DescriptionThrust Manipulation (where legally permitted)
for the Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar spine and select large peripheral joints. Numerous philosophies of manipulation are discussed. Three approaches to manipulation will be practiced, namely those of Geoff Maitland, James Cyriax and UK Osteopathic. The similarities and differences of the three approaches will be taught and practiced in extensive lab sessions. Emphasis on safety in manipulation will be stressed, including indications, contraindications, precautions and the VBI protocol to ensure maximum safety. Course is composed of 85% Lab and 15% Lecture. There is a strong emphasis on the principals of assessment and treatment. Includes required Home Study course component of approximately 15.3 hours.
MT-M Course Schedule*
Day 1: 7:30am-5:20pm
Day 2: 8:00am-3:45pm
Times subject to change.*
MT-M Course Requirements
Open to PTs, MDs, DCs, and DOs. Enrollment limited. Lab clothes required for all sessions
MT-M Course Objectives
Course participants upon completion will be able to:
- Understand the language and concepts associated with spinal and peripheral thrust and non-thrust manipulation.
- Accurately differentiate between the methods of thrust manipulation taught by the Maitland, Cyriax, and UK Osteopathic Schools of thrust and non-thrust manipulation.
- Understand and demonstrate special clinical tests that are used to diagnose upper cervical ligamentous laxity. Accurately demonstrate at least one example.
- Discuss and utilize the clinical reasoning process and special clinical tests that are designed to elicit signs of Vertebro-Basilar blood flow insufficiency, including the IFOMPT CAD Framework. Accurately demonstrate at least one special clinical test.
- Recognize and assess conditions that respond to thrust manipulation. Demonstrate at least one example
- Understand the most compelling examination findings and prognostic factors used in thrust manipulation. Discuss at least one.
- Develop and refine skills in the application of thrust and non-thrust manipulation techniques. Demonstrate at least one spinal technique, and at least one peripheral technique.
- Demonstrate integration of the patient response method used in the Maitland Australian Physiotherapy approach.
- Discuss recent evidence-based research related to the use of thrust and non-thrust manipulation in the management of peripheral and spinal conditions.
Note: MT-M courses using the California Physical Therapy Association approval will have a student/faculty ratio no higher than 16:1.