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Spinal Manipulation


NJ-15 Credit Hours Approved
NY-18 Credit Hours Approved

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to teach evidence based practice in thrust manipulation of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. This course will teach the clinical decision making used for spinal manipulation, current statistics, analysis of outcomes from clinically relevant research, safety measures and screening required prior to providing this manual intervention. Additionally, students will be taught the psychomotor skills to perform spinal manipulation techniques of the cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacroiliac joint regions as well as mobility exercises to compliment the manual techniques learned.

Objectives
  1.  Conduct an accurate differential diagnosis of spinal conditions and recognize when referral is appropriate.
     
  2. Conduct a comprehensive evaluation of spinal regions. This will include evidence based tests/measures with high diagnostic properties and identify comparable/asterisk signs.
     
  3. Identify contraindication/precautions when choosing to implement thrust manipulation as an intervention.
     
  4. Participants will identify and understand the proper application involved in spinal mobility corrective exercises.
     
  5. Identify and apply sound clinical decision making supported by current best evidence when choosing to use thrust manipulation.
     
  6. Participants will be able to demonstrate appropriate psychomotor skills for all techniques learned.

Course Outline

Day One

8:00 - 8:30am Sign in / Introduction

8:30 - 9:00am Should We Manipulate

9:00 - 9:30am Lecture: Safety of Manipulation

9:30 - 10amLecture: Screening & management of C/S pathology, Red flags

10:00 - 10:30am Lab: examination of c/s

10:30 -11:00am Lab: Cervical Spine Mobilization

11:00 - 12:00pm Lab: Cervical Spine Manipulation

12:00 -1:00pm Lunch

1:00 - 1:30pm Lecture: Neurophysiologic/ forces to Manipulation

1:30 - 2:30pm Thoracic Manipulation

2:30 - 2:45pm Break

2:45 - 3:15pm Discussion

3:15 - 4:00pm Nerve Glides

4:00 - 5:00pm Open Lab

Day Two

8:00 - 8:15am Sign in

8:15 - 9:00am Lecture: Evidence Based examination and management of cervical and thoracic spine

9:00 - 10:00am Lab: Mobilizations

10:00 -11:00am Lab: Lumbar manipulation

11:00 -12:00pm Thoraco-lumbar manipulation

12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch

1:00 -2:00pm Regional Interdependence, Hip Mobilizations.

2:00 - 3:00pm Mobility/ Motor Control

3:00 - 3:30pm Open Lab

3:30 - 4:00pm Issuance of Certificate

Total $600

$375 w/ Proof of Current Student ID

*Contact Asheley@pursueptnow.com

UPCOMING COURSE DATE(S)

  • July 21 - 22, 2018                Excel Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Hackensack NJ 07601
  • December 1- 2, 2018           Pursue Physical Therapy, Verona NJ 07044
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