The Cervical Spine: An Update on Motor Control, Segmental Control & Function

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Key concepts covered include:

By the end of this course, you will be able to understand:

  • To realize the invaluable need for a detailed understanding of the complexity of the cervical spine, appreciating how motor control and restoration to a neutral lordotic curve is essential for pain relief & optimal return to function.
  • The loss of the cervical lordosis and craniovertebral kyphosis results in segmental overload, muscle imbalances, and persistent pain and dysfunction. Prescriptive rehabilitation should be targeted at restoring optimal curves for best outcomes.

What you'll learn

A cross-sectional study suggested that only 6% of individuals who suffered from neck pain in the previous year were free of recurrence. The use of smartphones and sustained postures in the workplace and at the computer contributes to the disturbing poor outcomes from medical interventions. read more »»

The cervical spine relies on both passive as well as dynamic stability mechanisms for optimal form and force closure, essential to maintain a neutral spine for optimal loading of the cervical discs and facet joints. Loss of the lordotic curve overloads the many nociceptive structures in the cervical region.

This talk investigates possible causes of persistent neck pain and dysfunction, focusing on the importance of the neutral zone & control of the neutral position of the cervical spine. Biomechanics of the cranio-vertebral region and the consequences of curve reversal are discussed, as are the links between cervical, shoulder & scapular dysfunction. Exercises to improve timing & motor control of deep segmental muscles, progressing into functional eccentric training are described. This management is aimed at improving your outcomes with patients with neck pain and dysfunction.

Who Should Attend?

  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists
  • Medical Doctors
  • Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Health Practitioners

Instructor

Tanya Bell-Jenje

Director of BRH Physios
Director of Off Nicol Health Wellness & Rehab
Creator of Groovi Movements Physios Software


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Tanya is a manual therapist, international lecturer & developer of the Groovi Movements Physio Software. She is a founder of BRH Physiotherapists and a Director of ‘Off Nicol Health Wellness & Rehab’ in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Her earlier experiences revolved around her position as Physiotherapist for the SA Ladies Hockey Team & the South African Cricket Academy. She was team physio at Commonwealth Games as well as the Sydney Olympics. She is an Honorary Lecturer at Wits University & has lectured at various orthopaedic congresses and presented numerous workshops pertaining to Physiotherapy for movement dysfunction both locally, in the USA, Middle East, India, Holland & the UK. Recently, during the Covid Pandemic, she has presented numerous live webinars to an international audience.

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Instructor

Tanya Bell-Jenje

Director of BRH Physios
Director of Off Nicol Health Wellness & Rehab
Creator of Groovi Movements Physios Software


4/5

Tanya is a manual therapist, international lecturer & developer of the Groovi Movements Physio Software. She is a founder of BRH Physiotherapists and a Director of ‘Off Nicol Health Wellness & Rehab’ in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Her earlier experiences revolved around her position as Physiotherapist for the SA Ladies Hockey Team & the South African Cricket Academy. She was team physio at Commonwealth Games as well as the Sydney Olympics. She is an Honorary Lecturer at Wits University & has lectured at various orthopaedic congresses and presented numerous workshops pertaining to Physiotherapy for movement dysfunction both locally, in the USA, Middle East, India, Holland & the UK. Recently, during the Covid Pandemic, she has presented numerous live webinars to an international audience.

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