MSI - Upper Quarter Advanced

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement System Impairment (MSI): Advanced Concepts and Application: The Upper Quarter

Two-day course featuring Suzy L. Cornbleet PT, DPT, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Orthopedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

Suzy L. Cornbleet, PT, DPT, will provide a review and update of the concepts and principles of the Movement System Impairment (MSI) theory and its relationship to musculoskeletal pain syndromes. This course is designed to improve the clinician’s skills in the performance of the examination procedures and the recognition of signs and symptoms of upper quarter movement system impairment syndromes. The course will emphasize the selection and performance of corrective exercises based on the results of the examination. Discussion will also include description of the diagnoses of shoulder girdle and cervical spine movement impairment syndromes, as well as the relationship to the thoracic spine.

A lab will be offered to provide supervised performance of the examination and development of a corrective exercise program.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Introductory Course or equivalent.

Attire: This course involves laboratory practice. Please wear gym clothes.

Full Itinerary for Intro and Advanced Courses available here

Course Instructor
Suzy L. Cornbleet PT, DPT

Suzy L. Cornbleet, PT, DPT, is an associate professor of physical therapy and orthopaedic medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. Her clinical interests are in pediatric and adolescent hip and low back pain and general outpatient orthopedics. She also serves as a mentor in the clinical practice at the Washington University School of Medicine PT Clinic. She has been instrumental in the development of Washington University’s fellowship in the diagnosis and management of movement impairment syndromes and acts as a primary mentor. Suzy received her bachelor of science in physical therapy degree from the University of Colorado and both her master of arts in education degree and her clinical doctoral degree in physical therapy from Washington University.

Recommended Reading:
Diagnosis & Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes by Shirley Sahrmann, Publisher-Harcourt Health Sciences, 2002.
Muscles: Testing and Function by Florence Kendall et al, Publisher - Williams & Wilkins, 2005.

Tuition Cost: $495
Early Bird Registration (before January 31, 2019): $450

Continental breakfast and snacks will be provided throughout the course.

Cancellation Policy
Tuition will be refunded with the exception of a $50 administrative charge if notice of cancellation is received 14 days prior to the event or earlier. No refund will be issued if notification is received less than 14 days prior to course. 

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