presented by Deanna M. Wanzek
Financial: Deanna Wanzek receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Deanna Wanzek has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Deanna M. Wanzek, PT, PCS, CKTI, CLT
Deanna M. Wanzek, PT, PCS, CKTI, CLT, graduated from the Mayo Foundation School of Physical Therapy in 1974. Although she has specialized in pediatrics for the past forty years, she does treat across the life span. DeDe utilizes a holistic approach to evaluation and treatment. She incorporates myofascial release, muscle energy, and other complementary skills.…Read full bio
1. Treatment Techniques Using Voice and Positioning
This chapter will present techniques utilizing voicing and positioning. These techniques will discuss how to use gravity to assist or resist chest expansion.
2. Mobilization of the Rib Cage Using a Towel Roll
This chapter will present techniques to mobilize the rib cage. The importance of how to construct the towel roll will be discussed relative to the impairment. Specific placement of the towel roll relative to the impairment will also be explained.
3. Mobilization of the Rib Cage Using Movement Techniques
This chapter will present techniques that are applicable across the life span. The techniques include hands-on techniques as well as self-initiated techniques. The impairment relative to the technique presented will also be explained.
4. Mobilization of the Rib Cage Using Manual Techniques
This chapter will present manual techniques for mobilization of the individual rib segments, massage of the intercostal muscles, and mobilization of the quadratus lumborum. The impairment relative to the technique presented will also be explained. Precautions relative to each technique will also be discussed.