Learn the evidence and skills to competently and confidently perform thrust manipulations to treat common clinical syndromes.
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 not limited to):
Acute and chronic neck pain
Non-radicular mechanical low back pain
Sacroiliac joint dysfunction.
Additional lectures will cover the neurophysiological effects of manipulation and the importance of understanding the neurophysiology of pain in treating patients.
Faculty: Dr. Justin Dunaway
Target Audience: Physical Therapists / Doctors of Medicine / Doctors of Osteopathy /University Faculty
Contact Hours: 16 CEUs