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MT-UC Course Description (20.7 Direct Contact Hours/2.9 CEUs)
This 3-day course will provide the clinician (PT, MD or DO) with the skills needed to recognize, evaluate and treat common clinical conditions of the upper cervical spine and related upper cervical dysfunction including: cervicogenic headaches and dizziness, concussions, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (or BPPV), and Temporo-mandibular joint disorders (TMD). The assessment and treatment approach will utilize thorough clinical assessment and clinical decision making, including IFOMPT’s Cervical Arterial Dysfunction screening framework. Current literature will be presented and discussed. 75% Hands-On Laboratory. Includes required Home Study course component of approximately 8.7 hours.

MT-UC Course Requirements:
Course requires a prerequisite of MT-2: Essential Spinal Seminar. Open to PTs, DCs, MDs, DOs. Enrollment limited. Lab clothes required for all sessions.

MT-UC Objectives
Upon completion of the course, the course participant will be able to

1.      Understand the underlying anatomy, physiology and common clinical presentation of each of the
specific conditions.
2.      Discuss the relevant research pertaining to the management of each condition.
3.      Perform an accurate clinical assessment for each condition.
4.      Perform localized graded treatment for each condition.
5.      Evaluate the effect of treatment upon each condition.
6.      Prescribe relevant home exercise programs for each condition. 

MT-UC Suggested Texts:
The following texts are not required for the course, but may prove beneficial reading either before or after the seminar.  The cost of any of the below textbooks are not included in the MAPS course fee.

Guide to Evidenced-Based Physical Therapist Practice, Jewell, Dianne V. 2nd ed. 2010.

Maitland’s Vertebral Manipulation, Maitland, Geoffrey D, 7th Ed, 2006

Maitland’s Peripheral Manipulation, Maitland, Geoffrey D, 4th Ed, 2005

Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Cook, Chad, 2 Ed, 2011