Movement Solutions for Cervico-thoracic Outlet Impairments – Kinetic Control (KC)
DescriptionPart of our Masterclass Series, this module examines the interrelationships of movement impairments in these areas and details retraining strategies to better manage chronic and recurrent neck, shoulder and arm pain.
Musculoskeletal pain and movement disorders of the upper quadrant that are recurrent or persistent nearly always present with a complex combination of neck, shoulder girdle, arm, and upper chest pain.
The management of this disorder needs to address restrictions to mobilise, uncontrolled movement to stabilise, low and high threshold stabiliser muscle retraining, retrain appropriate phasic neck and shoulder girdle function, neurodynamic myofascial trigger point influences, and high performance integration.
Who’s it for?Kinetic Control courses are designed for registered medical health professionals such as physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, podiatrists etc.
In exceptional circumstances experienced non-medical health professionals may be allowed to attend Kinetic Control courses but these participants MUST be able demonstrate that the course material is within their scope of practice.
If you are not sure if this course is right for you and want to check get in touch.
What’s involved?This module is delivered over one day (6 hours) during which learners are guided through the programme and complete practical assessments.
For added reassurance, each learner is assessed throughout the course using a range of practical demonstrations and learning checks designed to support your successful integration of the content into your clinical practice.
To ensure you get the most effective learning experience, learners must be physically able to participate as you will be required to participate in practical scenario-based training sessions.
- Learners must be at least 18 years old on the first day of the training
- Candidates need a basic command of English (defined as Level 2)*
- Certification fees
- Course material
What will I learn?Key learning outcomes are:
- Understand the contributing factors the influence the problem of intermittent cervico-thoracic-outlet impairments that produce persistent intermittent neck, thoracic, rib and arm pain
- Recognise the features and presentation of many potential sources of pain in this region
- Become proficient at palpation and manual assessment of these structures to make a more detailed differential diagnosis of the structures and tissues that contribute to pain
- Perform a movement based biomechanical evaluation of the upper quadrant and analyse related impairments Test for and mobilise articular and myofascial restrictions that contribute to mechanical stress and movement compensation in this area
- Perform movement control tests to identify the site and direction of uncontrolled movements in the cervical spine, upper ribcage and shoulder girdle that are related to persistent upper quadrant pain
- Develop appropriate movement control retraining options to recover, low threshold (alignment and coordination) and high threshold (strength and speed) impairments identified in the movement control tests
- Assess for and treat related myofascial trigger point contributions to this problem Evaluate and manage potential neurodynamic influences Use a clinical reasoning strategy to develop priorities in management planning
- Understand the value and benefits in movement control rescreening to minimise recurrence of upper quadrant pain related to this intermittent cervico-thoracic-outlet impairment.
Suggested ProgressionThis course forms one part of our Masterclass Series from here you can move onto our other modules:
- Movement Solutions for Recurrent Hamstring Injury
- Movement Solutions for Trochanteric and Lateral Hip Pain
- And more
Or continue along our Education Pathway and become a Kinetic Control Accredited Tutor (KCAT)
We recommended continually developing and refreshing your knowledge, have a look at our series of Online Learning or upcoming courses.
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