Objectives

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.

 

Spinal Manipulation Course Agenda

Day 1  
8:00 – 8:30 Introductions
8:30 – 9:30 Frequently asked questions and concerns of the role of manipulation in the physical therapy field including contraindications
9:30 – 11:00 Demo, practice, Re-demo – of Top 3 Trunk Manipulations
11:00 – 11:30 FAQ about the Manipulations that came up during the practice – share with the entire group
11:30 – 1:00 pm Demo, practice, Re-demo – of Top 3 Lumbar/Hip Manipulations
   
1:00 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 – 3:30 Demo, practice, Re-demo – of Top 3 Neck Manipulations
3:30 – 4:00 FAQ about the Manipulations that came up during the practice – share with the entire group
4:00 – 5:30 Rapid Fire Manipulation – Instructor fires out manipulation needed and students practice on 3 people
5:30 – 7:00 Craniovertebral Instability and Vascular Concerns
   
Day 2  
8:00 – 8:30 Questions from Yesterday and Review of Today’s Topics
8:30 – 9:30 Patient Demo of Manipulation sequence of yesterday
9:30 – 10:30 Demo, Practice, Re-demo of 2 Advanced Neck Manipulations
10:30 – 11:30 Demo, Practice, Re-demo of 2 Advanced Trunk Manipulations
11:30 – 1:00 Demo, Practice, Re-demo of 2 Advanced Lumbar/Hip Manipulations
1:00 – 2:00 Rapid Fire Manipulation Practice of Today’s Manips
2:00 – 2:45 Rapid Fire Manipulation Practice from the entire weekend
2:45 – 3:00 Summary and Evals/Testimonials