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Spinal Manual Therapy Course
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At the completion of this program the participants will:
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The Certificate in Spinal Manual Therapy Program is extremely popular and we
recommend that you book well in advance to ensure a place.
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This course is not Online and will require attendance for 8 days in Perth, Australia.
Here is a fantastic opportunity to stimulate your clinical practice and enhance your career. This comprehensive 8-day face to face programme provides clinicians with intensive tuition in an integrated and thoroughly modern, evidence based approach to manual therapy of the spine. This programme has been held in many countries around the world for 25 years. Contact us for a brochure.
Manual Concepts team of highly qualified specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapists are the educators on this course and have been brought together by Kim Robinson and Toby. Toby and Kim over 60 years combined clinical experience and have taught manual therapy at an advanced post-graduate university level for more than 30 years each. Toby and Kim are members of the Australian College of Physiotherapists, achieving Specialist Physiotherapist status in 2007. Through their expertise, Toby and Kim have been awarded the positions of Adjunct Associate Professor and Senior Teaching Fellow at Curtin University. For more details of the presenters please click on the menu About Us.
The primary aim of the programme is to integrate joint, muscle and neural tissue based manual therapy concepts to provide a comprehensive approach to the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain disorder. The syllabus is grounded in a bio-psychosocial approach to managing spinal musculoskeletal disorders, which incorporates a range of manual therapy concepts. Of special interest will be clinical practice, emphasizing clinical examination, evaluation, interpretation, differential diagnosis and therefore classification and treatment. Management is based on identification of specific sub-groups amenable to manual therapy including movement impairment and motor control impairments, as well as neural tissue pain disorders. Screening for negative prognostic factors will also be taught as it is important to screen out patients unsuitable for manual therapy.
Assessment of movement impairment incorporates the Combined Movement approach, as well as segmental manual diagnosis. Treatment for movement impairment (articular dysfunction) is eclectic and includes a broad range of mobilisation, manipulation (high velocity thrust) and mobilisation with movement techniques.
Evaluation and management of lumbopelvic motor control impairment is designed around the O’Sullivan Classification based cognitive functional approach. Similarly for the cervical spine, motor control impairment is based on the work undertaken at the University of Queensland. Both approaches have substantial evidence of validity as well as efficacy in management.
Neural pain disorders are also sub-classified according to clinical examination findings into sensory hypersensitivity, compression neuropathy, and peripheral nerve sensitization. This sub-classification system is management driven and is backed up by supporting evidence for its validity and efficacy in management.
This course will be suitable to individuals at all levels of experience including those who are seeking new knowledge and those seeking to expand their knowledge. Whilst the course will be presented at a high level this should not be seen as a barrier to participation for those with little experience in this special area. As a result of attending the course it is anticipated that participants will gain personal satisfaction in a variety of ways that will enhance their individual requirements. There are therefore no pre-requisites for participation.
This syllabus will cover in detail the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine regions. Participants are provided with pre-course reading material and an extensive course manual to cover all aspects of the programme.