Advanced Treatment of Orthopedic Patients with Upper and Lower Quarter Neuropathic Syndromes

presented by Jack Stagge

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In this course, Jack Stagge P.T., O.C.S., FAAOMPT will cover in depth topics that are introduced in both the Upper Quarter and Lower Quarter Basic Courses. Advanced concepts and techniques that will allow the participant to treat even the most difficult patients will be presented. Advanced considerations in treatment include the use of T.E.N.S., deprovocation/desensitization, progressive loading, and mirror image, among other advanced treatment techniques. Emphasis of specific manual technique application, sequencing of treatment, medical considerations, and advanced techniques for desensitization and deprovocation will allow for the fine tuning of participant’s skills, and enable improved results. Further thoughts about patient specificity, regional intervention, and the therapist’s role in treatment of these complex patients will also be presented, and the mechanical and physiological basis for treatment will be discussed to allow for a more evidenced base approach.

Meet Your Instructor

  • Jack Stagge, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT

    Jack Stagge, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT

    Jack Stagge received his bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from CSU Fresno in 1978 and a specialty certification in Adult Neurology from U.S.C. in 1979. His postgraduate training includes extensive manual therapy course work in Norwegian, Australian, McKenzie and Cyriax protocols. He was chosen as a subject matter expert by the American Physical Therapy Board of Specialties in 1988 and helped in writing the first O.C.S. exam. He was Board Certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in May 1990 and 1999, and became a Fellow of the A.A.O.M.P.T. in 2002. Mr. Stagge taught “Physical Evaluation and Treatment of Neural Tissues in Disorders of the Neuromusculoskeletal System” with Mr. Robert L. Elvey, P.T., G.D.M.T. of Curtin University, Perth, Australia for several years throughout the United States. Jack has also been a featured presenter at the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, the APTA’s National Scientific meeting, Combined Section Meetings, State Conferences, and the I.F.O.M.P.T. in Perth Australia. He has served as a visiting professor and lecturer at several graduate programs and is a member of the International Teachers’ Forum of I.F.O.M.P.T. Mr. Stagge has also served as a book reviewer for the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports P.T., and as a consultant on several articles published on orthopedic manual therapy. In the past Mr. Stagge served as a consultant to the San Diego Chargers, the San Diego Padres, and the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Association. Mr. Stagge is currently director of International Manual Therapy Seminars and continues to consult and teach in the area of neurogenic pain syndromes.

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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  1. Concepts of Treatment Techniques

    1. Concepts of Treatment Techniques

    In this chapter, participants will review the concepts of treatment technique presented for the upper and lower quadrants to help the participants better understand and apply these concepts in their daily practice. Correct technique and further explanation of home programs will be presented.

  2. Demonstration of Treatment Techniques

    2. Demonstration of Treatment Techniques

    This chapter provides demonstrations of the techniques covered in Chapter 1.

  3. Advanced Considerations of Treatment

    3. Advanced Considerations of Treatment

    In this chapter, Mr. Stagge will present advanced considerations in treatment including the use of T.E.N.S., deprovocation/desensitization, progressive loading, mirror image use, etc.

  4. Demonstration of Advanced Techniques

    4. Demonstration of Advanced Techniques

    This chapter presents demonstrations of the techniques and advanced considerations addressed in Chapter 2

  5. Conclusion

    5. Conclusion

    The course concludes with further thoughts about patient specificity, regional intervention, and the therapist’s role in treatment of these complex patients will be presented. The mechanical and physiological basis for treatment will be discussed to allow for more evidenced base approach in this chapter that concludes this course.