Advanced Practice - Spinal Manipulation
Date: March 3rd, 2019 (1 Day Course)
Speaker: Josh Cleland PT, PhD, OSC
Contact Hours: Approximately 8 Hours
Open To: PT
This mostly 'hands on' course is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of physical therapists, building upon entry-level training or orthopedic manual physical therapy in spinal and cervical spine, thoracic spine and pelvis. This course is based on the Manipulation Educational Manual and the latest research and clinical implementation of spinal manipulation for physical therapists. The focus of this course is safe and skillful application of the manipulation techniques taught in the class. The course is a full day of spinal manipulation lab training or the lumbar, cervical and thoracic areas. Safe and effective handling skills form the core of this course.
This one-day lab intensive course will enable some proficiency to be screened for red flags, the completion of the history and physical examination, and focus heavily on skillful delivery or manipulative techniques to the spine.
Objectives: 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 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