PT Continuing Education

Cervical Spine: Manual Therapy Management

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UNMC's Division of Physical Therapy Education and Alumni Council will hold this 2-Day continuing education event February 2 & 3, 2019 in the Bennett Hall Lab (Room 4016) on the University of Nebraska Medical Center Campus, Omaha, NE and in the Health Science Education Complex (Rooms 204/206), Kearney, Nebraska (connected virtually and with onsite lab assistant)

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Moore received his doctorate of physical therapy degree with high honors from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Most recently he completed his Fellowship training in orthopedic manual therapy through Evidence In Motion. Dr. Moore has spent the past eight years working exclusively in outpatient orthopedics.

He launched the Institute of Clinical Excellence in 2012 and became a faculty member with Evidence In Motion in 2015. Between these two companies Dr. Moore regularly teaches manual therapy courses around the globe.

Course Description:

This course will cover current best evidence in the physical therapy management of neck pain. Lecture material will summarize the developing body of literature regarding the subgrouping of cervical spine patients. We will present and discuss relevant safety concerns of evidence based treatments with a special emphasis on cervical spine thrust manipulation.

The laboratory component will focus on the safe and effective delivery of thrust and non-thrust manipulation to the cervicothoracic spine and supporting mobility and motor control exercises. The didactic portion will comprise 30% of the class with 70% of the time being spent in the lab.

Target Audience:
Physical therapists, doctors of medicine, doctors of osteopathy, university faculty

Contact Hours: 16 CEUs

Course Objectives:

  1. Understand the risk factors associated with spinal manipulation and be able to screen patients properly using a thorough history and targeted physical examination
  2. Understand the strengths and limitations of current objective tests for vascular insufficiency in the cervical spine
  3. Perform a thorough objective examination using clinical practice guidelines and current best evidence to determine which data to collect
  4. Demonstrate an excellent understanding of current best evidence in regards to manual therapy, thrust and non-thrust joint mobilization techniques, in the treatment of patients with neck pain
  5. Demonstrate proper technique with cervical mobilization and thrust manipulation to the cervical and thoracic spine
  6. Demonstrate proper technique with all cervical and thoracic mobility exercises and their home exercise counter parts
  7. Perform upper cervical ligament integrity testing

Course Schedule:

Day One:

Day Two:

Course Fee:

Registration is limited due to lab space.
$595 ($300 for UNMC Clinical Instructors and Alumni)

Cancellation/Refund Policy: