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Manual Therapy of the Thoracic Spine

presented by Amy McDevitt, PT, DPT, PhD, FAAOMPT

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Financial: Dr. McDevitt receives compensation from MedBridge for this course.

Nonfinancial: Dr. McDevitt has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 108 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 30 Minutes

Manual Therapy of the Thoracic Spine is an in-depth yet practical course that delves into the scientific support for manual therapy in this region of the body. It provides a thorough overview of the most effective manual therapy techniques for the thoracic spine, including guidelines for proper assessment and implementation of these techniques, and a variety of recommended treatment options for patients with musculoskeletal disorders. The course is tailored to equip clinicians with practical, effective, and safe management strategies for achieving positive outcomes with their patients.

Meet Your Instructor

Amy McDevitt, PT, DPT, PhD, FAAOMPT

Amy McDevitt is an accomplished professional in the field of physical therapy. She earned a bachelor of science degree in biology from Fairfield University in 1996 as well as a master of physical therapy degree in 2000 and a tDPT degree in 2004, both from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Demonstrating a…

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1. General Considerations With Thoracic Management

The goal of this chapter is to outline relevant anatomy and to identify the unique considerations when treating the thoracic spine.

2. Review of the Evidence for OMT in the Thoracic Spine

The goal of this chapter is to outline the current evidence for clinical outcomes and cost-related outcomes when using OMT for the thoracic spine, including a regional interdependence approach.

3. The Movement Examination

The goal of this chapter is to demonstrate a typical OMT examination, including its three main features of active physiological movements, passive physiological movements, and passive accessory movements.

4. Decision-Making and Clinical Reasoning

The goal of this chapter is to discuss the key considerations when making decisions after performing the clinical examination.

5. Manual Therapy Application

The goal of this chapter is to demonstrate different forms of manual therapy techniques at the thoracic spine, including thrust and nonthrust techniques.

6. The Use of Augmented Home Exercises

The goal of this chapter is to demonstrate a number of different forms of augmented home exercises that complement manual therapy techniques.

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