It is critical for residents to master the basic skills as they progress towards clinical expertise. In addition to astute clinical decision-making, experts in clinical practice do all of the basics very well. This mostly 'hands on' course is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of physical therapists in spinal manipulation who are currently involved in an orthopaedic residency program. Lectures will revolve around screening for appropriate patients likely to benefit from manipulation, safety and current best evidence. This course is based on the Manipulation Educational Manual and the latest research and clinical implementation of spinal manipulation for physical therapists.