Upper Quadrant with Focus on the Extremity

Michael Moore teaches a group of students using a model on a treatment table.

Event Time:

9:00 am

Event Location:

Folsom Physical Therapy

Dates: Sept 9, Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2

Times: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

This four-day course is the third in the series of courses constituting the next generation of Folsom Physical Therapy OMT continuing education. Our courses focus on development of critical skills necessary to enhance clinical confidence, efficiency and professional fulfillment in today’s challenging medical-economic environment.

The goal of this course is to improve the clinician’s confidence, ease of practice, effectiveness and sense of professional fulfillment in the treatment of peripheral upper quadrant dysfunction.



By the end of the series, engaged course participants should be capable of:
  • Handling patient treatment with ease and confidence despite the constraints or obstacles clinicians may encounter in an outpatient setting
  • Discussing the clinically relevant structure, function and interplay between the fascial, lymphatic, nervous, musculoskeletal and neuromotor systems that create patient’s upper quadrant clinical presentations
  • Quickly screening key indicators for the type and magnitude of upper quadrant dysfunction present
  • Performing the detailed clinical examination necessary to determine the specifics of each upper quadrant patient’s unique shoulder, brachium, elbow, forearm, wrist or hand presentation
  • Producing safe and effective interventions for the most common types of peripheral upper quadrant clinical presentations regardless of diagnosis, body region or co-morbidities
  • Understanding the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to facilitate progression towards clinical expertise as the clinician matures in the profession

Orthopedic PT clinical expertise requires understanding of the interplay between body systems and the ability to interpret the contribution of each to the patient’s overall presentation. As such, instruction will include pertinent anatomy and pathology associated with, and interplay between, the lymphatic, fascial, and arthro-neuro-motor systems. Clinical skill development will focus on sharpening reasoning, observation, manual and intervention proficiency.

For the full course description, please visit our Upper Quadrant with Focus on the Extremity page.

Participants should wear clothing that allows visual and manual access to the entire spine and extremities. Participation in our preceding courses is strongly recommended but not required prior to participation in this course.

New Students: $900
Past Long-term Graduates: $600

Please register as soon as possible. Space is limited.

Event Timelines

Agenda for Sept 9th

*Intro, screening exam and common upper quadrant treatment by presentation

Agenda for Oct 7th

*Shoulder complex evaluation, manual treatment and exercise for specific soft tissue dysfunction

*Mobilization techniques for Glenohumeral joint mobility

Agenda for Nov 4th

*Post-surgical shoulder intervention, elbow/forearm/wrist evaluation

Agenda for Dec 2nd

*Elbow/wrist/hand evaluation and treatment

*Exercise intervention for most upper quadrant presentations 

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Event FAQs

I have taken a course from FPT before. Am I eligible for the returning student discount?

We only offer the returning student discount to PTs who have previously graduated from our Long-term program. 

Can PTAs register for this course?

Courses are only open to licensed physical therapists.

What are the hours of the course?

Courses will be held on Saturdays from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM. 

I am having trouble paying through your website. What should I do?

We apologize if you are having trouble with our cart or ticketing feature. Please reach out to frontdesk@folsomphysicaltherapy.com so we can provide an alternate payment method. 

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