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Friday April 28th, 2017 GA Hand and upper extremity special interest group (GHUESIG) conference in Savannah GA

Myofascial Treatment of the Shoulder, Elbow, & Wrist mini workshop for Occupational Therapists in Savannah GA at the Georgia Coastal Center 2-6pm.  Please contact Missy Thurlow GA Occupational Therapy Board at missy58cat@hotmail.com for details.

This workshop covers Myofascial assessment of the shoulder, elbow and wrist as it applies to formulating effective treatment goals for a variety of disorders in the region, such as Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Adhesive Capsulitis/”frozen shoulder”, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis, “Blackberry thumb”, Shoulder tendinosis, etc. Participants will be shown how to release clavipectoral, deltopectoral, platysmal, sternal, cubital, flexor & extensor superficial fascias, before deeper structures are addressed.
Scapular mobilization supine and prone will be demonstrated, with specific releases to all muscles & fascial tissues involved in upper extremity dysfunction. Clavicle mobilization and abdominal head of pec major release round out the shoulder approaches. In addition, joint mobilizations and osseous techniques are shown for the clavicle, scapula, and upper extremity joints.
Treatment of the elbow and wrist, with focus on decompressing the radius & ulna from the humerus, decompressing the Carpal Tunnel, as well as mobilizing the carpals & phalanges, can improve & prevent many of the above disorders.

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