Extremity Joint Manipulation (MT8)

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Extremity Joint Manipulation (MT8)

Extremity Joint Manipulation (MT8)

MT 8 Extremity Joint Manipulation 

Manipulation is not just for the spine. Manual therapy can certainly impact the shoulder, elbow and wrist patient. The opposite is also true, manipulation of the hip can significantly impact the lumbar spine, as well as normalizing knee extension for foot mobility. The biomechanical and neurophysiological chains require both caudal and cranial interventions. Research evidence, as well as clinical evidence, has shown that extremity manipulation has a remarkable impact in treating a wide variety of orthopedic conditions. You will learn manual therapy techniques that will significantly reduce hip pain, achieve terminal knee extension, resolve lateral elbow epicondylalgia, normalize ankle dorsiflexion instantly, improve shoulder motor control for elevation. With biomechanical and neurophysiological impacts, learn how to dramatically speed up your patient’s progress. Clinical decision making skills will emphasize the “how to, when to and why to”, as well as the “when not to” for extremity manipulation. Seasoned clinicians provide participants with guidance on the their posture during the technique, foot position and hand placement to increase the technique effect and success and drastically improve comfort for the patient. Rationale for clinical decision making for the use of manipulation and specific techniques will be discussed. As a primarily lab course, ample time is given to learn and practice up to 20 techniques for the extremity joints. This course is taught by senior faculty utilizing manual therapy in the clinic every day.

This course is open to credentials of: PT, MD, DO

Course Dates and Cities

MT 8 Objectives

At the completion of the two-day course in spinal manipulation techniques the students will be able to:

• Describe and demonstrate the set-up and any necessary locking used in extremity thrust techniques necessary to ensure comfort and safety.

• Demonstrate proficiency in pre-thrust positioning at the upper and lower limb regions.

• Demonstrate proficiency in the delivery of thrust techniques at the upper and lower limb regions.

• Demonstrate thrust techniques for the upper and lower limb regions.

• Evaluate and perform manipulations (HVT) as an integrated part of the physical therapy intervention.

• Recognize the importance of being informed about the most current developments in research for indications and contraindications available, and comply with laws and regulations concerning manipulations (HVT) in the various United States.

MT 8 Course Material

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Manual Therapy Seminars

The OGI offers an internationally and nationally renowned manual physical therapy curriculum based on the innovative and unique concepts. Continuing education courses cover all levels of research in proven concepts and clinical practice derived from the predominant schools of thought in manual therapy, osteopathy, sports medicine, rheumatology, neurology, and radiology. Click on any of the courses listed below for a full description. All courses earn credits toward Certification, Residency and/or Fellowship Programs.

MT-1: Clinical and Scientific Rationale for Modern Manual Therapy

MT-2: Manual Therapy of the Cervical spine, TMJ and Upper Extremity

MT-3: Manual Therapy of the Lumbar Spine, Pelvis and Lower Extremity

MT-5: Clinical Problem Solving

MT-6: Introduction to Spinal Manipulation

MT-7: Dynamic Soft Tissue Mobilization

MT-8: Extremity Joint Manipulation

MT-9: Advanced Manipulation of the Spine

MT-10: Medical Screening

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