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Thoracic pain.  A closer look.


Differential diagnosis and treatment strategies.


In this 3-hour webinar clinical approach for assessment and treatment of common thoracic spine problems will be explored.

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April 12, 2024



Prof. Paolo Sanzo

  • Physiotherapist, Clinical Specialist (Musculoskeletal)

  • Assistant Dean, Faculty of Health and Behavioral Sciences, Lakehead University. Canada

  • Associate Professor, School of Kinesiology, Lakehead University.

  • Associate Professor, Northern Ontario School of Medicine University. Canada

  • Lecturer, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Canada

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Paolo is Vice President, IFOMPT Executive Committee

Dr. Mahmoud Saad

Mahmoud is a chairman of OMTA (RIG of IFOMPT)

  • ​Clinical Specialist (Musculoskeletal). UK

  • Fellow Higher Education Academy.

  • Ex-senior musculoskeletal physiotherapy lecturer.SHU.UK

  • Clinical specialist.NHS.UK

  • MCSP-HCPC registered. UK

  • Founding Director. Primephysio Training UK.


Topics to be discussed:

  • Thoracic outlet syndrome

  • Medial and inferior scapular pain


Questions to be explored:

A- Thoracic outlet syndrome. (TOS)

  1. Differential diagnosis

  2. Is it really TOS or something else (Red flags)

  3. How can we confirm the diagnosis?  Testing

  4. Treatment strategies

    • Does manual therapy have a role. Clinical application

    • Neuro dynamics

    • Exercise therapy.

    • Education strategies

B- Inferior and media scapular pain. (IMSP)

  1. Differential diagnosis

  2. Sources of pain referral

  3. Is it thoracic aortic or acute coronary syndrome or something else?

  4. Decision making process.

  5.  What if it is a musculoskeletal problem?

  6. Is it cervical spine referred problem?

  7. Is it trigger point, thoracic spine nerve root or Costo-vertebral joint? How could we differentiate between these sources?

  8. Treatment strategies:

    • Thoracic mobility

    • Directional preference

    • Desensitization strategies.

    • Role of self-mobility and physical activity

    • Motor control training. Simple exercise for a long-term result.

Registration Process- 

10 USD​

1. Fee Submission:

15 USD​

  • If you register from Egypt, please contact our office in Egypt through WhatsApp or Phone

  • Once this is completed, please take a photo/ screenshot of the proof of payment.

2. Registration Form:

  • Once the above has been fulfilled, please fill out this registration form, and attach the proof of payment to it. No seat booking will be confirmed in case the proof of payment is not attached. 

3.Zoom Link

  • The webinar link will be send via e-mail

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