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SCS UQ
- of the Upper Quarter for PT's & OT's

SCS UQ - of the Upper Quarter for OT’s & PT’s

SCS UQ focuses on the cervical spine, upper thoracic spine, ribs, shoulder and upper extremity.  Special adaptation of treatment techniques to the sitting position to facilitate use by the hand and upper extremity therapists will be introduced.  Emphasis is placed on developing palpatory and hands-on skills to enhance the student’s effectiveness with the techniques.  More than 65 different techniques will be demonstrated.

Prerequisite:  None
20 Contact Hours

Course Outline:

  • Review of the neurophysicology
  • Neurologic basis for somatic dysfunction
  • Rationale for SCS
  • General rules for SCS
  • Anterior/Posterior Cervical evaluation and treatment lab
  • Anterior/Posterior Thoracic evaluation and treatment lab
  • Rib evaluation and treatment lab
  • Anterior/Posterior Shoulder evaluation and treatment lab
  • Elbow/Wrist & Hand evaluation and treatment lab
  • Design a home program using SCS philosophy