High Velocity Low Amplitude Techniques for Spinal Manipulation

Los Angeles, California
Thursday, March 20, 2014
                     
 
High Velocity Low Amplitude Techniques for Spinal Manipulation
Thursday, March 20, 2014 9:00 AM -
Sunday, March 23, 2014 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)

USC Health Sciences Campus
1540 Alcazar Street
CHP Building
Los Angeles, California 90033
United States

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High Velocity Low Amplitude (HVLA) thrust procedures have been demonstrated to be effective in the treatment of a variety of spinal and extremity disorders. In order to become proficient in HVLA techniques, practitioners must train and develop their palpatory and psychomotor skills. This course serves as an introduction to HVLA techniques that can be used in the treatment of spinal pain and dysfunction. The instructors will provide a rationale for the use of HVLA techniques and provide a solid foundation for the principles of these techniques. Module I is designed to allow the novice to acquire the basic skills of HVLA techniques for cervical, thoracic, lumbar and pelvic girdle regions. Module II is designed to allow practitioners with more experience using spinal HVLA thrust  to refine their techniques. Both courses emphasize significant time in the lab learning and practicing HVLA techniques. 


Module I: March 20-21, 2014 
Module II: March 22-23, 2014 
Instructors: Philip Tehan DO, Dip. Physiotherapy, MHSc. and Peter Gibbons MB, BS, DO, DM-SMed, MHSc

*You may register for Modules I and II in the same year.

Module I: March 20-21, 2014
Introduction to Grade V mobilization techniques. No previous experience is required.    

At the completion of Module I, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the current best evidence relating to the use of High Velocity Low Amplitude (HVLA) thrust techniques.
  • Describe the risks and benefits of HVLA thrust techniques as applicable to each region of the spine.  
  • List absolute and relative contraindications of HVLA thrust techniques.
  • Discuss the evidence supporting the use and interpretation of clinical tests for vertebrobasilar insufficiency (VBI), cervical artery dysfunction and upper cervical spine instability.
  • Discuss the rationale for the use of HVLA thrust techniques. 
  • Describe and demonstrate the spinal positioning and locking in different regions of the spine necessary to ensure patient comfort, safety and the effective delivery of HVLA thrust techniques.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the delivery of HVLA thrust techniques for cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacroiliac regions.

Module II: March 22-23, 2014

At the completion of Module II, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss current best evidence relating to the use of High Velocity Low Amplitude (HVLA) thrust techniques.
  • Describe risks and benefits of HVLA thrust techniques as applicable to each region of the spine.
  • Demonstrate enhanced proficiency in pre-thrust spinal positioning in the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacroiliac regions.
  • Demonstrate enhanced proficiency in the delivery of HVLA thrust techniques for cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacroiliac regions.
  • Describe and demonstrate the spinal positioning and locking used in upper cervical, cervicothoracic, and lumbosacral HVLA thrust techniques necessary to ensure patient comfort and safety.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the delivery of HVLA thrust techniques for the upper cervical, cervicothoracic, and lumbosacral spine.
Useful pre-reading for Module II: Gibbons P, Tehan P. Manipulation of the Spine, Thorax and Pelvis with DVD, 3rd Edition: An Osteopathic Perspective. New York: Churchill Livingstone, 2010. ISBN: 978-0-7020-3130-4

Registration Fees:

Individual Registration for Module I or Module II: $545
USC Alumni/USC Clinical Instructor Registration for Module I or II: $450

Individual Registration for Modules I and II: $975
USC Alumni/USC Clinical Instructor Registration for Modules I and II: $845

1.5 CEU's per 2 day module 
3.0 CEU's for Modules I and II


 

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