PT Continuing Education

Lumbar Spine Manual Therapy Management

Presented by
Dr. Jeff Moore, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, MTC, Cert. SMT

UNMC's Division of Physical Therapy Education and Alumni Council held this 2-Day continuing education event August 25 & 26, 2018 in the Bennett Hall Lab (Room 4016) on the University of Nebraska Medical Center Campus, Omaha, NE and in the Health Science Education Complex (Room 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. Dr. Moore has obtained a manual therapy certification (MTC) from St. Augustine and a certification in spinal manipulation (Cert-SMT) from the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. 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 country.

Course Description:

This course will cover current best evidence in the physical therapy management of low back pain. Laboratory sessions will focus on the safe and effective delivery of thrust and non-thrust manipulation to the lumbar spine, sacroiliac joint, thoracolumbar spine, and lower ribs. Additional labs will cover an introduction to the McKenzie approach, pain science application, and progressive exercise concepts. Mobility and motor control exercises will be included to complement the manual therapy techniques. Lecture material will summarize the developing body of literature regarding the subgrouping of lumbar spine patients, differential diagnosis of lumbar conditions, psychologically informed practice, and lumbar spine examination based on clinical practice guidelines.

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. Perform a thorough objective examination using clinical practice guidelines and current best evidence to determine necessary data.
  3. 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 low back pain.
  4. Demonstrate proper technique with lumbar mobilization and thrust manipulation to the lumbar and lower thoracic regions.
  5. Demonstrate proper technique with all thoracic and lumbar mobility exercises and their home exercise counter parts.

Course Schedule:

August 25, 2018:

August 26, 2018:

Course Fee:

Registration is limited due to lab space.
$495.00 ($250.00 for UNMC Clinical Instructors and Alumni)

Cancellation/Refund Policy: