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3322 – Manual Therapy Techniques for Upper Extremity

Advanced / Pool Workshop
Chicago, IL / Saturday, November 14, 2020 – 1:30-4:30 pm – 3.0 credit hours
(Lecture: 1:30-3:00 pm / Indoor Pool: 3:00-4:30 pm)

Faculty: Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS, ATRIC

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will present key manual therapy aquatic applications for the upper extremity with the goal of reduced pain and improved mobility. Lecture will cover the current research and justification for mobility technique recommendations for the upper extremity along with indications and precautions to these techniques. Due to the fast pace of material presentation, this is an advanced course. The participant should be familiar with upper extremity diagnoses, planes of movement and rehabilitation terms.

1) Use clinical reasoning skills to choose the most appropriate manual techniques for the upper extremity based on individual clinical findings.
2) Safely apply 4-5 aquatic manual therapy techniques to improve mobility and reduce pain in clients with upper extremity dysfunction.
3) State precautions and contraindications to manual therapy applications of the upper extremity.

FACULTY: Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS, ATRIC, is a licensed physical therapist with many years of experience in orthopedic and aquatic therapy. As the owner of North County Water and Sports Therapy Center in San Diego (, she continues with hands-on clinical care in addition to her role as educator. Since graduating from the University of Connecticut in 1991, Beth has belonged to the American Physical Therapy Association and has achieved certification as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. In January 2006, she graduated from Boston University with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Additional certifications include Certified STOTT Pilates™ instructor and Master Instructor for the Burdenko Method.

Beth not only provides continuing education for health care professionals, she is an adjunct faculty in the San Diego Mesa College PTA program, teaching Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Introduction to Pathology courses. She also provides the learning module/instruction on aquatic therapy to the University of St. Augustine San Diego Campus DPT program. She is the recipient of the 2010 ATRI Tsunami Spirit Award and the 2012 ATRI Professional Award.