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Evaluation and Management of Cervical & Lumbar Spine Dysfunction(Downloadable) 7.5 hrs


This course will focus on the importance of identifying key anatomical structures and the specific evaluation and treatment of cervical and lumbar spine injuries.  We will look at the different causes of these problems and review evaluation techniques and how to manage these cases when they present to you in the office or clinic. There will be brief lectures of the above mentioned but a majority of this course will be interactive and  hands-on labs. You will leave this course with practical information that can be applied on your first day back to work!

Product Description


Paul Marquis, PT

Dr. Nicholas Arredondo-Cervical Spine

Dr. Michael Paci-Lumbar Spine

Course Description

This course will cover the evaluation, conservative management and surgical management of  cervical and lumbar disorders. We will look at how to recognize potential complications and how to treat them. Most of our day will be devoted to hands on evaluation and treatment techniques. Discussion of “your” complicated cases will be entertained during the afternoon session. Topics will include but not be limited to:

Day 1

  • Cervical and lumbar spine anatomy.
  • Cervical and lumbar spine evaluation techniques.
  • Cervical Spine: Facet syndrome vs. cervical nerve root compression.
  • Chronic myofacial neck pain.
  • Management of cervical and lumbar nerve root compression
  • Surgical management of cervical myeloradiculopathy.
  • Surgical management of lumbar instability.
  • Post-op rehab of the cervical and lumbar spine.

The Northern Light Health A.R. Gould designates this educational activity for up to 6.5 hours each day of Category 1 AMA/PRA CME credits. Providers should claim credit for the hours actually attended.

The Northern Light Health A.R. Gould is accredited by the Maine Medical Association’s Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation as a sponsor of continuing medical education of Allopathic Physicians.

Target Audience

Physicians, Physician  Assistants, Family Nurse Practitioners, Physical Therapists and Assistants and Athletic Trainers.

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Comprehensive Evaluation and Management of
Cervical and Lumbar Spine Dysfunction-Agenda

7:30 – 8:00 Registration

8:00 – 8:15 Introduction and Symposium Overview

8:15 – 8:45 Functional Anatomy Review of the Cervical Spine

8:45- 9:45 Hands-on Evaluation, Cervical Spine Clearing and Special Tests

9:45 – 10:00 Break

10:00 – 10:30 Chronic Cervical Spine Pain

10:30 – 11:00 Lab-Thoracic Kyphosis Reduction Exercises

11:00 – 11:45 Cervico-myeloradiculopathy (Dr. Nicholas Arredondo)

11:45 – 12:00 Questions and Answers

12:00-1:00 Lunch (On your own)

1:00 – 1:45 Lumbar Anatomy Review

1:45-2:30 Lab-Lumbar Spine Evaluation

2:30-3:00 Spinal Stenosis Exam and Treatment

3:00 – 3:45 Surgical Management of Lumbar Instability (Dr. Michael Paci)

3:45-4:00 Questions and Answers


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