Course Instructor: Dr. Rob Sillevis, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT-click for bio
Course Instructor: Dr. Karen Wyss, PT, DPT, CFC-click for bio
Based on the material presented in the course seminar, the on-line material, and independent study; the student will be able to:
•Demonstrate proper clinical decision making skills, including clinical reasoning, clinical judgment, and reflective practice as it relates to the cervical and craniofascial region.
•Participate in scholarly activities to understand or contribute to the body of physical therapy knowledge.
• Perform a complete evaluation of the cervical/carniofascial region. This should be influenced by history, systems reviews, and by utilizing valid and reliable tests and measures (evidence based).
• Determine based on evaluation findings and current evidence within what classification category the patient falls and what the optimal clinical management approach will be based on this.
• Identify the PT diagnosis/prognosis/differential diagnosis based on the evaluation/assessment of the clinical presentation.
• Understand the value of pre-test/post-test assessment to determine the success of clinical intervention.
• Successfully apply manipulation techniques to the cervical spine and TMJ to treat hypomobility.
• Utilize the proper augmented exercise to maximize the outcome following manipulation.
• Determine the proper/best (evidence influenced) treatment approach based on PT diagnosis.