physiology of the Nerves (estimated reading time = 30 minutes)  
Introduction  
Importance of proper evaluation  
Anatomy and physiology of the nerves  
Neurodynamics  
Common causes of reduced nerve gliding  
Pain Responses and Definitions  
Nerve Injuries Classification  
Chapter 2: Evaluation Using Neural Tension Tests(estimated reading time = 30 minutes)  
Slump Test  
Upper Limb Tension Test  
Signs and Symptoms  
Chapter 3: The Three Main Nerves of the Upper Extremity (estimated reading time = 30 minutes)  
Median Nerve  
Ulnar nerve  
Radial nerve  
Chapter 4: Exercises to improve nerve gliding (estimated reading time = 30 minutes)  
Median Nerve Exercises  
Ulnar Nerve Exercises  
Radial Nerve Exercises  
Chapter 5: Treatment Techniques (estimated reading time = 45 minutes)  
Stage I Symptom Control  
Behavior modification  
Workplace modification  
Postural awareness  
Stage II Restorative Procedures  
Soft tissue mobilization/ Muscle Stripping  
Joint mobilization  
Deep massage and stretch  
Neural Milking  
Stretch Tight Muscles  
Stage III Rehabilitative Processes  
Chapter 6: Current Research and Concluding Remarks (estimated reading time = 15 minutes)  

To purchase the online exam and e-book, simply hit the "click to proceed" button above. This option allows you to print your certificate instantly after passing the exam. (A score of 70% is required to pass the exam.)

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Accreditation

CA sealPhysical Therapists/Assistants : Arkansas, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Wyoming

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: New York: Rehabsurge, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This seminar is awarded 3 contact hours.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: California: The Physical Therapy Board of California recognizes Rehabsurge, Inc. as an Approval Agency to Approve Providers of Continuing Competency Courses in California for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. This course is approved for 3 CEs/Contact Hours.

Pricing Information

Self Study Physical Book Only (through Amazon.com): $20

Exam Only (through Rehabsurge.com or by mail): $10

Self Study E-Book and Exam(through Rehabsurge.com): $30