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Upcoming Courses

Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders and Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes
Systemic Manifestations, Treatment Approach, & Navigating the Complex Patient

15 CEUs

$465 Earlybird > 6 wks prior

Recommended Reading

Taming the Zebra is the ultimate guide to prepare for your upcoming course. With its comprehensive coverage of HSD/EDS and practical and evidence-based treatment approaches, it's the best resource to help you get the most from the course.

Course Agenda

Agenda

DAY 1

7:30 AM

Registration

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Introduction to pathophysiology, etiology, epidemiology, and diagnostic

criteria

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Application of diagnostic criteria (Lab)

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Dysautonomia and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), pathophysiology and diagnostic criteria

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Break

10:15 AM -11:30 AM

Beyond Diagnosis: Physical therapy examination and evaluation of patients with HSD and EDS

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Application of PT examination techniques (Lab)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Mast cell activation disorder (MCAD), gut health and pelvic health issues

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Musculoskeletal interventions for HSD/EDS and POTS through the life-span.

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Break

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Interventions for HSD and POTS, including both case studies of pediatric, adult and geriatric patients, small and large group discussion about treatment modifications (Lab)

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Psychosocial components of care: sleep hygiene, stress management, coping skills

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Integrating with other providers: medical management, etc.

4:30 PM -5:00 PM

Medically complex case studies

DAY 2

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Neurological Manifestations in EDS/HSD

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Examination of the mid to lower cervical spine and upper cervical spine, treatment

approaches and activation of stabilizers.

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Lab to practice palpating and treatment via long hold repositioning, activation of stabilizers, and self treatment approaches

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Break

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Pain generators and differential treatment approaches

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Upper extremity examination and treatment

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Elbow and hand assessment and treatment of common subluxations (Lab)
 

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Thoracic spine and lumbar evaluation and techniques to aid alignment
 

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Assessing and teaching self treatments of thoracic, rib and lumbar subluxations (Lab)

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Hip vs Pelvis subluxations

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Assessing spine vs pelvis vs hip subluxations (Lab)

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Break

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Knee, tibiofibular and foot subluxations - evaluation and treatment ideas for common subluxations

3:45 PM - 4:15PM

Assessing knee vs tibiofibular vs foot subluxation (Lab)

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Orthopedically complex case studies

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Q & A with Summary

Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Perform clinical examinations to screen for HSD/hEDS and will have access to online resources for screening other types of EDS

  • Screen for common comorbidities such as Mast Cell Activation

  • Syndrome, Autonomic Dysfunction, and Digestive Issues and will know when to refer out for specialty care

  • Modify treatments to accommodate comorbidities

  • Perform clinical testing for Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome

  • (POTS) and will be able to modify exercise approaches for treatment of POTS

  • Recognize common subluxations in the major joints of the body and will demonstrate at least one treatment for correction of these subluxations

  • Understand the treatment paradigm presented so they can apply it to treatment of patients with HSD/EDS

  • Gain mastery over treatment progression in this patient population

  • Identify red flags that require safety checks prior to continuing with treatment

  • Identify common neurological manifestations in HSD/EDS

  • Identify the multiple types and drivers of pain that patients with HSD/EDS may present with

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