MODULE IV AT JOHNS HOPKINS

 

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.

Saturday Schedule

8-8:30 am Registration

8:30-9:30 am Lecture: Clinical Considerations of the Cervical Spine in the Dancer

9:30-11:00 am Lab: Examination/Evaluation of the Cervical Spine

11-11:15 am Break

11:15 am -12:30 pm Lecture: Clinical Considerations of the Thoracic Spine & Rib Cage in the Dancer

12:30-1:30 pm Lunch

1:30 – 3:30 pm Lab: Examination/Evaluation of the Thoracic Spine & Rib Cage

3:30-3:45 pm Break

3:45-4:30 pm Lab: Manual Treatment Interventions & Neuromuscular Re-education of the Thorax

4:30-5:30 pm Lab: Neuromuscular Re-education of the Thorax: An exercise on breathing and stability control using the Parasetter

 

 

Sunday Schedule

8:30-9:30 am Lab: Preparing the Dancer for Class:  An exercise on breathing and stability control using the Parasetter

9:30-10:15 am Manual Treatment Interventions & Neuromuscular Re-education of the Thorax

10:15 – 10:45 am Lecture: Clinical Considerations of the Shoulder Girdle in the Dancer

11 – 11:15 am Break

11:00 am -12:45 pm Examination/Evaluation of the Shoulder Girdle

12:30-1:30 pm Lunch

1:30-3:30 pm Manual Treatment Interventions of the Shoulder Girdle

3:30-3:45 pm Break

3:45-5:00 pm Neuromuscular Re-education/Therapeutic Exercise of the Shoulder Girdle

5:00-5:15 pm Closing Comments/Q&A

 

*Course outline subject to change at the discretion of the instructors

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