TM2: Thrust Manipulation 2 – Upper Extremity & Advanced Spine

$495.00

This course focuses on enhancing the participant’s background knowledge, clinical reasoning process, and technical skill set related to the use of high velocity low amplitude (HVLA) thrust manipulation techniques in the management of patients with spinal or upper extremity impairments. Participants can expect to become proficient with common manipulative techniques directed to the lower extremity joints and with basic and intermediate techniques directed to the cervical, lumbar, and thoracic spinal regions. Furthermore, evidence based approaches and reasoning related to the appropriate use of spinal manipulation will be emphasized.

Target Audience: PTs
Instructional Level: Advanced
CEUs: 16 hours
Completion of TM1 or other approved post-professional training in HVLA manipulation is required.

 

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Course Rationale

The use of spinal and extremity thrust manipulation has been an important aspect of physical therapist practice for decades, and a wealth of literature in the 21st century has demonstrated that manipulation can be a valuable tool with local, regional, and widespread effects. Thrust manipulation is currently mandated to be taught in CAPTE-accredited entry-level PT programs. However, many graduates who choose to specialize in musculoskeletal care wish to continue their training and enhance their skill beyond that of their entry-level education. This course meets that need and will foster proficiency for those seeking to further their skills.

Course Objectives

  • At the conclusion of this program, the learner will be able to:
  • Implement a collaborative learning approach to advance understanding of the use of thrust manipulation techniques for the cervical spine, thoracic spine, lumbar spine, and joints of the lower extremity.
  • Apply evidence based principles in the use of thrust manipulation directed to the cervical spine, thoracic spine, lumbar spine, joints of the lower extremity.
  • Critically appraise the literature regarding evidence for thrust manipulation of the cervical spine, thoracic spine, lumbar spine, and joints of the lower extremity.
  • Detect precautions and contraindications to thrust manipulation.
  • Clinically reason which patients may benefit from the use of thrust manipulation techniques.
  • Discuss the use of thrust manipulation by physical therapists to patients with musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Review and discuss APTA and AAOMPT positions on thrust manipulation.
  • Proficiently and safely perform thrust manipulation techniques directed to the cervical spine, thoracic spine, lumbar spine, and joints of the lower extremity.
  • Provide the appropriate integration of thrust manipulation as part of a comprehensive treatment program for patients with musculoskeletal dysfunction, including the use of other interventions.
  • Articulate legal and ethical issues related to thrust manipulation.

Schedule

Saturday Agenda

Time Topic
7:30-8:00 Breakfast
8:00-8:30 Faculty Introductions, Participant Introductions, and Pre-Test
8:30-9:00 Brief Review of Manipulation History and Scope Considerations
9:00-10:00 Review and Refinement of Basic Spine Techniques and LE Techniques
10:00-10:30 Review and Refinement of Basic Spine Techniques and LE Techniques: continued
10:30-11:30 Upper Cervical Risk Assessment: Evidence Review
11:30-12:00 Upper Cervical Risk: Practical Assessment Strategies
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Cervical Assessment and Techniques
2:00-3:00 Cervical Assessment and Techniques: Various Patient Positions
3:00-4:00 Mobilization versus Manipulation Discussion
4:00-5:00 Shoulder Assessment and Techniques
5:00-5:30 Technique Review and Rapid-Fire Practice

 

Sunday Agenda

Time Topic
7:30-8:00 Breakfast
8:00-9:00 Thoracic/Rib Cage Assessment and Techniques
9:00-10:00 Thoracic/Rib Cage Assessment and Techniques: Various Patient Positions
10:00-11:00 Lumbar Assessment and Techniques
11:00-12:00 Round Robin: Review of Techniques
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Junctional Zones (Cervicothoracic, Lumbopelvic, Thoracolumbar Junction) Assessment and Techniques
2:00-3:00 Scope of Practice and State Practice Act Discussion
3:00-4:00 Other Upper Extremity Assessment and Techniques
4:00-4:30 Patient Case Example
4:30-5:30 Rapid-Fire Practice, Skills check; Course Wrap Up

 

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