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Evidence-Based Examination and Treatment of the Upper Quarter

presented by Eric Hegedus

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In this course by Dr. Eric Hegedus, users will gain an understanding of an upper quarter screening examination. Both sensitive and specific diagnostic tests will be reviewed and discussed to assist with differential diagnosis. An upper quarter specific examination will be covered including active and passive physiological movements, and pain provocation tests. The learner will be introduced to evidence based information regarding the utility of a palpatory motion tests. Concepts are demonstrated through a real patient case study at the conclusion of the course. This course is part of a 19 course comprehensive clinical series covering examination and intervention for the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, as well as the upper (shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand) and lower (hip, pelvis, knee, foot, and ankle) quarters.

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Eric Hegedus, PT, DPT, MHSc, OCS, CSCS

Dr. Eric J Hegedus has had a notable 21-year career as a leader and innovator in physical therapist education, research, and clinical practice and is founding Chair of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Department at High Point University. Dr Hegedus also is founder and director of Targeted Enhanced Athletic Movement (TEAM). TEAM is a community-based…

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1. Examination and Treatment of the Upper Quarter

Learners will gain an understanding of an upper quarter screening examination, including sensitive and specific diagnostic tests.

2. Patient Case Study

An upper quarter examination will be demonstrated, including a patient evaluation, active and passive physiological movements, pain provocation tests, and diagnosis.

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