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Course Description

This course utilizes content from the textbook “Whiplash: A Patient-Centered Approach to Management” First Edition by Meridel I. Gatterman, MA, DC, MEd © 2012, published by Elsevier.

Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Providing a balanced, evidence-based discussion of whiplash and its associated disorders, this innovative course compiles today’s best information into a single, definitive reference.  Clearly explaining rationales and procedures, helping you to identify whiplash and plan an effective course of treatment.

Throughout the course you can expect numerous photos and illustrations that offer concrete guidelines for a patient-centered approach to care of whiplash and whiplash-related conditions – one that recommends minimally invasive procedures and therapies whenever possible.  Covering every topic from anatomy, to the physical exam through management and complications emphasizing working with patients as partners in a way that promotes self-healing.  Discussions of both typical and less common types of whiplash injuries help you accurately assess varied symptoms and avoid overlooking any related signs and symptoms.  Detail coverage of the relationship between the cervical spine and the cervical distribution of the autonomic nervous system helps you recognize the potential complications of whiplash and how nerve anatomy informs these complications.

To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 195 pages has been carefully broken down by sections into 2 modules.  Each module approved for 10 contact hours of post-graduate continuing education (NOTE: board approvals vary state to state, please check your states approval status in the state specific course catalog by returning to our home page and entering both your state and profession).

Each 10 contact hour module can be purchased individually or combined with one or all of the other modules from this course to create a Course Bundle.  Each course is offered in two easy formats to again meet your professional needs.  You can choose to have immediate access to your course by selecting the online format (PDF download) or a hard copy of the material can be rushed to your home by selecting our mail format. 

Module Description

Included in Module 2:  Muscle Injury and Myofascial Pain Syndromes, Headaches, Whiplash-Associated Disorders, Epidemiology, Effectiveness of Treatment and the Prognosis of Whiplash

Chapter 6:  Management of Muscle Injury and Myofascial Pain Syndromes
Chapter 7:  Headache in Whiplash: A Comprehensive Overview
Chapter 8:  Whiplash-Associated Disorders of Joints and Ligamentous Structures
Chapter 9:  Epidemiology of Whiplash Injuries
Chapter 10:  The Safely and Effectiveness of Common Treatments for Whiplash
Chapter 11:  Prognosis of Whiplash-Associated Disorders

Module Goals

Whiplash:  A Patient Centered Approach to Management

Module 2:  Muscle Injury and Myofascial Pain Syndromes, Headaches, Whiplash-Associated Disorders, Epidemiology, Effectiveness of Treatment and the Prognosis of Whiplash
Course Goals and Objectives
Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of the Muscle Injury and Myofascial Pain Syndromes, Headaches, Whiplash-Associated Disorders, Epidemiology, Effectiveness of Treatment and the Prognosis of Whiplash.
Professional Learning Objectives
1.  Demonstrate knowledge in the physical response to painful stimuli.
2.  Define central sensitization.
3.  Discuss the body’s ability to produce pain-suppressing substances that produce analgesic effects in the CNS.
4.  Discuss pain patterns from myofascial pain syndrome.
5.  Identify the most frequently strained muscle group during whiplash trauma.
6.  Demonstrate knowledge in trigger points.
7.  Explain the importance of the lateral pterygoid in understanding TMJ dysfunction.
8. Discuss pain diagrams.
9. Recognize techniques for diagnosing trigger points.
10.List common symptoms of fibromyalgia.
11.Explain the correlation between headaches and whiplash-associated disorders.
12.Discuss low pressure headaches.
13.List the four categories of joint sprains.
14.Identify the location in the cervical spine that presents the greatest amount of soft tissue injury following whiplash trauma.
15.Discuss whiplash-associated neck pain and the onset of symptoms.
16.Explain the incidence of post-whiplash headache.
17.Define cervicogenic dorsalgia.
18.Discuss cervical subluxation syndromes.
19.Recognize that many people will experience residual problems for years after whiplash injury.
20.List risk factors for developing whiplash-associated disorders (WAD).
21.Identify common pharmaceutical treatments for whiplash-associated disorders (WAD).
22.Discuss the contraindications of treatment using immobilizing collars.
23.List commonly used physical modalities for treating whiplash.
24.Recognize “red flags” for neck pain patients.
25.Demonstrate knowledge in the prognostic factors of whiplash.
26.Discuss posttraumatic stress symptoms post-whiplash trauma.