The presenters discuss Mobilization With Movement (MWM) techniques for the cervical and upper cervical spine for treating stiffness, pain, headaches, and cervicogenic dizziness. They also demonstrate self treatment techniques.
Run Time: 2 hours
Attendee: Physical Therapists, PTA's, Students, Athletic Trainers
Required Equipment: Personal Computer, Tablet, or Smartphone with access to Broadband Internet (<1.4 mbps)
Examination: 18-question test. Passing grade of 70% or higher required for certificate
Course Evaluation: Yes
Certificate of Completion: Yes
- BOC Approval: Northeast Seminars is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for (4) hours of Category A continuing education. BOC Approved Provider Home Study Course: #P498
Unit 01: Introduction
Unit 02: NAGS & Reverse NAGS
Unit 03: SNAGS and Self-SNAGS
Unit 04: Fist Traction & C5-C6/C6-C7 MWM
Unit 05: Headache SNAGS
Unit 06: Cervical Traction
Unit 07: Flexion-Rotation Test & C1-C2 SNAGS
Unit 08: Cervicogenic Dizziness
TOPIC II - Final Test
Certificate of Completion
Upon completion the participant will be able to:
Unit 1 - Introduction
- Explain the acronym “PILL” and “CROCKS” relating to treatment expectations for the patient suffering with a cervical dysfunction.
- Describe The Mulligan Concept to a patient with cervical dysfunction
Unit 2 - NAGS and Reverse NAGS
- Apply a NAG to the cervical spine in a patient with cervical dysfunction.
- Apply a RNAG to the cervical spine in a patient with cervical dysfunction.
Unit 3 - SNAGS and Self SNAGS
- Define the Acronym “SNAG”.
- Incorporate a SNAG in the treatment of a patient with painful cervical rotation.
- Instruct a patient with cervical pain and ROM loss in a self–SNAG technique for their HEP.
Unit 4 - FIST Traction and C5-C6/C6-C7 MWM
- Apply the fist traction technique on a patient with painful flexion ROM.
- Apply a C5-C6 MWM on a patient with cervical pain and loss of ROM.
Unit 5 - Headache SNAGS
- Recognize 3 symptoms/conditions warranting a Differential Diagnosis in a person with Headaches.
- Apply a C2 Repositioning Headache SNAG with a patient with an acute headache.
- Apply a Reverse headache SNAG in a patient with upper cervical pain/headache.
- Instruct a patient with headaches in a self-headache SNAG.
Unit 6 - Cervical Traction
- Instruct a patient with a headache in the use of a Cervical Traction Technique for the upper cervical spine.
- Provide a cervical traction technique to a patient with a headache in the supine position.
Unit 7 - Flexion-Rotation Test and C1-C2 SNAGS
- Incorporate the Flexion-Rotation test in your evaluation of a patient with headaches.
- Demonstrate 1 example of a C1-C2 SNAG on a patient with headaches stemming from the C1-C2 level.
- Instruct a patient in a Self Snag technique for a C1-C2 cervical rotation dysfunction.
Unit 8 - Cervicogenic Dizziness
- Demonstrate a C2 SNAG for a patient who experiences cervicogenic related dizziness during extension ROM.
- Demonstrate a Rescue Maneuver in the event an overcorrection is made during any type of cervical Mulligan technique and the patient has an adverse reaction.
Upon completion of this class, you should be able to:
- Summarize the concept of Mobilization with Movement (MWM) along with its technique guidelines
- Describe spinal technique guidelines
- Describe indications and applications of NAGS and SNAGS to the cervical regions