MODULE IV

 

Thorax, Cervical Spine and Shoulder Gridle

Prerequisite:
Module I is a required prerequisite for Pilates, Gyrotonic Instructors, Yoga Instructors, Massage Therapists, Dance Educators and all other non healthcare providers.

The following licensed health care providers (PT, MD, DO ATC, DC) are welcome to take the Modules in any order.

Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the anatomy, biomechanics and pathomechanics of common injuries in dancers at the Thorax, Shoulder Girdle and Neck

  • Identify typical presentations of commonly seen injuries/conditions including  predisposing and precipitating factors, diagnostic presentation, typical interventions and prevention.

  • Apply effective intervention strategies to typical injuries/conditions at the Thorax, shoulder girdle and neck in dancers including exercise, motor control, technique re-education, myofascial release, taping and use of supports.

  • For those licensed to do graded passive movement at the joints: Apply effective intervention strategies to typical injuries/conditions at the thorax, shoulder girdle and neck in dancers including joint mobilization/ Grade V movements.

  • Improve observational skills with a focus on the biomechanics of the thorax, shoulder girdle and neck and integrate this skill into intervention programs for the performing dancer.

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