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Sports Medicine 231: Thoracic Spine Conditions

Online $40.00 2 Donald Ozello, DC, CCN, CCSM

This course is accredited in the following states:

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This course is accredited in the following Canadian Provinces:

British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Yukon,

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Topic: Sports Medicine 231: Thoracic Spine Conditions

Credit Hours: 2

Instructor: Dr. Donald Ozello, DC

Course Description: athletes of all ages, sports, fitness levels and abilities commonly experience thoracic spine injuries. This detailed course covers the anatomy of the thoracic spine and the mechanism of common mid-back injuries. This class teaches consultation, examination, and imaging specifics to diagnosis and treat injuries of the thoracic spine. This presentation emphasizes educational materials to better perform in-office treatment and to improve patient education techniques.

Course Outline:

  • Description of conditions involving the thoracic spine
  • Mechanism of sports related thoracic spine injuries
  • In-office education techniques for self-treatment recovery, rehabilitation, and return to sport
  • Develop treatment strategies for thoracic sports injuries

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a better understanding of anatomy and physiology of the thoracic spine muscles, joints, and vertebrae
  • Increase clinical knowledge to properly diagnosis and treat sports related thoracic spine injuries
  • Learn tools to better educate patients in prevention and rehabilitation of common lumbar spine conditions
  • Application of new skills in the management of sports injuries

Donald A. Ozello, DC graduated from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1995. He is the owner and treating doctor at Championship Chiropractic in Las Vegas, Nevada. His mission is to educate and inspire others to live healthier, fitter, more functional lives. He has a family practice but his passion is treating sports injuries.

Dr. Donald A. Ozello is the author of “Running: Maximize Performance & Minimize Injuries.” He is published in The Las Vegas Informer, OnFitness Magazine, Las Vegas Man Magazine, LiveStrong.com and SpineUniverse.com. He posts educational video courses on Curious.com and YouTube. His video show, Dr Ozello’s Sports Medicine Report, is published on YouTube every Thursday. His video show, Two Minutes of Anatomy is published on YouTube every Monday and his newest video show, Championship Fitness is published every Tuesday.

Dr. Donald A. Ozello is a fitness enthusiast. Functional kettlebell training, running, bike riding and core training are his favorite forms of exercise. Before pursuing his career in Chiropractic, Donald served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Bremerton, SSN 698.


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