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Neck Pain Disorders - Adelaide

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CPE: 12 CPE points

Items to Bring: A massage table and towels.

To ensure the success of this seminar, it is a requirement that you bring above items to the event. If you do not have a massage table, please arrange table hire via or company of your choice.

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Neck Pain Disorders - Adelaide

Neck pain in the population can be ranked as one of the most common disorders seen in musculoskeletal practice around the world.

Neck dysfunction is beginning to rival low back pain in its frequency and costs to society. It is estimated that cervical dysfunction will affect at least some 70% of the population.

The added burden of cervicogenic headaches in society has sparked a lot of interest in researchers as often this co-morbidity has a causative contribution from cervical and upper thoracic dysfunction.

This seminar will equip you with knowledge and a clinical understanding the complex features and tissues involved in the genesis of neck pain and dysfunction. These are imperative for a positive outcome prior to any intervention treatment and further management.

Course Content: This 2 day practical workshop will include

  • Surface and functional anatomy:

Anatomy of the neck and shoulder girdle, including the biomechanics involved in load and movement

  • History and clinical examination:

This allows the clinician to assess the contribution of the nervous system shoulder girdle, articulations and cervical musculature that may be factors in neck pain disorders.

  • Posture and mechanical load:

Altered loads in the cervical spine and cervicothoracic spine. How posture and inadequate capacity may affect and irritate pain sensitive structures.

  • The role of the neck in somatic headaches:

 What is the relationship between the neck and head pain

  • Problem solving skills:

We will be guided by our history and clinical assessment in targeting the appropriate muscles, with soft tissue and manual therapies for optimal outcomes in our patient population.

Presenter: Raymond Smith

Raymond Smith runs a successful multimodal practice at the Nature Care Wholistic and Medical Centre in Crows Nest Sydney. Raymond’s career in the health and fitness industry began over forty years ago as a personal trainer Aerobics and Yoga instructor in the USA, Mexico and Australia.

He pursued a parallel passion in musculoskeletal injuries as a presenter developing courses and teaching about exercise, massage and soft tissue techniques for various colleges and associations for over thirty years.

These include being a lecturer in Osteopathy and massage therapy at the University of Western Sydney. Other postgraduate teachings include Manual Therapies, Dry Needling and guest lecturer at several universities.

Raymond received his Bachelor in Sports Science at UNSW with further studies in Clinical Anatomy, his Masters in Chiropractic at Macquarie University, Diploma in Nutrition at NC College with further studies in Acupuncture at UTS, Exercise Rehabilitation for High Performance at ACU.

He stays current with the latest research and memberships from the SMA (Sports Medicine Australia), ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine), ASCA (Australian Strength and Conditioning Association), NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association), FIFA (Federation International de Football Association)

Cancellation: If it is deemed that a seminar is not viable, it may be postponed or cancelled by ATMS.

Please note that it is not permissible to bring children to ATMS seminars.

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