This seminary organizes the musculature of the cervicothoracic spine and posterior shoulder through a three dimensional dissection.


This seminary organizes the musculature of the cervicothoracic spine and posterior shoulder through a three-dimensional dissection. The apophyseal joints and the relationship of the nerve root, spinal canal contents and complete understanding of the structural relationships of the cardiothoracic spine and shoulder.

Course Details

Course Length





Run Time: 4 hours

Attendee: Physical Therapists, PTA’s, Students, Athletic Trainers

Required Equipment: Personal Computer, Tablet, or Smartphone with access to Broadband Internet (<1.4 mbps)

Examination: 20-question test. Passing grade of 70% or higher required for certificate

Course Evaluation: Yes

Certificate of Completion: Yes

Workbook/Handout: Yes

Course Approvals/Certifications:


Module I

Unit 01: Introduction and Principles of Mechanical Pain
Unit 02: Overview of the Central Core
Unit 03: Overview of Articular Cartridge
Unit 04: Cadaver Dissection – Musculature Part I
Unit 05: Cadaver Dissection – Musculature Part II
Unit 06: Cadaver Dissection – Musculature Part III
Unit 07: Cadaver Dissection – Musculature Part IV
Unit 08: Questions and Answers and Pain Chart
Unit 09: Functional Standing Examination
Unit 10: Upper Quarter Problems
Unit 11: Cadaver Dissection – Spinal Canal
Unit 12: Discussions – Cervical Spine

Module II

Unit 13: Cadaver Dissection – Anterior Musculature Part I
Unit 14: Cadaver Dissection – Anterior Musculature Part II
Unit 15: Abdominal Relationship to the Upper Quarter
Unit 16: Impingement and Shoulder Dissection
Unit 17: Anatomy of Thoracic Outlet
Unit 18: Treatment Part I
Unit 19: Treatment Part II
Unit 20: Therapeutic Techniques
Unit 21: Therapeutic Exercises for the Upper Quarter
Unit 22: Therapeutic Exercises and Conclusions

Final Test

Certificate of Completion

Course Evaluation

Learning Goals

Upon completion of this class, you should be able to:

  • Identify anatomy of the cervicothoracic and scapulohumeral regions