A Neuromuscular Symposium
During this half or full day symposium, you will learn about contemporary practices for the examination, evaluation, diagnosis, and intervention of neuromuscular disorders from a distinguished interdisciplinary team of professionals. Both morning and full day symposiums will feature a traditional lecture format. The full day symposium will be augmented by a session in the Anatomy lab of the Rangos School of Health Sciences where participants will examine a lower extremity and pelvis cadaveric pro-section.
John G. Rangos Sr., School of Health Sciences
Saturday, November 19, 2016
7:50 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Morning Symposium: 3.5 Hours Granted (CEUs); Full Day Symposium: 7 Hours Granted (CEUs).
Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy
Pennsylvania State Board of Occupational Therapy
West Virginia State Board of Physical Therapy
West Virginia State Board of Occupational Therapy
• Registration and Continental Breakfast
• Welcoming remarks
o Ray Jurewicz, PT, ECS
• Advances in Chronic Pain Management-Medical Management
o James L Cosgrove, MD
• Advances in Chronic Pain Management. Non -Pharmacologic Management and Functional Restoration
o James L Cosgrove MD
• Surgical treatment of median and ulnar nerve compression neuropathy
o Alexander M. Spiess, MD
• Shoulder Rehabilitation Difficulties: Maybe it's a nerve thing!
o John G Eddy, PT, ECS
• Lunch (provided to full day symposium participants)
• The Facial nerve: A unique method of ‘Looking' at it
o P.J Savie, MS, PT, ECS
• An unusual variant on focal median nerve entrapment in the hand
o Mark E. Shelton, PT,ECS
• Paramyotonia Congenita and Myotonia Congenita: Electromyographic differentiation, a case presentation
o Robert D. Baker, PT, DSc, ECS
• Electrophysiologic examination of the ulnar nerve; methods and ruminations
o Raymond G. Jurewicz, PT, ECS
• Lower Extremity and Pelvis Peripheral Nerve and Plexus Anatomy (Lecture/Lab)
o P.J. Savie, MS, PT, ECS
Upon completion of this course, participants will:
• Understand the treatment algorithm a hand surgeon considers when presented with a patient with median or ulnar nerve compression.
• Be familiar with the various surgical methods utilized in the treatment of median and ulnar nerve compression neuropathy.
• Grasp the utility and appropriate use of medications for chronic pain, including controlled substances and topical medications.
• Be able to identify indications for diagnostic studies - x-ray, CT scan, MRI, EMG, Bone Scan, QSART
• Appreciate indications for Interventional Procedures - epidural, selective nerve root blocks, facet blocks, rhizotomies, sympathetic blocks
• Understand when to use spinal cord stimulators
• Comprehend current concepts in Functional Restoration - Barriers to participation. What type? When? How long?
• Identify shoulder girdle peripheral nerve and muscle anatomy.
• Appreciate neurogenic causes for failed shoulder rehabilitation following surgical intervention.
• Be familiar with the anatomy and related structures of the Facial nerve in depth.
• Discern various electrophysiologic methods of evaluating the facial nerve.
• Recognize the use of the Semmes-Weinstein Monofilament as an important evaluative/localizing tool
• Consider that use of low-tech testing methods, and crafting questions during the patient encounter will facilitate the diagnostic outcome when evaluating nerve compression syndromes.
• Identify the clinical features of Paramyotonia and Myotonia Congenita.
• Differentiate between Paramyotonia and Myotonia Congenita through electromyographic testing.
• Compare methods of evaluating ulnar nerve dysfunction.
James L. Cosgrove, M.D is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with added qualifications in Pain Medicine, the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine and the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. Has served on numerous professional societies and committees and is a Past- President of the Pennsylvania Academy of PM&R. He is currently employed by TriRivers Musculoskeletal Centers/UPMC .
Alexander M. Spiess, M.D. is Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is the Director of the Department of Plastic Surgery Hand Surgery Fellowship, and the Co-Director of the UPMC Center for Nerve Disorder. He treats all problems related to the hand, wrist, and elbow, including fractures, ligament, tendon, and nerve injuries.
John G Eddy PT, ECS is a private practice physical therapy clinical specialist in electrophysiologic testing with forty years of experience. He is a former chair of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, and is a former adjunct instructor at the University Of Pittsburgh, Department of Physical Therapy.
P.J. Savie, MS, PT, ECS is a private practice physical therapy clinical specialist in electrophysiologic testing. He has served as an adjunct instructor in anatomy for the John G Rangos Sr. School of Health Sciences at Duquesne University since 1991. He is a former teaching assistant for the Anatomy and Cell Biology Department at the University of Pittsburgh.
Mark E. Shelton, PT,ECS is a private practice physical therapy clinical specialist in electrophysiologic testing with thirty-five years of testing experience. His practice is focused on evaluating neuropathic cases in a neurology group practice setting. He is a former adjunct instructor at the University of Pittsburgh school of Physical Therapy and Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia .
Robert D Baker, PT, DSc, ECS is a private practice physical therapy clinical specialist in electrophysiologic testing with thirty-seven years of experience. He is currently appointed as a clinical electrophysiological item writer for the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.
Raymond G Jurewicz, PT, ECS is a private practice physical therapy clinical specialist in electrophysiologic testing with thirty-six years of testing experience. He is a former adjunct instructor at the University of Pittsburgh school of Physical Therapy. He is currently appointed as a clinical electrophysiological item writer for the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.
Fees, registration, contact:
Fees: $75 for half day; $150 for full day.
Registration Deadline: November 11, 2016
No refunds after November 11, 2016
Contact & Registration:
Make checks payable to 'Duquesne University' and mail to:
Department of Physical Therapy
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Register online: Once we receive your registration you will receive: 1) email confirmation; 2) a campus map including parking information; 3) link for directions. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.
Queries: firstname.lastname@example.org 412.427.5355
Campus Map - Symposium is on the 1st floor of the Rangos School of Health Sciences; Park in Forbes Garage.