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Post-graduate musculoskeletal courses
for physiotherapists


Cervical Spine - an integrated manual therapy approach

This one-day cervical spine course comprises an integrated manual therapy approach to the treatment of neck pain. Examination and treatment considers articular, neural, and motor systems, particularly of the C2-7 region. Essential background theory is covered, but the emphasis is on practical sessions. The content draws on work by many key manual therapists including Maitland, Edwards, Mulligan, and Elvey. The evidence informing clinical practice is highlighted throughout the course.

The ratio of participants to tutors is kept low (maximum of 12:1) to ensure a high level of supervision and feedback.

Indicative Content

  • Relevant cervical spine anatomy and biomechanics
  • Classification of neck pain
  • Red flags
  • Combined movement examination and treatment
  • Mulligan approach to treatment of neck pain
  • Treatment of neck related upper limb symptoms
This course is aimed at physiotherapists of all levels who wish to update their manual therapy skills.

Comments from previous course participants:
  • "Have learnt a lot that I can take straight into my clinical practice."
  • "Lots of practical and one to one observation and feedback."
  • "I really enjoyed this course, good balance between theory/evidence based practice, and practical."
  • "Excellent lecturer."

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