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Treatment of Pediatric and Adolescent Neck Pain

presented by Derek Clewley, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT

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Financial: Derek Clewley receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. He also teaches for Benchmark Rehab Institute and Evidence in Motion.

Non-Financial: Derek Clewley is an Assistant Professor at Duke University and an author member of JOSPT Neck Pain Clinical Practice Guideline.

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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This course is designed for the physical therapist to improve competence and confidence in the management of pediatric and adolescent musculoskeletal neck pain. This course will focus on the treatment of pediatric and adolescent neck pain including exercise, manual therapy, and education. The integration of evidence into practice will be a focus including, the use of treatment-based classifications and clinical practice guidelines.

Meet Your Instructor

Derek Clewley, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dr. Clewley is an educator, clinical researcher, physical therapist, and mentor in the Duke University DPT program. His specific area of expertise and training is orthopaedics and manual physical therapy. He has achieved board certification in orthopaedics, and is recognized as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. He received his…

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1. Interventions to Improve Mobility: Manual Therapy Lab

This chapter will cover thrust and non-thrust techniques for appropriately selected patients. Therefore, beyond the selected technique instruction, this course will also provide background on the selection of the appropriate patient for manual therapy interventions. A test-treat-retest approach will be emphasized.

2. Exercise Interventions Lab Based on Neck Pain Guidelines

This chapter will introduce the learner to the appropriate selection of exercises including dosing and progression strategies based on the examination findings specific to the pediatric and adolescent neck pain population. Furthermore, clinical practice guidelines will be used as supportive framework for the development of an exercise base management strategy.

3. Pain Interventions and Education

This chapter will include specific instruction on utilizing and integrating a pain science approach to the care of pediatric and adolescent patients with neck pain. There will be a focus on appropriate language, especially for the facilitation of a therapeutic alliance. Clinical practice guidelines are used as a framework.

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