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Entrapment neuropathies are the most common peripheral nerve disorders. Common conditions include cervical or lumbar radiculopathies, carpal tunnel syndrome or cubital tunnel syndrome. Diagnosis and treatment of entrapment neuropathies are often challenging. This can in part be attributed to a limited understanding of the pathophysiology as well as the conflicting evidence regarding treatment of these patients. This course aims to provide a detailed insight into recent scientific advances in regards to the pathophysiology, assessment and conservative management of patients with entrapment neuropathies. Focus will thereby be placed on patients with spinally referred pain.
Upon completion of the course, participants will have a deep understanding of potential pathomechanisms at play in patients with entrapment neuropathies. They will know how to differentiate the dominant mechanisms in individual patients using methods beyond the commonly used neural integrity tests. Participants will also be competent in designing a targeted intervention for different subgroups of patients with spinally referred pain and can confidently interpret changes associated with the delivered intervention.
- To enable the participants to understand the basic principles of pain physiology associated with entrapment neuropathies and to incorporate this knowledge into their reasoning framework
- To be familiar with the practical performance and interpretation of bedside neurological testing and quantitative sensory testing methods in the context of entrapment neuropathies
- To understand the clinical framework for subgrouping different types of spinally referred pain
- To be competent in designing a targeted intervention for patients with entrapment neuropathies and to interpret changes associated with the delivered intervention.