Seminar Objectives

Seminar Objectives

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.