Movement System Impairment Disorders in the Neck/shoulder area (Riia)

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Saturday-Sunday 23-24 November 2019, Riga, Latvia. “Movement System Impairment Disorders in the Neck/shoulder area” with Björn and Ulrika Aasa
According to Movement System Impairment Syndromes, “Sahrmann”.

This 2-day workshop outlines a logical framework for the assessment and management of neck/shoulder disorders. The workshop is dynamic, interactive and practical. It includes patient demonstrations, clinical reasoning and equips physiotherapists to develop skills in diagnostics as well as the design of rehabilitation of neck/shoulder disorders. This course is based on the ongoing research into contemporary management of neck/shoulder pain disorders. Two patients will be assessed by Björn, put forward by delegates and not previously seen by him. After each patient assessment there will be time to review the clinical process. Delegates are most welcome to contact the organiser should they wish to put forward an appropriate patient for Björn to assess.

Focus is on analysis of movement system impairments (MSI) (19, 29, 30, 55) as well as the importance of underlying pain- and tissue mechanisms (11, 56, 57). The course offers the opportunity to learn how to examine the patients’ dominating underlying pain mechanisms (24-27) and how to properly observe, identify, and treat impairments of the movement system in the neck/shoulder region (28-30). The MSI syndromes were developed by Professor Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD and her colleagues (28-30). The MSI courses teach you to identify faulty alignment, movement patterns, and muscle imbalances using observation of movement as well as muscle length and strength testing. You will also learn how to alleviate and prevent mechanical musculoskeletal pain through treatment focused on the restoration of optimal alignment and appropriate movement patterns.
Lecturers are Ulrika and Björn Aasa from Umeå, Sweden. Ulrika Aasa is an associate professor at Umeå University who gives courses about examination and assessment of faulty alignment, movement patterns, and muscle imbalances and about rehabilitation of patients with nociceptive pain. The books Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes and Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the Extremities, Cervical and Thoracic Spine (written by Shirley Sahrmann) are obligatory course literature in her courses. She has also published more than 25 research papers. Björn Aasa is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. He is nationally recognized as a leading clinician, researcher and educator in Physiotherapy. He has taught in many different countries on the diagnosis and management of acute and persistent pain disorders. Björn works fulltime at Norrlandskliniken, Umeå, where he sees patients with all kind of complex musculoskeletal pain disorders, and he works closely with all the clinical staff to ensure the highest level of clinical care is provided within the practice. Björn has also been teaching MSI in Sweden since 2012.
This 2-day introductory course provides instruction in the concepts and application of the examination, diagnosis, and treatment of movement system impairment syndromes. The neuromusculoskeletal adaptations associated with these syndromes are also discussed. Participants receive instruction and supervised practice with the specific tests that constitute the movement examination in each specific region, and learn how to integrate the results of the tests to determine a diagnosis.

Costs: until November 1 it will be 350 euros, after 370 euros (Certificate and coffee, snacks included)
Application: Send the info for the invoice to muizniecezane@gmail.com
Course will be held in English!