|8:00 AM-8:50 AM
Localization of Pain and Dysfunction – Cervical Spine, Upper Thoracic Spine, and Thoracic Limbs
The localization of pain and dysfunction is of critical importance in the chronic pain patient, orthopedic patient, neurologic patient, rehabilitation patient, and the canine athlete with a decline in performance. The components of the localization of pain and dysfunction begin with a good clinical history, continue with observation of ambulation, and a thorough hands-on examination followed by appropriate diagnostics.
|9:00 AM-9:50 AM
Localization of Pain and Dysfunction – Lower Thoracic Spine, Lumbar Spine, Lumbosacral Para Spinal Region, and Pelvic Limbs
A solid understanding of lameness, ataxia, and specific gait patterns is necessary to become proficient in the localization of pain and dysfunction. Techniques of manipulation, mobilization, and testing are necessary for proper joint, bone, and soft tissue evaluation. This session is designed to assist in learning general and specific techniques to localize pain and dysfunction in the canine patient.