Regional Interdependence Session: Is shoulder pain really only coming from the shoulder? Have you considered assessing and treating the cervicothoracic region for those with shoulder or elbow pain? This session will investigate the link between the cervicothoracic region and common upper extremity conditions such as rotator cuff related shoulder pain, lateral elbow pain and carpal tunnel syndrome and how to navigate when to treat the proximal spine or distal extremity. This session will include lab-based practice with a special focus on clinical reasoning. Manual therapy and exercise will be included in this session.
About The Speaker(s)
Mark H. Shepherd, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, is a physical therapist who holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) and is both board certified in orthopaedics (OCS) and is fellowship trained in orthopaedic manual physical therapy (FAAOMPT). He is the Program Director for Bellin College’s Orthopaedic and Manual Physical Therapy Program. He holds academic appointments at South College Physical Therapy Program, Baylor University and Evidence in Motion. Dr. Shepherd has published several peer reviewed articles and presented at both state and national conferences. He continues to practice in clinical care in the state of Maryland.