Experts Do the Basics Very Well

Date: March 2nd, 2019 (1 Day Course)
Cost: $295
Speaker: Josh Cleland PT, PhD, OSC
Contact Hours: Approximately 8 Hours

Description: It is critical for residents to master the basic skills as they progress towards clinical expertise. In addition to astute clinical decision-making, experts in clinical practice do all of the basics very well.  This mostly 'hands on' course is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of physical therapists in spinal manipulation who are currently involved in an orthopaedic residency program. Lectures will revolve around screening for appropriate patients likely to benefit from manipulation, safety and current best evidence.  This course is based on the Manipulation Educational Manual and the latest research and clinical implementation of spinal manipulation for physical therapists.

Goals: Upon completing this course, you will be able to:
1. Justify the selection of manipulation techniques, pain science education or integrated exercise using clinical reasoning and application of current best evidence.
2. Safely and effectively performs basic manipulation techniques in patients with spinal pain or dysfunction when found justified.
3. Recognize the current best evidence for the implementation of spinal manipulation in clinical practice
4. Developing a working knowledge of the safety issues, precautions and contraindications to spinal manipulation and being able to apply them in the course and in clinical practice

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