Peripheral Nerve Compression and Injuries

​​​​​​​​​​​​Tambra Marik, OTR/L, OTD, CHT returns this year to present a new course titled, “Fuel Your Clinical Skills:  Evaluation and Treatment of Peripheral Nerve Compression and Injuries”.   This course will methodically begin with discussion, assessment, and treatment from the brachial plexus to the distal nerves.  Therapeutic interventions presented may be used in your clinic practice on Monday!

Fuel Your Clinical Skills:
Evaluation and Treatment of Peripheral Nerve Compression and Injuries

Presenter:             Tambra Marik, OTR/L, OTD, CHT
Course Dates:     
 April 28-29, 2018
Course Location: Seattle-Area (Kirkland), WA

Contact Hours:        13 hours
Registration Rate:  $399 prior to April 5, 2018 and $499 on or after April 6, 2018

Who should attend?:  This course appropriate for occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, physical therapists, and physical therapy assistants with all levels of experience. ​​

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Fuel Your Clinical Skills:  Evaluation and Treatment of Peripheral Nerve Compression and Injuries

Learn a step-by-step approach to examine and treat neuropathic conditions from the brachial plexus to distal nerves.  This course is designed to provide rehabilitation therapists with immediate clinical application for treatment of patients with neuropathic compression pain and injury.  Therapists will be prepared to assess and provide evidence-based techniques for common nerve injuries.   Practical and clinical reasoning skills will be gained to incorporate and progress posture exercises, manual techniques, orthotic management and nerve mobilization based on clinical presentation.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify common anatomical regions of nerve compression and clinical presentation
  2. Distinguish between proximal and distal nerve injuries
  3. Analyze movement patterns and posture to determine contributing mechanisms of nerve compression
  4. Demonstrate correct procedures and interpretation of clinical tests
  5. Implement elastic taping, manual techniques, mobilizations and exercises into clinical practice for individuals with nerve injury
  6. Identify appropriate orthotic implementation based on case studies and clinical findings
  7. Recognize when clinical treatment progressions are appropriate

 

Day 1  (7 hours)

Morning Session   8:00 am to 12:00 pm

  1. Physiology of a nerve
  2. Pathophysiology of nerve injuries
  3. Cervical nerve compressions
    1. Clinical presentation
    2. Clinical management

Lab:  Cervical screening and elastic taping technique

Break  10:00 am -10:15 am

  1. Nerve pathways at brachial plexus
    1. Brachial Plexus injuries
    2. Clinical presentation
    3. Surgical intervention options
    4. Clinical management including suggestion for orthotic management

Lab:  Brachial plexus drawing and case studies

Lunch  12:00 pm– 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

  1. Thoracic Outlet (TOS)
    1. Anatomy and common areas of nerve entrapment
    2. Clinical tests, key features of TOS, terminology (neurogenic vs venous)
    3. Shoulder and thoracic factors
    4. Central sensitization
    5. Surgical options
    6. Clinical management for conservative treatment

Lab:  TOS screening, exercise progressions, manual techniques (scalenes and pectoralis minor release, clavicle mobilizations), elastic taping, scapulothoracic movement/mobilization, posture assessment, and case studies

Day 2   (6 hours)

Morning Session  8:00 am to 12:00 pm

  1. Wrap up, Q & A for day 1
  2. Peripheral nerve pathways and common areas of entrapment
  3. Peripheral nerve injuries
    1. Presentation

Lab:  Peripheral pathways

Break  10:00 am to 10:15 am

  1. Radial nerve injuries
    1. Presentation and clinical testing
    2. Surgical options
    3. Clinical management for conservative and post operative interventions

Lab:  Nerve gliding and case studies

Lunch 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

Afternoon Session  12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

  1. Median nerve injuries
    1. Presentation and clinical testing
    2. Surgical options
    3. Clinical management

Lab:  Nerve gliding/flossing, exercises and case studies

  1. Ulnar nerve injuries
    1. Surgical options
    2. Clinical management for surgical and conservative interventions

Lab:  Nerve gliding/flossing, exercises and case studies

  • Wrap up, Q & A for day 2
  • Presentation and clinical testing

Peripheral Nerve Course Instructor Tambra Marik, OTR/L, OTD, CHT

    Presenter:  Tambra Marik, OTR/L, OTD, CHT, is a licensed Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist, and Doctor of Occupational Therapy. Dr. Marik has over 15 years of experience with specialization in assessment, treatment and reha­bilitation of the upper extremity emphasizing evidence-based interventions combined with practical clinical application. Her training includes manual techniques combined with… Continue reading Peripheral Nerve Course Instructor Tambra Marik, OTR/L, OTD, CHT