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.
After the presentation the learner will be able to:
- Describe the basic pathophysiology of irritated neural tissue
- Recognize signs of nerve irritability and indications for assessing nerve mobility
- Identify specific upper extremity palpation points to assess irritated neural tissue
- Assess nerve mobility using a 0-5/5 scale for the brachial plexus, median, ulnar and radial nerves
- Differentiate between neural and non-neural structures causing movement restrictions in the upper extremity
Presented by Mark Butler, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT
Originally presented July 2018
Duration: One hour
CE Credit: 1 continuing education hour, or 0.1 CEU
Student Members $20
Student Non-Members $30
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