University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Presents E1 – Upper Extremity Evaluation & Manipulation Continuing Professional Education Seminars Across the U.S.

Seminar emphasizes interpretation of basic knowledge toward the development of skills needed for both upper extremity evaluation and treatment

San Marcos, CA– April 25, 2017 – The University of St. Augustine Health Sciences (USAHS), a leading graduate institution that emphasizes health science education through innovative classroom education, is pleased to announce that the institution will present the “E1 – Upper Extremity Evaluation & Manipulation” seminar for physical and occupational therapists looking for continuing education units, throughout the U.S.

This two-day seminar emphasizes the interpretation of basic science knowledge and the development of basic clinical skills which are needed to complete a differential evaluation of upper extremity dysfunction, and then proceed to treatment. General principles of functional anatomy, tissue and joint biomechanics, pathology, and treatment are presented. The clinical content of the seminar includes physical examination, with special emphasis on performance of joint mobility and assessment of end-feel. Non-thrust manipulations are instructed. Supportive treatments are discussed.

Learning objectives include:

  • Performing the steps of the differential evaluation for the detection of upper extremity dysfunction
  • Interpreting the results of the differential evaluation
  • Identifying a treatment approach based on the positive findings of the differential evaluation
  • Selecting (when appropriate) basic non-thrust manipulation techniques
  • Relating the significance of pain to the patient’s dysfunction, behavior and treatment approach
  • Discussing and contrasting the effects of mobility and immobility
  • Discussing the effects of manipulation in terms of psychological, mechanical and neurophysiological effects
  • Discussing the indications and contraindications for joint manipulation of the upper extremity

The E1 – Upper Extremity Evaluation & Manipulation  seminar will be offered on the following dates and locations. The two day seminar runs from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on day one and from 8:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m. on day two.

April 29-30, 2017
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Medical Office Building Room A
1500 Lansdowne Avenue
Darby, PA 19023
Instructor: Andy Naas, PT, MHSc, MTC, OCS

June 3-4, 2017
Cleveland, OH
Instructor: Andy Naas, PT, MHSc, MTC, OCS

June 10-11, 2017
San Francisco, CA
Instructor: Mike Turner, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, FAAOMPT

June 24-25, 2017
Dallas, TX
Instructor: Cathy Busby, PT, MAT, OCS, MTC, FAAOMPT

July 15-16, 2017
Boston, MA
Instructor: Cathy Busby, PT, MAT, OCS, MTC, FAAOMPT

August 5-6, 2017
St. Augustine, FL
Instructor: Mike Turner, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, FAAOMPT

August 19-20, 2017
Houston, TX
Instructor: Mike Turner, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, FAAOMPT

September 16-17, 2017
Baptist Health Medical Center- Little Rock Gilbreath Center
9601 Baptist Health Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205
Instructor: Cathy Busby, PT, MAT, OCS, MTC, FAAOMPT

November 4-5, 2017
St. Louis, MO
Instructor: Andy Naas, PT, MHSc, MTC, OCS

Additional Seminar Information:

  • Tuition: $495 (plus $225 per credit hour if taken for graduate credit)
  • Hours: 15 or 1.5 CEUs or 2 graduate credits with completion of Upper and Lower seminars
  • Prerequisite: Intro E1 Webinar (4 hours; .4 CEUs) & Pre-course FCO – Homestudy (included with E1)
  • Who Attends: Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists

For more information on an upcoming seminar or to register, visit

To learn more about this seminar, to speak with a USAHS faculty member or for more information on USAHS, please contact Rachael Lighty at [email protected] or 410.218.6055.


About University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS)
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) is a graduate institution that offers degree programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, education and health science, as well as continuing education programs. Founded in 1979, USAHS has locations in San Marcos, California; St. Augustine, Florida; Austin, Texas; and Miami, Florida. USAHS is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission. USAHS is one of more than 70 institutions in 25 countries that comprise the Laureate International Universities network. For more information about USAHS visit

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