- Sue DuPont
- 1 Hour 49 Minutes
- Audio and Video
- Aug 04, 2017
With more people using computers and cell phones than ever before, neck and shoulder pain are on the rise. Assessing movement-related impairments in these patients/clients is an essential skill in managing musculoskeletal pain. This session will explore postural control mechanisms, myofascial imbalances and how they contribute to pain syndromes. Tools for identifying and treating these dysfunctions will also be discussed.
|Manual – Postural & Movement Deficiencies (3.28 MB)||72 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Intro: Describe Typical Posture of Neck and Shoulder Patient
- Why do movement impairments occur?
- What impairments exist?
Methods for Measuring Movement and Postural Impairments
- Neck Positioning Sense
- Motor Control Adaptations (APAs)
- Scapula Dyskinesis
Exercises for Postural & Movement Impairments in Neck and Shoulder Patients
- Neck repositioning exercises
- Deep Neck Flexor exercises
- Scapular rebalancing
- Scapular Strengthening
- Kinetic Chain motor reprogramming
Sue DuPont, MS, MBA, PT, ATC, is an expert in the field of orthopedics and sports medicine, with over 30 years of experience treating patients and athletes of all ages and activity levels. She holds multiple degrees including a B.S. in Exercise Science/Athletic Training, an M.S. in Biology specializing in Biomechanics, a post-baccalaureate degree in Physical Therapy, and an MBA in Healthcare Management. Ms. DuPont was on the Medical Staff at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games and awarded a 1-year fellowship at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. She has worked with various professional and elite athletes, from WTA pro tennis to World Cup Figure Skating. While working with the U.S.O.C. Biomechanics Division, Ms. DuPont researched and developed a Clinical Plyometrics protocol and presented the findings at the APTA National Conference.
Ms. DuPont has taught courses specifically for seniors on healthy aging and wellness. She is a veteran ACE Certified Fitness Instructor, teaching Pilates, kickboxing, and many other fitness courses for over 20 years. Ms. DuPont has performed extensive research on the spine, aging, balance, and fitness. In her clinical practice, she utilizes advanced clinical techniques in manual therapy, taping/strapping, active stabilization, and soft tissue release to improve functional movement patterns. Currently, Ms. DuPont teaches continuing education courses nationwide. When home in Florida, she treats patients/clients for physical therapy and wellness and sits on the Advisory Board for Southwest Florida University’s PTA program.
Financial: Sue DuPont has an employment relationship with Joint Implant Surgeons of Florida. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Sue DuPont has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.