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About the Conference

"Monday Morning Management Of Neck Pain”

Division of Physical Therapy
Duke Clinical Research Institute
Duke University

April 21st – 23rd, 2017 | Stonewall Resort | Roanoke, WV

12 Hour CE Course*

*Courses offered by WVPTA are automatically approved for CE units by the WV Board of Physical Therapy.  Approval of this course does not necessarily imply that the WV Board of Physical Therapy supports the views of the presenter or sponsor.

Course Description

Examination and treatment of the neck is challenging. Although highly prevalent, less emphasis is placed on research of the neck and lesser understanding is known with respect to prognosis and best treatment options for clinical practice guideline recommendations. Conservative management of neck pain should always be considered the first option for patients but there are rare occasions when “no care” or “surgery” are better selections. This course breaks down the different types of neck pain, best examination and treatment choices, and the role of management of the patient throughout the health system.

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cook chadChad Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAAOMPT is the program director and a professor at Doctor of Physical Therapy division in Duke University.

His passions include refining and improving the patient examination process and validating tools used in day-to-day physical therapist practice. He received his BS in Physical Therapy from Maryville University in 1990 and his MBA (1999) and PhD (2003) from Texas Tech University.

Dr. Cook received fellowship status at the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy in 2006. Dr. Cook has published over 200 peer reviewed papers and has two textbooks in their 2nd edition and a third textbook in its first edition. His work has been cited over 4000 times and he has presented over 180 clinical workshops on six continents and 16 countries.  He is a senior associate editor for the British Journal of Sports Medicine and a special topics editor for JOSPT. Dr. Cook has won numerous awards locally at Duke for teaching, is a recent winner of the top educator award for the American Physical Therapy Association (Baethke-Carlin award), is the 2008 recipient of the Helen Bradley career achievement award, and is the 2005 winner of the J Warren Perry Distinguished Authorship Award.

In addition, Dr. Cook is also the 2011 winner and was the 2012 and 2013 co-winner of the AAOMPT Excellence in Research Award. Dr. Cook is also the Pauline Cerasoli lecturer in 2017.

Conference Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the prevalence, costs, and global disability associated with neck pain. 

  • Review pertinent anatomy and physiological aspects of the neck
  • Understand selected prognostic factors associated with recovery from neck pain. 

  • Compare and contrast the role of the physical therapy in conservative management of neck pain. 

  • Utilize the examination sequence and evaluate the critical elements of each stage of examination. 

  • Analyze the value of imaging and critique the pros and cons of implementation. 

  • Evaluate present classification of pain models for the neck.
  • Compare and contrast treatment mechanisms for the neck.
  • Understand the role of the first point provider and how downstream costs and visits are influenced by the first health practitioner seen.
  • Perform a mock examination and treatment using case based examples.

You can download conference material here. Please contact the WVPTA office for access.

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