The cervical spine: An update on motor control

The cervical spine: An update on motor control

About the course:

A cross-sectional study suggested that only 6% of individuals who suffered from neck pain in the previous year were free of recurrence. This talk investigates possible causes, focusing on the importance of the neutral zone & control of the neutral position of the cervical spine. Biomechanics of the cranio-vertebral region and the consequences of curve reversal are discussed, as are the links between cervical, shoulder & scapular dysfunction. Exercises to improve timing & motor control of deep segmental muscles, progressing into functional eccentric training are described.

About the presenter:

Tanya is a Manual Therapist (OMT), international lecturer & developer of the Functional Exercises for Patients interactive applications.
She is a founder of Bell Rogers & Harris Physiotherapists and a Director of ‘Off Nicol Health Wellness & Rehab’ in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her earlier experiences revolved around her position as Physiotherapist for the SA Ladies Hockey Team & the South African Cricket Academy. She was team physio at Commonwealth Games as well as the Sydney Olympics. She is an Honorary Lecturer at Wits University & has lectured at various Orthopaedic congresses and presented numerous workshops pertaining to Physiotherapy for movement dysfunction both locally, in the USA, Middle East, India, Holland & the UK. Her interests are in Biomechanics and Kinematics for an integrated approach to injury treatment and prevention. All individuals should have the benefit of functioning optimally & pain-free, regardless of whether they are athletic or not. Tanya’s courses have an Advanced Professional Development Level 2 (APDL 2) rating.

Presenter:Dr Tanya Bell-Jenje
Modules:1 – Theory
Cost:R300 per Module