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Is this our Exit? Turning at the Right Time: Rotation Directional Preference at the Cervical Spine Utilizing OMPT Procedures with MDT Principles (NTD)
Wednesday, May 08, 2024, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CDT
Category: District Meetings

The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) is a reliable and valid system to assign a movement-based diagnosis and treat neck pain based on the clinical response to patient- and clinician-generated procedures. This method involves the assessment of symptomatic and mechanical baselines before, during, and after repeated end-range movement testing to classify patients into treatment subgroups. Repeated end-range movement testing, typically initiated with sagittal plane movements and exploring frontal and transverse plane movements as needed, may determine Directional Preference (DP). DP treatment has been shown to lead to favorable outcomes in those with heterogeneous neck pain. Although movement-based diagnoses based on DP are described for lumbar spinal conditions, DP is not referenced in the Cervical Spine Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG). The Cervical Flexion Rotation Test, a clinical test promoted by the CPG in diagnosis of those with cervicogenic headache, is a useful clinical baseline in the repeated movements testing process in identifying those with rotation DP of the cervical spine. 1CCU

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the steps to performing the Cervical Flexion Rotation Test as an objective clinical baseline;
2. Compare the use of the Cervical Flexion Rotation Test within the Neck Pain Clinical Practice Guidelines and within the framework of a Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy examination;
3. Associate the relevance of a positive Cervical Flexion Rotation Test on regional pain generators within the cervical and thoracic spine;
4. Analyze the effects of repeated movements testing on Cervical Flexion Rotation Test in the presence of Rotation Directional Preference.

Dr. Michael Post, PT, DPT, Dip. MDT, FAAOMPT, received his Doctorate of Physical Therapyfrom Ithaca College in 2013. He has advanced post-graduate specialty training in VestibularRehabilitation through Emory University (2016), Certificate-level (2016) and Diploma-level(2018) training in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, and is arecognized Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (2019).He was appointed to the Teaching Faculty team as part of the McKenzie Institute USA in 2023.Dr. Post is passionate for clinical research. He has published peer-reviewed case study researchrelated to physical therapy management of medically-diagnosed Morton’s neuroma, RotationDirectional Preference in the cervical spine, and has ongoing clinical research projects related tothe cervical and lumbar spine. He has presented and co-presented numerous poster and platformpresentations at the local and national level. In academia, Michael serves as a an Adjunct Facultyin the instruction of Anatomy and Physiology II with Rasmussen University.As an Advanced Clinician of Penn Therapy and Fitness in Radnor, PA, Dr. Post serves topromote physical therapy management in the care of musculoskeletal conditions within auniversity hospital outpatient setting. He is an active member of the American Physical TherapyAssociation (circa 2010) and American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists(circa 2019).

6:30 - 7:00: Business Meeting
7:00 - 8:00: Presentation
8:00 - 8:30: Questions and Answers

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Registration Fees
$5 - Student
$10 - TPTA Member
$20 - Non Member

Registration closes on 5/7.

In order to receive credit you must have registered for the course and per PTOT Board rules must remain logged in for the entire course and complete the Course Evaluation by the deadline. Credit will not be issued if all steps are not completed.

Credits will be issued by May 24, 2024. Complete your evaluation by May 22nd to ensure you receive credit. Credits are only issued to PTs/PTAs. Please allow until then for processing. Please wait until after that date to contact TPTA if you haven't received your certificate. 

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