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ATSU Continuing Education

april, 2015

18apr8:00 am4:30 pmSpinal ManipulationAnnual Update for Physical Therapists


Event Details

Sponsored by the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program at A.T. Still University  in conjunction with the Physical Therapy Department in the Arizona School of Health Sciences.

The Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program is accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency & Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE).


Course Instructor: Tim Fearon, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT

Course Description: This evidence based course will expand your understanding of evaluation and interventions for patients with central and peripheral vestibular dysfunctions. The concentration of the course will be on common vestibular conditions and interventions that are evidence based and reinforced by lecture and laboratory sessions. This combination of lecture and lab will assist you in immediate application in the clinical setting.

Course Objectives:

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

1. Discuss the current best evidence relating to spinal manipulative therapy (SMT).

2. Describe the risks and benefits of SMT.

3. List absolute and relative contraindications of SMT.

4. Discuss the evidence supporting the use and interpretation of clinical tests for vertebrobasilar insufficiency (VBI) and upper cervical instability (UCI).

5. Discuss the rationale for the use of SMT thrust techniques.

6. Describe and demonstrate the spinal positioning and localization with coupling at different regions of the spine necessary to ensure patient comfort, safety, and effective delivery of SMT thrust techniques.

7. Demonstrate grade V thrust techniques in the lumbo-pelvic, lumbar, thoracic, and cervical spine

CEU: Participants are awarded 1.4 CEUs or 14 contact hours at the end of the course.

Cost: $390;  $320 for ATSU alumni and current Clinical Instructors

*$25 discount per registrant available for groups of 3 or more

For more information, view our brochure here.


ATSU Physical Therapy Department is qualified to provide physical therapist continuing education courses and activities according to the Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy (Rule R4-24-402).

CEU courses and other post-professional programs offered at ATSU are not associated with the CAPTE accredited residential Doctor of Physical Therapy program.


(Saturday) 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


ATSU - Mesa Campus

5850 E Still Circle, Mesa, AZ 85206


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