The cervical spine is a series of seven vertebrae with functional differences that are reflected in the structure. The atlas and axis have the daunting task of supporting the weight of the head, the middle vertebrae mainly movement and the lower cervical spine has the job of attaching the mobile neck to the immobile thoracic spine.
There are multiple neck conditions ranging from whiplash injuries, cervical disc herniation, nerve root and brachial plexus pain, spondylosis and headaches.
In this module we will examine the structure of the cervical spine and make sense of the problems with which that patients present in practice.
The practical session will apply the theory and focus on examining, diagnosing & treating shoulder problems.
Theory ~ 50 mins
Coffee ~ 10 mins
Practical ~1 hr 20 min
Conclusion ~ 10 mins
At the end of the workshop you will understand:
The structure and function of the cervical spine.
The different conditions that affect the cervical spine.
How to examine, diagnose and treat cervical neck pain.
Lecturer Danny Sher BSc. (Hons) Ost