One of the most rewarding aspects of a career in health care is that as practitioners we are always learning. The more we learn, the more our patients benefit. Toward that end, you can deepen your understanding of diagnosis and learn new treatment skills at National University’s 2012 Homecoming in the following presentations:
Etiologies of Radiation Pain, Saturday, 6/23, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Dr. Bove holds a DC degree and a PhD in anatomy and neurobiology. His research on the effect of inflammation as a mechanism of nerve-related and radiating pain was supported by the National Institutes of Health for more than 10 years. He has taught at University of North Carolina, Harvard Medical School and Southern Denmark University, and is currently an associate professor at the University of New England. Dr. Bove offers an understanding of the underlying mechanisms of radiating pain, which allows for more accurate diagnosis and therefore better treatment and prognostic outlook. This session will provide health care practitioners with an advanced understanding of the different presentations of radiating pain.
McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis, Sunday, 6/23, 8:00 – 11:15 am
Steven Hefner, DC, has a diplomate in mechanical diagnosis and therapy and is the current chair of Mobility International USA (MIUSA), a non-profit organization that aims to empower those with disabilities to achieve their human rights through international exchange and international development. The purpose of this lecture is to provide health care practitioners with a practical understanding of McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy and its effectiveness in treating disc related conditions. Three common pain syndromes will be described along with respective management options, as well as how to effectively integrate McKenzie Method with various other manual therapy methods and corrective exercise treatment interventions.
|Carol Osborne (MT Sessions)
Side Lying Advantage: Maximizing Session Outcomes, Client Comfort &Therapist Efficiency
National University is again offering a continuing education series for massage therapists at its homecoming event. Ms. Osborne is the founder of Body Therapy Associates, which provides continuing education and resources for somatic practitioners, and the co-founder of the International Professional School of Bodywork in San Diego, California. Ms. Osborne has published two textbooks,Pre- and Perinatal Massage TherapyandDeepTissue Sculpting, and was recognized by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) Council of Schools as the 2008 National Teacher of the Year.
For more information on these and other sessions, along with registration details, visit our NUHS 2012 Homecoming page.