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Spinal Manipulation, Louie Puentedura PT,DPT,PhD,OCS
15 CEs

September 27, 2014
UNLV, Las Vegas


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Course Description
This 2 day/15 hour course will enhance the knowledge and skills of physical therapists, building upon entry-level training of orthopedic manual physical therapy in regard to joint movement for the lumbar spine, cervical spine, thoracic spine and pelvis. This course is based on The Guide to Physical Therapist Practice Manipulation Educational Manual and the latest research and clinical implementation of spinal manipulation for physical therapists. The focus of this course is safe and skillful application of the manipulation techniques taught in the class. The majority of the class will feature extensive lab sessions. Physical Therapy clinicians will also be taught the latest research regarding issues related to spinal manipulation including the history of spinal manipulation, demystifying the concept of the “audible pop”, clinical prediction rules, safety including contraindications and precautions, consent for manipulation, efficacy of manipulation for spinal pain and models for the application of spinal manipulation. Furthermore, clinicians will be taught sound clinical reasoning skills to appropriately apply spinal manipulative procedures. Complimentary treatments such as exercise, education, modalities and more will be discussed and demonstrated to provide the clinicians with immediate clinical applicable information. Safe and effective handling skills form the core of this course. Limited participants are allowed to ensure quality supervision and instruction. This course is only open to Physical Therapists. Each participant is required to provide ISPI with a copy of their professional license.

 

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