Low back pain

Foundation, examination and management.

Webinar

Webinar: 5 hours.

Tuition: $250

Prerequisite: None.

For: Physical Therapists, Sport Therapists.

Registration:  [email protected]

Workshop: 3 hours.

Tuition: $150

Prerequisite: LBP Webinar,

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland,

Date: February 1, 2019 

Time: 9-12 AM

Registration:  [email protected]

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this seminar the attendee should be able to:

  • Differentiate between mechanical and non-mechanical pain by identifying modifiable risk factors (biomedical,psychological and social) for pain and disability.
  • Demonstrate clinical understanding of normal and abnormal mechanics of the spine and the functional implication on spinal motion.
  • Identify the mechanical cause for symptoms by using logical and clinical reasoning through the process of subjective and objective examination.
  • Relate the faulty position and/or motion to the injured tissue and explain the findings to the patient.
  • Organize and prioritize management, addressing the impairment by providing specific ergonomic instructions and "tailor made" exercises.

 

Neck pain

Foundation, examination and management.

Webinar

Webinar: 2 hours.

Tuition: $100

Prerequisite: LBP Webinar

For: Physical Therapists, Sport Therapists.

Registration:  [email protected]

Workshop: 2 hours.

Tuition: $100

Prerequisite: LBP and NP Webinar,

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland,

Date: February 1, 2019  

Time: 1-3 PM

Registration:  [email protected]

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this seminar the attendee should be able to:

  • Demonstrate clinical understanding of normal and abnormal mechanics of the cervical spine and the functional implication on spinal motion.
  • Identify the mechanical cause for symptoms by using logical and clinical reasoning through the process of subjective and objective examination.
  • Relate the faulty position and/or motion to the injured tissue and explain the findings to the patient.
  • Organize and prioritize management, addressing the impairment by providing specific ergonomic instructions and "tailor made" exercises.

 

Pain and impairments of the shoulder girdle.

Examination and correction with the use of SEMG

Webinar

Webinar: 3 hours.

Tuition: $150

Prerequisite: None

For: Physical Therapists, Sport Therapists.

Registration: [email protected]

Workshop: 3 hours.

Tuition: $150

Prerequisite: SG Webinar,

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland,

Date: February 1, 2019  

Time: 15-18 PM

Registration:  [email protected]

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this seminar the attendee should be able to:

  • Demonstrate clinical understanding of normal and abnormal mechanics of the shoulder and shoulder girdle.
  • Identify the mechanical cause for symptoms by using surface EMG in the objective examination..
  • Relate the faulty position and/or motion to the injured tissue and explain the findings to the patient.
  • Organize and prioritize management, addressing the impairment by providing specific ergonomic instructions and "tailor made" exercises using SEMG.

 

 

 

 

Harpa Helgadottir, Instructor.
BS University of Iceland MTC Manual Therapy Certified
MHSc University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
PhD University of Iceland.


Dr. Harpa Helgadóttir received a BS degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Iceland in 1991 and Manual Therapy Certification
(MTC) from the University of St. Augustine in 2000; in addition to earning her Master of Health Science degree in 2005. In 2006, she enrolled
in the PhD program in BioMedical Science at the University of Iceland and defended her thesis in 2010.

Dr. Helgadóttir has completed research about the spine and shoulder girdle and published original articles on the subject in scientific journals*.
She has worked as a physical therapist since 1991 and founded a treatment center in 1996; specializing in physical training for patients
with neck and back disorders using an exercise approach. She is currently the sole owner and one of eight physical therapists at the center which
is located in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Over the past 30 years Dr. Helgadóttir has been developing her own approach, using her clinical experience and strengths utilizing a variety of
methods and techniques. She has been teaching courses at the University of Iceland since 2001 and University of St. Augustine since 2013,
as well as conducting international seminars.
Outside of work, Dr. Helgadóttir maintains an active lifestyle, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, kayaking and playing golf. She also enjoys
dancing and music.
 

* Altered scapular orientation during arm elevation in patients with insidious onset neck pain and whiplash associated disorder. Helgadóttir H, Kristjansson E, Mottram S, Karduna A, Jonsson H. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 2010:40(12);784-791.
* Altered activity of the serratus anterior in patients with cervical disorders. Helgadóttir H, Kristjansson E, Einarsson E, Karduna A, Jonsson H. J Electromyogr Kinesiol, 2011:21;947-953.
* Altered alignment of the shoulder girdle and cervical spine in patients with insidious onset neck pain and whiplash associated disorders. Helgadóttir H, Kristjansson E, Mottram S, Karduna A, Jonsson H. J Appl Biomech, 2011:27(3);181-191.