presented by Cheryl Sparks
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Cheryl Sparks, PhD, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Dr. Cheryl Sparks is the Director of the Rehabilitation Center of Expertise for the OSF HealthCare System. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists and is board certified by the ABPTS as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist. She maintains professional membership in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists,…Read full bio
This chapter will provide a brief overview of skeletal anatomy and biomechanical principles of the cervicalthoracic spine.
2. Screening for Referral
This chapter will teach the participant to interpret salient findings from the history and physical exam to differentiate various types of neck pain presentations and to generate an appropriate referral when necessary.
3. Physical Examination and Interpretation
This chapter will instruct the physical therapist in conducting a systematic examination for the patient with headache.
This chapter will review the current state of the evidence related to cervicothoracic disorders and intervention, and educate the participant on appropriate management strategies guided by information obtained from the history and physical examination.