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Robert Rinke, Physical Therapist Physical Therapy Seminars Physical Therapy Continuing Educational Courses
Orthopedic Manual Therapy and Physical Therapy Continuing Educational Courses Current Concepts in the Management of Cervical Impairment  NEW!
Instr: Robert C. Rinke, PT, DC, FAAOMPT
Location: Summit Therapy
1620 SE Summit Ct.
Local Contact is
Laura Vannucci, PT
June 18-19, 2004
Ph: 509-332-5106
Pullman, WA 99163
Contact hours: 13.0
Cost: $350.00
This is a course in which the emphasis is on training the physical therapist with a hands-on approach to examination and treatment of cervical musculoskeletal dysfunctions. Clinically relevant anatomy will be discussed in an anatomy lab with prosections while integrating appropriate pathological concerns.

The course will feature manual methods of examination and treatment of the cervical spine and related areas. The majority of the class will be hands-on experience. Specific detailed examination of the upper cervical complex and lower cervical spine will be presented. Selected provocation and alleviation will be introduced. Participants should wear clothing that will allow examination and treatment of the cervical and thoracic regions.
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Essential Soft Tissue Treatment for Spine and Associated Extremity Dysfunction  
Instructor: Robert C. Rinke, DC, PT
Contact hours: 13.0  
This course emphasizes a hands-on approach for the PT treating soft tissues of the upper and lower quarter region. The course will feature clinically relevant anatomy and pathology, specific manual methods of assessing and treating the soft tissues of the upper and lower quarter and related areas. The majority of the class will be hands-on experience involving various soft tissue treatment techniques and specific manual muscle stretching. Techniques for instructing patients in self-stretching the pertinent muscles will also be presented. *
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Current Concepts in the Management of the Lumbar Spine
Instructor: Robert C. Rinke, DC, PT
Contact hours: 13.0  
This course for physical therapists emphasizes the hands-on approach to examination and treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunctions. Following a brief review of clinically relevant anatomy and pathology, the course features manual methods of examination and treatment of the lumbar spine and related areas. Regional provocation and alleviation will be introduced. Participants should wear clothing that will allow examination and treatment of lower thoracic & lumbosacral regions. *
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Differential Assessment: Lumbar vs. SIJ vs. Hip
Instructor: Robert C. Rinke, DC, PT

Contact hours: 8.0  
This course features thorough manual examination and specific differentiation of the lumbar spine, SI joint, and hip. Critical analysis and review of various manual examination procedures from different perspectives will be discussed. Participants should have a basic understanding of the spine and lower extremity biomechanics and their interrelationships during function. Previous exposure to manual therapy course work pertaining to the low back region is also helpful. A brief lecture on anatomy and biomechanics relevant to the subject matter will be presented. The majority of the class will be hands-on experience. Specific provocation and alleviation scenarios will be presented.
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Radiology Essentials for the Physical Therapist
Instructor: Robert C. Rinke, DC, PT

Contact hours: 8.0  
This is course presents an overview of relevant radiology and its significance for the practicing clinical physical therapist. Basic fundamentals of roentgenography will be discussed including: how plain film radiographs (X-rays) are produced as well as adjusted to provide desired structural emphasis, positioning for various views, and other variables. Musculoskeletal radiographic anatomy, osseous structures, and landmarks of the spine, pelvis, and extremities will be presented. Pathological and more common normal anatomical variants and or congenital anomalies will be addressed. A breif discussion of special imaging techniques will also be presented with the emphasis on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
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Current Concepts in the Management of Soft Tissues of
the Lower Quarter

Instructor: ROBERT C. RINKE, DC, PT

Contact hours: 13.0  
This course teaches a hands-on approach to treating soft tissues of the lower quarter region to the physical therapist. Following a brief lecture of clinically relevant anatomy and pathology, the course features thorough specific manual methods of assessing and treating the soft tissues of the lower quarter and related areas. The majority of the class will be hands-on experience involving various soft tissue treatment techniques and specific muscle stretching. Participants should wear clothing that will allow assessment and treatment of the low back and lower extremity regions. *
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Management of Cervical, Lumbar, & Thoracic Dysfunction Through Thoracic Spine and Ribs
Instructor: Robert C. Rinke, DC, PT
The majority of this class intended for the physical therapist will be hands-on experience for examination and treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunctions. Following a brief lecture of clinically relevant anatomy and pathology, the course features manual methods of examination and treatment of the thoracic spine, ribs, and related areas. Specific detailed examination of the thoracic spine and ribs will be presented along with screening of cervicothoracic and thoracolumbar junctions. Regional provocation and alleviation will be introduced. Participants should wear clothing that will allow examination and treatment of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar regions.
Recommended equipment: large mobilization wedge.
Order from Back Designs: 1-800-466-1341
OPTP 1-800-367-7393 (catalogue #611).
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*Participants should wear clothing that will allow assessment and treatment of the spine, upper, and lower extremity regions. Fixation belts recommened for these courses. Fixation belts for courses above can be ordered from OPTP: 1-800-367-7393 (catalog #602).

** Please note that course descriptions and full course outlines are in PDF format. Please download the Adobe Acrobat Reader for the full course information.


Courses will be held at variable locations.
Specific course dates and location info is coming soon!

Therapists interested in advanced manual therapy skills education and training may sponsor a course at their facility and should send an written request to PUGET Orthopedic Rehabilitation.

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