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SMT-1:  High-Velocity Low-Amplitude Thrust Manipulation of Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar and SI Joints”

Dates: Saturday October 12th, 2024 8:00 am - Sunday October 13th, 2024 5:00 pm

Location: University of Mary PT Department, 7500 University Drive, Bismarck, ND


Course Description: 

1.  Describe the indications, precautions and contra-indications (relative and absolute) of high-velocity low-amplitude thrust manipulation.  Demonstrate pre-manipulative screening tests for cervical artery dysfunction (Vertebro-Basilar-Insufficiency) and upper cervical instability and understand their limitations.
2.  Improve the use of body and posture in application of high-velocity low-amplitude thrust, making them an integral part of technique delivery.
3.  Start combining leverages using multiple components in order to focus forces and build "mechanical barriers" at target motion segments.
4.  Develop the psychomotor skills necessary to appreciate the pre-manipulative barrier (end-feel) utilized in minimal leverage or momentum induced manipulative technique by concentrating on combining multiple leverages in order to minimize the overall amplitude and force required to achieve cavitation.
5.  Facilitate sound clinical reasoning processes behind the choice (or not) of high-velocity low-amplitude techniques and an appreciation of the current evidence base behind their application.
6.  Demystify the delivery of high-velocity low-amplitude thrust manipulation and develop an appreciation of its merits and limitations in everyday clinical practice.
7.  Utilize clinical reasoning skills in the selection of high-velocity low-amplitude thrust manipulation techniques for a variety of neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions.
8.  Demonstrate safe, competent and proficient performance of HVLA thrust manipulation techniques, including pre-thrust positioning and actual thrust application of mid and lower cervical, thoracic, rib, lumbar and sacro-iliac regions.
9.  Describe and demonstrate HVLA thrust manipulation for the junctional zones:  upper cervical, cervicothoracic, thoracolumbar and lumbosacral regions.
10. Learn how to effectively diagnose and treat upper, mid, and lower cervical joint dysfunction, sacro-iliac joint dysfunction, lumbar spine facet syndromes, second and third rib syndromes, and cervicothoracic joint dysfunction.

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