This course will cover current best evidence in the use of thrust manipulation to treat common clinical syndromes. Laboratory sessions will focus on the safe and effective delivery of thrust manipulations to the lumbar spine, sacroiliac joint, thoracic spine, and cervical spine. Lecture material will focus on the developing body of literature regarding safety of thrust manipulation, neurological examination, and the use of thrust manipulations with commonly treated patient presentations. These presentations include, but are not limited to: cervicogenic headaches, acute and chronic neck pain, non-radicular mechanical low back pain, and sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Additional lectures will cover the neurophysiological effects of manipulation and the importance of understanding the neurophysiology of pain in treating patients.
Instructional Method: lecture with demonstration and hands on lab
Student to faculty ratio: 15:1 (maximum of 15 students to 1 faculty)
Target Audience: Physical Therapists / Doctors of Medicine / Doctors of Osteopathy / Students