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TMR Manipulation is a weekend course designed to equip the practicing PT with spinal manipulative skills that are safe and effective.

This course offers hands on training to equip the attendee with safe and effective Grade V techniques that can be used in a clinical setting the next day. It is designed to add to, not replace, the skill set each therapist has acquired in his or her training and experience. Expect a fun and educational weekend!

Bonus: An introduction to the phenomenal and paradigm-shifting Total Motion Release technique is included, along with examples of how to utilize TMR principles with Grade V techniques.

Instructor Bio

Ken Cooper began his clinical career as a 1981 Physical Therapy graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas and now currently owns and operates Cooper Functional Services and Harwood Physical Therapy Clinic in Bedford, Texas.

Objectives

Some of the objectives of the course will be explaining the efficacy of spinal manipulation (SM) for various clinical presentations. At the end of the course you will be knowledgeable of current literature reviews regarding safety concerns and controversies with SM. In addition you will be able to effectively identify risk factors involved with SM using clinical evaluation procedures in addition to radiographic, magnetic resonance and video fluoroscopic studies.

Our cutting edge techniques have been used on professional athletes and are extremely effective. For the rest of the course objectives, visit the page by clicking the image above.

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Saturday 8am – 6pm / Sunday 8am – 3pm

2013 and 2014 Seminar Schedule

 

Date Of Seminar Seminar Location Taught By
 
 April 26th & 27th, 2014
Oxford, MI
Health Quest Physical Therapy &
Medical Fitness Center
53S. Washington
Oxford, MI
Nearby Lodging
 Ken
 May 31st & June 1st, 2014
Phoenix, AZ
Springbok Wellness & Rehab
1400 North Gilbert Road Suite M
Gilbert, Arizona 85234Phone:  480-558-0474
(just south of Baseline and
Gilbert on the west side of the street from Urgent Care)

Driving Directions

Nearby Lodging

 

Ken
June 21st & 22nd, 2014
Chicago, IL
  TBA
(Email us if you would
like to host this seminar)
Ken
July 12th & 13th, 2014
Buffalo, NY
 Dubois Physical Therapy
2111 Sawyer Drive
Niagara Falls , NY 14304
Hotel Suggestions -
Holiday Inn Express
10111 Niagara Falls Blvd ,
Niagara Falls, NY 14304
phone number (716-298-4500)


Parking Instructions:

parking lot in front of the clinic

Ken
Aug 16th & 17th, 2014
Denver, CO
 TBA
(Email us if you would
like to host this seminar)
Ken
Sept 27th & 28th, 2014
Corpus Christi, TX
 TBA
(Email us if you would
like to host this seminar)
Ken
October 4th & 5th, 2014
Miami, FL
Jaguar Therapy
3305 Rice Street
Miami FL 33133
website: JaguarTherapy.com
Nearby Lodging
Ken
October 18th & 19th, 2014
Charleston, SC
Mount Pleasant Physical Therapy
1909 Highway 17 North Suite Q
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

Nearby Lodging

Directions - Bi-lo shopping center at the corner of Highway 17
and the Isle of Palms connector

Ken
November 8th & 9th
2014
Orange County, CA
Ther-ex Institute
9080 Irvine Center Drive, Ste. B
Irvine, CA 92618
Nearby Lodging
Ken
 Dec 6th & 7th , 2014
Houston, TX
 TBA
(Email us if you would
like to host this seminar)
Ken

 

“Enjoyed learning multiple techniques that could be used for spinal manipulation. Excellent Therapist to instructor ratio which is crucial in becoming proficient in any manual techniques.”

“I have always been fearful of using Grade 5 techniques. Ken has made me feel much more comfortable.”

”This was my 1st introduction to TMR AND manipulation. Only thing I had done before was mobilization. It definitely expanded my knowledge base and introduced new and exciting new Rx approach.”

”I believe you can not fully treat your patient , or state that you are an expert in muscle bones and nerves unless you know how to manipulate”

”Outstanding Course! I now highly recommend this course for anyone who wants to take their manual therapy skills to the next level. ”

“Combining the TMR thought process with some extra manual technique makes me skilled to handle almost any patient well we can give.“

“Before taking this course I would not have had manipulation in my treatment. Now I feel like I could include certain manipulations in treatment.”

“A great hands on course, really increased my confidence with HVLA’s at all levels. Ken (Dr. Cooper) gives a variety of options to use so I feel well equipped for treating the variety of patients I see.”

This is the best course I have ever had for preparing me to sue the skills in the clinic Monday morning. Dr. Cooper is very skillful at assessing participants techniques and teaching adjustments.”

“Ken Cooper has great experience coming from PT and chiro background. GREAT COURSE!”

“Very thorough hand on course that utilizes multiple treatment positions for each dysfunction. Dr. Ken Cooper emphasizes pt. comfort, and therapist positioning and relaxation to make treatment more effective. Also TMR positioning was incorporated into manipulation. excellent course, and I feel confident to use the techniques Monday morning.”

This is the best course I have ever taken for preparing me to use the skills on Monday morning. Ken is very skillful at assessing participant’s techniques and teaching manipulation.
E. Lee, PT

This was a great hands-on course! It really increased my confidence with HVLA’s at all levels. Ken gives a variety of options to use and I feel will equipped for my patients.
R. Wright, PT

Great class taught by a very experienced clinician.  Enjoyed being taught by Ken.
S. Robles, PT

I have taken 3 manual therapy classes before this course.  The was the most simple to apply.  A very hands-on course that is easy to start on my patients this week.
P. Magee, PT, DPT, CEEAA

I’ve taken at least 5 SMT classes and entered this class lacking confidence in doing C-spine manips.  I FINALLY feel I’ve overcome my hurdles and can do it.  I’m ready for Monday.
J. Medell, DPT

The hands-on aspect of the course was very helpful, the instructor was very knowledgeable and helpful to make sure we all feel comfortable with the techniques.
J. Craner, DPT

 

At the conclusion of this seminar the learner will be able to :

• Explain the efficacy of spinal manipulation (SM) for various clinical presentations
• Be knowledgeable of current literature reviews regarding safety concerns and controversies with SM.
• Identify risk factors involved with SM using clinical evaluation procedures in addition to radiographic, magnetic resonance and videofluoroscopic studies.
• Demonstrate craniovertebral instability evaluation procedures.
• Demonstrate vertebrobasilar evaluation procedures and discuss the controversy of using these procedures.
• Demonstrate a clear understanding of craniocervical artery dissection.
• List multiple physiological effects of SM.
• Demonstrate at least five safe and effective cervical SM techniques.
• Demonstrate at least five safe and effective thoracic and costovertebral SM techniques.
• Demonstrate at least five safe and effective lumbosacral SM techniques.
• Discuss absolute and relative contraindications of SMT.
• Identify appropriate inclusions of informed consent.

“Combining the TMR thought process with some extra manual technique makes me skilled to handle almost any patient well we can give.“

Combining TMR