EVENT DATE: Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 and Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012
Integration of the Cervical and Thoracic Spine with the Shoulder Girdle provides advanced concepts and information on the influences the cervical and upper thoracic spines as well as the upper ribs have on the shoulder girdle. A sound biomechanical examination and treatment model based on the "Thoracic Ring Theory" is presented in a clinically applicable format for immediate integration into clinical practice. This course develops advanced skill sets for effective differential diagnosis and “best” evidence enhanced management strategies for the cervical and upper thoracic spines and the upper costal region for treatment of the complicated shoulder patient. Safety measures and safety clearance assessment as well as indications for and contraindications against thoracic spine grade 5 HVLAT (high-velocity low-amplitude thrust) are also offered. Hands-on manual therapy treatment approaches will be a strong component of this course, including advanced manual therapy skills (soft tissue augmentation, indirect positional release, muscle energy techniques, spinal joint mobilization & grade 5 HVLAT), postural correction and patient education.
To view and download the program brochure, click here. Complete the form and return to:
Olathe Medical Center
Attn. Mark Dwyer
20333 W. 151st St.
Olathe, KS 66061
Registration Fee: $325 (if registration received prior to Sept. 20, 2012), $375 (if registration received after Sept. 20, 2012).
Call 913-791-4326 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information or questions.
Karl Kolbeck, PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
Mr. Kolbeck received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin—La Crosse in 1991 and has practiced in the orthopedic and sports medicine setting his entire career. He received Orthopedic Certified Specialist Board Certification in 2004 and became a Certified Orthopedic Manipulative Therapist (COMT) Level IV graduate of the North American Institute of Or thopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT), as well as graduated from their fellowship program. In addition, Karl has been trained both as a Clinical Fellowship and Faculty Instructor with NAIOMT and was faculty with NAIOMT before establishing Empiridence® Seminars. In 2005 Karl became a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT). Karl’s career has been spent studying and treating the orthopedic and sports injured shoulder and the relationship it has with the cervical and upper thoracic spine. He has been instructing orthopedic and sports medicine physical therapy and manual therapy courses since 2001. In 2005 he founded and is President of Empiridence® Seminars, teaching nationally and sharing his knowledge and clinical experience by providing a comprehensive integrated approach to clinical evaluation and management of the shoulder girdle based on empirical knowledge and evidence enhanced practice. Karl practices in Portland, OR at Pettygrove Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation with specialization in the shoulder girdle. He guest lectures at Pacific University School of Physical Therapy and is conducting research on glenohumeral geometry and its application to isolated glenohumeral motion assessment and correlations to shoulder girdle pathology.