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.

Meet Your Instructor

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

    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 health and wellness program designed to improve athletic performance and prevent injury. In addition to his administrative duties, Professor Hegedus has directed and taught Musculoskeletal Practice Management courses where he has won the American Physical Therapy Association’s Orthopedic Section James a Gould teaching Award. He is also a four-time winner of the “Duke DPT Excellence in Teaching” award and a three-time nominee for Duke Medical Center’s prestigious Master Clinician Educator Award. In addition to his love for teaching, Dr. Hegedus is a lifelong student with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Slippery Rock University, a Master of Health Science degree from Duke University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Bucknell University, a board specialty in orthopedic physical therapy, and a specialty certification in strength and conditioning. Finally, Dr. Hegedus, is a productive scholar with more than 40 peer reviewed PubMed articles, 3 book chapters, and a textbook entitled, “Orthopedic Physical Examination Tests: An Evidence-Based Approach” now in it's second edition and translated into 5 languages

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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  1. Examination and Treatment of the Upper Quarter

    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

    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.