Upper Extremity Neural Mobilization: Rationale and Novel Examination Strategies

July 11, 2018

Date: July 11, 2018

Time: 5:00 PM PT / 6:00 PM MT / 7:00 PM CT / 8:00 PM ET

Deadline to register: July 11 at 7:00 PM ET

Presented by: Mark Butler, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT

Format: 45 minutes presentation, 15 minutes Q&A

This webinar will review the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system in the upper extremity and review indications and precautions for neural mobilization. Based on the premise that irritated and injured neural tissue responds early to pressure and stretch, examination strategies presented will focus on palpation and tensioning techniques. This webinar features the novel 0-5/5 grading scales used to quantify mobility of the brachial plexus, median nerve, radial nerve, and ulnar nerve based on existing neural mobility tests.                                         

Learning Objectives:
At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the basic pathophysiology of irritated neural tissue
  2. Recognize signs of nerve irritability and indications for assessing nerve mobility.
  3. Identify specific upper extremity palpation points to assess irritated neural tissue.
  4. Assess nerve mobility using a 0-5/5 scale for the brachial plexus, median, ulnar, and radial nerves.
  5. Differentiate between neural and non-neural structures causing movement restrictions in the upper extremity.

Attendees earn 1 continuing education hour/0.1 CEU for this webinar.

Registration Fee:
Members: $35
Student Members: $20
Non-Members: $55
Student Non-Members: $30

* Note: Registrants will have access to the recording after the live event to watch on their own time