On-Demand Webinar – New Strategies for the Treatment of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)

TOS-smOn-Demand Webinar: This course will discuss unique approaches for identifying all symptoms of TOS. Specific ways to identify double crush entrapments will be demonstrated in a video using the “Scratch and Collapse Test” as described by Drs. Mackinnon and Hagerts. Evaluation and treatment of Postural Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, a new category of TOS,  will be discussed and compared to Arterial/Venous TOS. The sequence in designing and treating TOS will discussed as well as time frames for treatment. The importance of patient education and actual home exercises will be reviewed. Information learned in this webinar can immediately be used in the clinic

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Program subject to change. Participants are cautioned to apply new information and skills within the scope of state licensure law. Post test at end of course will assess your new knowledge.

At the end of the course each participant will be given a course evaluation and a self reflective questionnaire.

 Course Objectives:

After completing this module, participants will be able to:

  • Identify 3 of the 5 specific tests for clinical symptoms of TOS
  • Identify 1 indication for the use of each of 3 specific TOS tests
  • Recognize the proper sequence for testing and treating all upper quadrant entrapments
  • Recognize the steps for differential diagnosing TOS using the Scratch and Collapse test and Tinels
  • Identify 3 clinical strategies for HEP

CE Credits

2 contact hour
Regulations for self-study courses vary by state and profession. If you are taking this course for CE credits required for licensure, please contact your licensing board to confirm acceptance of this online course prior to registering. Courses must be relevant to your field of practice.

This course is accepted by many professional credentialing organizations and state professional regulatory boards. Rules and regulations change frequently without notification, and apply differently to live and online courses. Please check with your state board to confirm accuracy of this list and acceptance of contact hours. Certificate of Attendance will be issued to all participants upon completion of the course and post-test and may be used for CEU verification of credits. CE credits vary by state. Please check with your state board/certifying agency to confirm conversion of contact hours to CE. See links below.


Physical Therapy Board of California: The Physical Therapy Board of California recognizes Rehab Education, LLC as an approval agency to approve providers offering continuing competency courses for CA licensed PTs and PTAs. This course is approved for 2 contact hours.

Illinois State Board of Physical Therapy: Approved CE Sponsor by Illinois State Board of Physical Therapy, Division of Professional Regulations, Approval ##216.000227. (Course must be taken prior to 09-30-2018)

NY State Physical Therapy Board: Rehab Education, LLC is recognized as an approved provider of PT and PTA continuing education by the NY State Education Department Board of Physical Therapy. (Course must be taken prior to 05-10-2019)

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider #6177: These states currently recognize AOTA Approved Providers for OT continuing education either in regulatory language or by formal written communication to AOTA:

District of Columbia
New Hampshire
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Rhode Island
South Carolina

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

*NBCOT…National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (view PDU requirements)
+HTCC… Hand Therapy Certification Commission  (view recertification requirements)
Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC): This course is accepted by HTCC towards re-certification.

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20 Min Identifying Entrapment Sites for TOS
15 Min Differential Diagnosis of Posture TOS vs Arterial/Venus TOS
25 Min Developing Exercise Strategies
20 Min Patient Education
15 Min Prioritizing of Treatment Options
20 Min Review of Home Exercise Programs
5 Min Q&A, Post-course assessment

Susan W. Stralka PT, DPT, MSsusan_stralka is a Licensed Physical Therapist with over 40 years of experience, many of which involved treating both musculoskeletal and neurovascular consequences of injury. She obtained her Physical Therapy degrees, including her Masters of Science and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees, from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis, Tennessee. She also is a guest lecturer at UTHSC, for the Department of Physical Therapy. Dr. Stralka remains a consultant to the Mays and Schnapp Pain Clinic in Memphis, treating all types of acute and chronic pain dysfunctions. She has a strong clinical background in orthopedics and manual therapy, and has presented nationally and internationally on a wide variety of orthopedic subjects.

Dr. Stralka and two of her colleagues wrote the first exam for the Orthopedic Specialty Certification through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She has many publications to her credit and her most recent publications are “Graded Motor Imagery” in the Journal of Hand Therapy, 2011, and “Thoracic Outlet Syndrome” in the book entitled Neck and Arm Pain Syndromes, 2011. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, as well as a member of the Orthopedics, Neurology, Research, Private Practice and Hand Sections of the APTA. In addition, Dr. Stralka is the recipient of the Dr. Arthur Nelson Honorary Lectureship Award for lectures on Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and was the co-recipient of the Rose Excellence in Research Award in 1996. In 2012 Susan received the prestigious Professorship Award called the Dorothy B. Kaufmann Lectureship from the Philadelphia Hand Rehabilitation Foundation.

Classes taught by Susan W. Stralka:


Price:Introductory special $60.00 Regular $70.00

There are currently no scheduled workshops at this time.

Regulations for self-study courses vary by state and profession. If you are taking this course for CE credits required for licensure, please contact your licensing board to confirm acceptance of this online course prior to registering. Courses must be relevant to your field of practice.