Essentials of Spinal Manipulation with Peter Gibbons and Philip Tehan

Los Angeles, California
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Essentials of Spinal Manipulation with Peter Gibbons and Philip Tehan
Thursday, March 14, 2019 9:00 AM -
Saturday, March 16, 2019 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)

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

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There may be space available with Dr. Tehan and Dr. Gibbons at the Tulsa, OK course:

OKLAHOMA program:

   Essentials of Spinal Manipulation – March 7-8-9, 2019-SOLD OUT

   Spinal Manipulation Master Class – March 10-11, 2019-SOLD OUT

   REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  January 18, 2018


   OU-Tulsa, Dept. of Rehab Sciences, 4502 East 41st Street, RM 2D18, Tulsa, OK  74135

Oklahoma course registration

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Philip Tehan DO, Dip. Physiotherapy, MHSc. and Peter Gibbons MB, BS, DO, DM-SMed, MHSc

Course Description: This course is designed to provide the essential knowledge and skill for clinicians with a basic understanding of the safe delivery of spinal manipulation techniques to progress through basic techniques to the more complicated junctional techniques. For those who have already completed a foundations course the benefit of this program is the opportunity to refresh their knowledge and refine their skills of the basic manipulation techniques before moving through to the more difficult techniques aimed at dysfunction in the junctional regions. The instructors advocate for an approach that uses minimal leverage to achieve cavitation in a safe, comfortable and effective manner.

Course Objectives:
At the completion of Essentials of Spinal Manipulation, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss current best evidence relating to the use of High Velocity Low Amplitude (HVLA) thrust techniques.
  2. Describe risks and benefits of HVLA thrust techniques as applicable to each region of the spine.
  3. Demonstrate enhanced proficiency in pre-thrust spinal positioning in the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacroiliac regions.
  4. Demonstrate enhanced proficiency in the delivery of HVLA thrust techniques for cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and SI regions.
  5. 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.
  6. Demonstrate proficiency in delivery of HVLA thrust techniques for upper cervical, cervicothoracic, and lumbosacral spine.

Intended Audience:
Licensed PTs, DOs, or MDs. This is a thorough and fast-paced course. Attendees new to the Gibbons & Tehan approach are wise to purchase the Gibbons and Tehan text (details below) in advance so they can familiarize themselves with the techniques by studying the respective videos and written descriptions.

Recommended Text:
Gibbons P, Tehan P. Manipulation of the Spine, Thorax and Pelvis with DVD, 4th Ed. Elsevier, 2016.
Hardcover ISBN: 9780702059216 eBook ISBN: 9780702065118

Registration Fees:
Individual Registration-Non APTA Member: $895
Individual Registration-APTA Member: $775
USC Alumni/Clinical Instructor: $580

1.8 CEU's


Contact Information

  • Phone: 323-442-2900 or 323-442-3156
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