ISOMT Evidence based Examination & Assessment of Thoracic Spine & Ribs- Regional Interdependence- Part 1


Course Overview

  • ISOMT - Get Ready to effectively Examine and Manage Arm, Elbow, Shoulder, Neck, Upper Back Pain, Radiculopathy by learning from the US Manual Therapy Experts on the Evidence-based Assessment & Treatment of Thoracic Spine & Ribs (Regional Interdependence) -An ISOMT Update 
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  • With this 3-hour of the Part-1 Course, Dr PK & Dr TJ discusses every evidence based ways of examination and regional interdependence of Thoracic Spine - Ribs
  • This Hands-on Training is Available both ONLINE & OFFLINE- HANDS ON
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  • With the latest evidence from the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, they bring the best ways to tackle Arm, shoulder, neck, upper back pain which can have life-changing effects on a patient.
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  • Look at the Course Chapters below with full demonstration & Practice.

Course Objectives:

  • Anatomy
  • Rule of 3
  • Arthrokinematics
  • Coupling characteristics
  • Costal-Ribs Biomechanics 
  • Differential Diagnosis 
  • Costochondral conditions 
  • Segmental assessment
  • Inspiration/Expiration Dysfunction
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  • Dr Tejinder Singh & Dr Parijat Kumar from the USA is here to teach an Online - Offline (Hands on Training) Class on Evidence based Examination & Management of Thoracic Spine & Ribs (Regional Interdependence) 
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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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Chapter 1- Thoracic Spine Basics (Clinical Relevance)
: 00:03 Hour

Here, Dr TJ discusses the basic framework of Thoracic Spine including its Anatomy, curvature & its regional relationship. 

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Chapter 2 - T-6 Syndrome & Clinical Relevance
: 00:06 Hour

In this chapter, Dr PK & Dr TJ disucsses about a unique point and T 6 Thoracic Syndrome. Why is this point important and why is it missed by many Clinicians in everyday's life & parctice.

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Chapter 3- Golden Rule of 3 of Thoracic Spine (Geelhoed et al., 2006)
: 00:07 Hour

Dr PK discusses about Golden rule of 3 for the palpation of Thoracic spinous process & adjacent vertebrae. Please understand this carefully.

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Chapter 4- Palpation of Thoracic Spine - Ribs & Important Landmarks (Demonstration & Practice)
: 00:41 Hour

Dr PK discusses and demonstrates in details various landmarks and regional interdependence clearly palpating Cervical spine, ribs region around thoracic spine with surface anatomy. This is a very important Chapter for all Manual Therapist to see and practice.

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Chapter 5- Facet Articulation, Thoracic Disc & Biomechanics of Thoracic Spine- Demo & Practice
: 00:15 Hour

In this chapter, Dr TJ discusses various Thoracic Spine & Ribs, Costosternal articulations, thoracic spine and its clinical relevance, along with the biomechanics and movements of thoracic spine and related regions. 

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Chapter 6- Arthrokinematics of Thoracic Spine & Ribs- Demo & Practice
: 00:22 Hour

Dr TJ & Dr PK discusses how thoracic spine & ribs constitute to various movements of this part of spine and how their facet joints biomechanically glide in various directions. This chapter is important to understand the assessment & mobilising or manipulating force according to Thoracic Spine orientation. 

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Chapter 7- Differential Diagnosis of Thoracic Spine & Ribs
: 00:06 Hour

A very important aspect to understand "differential diagnosis" where you can have misleading patient's signs & symptoms and you as an expert clinician should know how to diagnose them and rule out different pathologies for a proper referral. Learn this important aspect from Dr PK & Dr TJ in this chapter. 

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Chapter 8- Thoracic Spine & Ribs Dysfunctions - Clinical Significance
: 00:13 Hour

Dr TJ & Dr PK discusses about various common Thoracic spine and Ribs dysfunctions that are seen in clinical practice, how to approach them, identify them, assess and treat them effectively. Enjoy learning from experts. 

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Chapter 9- Evaluation Steps in Examination- Demo & Practice
: 00:06 Hour

Dr TJ & Dr PK discusses various steps, postural screening and many other testing in assessment and evaluation criteria of Thoracic & Ribs to be done.

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Chapter 10- Segmental Mobility Testing of Thoracic Spine & Ribs (Demo & Practice)
: 00:32 Hour

A very important chapter in this Part. Checking the Manual Therapy examination & segmental mobility of thoracic spine & ribs is the most important final step in an evidence based assessment discussed by Dr PK & Dr TJ in this chapter. Please go through it carefully , learn, review, and practice. 

Meet your Instructors

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Dr. Parijat Kumar
(Founder of ISOMT)
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Dr. Tejinder (TJ) Singh
(Honorary President) Co-founder