An Introduction to Manual Therapy for PT's and PTA's

2019 FPTA approved for 9.5 CEU's: CE19-478528, Cost: $169

Course Description

There appears to be a misunderstanding or a disconnect amongst PT’s and PTA’s about what manual therapy consist of and how it should be used within our profession.This course will clear up this confusion, educating the attendees on the current State Practice Acts and how this may affect the way manual therapy is applied.  We will also define manual therapy and discuss proper application of manual therapy and it’s affect on the patient. A current review of the Chiropractic State Practice Act will be presented to help discuss the coexistence of Chiropractic and Physical Therapy. After this, the attendee will learn about the development of manual therapy and the different views that exist. This will include the discussion of theories brought forward by Evjenth, Kaltenborn, Paris, McKenzie and others.Finally, before one can effectively apply manual therapy techniques, one would have to have a solid understanding of anatomy, arthrology and neurologic pathways, so these will be discussed as well before the educator will discuss common joints that are mobilized. Finally, there will be a hands on session explaining certain techniques, all the while explaining which techniques are appropriate for PT’s and which ones are appropriate for PTA’s.
Course Outline: This course starts at 8:30

*    Practice act comparison; PT vs. PTA. What are we allowed to do?
*    Chiropractic, a legal discussion. 
*    Joint Anatomy
*    Joint Physiology and neuro anatomy
*    Arthrokinematics
*    Mobilizations: Different views: When to mobilize, when to stabilize
     - McKenzie
     - Kalternborn
     - Evjenth
     - Paris
     - Maitland
     - Mulligan
*    Classifications of mobilization
*    Importance of documentation  
*    Most common joints to receive mobilizations
*    Practical

Course Objectives
After attending this course, attendees will:
- have learned about the history of manual therapy
- understand the differences in Practice Acts between PT's, PTA's and Chiropractors
- understand the definition of manual therapy and skilled passive range of motion
- appreciate arthrokinematics and be able to apply evidence based techniques to facilitate joint movement
- be able to differentiate the different classifications of mobilization             
- appreciate the importance of documentation      
- learned about the most common joints to receive mobilizations

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Date                                                                  Location

 November 30, 2019, Miami

 November 23, 2019, West Palm Beach

 October 26, 2019, Orlando

 October 5, 2019, Naples

 September 21, 2019, Trinity/Odessa

 August 24, 2019, Port St. Lucie

Trinity Spine Center
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Odessa, FL, 33556

Doubletree Orlando
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Orlando, FL, 32830

Doubletree Miami,
711 NW 72nd Ave
Miami, FL, 33126

Holiday Inn Port St. Lucie
10120 S. Federal Highway
Port St. Lucie, FL, 34952

Holiday Inn Express Naples.
1785 5th Ave S
Naples, FL, 34102

Holiday Inn Express Palm Beach-Airport
1301 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, FL, 33405