Live Workshop Series Agenda

Welcome – 7:30am-8:00am

  • Registration and Breakfast

Section 1 – 8:00AM-10:00am

  • Introduction
  • General Sessions: Dystonia, Spasticity; Treatment Overview; Botulinum Toxins; Collaborative Care; Ultrasound Guidance

Section 2 Including Lunch – 10:00AM-2:00PM Select Track 1 or Track 2 

Track 1: US Guidance and Toxin Injection Procedures

Ultrasound Demonstrations and Hands-on Scanning

  • Upper limb
  • Lower limb
  • Head/neck

Track 2: Anatomy, Collaborative Care, Splinting, and Casting

Functional Anatomy (Including Cadaver Videos)

  • Lower limb
  • Upper limb
  • Cervical muscles

Clinical discussion with video-based presentations

  • Recognizing Muscle Overactivity
  • Review of Post Chemodenervation Therapy: Manual Therapies, Splinting, and Casting
  • Individualizing Care

Section 3 – 2:00PM-3:15PM Select Track 1 or Track 2

Track 1: continued

Hands-on Training Sessions

  • Ultrasound Guidance Targeting With Phantoms
  • Anatomical Models (ELVIS, ELVIRA, ELISE, DASEY, SAIDIE)
  • Toxin Handling (Dosing, Dilution, Draw up, etc.)

Track 2: continued

Video and Hands-on Demonstration

  • Casting
  • Splinting
  • E-stim
  • Dry Needling


    Section 4 – 3:15PM-4:15PM

    • Ultrasound-Guided Patient Injection Demonstrations

    Closing – 4:15PM-4:30PM

    • Conclusions and Post-Assessment

    Live Workshop Series Learning Objectives

    Track 1:MD/DO/NP/PA

    • Describe the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with cervical dystonia, limb dystonias, and spasticity
    • Review the mechanism of action, indications, and clinical application of botulinum neurotoxin therapy in patients with cervical dystonia, limb dystonias, and spasticity
    • Identify the indications and unique dosing requirements of the current botulinum neurotoxins for the treatment of cervical dystonia, limb dystonias, and spasticity
    • Demonstrate guidance techniques for the safe and effective injection of botulinum toxin in patients with cervical dystonia, limb dystonias, and spasticity
    • Identify sonoacoustic anatomical features of cervical and limb muscles, nerves and other structures using ultrasound guidance to improve the safety accuracy of BoNT injection
    • Develop strategies for individualizing therapy and assisting patients with cervical dystonia, limb dystonias, and spasticity in achieving their functional goals

    Track 2: PT/OT

    • Recognize common patterns of muscle overactivity (MoA) that occur in UMNS and dystonia patients
    • Identify when patients with MoA should be referred for treatment (problematic MoA)
    • Recognize the importance of patient evaluation, collaborative care and setting patient specific goals on treatment outcomes
    • Demonstrate appropriate manual therapy, splinting, and casting techniques to maximize functional outcomes in the post chemodenervation setting
    • Integrate strategies to individualize functional goals considering varying types of patient scenarios
    • Review the potential utility of ultrasound in management of upper and lower limb dystonias