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Articular Manual Therapy for Mechanical Low Back Pain Disorders

Course gives the comprehensive introduction and evidence for manual therapy. Latest research and evidence regarding manual therapy for the lumbar spine are included.


The primary aim of the programme is to integrate joint, muscle and neural tissue based manual therapy concepts to provide a comprehensive approach to the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain disorder. The syllabus is a bio-psychosocial approach, which incorporates a range of manual therapy concepts. Of special interest will be clinical practice, emphasizing clinical examination, evaluation, interpretation, differential diagnosis and therefore classification and treatment. Management is based on identification of specific sub-groups amenable to manual therapy including movement impairment and motor control impairments, and neural tissue pain disorders. Screening for negative prognostic factors will also be taught as it is important to screen out patients unsuitable for manual therapy.

Assessment of movement impairment incorporates the Combined Movement approach, as well as segmental manual diagnosis. Treatment for the movement impairment (articular dysfunction)
sub-group is eclectic and includes a broad range of mobilisation, manipulation (high velocity thrust) and mobilisation with movement techniques.

Evaluation and management of lumbopelvic motor control impairment is designed around
the O’Sullivan Classification based cognitive functional approach. Similarly for the cervical spine, motor control impairment is based on the work undertaken at the University of Queensland.
Both approaches have substantial evidence of validity as well as efficacy in management.

Neural pain disorders are also sub-classified according to clinical examination findings into sensory hypersensitivity, compression neuropathy, and peripheral nerve sensitization. This sub-classification system is management driven and is backed up by supporting evidence for its validity and efficacy
in management.

This course will be suitable to individuals at all levels of experience including those who are seeking new knowledge and those seeking to expand their knowledge. Whilst the course will be presented
at a high level this should not be seen as a barrier to participation for those with little experience in this special area. As a result of attending the course it is anticipated that participants will gain personal satisfaction in a variety of ways that will enhance their individual requirements. There are therefore no pre-requisites for participation.

Date: 15-16 November 2014

Takes place: FTVS UK, José Martího 31, Prag


Course is in English language

Price: 7800 Kč

Filled application form send on email adress: fyzioterapi@rehatrenink.cz

Download the application form: Application form MANUAL CONCEPT

Course capacity: 30 participants

Course payment in one week from sending the application form on bank account 251785164/0300

Contact: Mgr. Iva Hnátová, Ph.D., fyzioterapie@rehatrenink.cz
phone number or What´s App: 00420 777 64 83 71