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Scapular Thoracic Upper Extremityy
Pursuit Performance Training
14961 NE 95th St, Redmond, WA 98052
May 19-20th, 2023
2-Day Lecture and Lab Series
Class In-Person and on Zoom, Zoom Class will be interactive

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      The Scapular-Thoracic Upper Extremity: is a course that explores the scapula and its role not only as the root of the upper extremity but as an integrator of forces, information, and function from the basi-occiput to the coccyx to the lower extremity.  The scapula is the interlocutor between the various aspects of the body to attain eye-levelling with the horizon, inner ear levelling to each other and at right angles to gravity even when the rest of the body is not orthogonal (vertical to the surface) to gravity, the scapula is a stabilizer and positioning platform for the upper extremity, distal-UE magnifier, is a speed reducer for gait, and is the balancer between base of skull, diaphragm, and pelvic floor tension. Hence, the Scapular Thoracic Upper Extremity will be considered in several functional aspects with very different foci of treatment.

Friday and Saturday, 9am to 6pm

May 19-20th, 2023


Pursuit Performance Training 

14961 NE 95th St, Redmond, WA 98052


Cost: $550 Live; $375 on Zoom

Learning Objectives: Upon course completion, the participant will be able to-

  1. Identify scapular thoracic musculoskeletal anatomy

  2. Recognize the biomechanics of the various joints of the upper extremity and their role in injury

  3. Learn the embryological connection of the scapular to the basi-occiput, occiput, temporal, clavical, upper extremity, the ilia, sacrum, coccyx and pelvic floor.

  4. Differentiate between the role that each anatomical structure plays surrounding the upper extremity joint

  5. Recognize upper scapular thoracic mobility issues

  6. Assess the role of the scapula in global, regional, and local dysfunction

  7. Recognize the role of the attachment of the upper extremity to the body in dysfunction


Target audience: Licensed healthcare providers including, but not limited to:

PT, AT, DC, MT, RN, OT, LMT, and ND.

16 contact hours  


Instructor: Neal O'Neal, PT 

Class is held 9-6 Friday and Saturday.


Fees: $550/student live, $375/student on Zoom.  


Materials Provided: A binder of the course materials will be provided to each student to follow along and take notes during the lecture and lab portions of the class.

Purpose: The purpose of this class is to provide the clinical practitioner with a strong working knowledge of the the underlying anatomy, physiology, embryology, and pathology of the upper extremity and how that impacts dysfunction, how to approach treatment osteopathically, and how to manually treat the dysfunction.



9am – 10:30am             Anatomy, physiology, embryology, and pathology of the scapula.(Lecture)


10:30am – 12pm           Global and regional provocation tests of scapula. (Lab)


12pm – 1pm                  Lunch


1pm – 2:45pm               Special Tests of the scapula and latissimus dorsi.  (Lab)

2:45pm – 5pm               Special Tests of the glenohumeral, acromioclavicular, sternoclavicular, and scapulothoracic

                                      joints  (Lab)


9am – 12pm                 Treatment strategies of the fingers, hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow  (Lab)

12pm – 1pm                  Lunch


1pm – 5pm                   Treatment strategies for the glenohumeral, acromioclavicular, sternoclavicular, and

                                     scapulothoracic joints  (Lab)

​Cancellation Policy:
Registration fee less a $75 administrative charge is refundable if cancellation received 14 days prior to program date. No refunds will be given after that time. Pursuit Performance Training and Pursuit PT reserve the right to cancel a seminar and will refund in full the registration fee only. Neither Pursuit Performance Training nor Pursuit PT is responsible for registrant’s non-refundable airfare, accommodations or fees.

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