All clinicians are faced with the conflict of rapidly emerging evidence and
the push to be more efficient in patients per man-hour resulting from the decreasing reimbursement seen across the spectrum of insurance coverage. This class is intended to assist the clinician in maintaining their primary focus on being effective for the patient while still being efficient with the use of their time through recognition of, and response to common clinical syndromes seen in the cervical spine. Pattern recognition allows experts to recognize when they are faced with a known phenomenon, which has been shown time and time again to respond in a familiar way in the hands of many clinicians. If the physical therapist develops expertise in treating these syndromes they become more efficient& effective at facilitating the management of these patients liberating time for the cases that lie outside of the norm and require focused analysis todetermine the appropriate path of treatment. These commonly occurringclinical syndromes are the basis of treatment based classification (TBC), but the class will emphasize a clinical perspective of what is actually seen in the clinic rather than in the algorithmic suppositions of TBC. The class will be primarily hands on participation with a minimum of lecture via patient demonstration to give context to the content. This class is willfully designed to be efficient with your time as well effective with developing, improving or mastering your skill set. All enrollees will receive the majority of the didactic portion of the class before the actual class day allowing time for absorption before the physicalinterface. This will ideally liberate the class to spend the majority of the time together in a genuine “hands on” refinement of skills to be assimilated into their present matrix.