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Intermediate Course

RETRAIN THE BRAIN ORTHOPAEDIC PHYSICAL THERAPY INTEGRATIVE PROGRAM

Integration of Manipulative Therapy, Movement Science, and the Mind
This course is approved for 8.5 CEUs (85 contact hours) for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.

About This Program

Ninety-nine percent of patients walk into an orthopaedic physical therapy practice with the primary complaint of “pain.” The truth is that most patients will improve over the course of time, albeit temporarily. The ones who don’t (e.g. the “difficult” ones) are the ones who make it a late day at the clinic. The Mind 2 Movement Foundation (M2M) recognizes this dilemma and is excited to present this 10-day Retrain the Brain Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Integrative Program (RTB) aimed at mindfully mastering the painful world of orthopaedic physical therapy.

This Master Class series contains 70% hands-on laboratory instruction with a “no fluff” mindset, so everything that is taught can be immediately implemented in the clinic. Clinical pearls, clinical reasoning, and clinically relevant content are pulled from the evidence-based areas of manipulative therapy, movement science, pain science, and cognitive psychology. Participants are introduced to the evidence-based Edutreament model that utilizes the 6 natural resources and skills of the mind to create a more effective way of navigating through pain and suffering and achieve a more effective way of life. Because RTB focuses primarily on orthopaedic knowledge and skills, it is approved for 8.5 CEU’s (85 contact hours) and fulfills the ethics, laws, and regulations requirements of the Physical Therapy Board of California while serving as the core curriculum for various APTA credentialed physical therapy residency programs. Upon successful completion of this curriculum, participants are automatically qualified to take the 5-Day Pain Intelligence Mindful Master Class to gain skills training for handling the most difficult and complex cases.

Prerequisites

None

Course Objectives

Day 1 Objectives:

The Pain Edutreatment Enthusiast will be able to:

  • understand relevant pelvic girdle anatomy to understand sacroiliac joint peripheral pain mechanisms
  • describe essential interview skills for proficient subjective examination data collection
  • determine which subjective examination data elements are essential prior to entering into the objective examination journey
  • understand the relevance of the ICF in order to provide clarity with treatment decisions pertaining to the pelvic girdle
  • collect relevant ICF-related objective examination data while reducing false negative and false positive findings pertaining to the pelvic girdle
  • improve proficiency with manual therapy procedures related to the sacro-iliac joint

Day 2 Objectives:

The Pain Edutreatment Enthusiast will be able to:

  • understand relevant lumbar spine anatomy to understand common lumbar pain mechanisms
  • review essential interview skills for proficient subjective examination data collection within the context of common lumbar spine problems
  • review which subjective examination data elements are essential prior to entering into the lumbar spine objective examination journey
  • understand the relevance of the ICF in order to provide clarity with treatment decisions pertaining to the lumbar spine
  • collect relevant ICF-related objective examination data while reducing false negative and false positive findings pertaining to the lumbar spine
  • improve proficiency with manual therapy procedures related to the lumbar spine

Day 3 Objectives:

The Pain Edutreatment Enthusiast will be able to:

  • understand relevant hip and knee anatomy to understand common lumbar pain mechanisms
  • review essential interview skills for proficient subjective examination data collection within the context of common hip and knee problems
  • review which subjective examination data elements are essential prior to entering into the hip and knee objective examination journey
  • understand the relevance of the ICF in order to provide clarity with treatment decisions pertaining to the hip and knee
  • collect relevant ICF-related objective examination data while reducing false negative and false positive findings pertaining to the hip and knee
  • implement a lower quarter modified graded exercise program aimed at normalizing physical impairments related to pathomechanics of the lumbar, hip, and knee regions
  • improve proficiency with manual therapy procedures related to the hip and knee

Day 4 Objectives:

The Pain Edutreatment Enthusiast will be able to:

  • understand relevant foot and ankle anatomy to understand common foot and ankle pain mechanisms
  • review essential interview skills for proficient subjective examination data collection within the context of common foot and ankle problems
  • review which subjective examination data elements are essential prior to entering into the foot and ankle objective examination journey
  • understand the relevance of the ICF in order to provide clarity with treatment decisions pertaining to the foot and ankle
  • collect relevant ICF-related objective examination data while reducing false negative and false positive findings pertaining to the foot and ankle
  • implement a lower quarter modified graded exercise program aimed at normalizing physical impairments related to pathomechanics of the lumbar, hip, knee, and foot and ankle regions
  • improve proficiency with manual therapy procedures related to the foot and ankle

Day 5 Objectives:

The Pain Edutreatment Enthusiast will be able to:

  • understand relevant thoracic spine and rib cage anatomy to understand common thoracic spine and rib cage pain mechanisms
  • review essential interview skills for proficient subjective examination data collection within the context of common thoracic spine and rib cage problems
  • review which subjective examination data elements are essential prior to entering into the thoracic spine and rib cage objective examination journey
  • understand the relevance of the ICF in order to provide clarity with treatment decisions pertaining to the thoracic spine and rib cage
  • collect relevant ICF-related objective examination data while reducing false negative and false positive findings pertaining to the thoracic spine and rib cage
  • implement a thoracic spine and trunk-based modified graded exercise program aimed at normalizing physical impairments related to pathomechanics of thoracic spine and trunk
  • understand which brain regions are involved with pain processing and how this is clinically insightful for managing centrally mediated pain processing through the Edutreatment model
  • understand the difference between acute and chronic pain in the brain and what this implies when it comes to client management and the Edutreatment model
  • improve proficiency with manual therapy procedures related to the thoracic spine

Day 6 Objectives:

The Pain Edutreatment Enthusiast will be able to:

  • understand relevant upper cervical spine anatomy to understand common upper cervical spine pain mechanisms
  • review essential interview skills for proficient subjective examination data collection within the context of headache or common upper cervical spine problems
  • review which subjective examination data elements are essential prior to entering into the upper cervical spine objective examination journey
  • understand the relevance of the ICF in order to provide clarity with treatment decisions pertaining to the upper cervical spine
  • collect relevant ICF-related objective examination data while reducing false negative and false positive findings pertaining to the upper cervical spine
  • improve proficiency with manual therapy procedures related to the upper cervical spine

Day 7 Objectives:

The Pain Edutreatment Enthusiast will be able to:

  • understand relevant mid-cervical spine anatomy to understand common mid-cervical spine pain mechanisms
  • review essential interview skills for proficient subjective examination data collection within the context of headache or common mid-cervical spine problems
  • review which subjective examination data elements are essential prior to entering into the mid-cervical spine objective examination journey
  • understand the relevance of the ICF in order to provide clarity with treatment decisions pertaining to the mid-cervical spine
  • collect relevant ICF-related objective examination data while reducing false negative and false positive findings pertaining to the mid-cervical spine
  • improve proficiency with manual therapy procedures related to the mid-cervical spine

Day 8 Objectives:

The Pain Edutreatment Enthusiast will be able to:

  • understand relevant shoulder anatomy to understand common shoulder pain mechanisms
  • review essential interview skills for proficient subjective examination data collection within the context of common shoulder problems
  • review which subjective examination data elements are essential prior to entering into the shoulder objective examination journey
  • understand the relevance of the ICF in order to provide clarity with treatment decisions pertaining to the shoulder
  • collect relevant ICF-related objective examination data while reducing false negative and false positive findings pertaining to the shoulder
  • improve proficiency with manual therapy procedures related to the shoulder
  • implement a upper quarter modified graded exercise program aimed at normalizing physical impairments related to pathomechanics of the shoulder, upper cervical, and mid-cervical regions

Day 9 Objectives:

The Pain Edutreatment Enthusiast will be able to:

  • understand relevant elbow, wrist, and hand anatomy to understand common elbow, wrist, and hand pain mechanisms
  • review essential interview skills for proficient subjective examination data collection within the context of common elbow, wrist, and hand problems
  • review which subjective examination data elements are essential prior to entering into the elbow, wrist, and hand objective examination journey
  • understand the relevance of the ICF in order to provide clarity with treatment decisions pertaining to the elbow, wrist, and hand
  • collect relevant ICF-related objective examination data while reducing false negative and false positive findings pertaining to the elbow, wrist, and hand
  • improve proficiency with manual therapy procedures related to the elbow, wrist, and hand
  • describe the upper quarter modified graded exercise program aimed at normalizing physical impairments related to pathomechanics of the shoulder, upper cervical, and mid-cervical regions, while integrating the elbow, wrist, and hand
  • describe the integration of the mind and movement frameworks within the Edutreatment model

Day 10 Objectives:

The Pain Edutreatment Enthusiast will be able to:

  • understand elements of motivational interviewing
  • understand the stages of change
  • review how motivational interviewing can be integrated into orthopaedic physical therapy practice
  • review how the Edutreatment model can be effectively integrated into orthopaedic physical therapy practice
  • review key elements of the Edutreatment model

Ideal For

Physical therapists seeking to improve their management of patients with chronic pain

Physical
Therapists

*Note: RTB is for licensed physical therapists only.

Program Curriculum

Day Lab Module Module Lecture
1

Pelvic Girdle

Integrating manual therapy procedures and movement science principles for effective evaluation and treatment of common sacro-illiac joint problems

Retraining the Brain for the Subjective Examination

  • Essential Interviewing Skills and Data Collection
  • Mastering the 4 Critical Subjective Examination Data Elements
  • Mastering the Clinical Relevance of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF)
  • Mastering Relevant Pelvic Girdle Anatomy for a Relevant Movement-Related Story

The Edutreatment Model

  • Introduction to Elements of the Mindset
2

Lumbar Spine

Integrating manual therapy procedures and movement science principles for effective evaluation and treatment of common lumbar spine problems

Mastering Lumbar Spine Anatomy for a Relevant Movement-Related Story
3

Hip and Knee

Integrating manual therapy procedures and movement science principles for effective evaluation and treatment of common hip and knee problems

Mastering Hip and Knee Anatomy for a Relevant Movement-Related Story
4

Foot and Ankle

Integrating manual therapy procedures and movement science principles for effective evaluation and treatment of common foot and ankle problems

Mastering Foot and Ankle Anatomy for a Relevant Movement-Related Story
5

Thoracic Spine

Integrating manual therapy procedures and movement science principles for effective evaluation and treatment of common thoracic spine problems

Mastering Thoracic Spine and Rib Cage Anatomy for a Relevant Movement-Related Story

Day Lab Module Module Lecture
6

Upper Cervical Spine

Integrating manual therapy procedures and movement science principles for effective evaluation and treatment of headache and upper cervical spine problems

Mastering Relevant Upper Cervical Spine Anatomy for a Relevant Movement-Related Story
7

Mid-Cervical Spine

Integrating manual therapy procedures and movement science principles for effective evaluation and treatment of common mid- cervical spine problems

Mastering Relevant Mid-Cervical Spine Anatomy for a Relevant Movement-Related Story
8

Shoulder

Integrating manual therapy procedures and movement science principles for effective evaluation and treatment of common shoulder problems

Mastering Relevant Shoulder Anatomy for a Relevant Movement-Related Story
9

Elbow, wrist, and hand

Integrating manual therapy procedures and movement science principles for effective evaluation and treatment of common shoulder problems

  • Mastering Relevant Elbow, Wrist, and Hand Anatomy for a Relevant Movement-Related Story
  • Recognizing Pain Prone Personality Disorders in Clinical Practice and Navigating Through the Drama Triangle
  • Mindful Clinical Integration of Physical and Mental Behavior Change Through Pain Edutreatment
10 -
  • Introduction to Motivational Interviewing
  • Introduction to the Stages of Change
  • Integrating the Edutreatment Model into Clinical Practice and Getting to the Mind of the Matter

Don’t Lose YOUR Mind