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CHIROPRACTIC DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL

SPINAL DIAGNOSIS - CERVICOTHORACIC

23 - 24 November 2019 . Marriott Courtyard . Sydney . NSW

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CHIROPRACTIC DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL

SPINAL DIAGNOSIS - CERVICOTHORACIC

23 - 24 November 2019 . Marriott Courtyard . Sydney . NSW

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CLINICAL TRAINING & COMMUNICATION PROGRAM

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SPINAL DIAGNOSIS (CERVICOTHORACIC)

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MODULE 7 - SPINAL DIAGNOSIS (CERVICOTHORACIC)

The cervical spine often attracts greater concern and scrutiny than other spinal regions, particularly when the possibility of neck manipulation is raised. This Module will help you to understand the challenges of accurate diagnosis and decision-making in this complex area.

As you will learn, most patients with cervical disc pain present with widespread symptoms that do not look like radiculopathy. Many disc lesions simply manifest as scapula, axilla or chest pain. Some express disc pain through repeated bouts of torticollis over many years. Would you recognise this? Even in cases with nerve root involvement the patient often complains of non-dermatomal symptoms, which are frequently misdiagnosed as a shoulder complaint (such as a 'supraspinatus tendonitis'). It is your job to make the diagnosis and triage accordingly.

Whiplash patients often face an uncertain future of pain and neurological disability. But what are the mechanisms of this? Why do some individuals experience dizziness, cognitive dysfunction, visual disturbances and tinnitus? What role might the facet joints, multifidus muscles and vestibular system play in such a diverse set of symptoms?

This Module will also look at important aspects of the thoracic region. We shall tackle the challenge of chest pain, and develop a clinical reasoning process for excluding pathology. We will also investigate thoracic outlet syndrome, and appreciate the contemporary understanding of this disorder. Finally, we'll look at the important topic of thoracic disc lesions and cord compression. Are you confident that you could detect the presence of spinal cord compression from your clinical examination?

In the Spinal Diagnosis Module you'll learn how to use the orthopaedic and neurological examination as more than just a search for end-stage pathology. That’s why this Module consistently reinforces the neurological mechanisms that underpin the control of posture and joint stability. You will also learn the essentials of interpreting MRI scans - one of the most valuable tools for making your diagnosis, and your prognosis.

So join Dr Anthony Nicholson for an inspiring weekend that will change how you think and how you practice.
SOPHISTICATED DIAGNOSIS
BECOME A TRUE EXPERT IN SPINAL DISORDERS
This is a brand new Module that extends upon the information presented in CTCP Module 2 - Spinal Diagnosis (Lumbopelvic). However, it is not necessary to have attended Module 2 first.

This weekend is presented in a 'case-based' format. You will hone your diagnostic thinking by solving 6 challenging cases and learning along the way. Each clinical scenario represents a common situation that you'd be expected to have great proficiency in managing.

The topics include:
  1. CERVICAL DISC LESIONS WITHOUT NEURAL COMPRESSION
How does a cervical disc lesion present if there are no arm symptoms to suggest nerve involvement? What is the relationship between disc pain and torticollis? How can you tell if a wry neck originates in the facet joints or from a disc lesion? How does disc degeneration influence the balance system? What is relevant on MR imaging?
  1. CERVICAL DISC LESIONS WITH NEURAL COMPRESSION
What are the most important MRI features when assessing patients with cervical radiculopathy? Which examination features are reliable prognostic indicators, and which are simply a distraction? How long should you persist with conservative care before considering surgery? What does your treatment actually achieve?
  1. CERVICAL FACET JOINT LESIONS AND WHIPLASH
Why do facet joints become chronically painful? What tissue lesions occur in Whiplash-Associated Disorders? What is the role of muscle fatty infiltration? How do central pain mechanisms take hold? What is the role of stress and anxiety? How do adjustments create greater spinal stability and control?
  1. MUSCULOSKELETAL CHEST PAIN
How do you exclude cardiac, pulmonary and other pathological causes of chest pain? How do the costotransverse and costovertebral joints cause chest wall pain? What is 'cervical angina'?
  1. THORACIC OUTLET SYNDROME
What is the difference between 'vascular' and 'neurological' thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS)? How do you differentiate between TOS and spinal radicular causes? Which clinical tests are truly valid? What does a conservative management approach look like?
  1. THORACIC DISC LESIONS
How does a thoracic disc lesion present? What are the tell-tale signs of spinal cord involvement? What is the role of MRI, and what would you look for? How would you know if surgery is necessary?
In each of these scenarios you’ll be guided through a clinical thinking process and introduced to the most important diagnostic distinctions. You will learn how to interpret the key MRI findings and build your confidence in ordering advanced imaging. You will understand how and when to make the decision to refer, and appreciate the pros and cons of surgery.

The currency of respect in health care is diagnostic expertise. But you also need a strategy to demonstrate your value as a problem solver (particularly to the patient's GP). This Module will equip you with the knowledge and tools to skilfully navigate the complex world of spinal diagnosis. You’ll also take away useful skills for communicating your knowledge and solidifying your positioning as the spine expert.
CPD POINTS AWARDED
This program has been assessed by the Australian Chiropractors Association, a body recognised by the Chiropractic Board of Australia, and allocated 13.5 formal learning hours (FLA).

It has also been recognised by the International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (IANM) for 13.5 hours of board certification-level education.
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EVENT LOCATION

Courtyard by Marriott North Ryde
7-11 Talavera Rd
Macquarie Park NSW

Tel: (02) 9491 9500

DATES & SESSION TIMES

23 - 24 November 2019

Saturday: 9 am - 5.00 pm
Sunday: 8 am - 3.00 pm

COURSE FEES

Chiropractors:
AUD $880 Early Bird
AUD $990 Full Fee

Students:
AUD $550 Early Bird
AUD $660 Full Fee

1st Year Grad:
AUD $770 Early Bird
AUD $880 Full Fee

*Early Bird expires 19 October 2019
**This event has been CONFIRMED

ONLY 11 SPACES LEFT
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MODULE DETAILS
EVENT LOCATION

Courtyard by Marriott North Ryde
7-11 Talavera Rd
Macquarie Park NSW

Tel: (02) 9491 9500

DATES & SESSION TIMES

23 - 24 November 2019

Saturday: 9 am - 5.00 pm
Sunday: 8 am - 3.00 pm

COURSE FEES

Chiropractors:
AUD $880 Early Bird
AUD $990 Full Fee

Students:
AUD $550 Early Bird
AUD $660 Full Fee

1st Year Grad:
AUD $770 Early Bird
AUD $880 Full Fee

*Early Bird expires 19 October 2019
**This event has been CONFIRMED

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MODULE DETAILS
EVENT LOCATION

Courtyard by Marriott North Ryde
7-11 Talavera Rd
Macquarie Park NSW

Tel: (02) 9491 9500

DATES & SESSION TIMES

23 - 24 November 2019

Saturday: 9 am - 5.00 pm
Sunday: 8 am - 3.00 pm

COURSE FEES

Chiropractors:
AUD $880 Early Bird
AUD $990 Full Fee

Students:
AUD $550 Early Bird
AUD $660 Full Fee

1st Year Grad:
AUD $770 Early Bird
AUD $880 Full Fee

*Early Bird expires 19 October 2019
**This event has been CONFIRMED

ONLY 11 SPACES LEFT
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MODULE DETAILS
EVENT LOCATION

Courtyard by Marriott North Ryde
7-11 Talavera Rd
Macquarie Park NSW

Tel: (02) 9491 9500

DATES & SESSION TIMES

23 - 24 November 2019

Saturday: 9 am - 5.00 pm
Sunday: 8 am - 3.00 pm

COURSE FEES

Chiropractors:
AUD $880 Early Bird
AUD $990 Full Fee

Students:
AUD $550 Early Bird
AUD $660 Full Fee

1st Year Grad:
AUD $770 Early Bird
AUD $880 Full Fee

*Early Bird expires 19 October 2019
**This event has been CONFIRMED

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