Using Clinical Reasoning to Facilitate Differential Diagnosis, Examination, and Treatment of the Upper Quarter

This course is approved by the KPTA and KBLOT for 11.5 CEUs, will prepare participants to thoroughly examine and treat complex upper extremity problems, integrating a detailed interview process with the patient. The course is set up to challenge the clinicians to think through the clinical presentation of a patient and take a holistic view of the patient when examining the upper extremity. This course is designed for physical therapists and occupational therapists that treat upper extremity injuries that have complicating factors from the cervical spine and shoulder girdle.  Fundamental knowledge of anatomy is a prerequisite to the course to understand the pathomechanics of these interdependent systems. This knowledge sets the stage to clinically reason through patient problems first to determine the primary cause of patient symptoms. Both cervical and shoulder examination procedures will be performed side by side with clinical reasoning. This course will be limited to 60 total participants. 


1.    Expose the participants to comprehensive cervical and shoulder anatomy review for common upper quadrant musculoskeletal and peripheral nerve pathologies. 

2.    Demonstrate the ability to differentiate between a cervical vs. shoulder pathology using thorough history taking and physical examination.  

3.    Identify the correct treatment approach for the specific clinical diagnosis for both common shoulder and cervical pathologies

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Tim L. Uhl, Ph.D., ATC, PT has been practicing physical therapy and athletic training since 1985 in various sport medicine settings. Dr. Uhl has focused his research on exercise progression using electromyography to evaluate muscle amplitudes for the upper and lower extremity. He is presently a Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, at the University of Kentucky teaching upper extremity and spine assessment and treatment.

Michael Glindmeyer DPT, SCS, ATC Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Eastern Kentucky University in 2008, and a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2011 from The University of Kentucky in 2011.  Achieved board certification in Sports Physical Therapy in 2014.  Completed a 12 month APTA accredited Upper Extremity Athlete Fellowship in Washington, D.C. in 2017.  Attained membership in The American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists in 2017.



AUG 3 - AUG 4 2019

For physcial and occupational therapy professional.





AUG 3 - AUG 4 2019

For physical and occupational therapy students.

*must enter student member number of APTA or AOTA and show membership identification at check-in



- Payment can be submitted online with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and America Express.

- When you register, you may be put on a wait list if the meeting is full (60 participants) and you will be contacted if a spot becomes available.

Cancelation Policy:

You can cancel up to July 22ndwith a 100% refund of your money. Cancelations between July 22 and August 1 will receive a refund of 50% for administrative processing. No money or credit will be issued for ‘no shows’ at the course, nor for cancellation any time after the course start date.