Essentials of Spinal Manipulation
Peter Gibbons, MB, BS, Diploma in Osteopathy, DM-SMed, MHSc
Philip Tehan, Diploma in Osteopathy, Diploma in Physiotherapy, MHSc
March 13-15, 2015
Sponsored by USC Division of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy
Assoc. Prof. Peter Gibbons, MB, BS, Diploma in Osteopathy, DM-SMed, MHSc graduated from the British School of Osteopathy (London) in 1975 and gained his undergraduate medical degree from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine (London). He is a board certified medical practitioner and osteopath in Australia, holds postgraduate qualifications in musculoskeletal medicine and is appointed as a member of the Victorian Work Cover Authority Medical Panels. Professor Gibbons has published extensively in peer reviewed journals, is a co-author of "Manipulation of the Spine, Thorax and Pelvis: An Osteopathic Perspective” and a founding director of the Spinal Manipulation Education Group. He has presented research and spinal manipulation workshops nationally and internationally and currently lectures in the subject area of High Velocity Low Amplitude (HVLA) thrust techniques.
Assoc. Prof. Philip Tehan, Diploma in Osteopathy, Diploma in Physiotherapy, MHSc graduated from the Physiotherapy School, Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences in Melbourne, Australia in 1971 and gained his osteopathic qualification at the British School of Osteopathy in 1975. He is a board certified physiotherapist and osteopath in Australia. Philip has lectured both nationally and internationally on the topic of musculoskeletal dysfunction, particularly relating to spinal manipulation. Philip is a director of clinical services in osteopathy and physiotherapy at a multidisciplinary clinic in Melbourne, Australia and is an Associate Professor teaching into the Bachelors/Master’s program in osteopathy at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. Philip is co-author of the text "Manipulation of the Spine, Thorax and Pelvis: An Osteopathic Perspective” and a founding director of the Spinal Manipulation Education Group.
Essentials of Spinal Manipulation: 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.
Gibbons P, Tehan P. Manipulation of the Spine, Thorax and Pelvis with DVD, 3rd Ed.: An Osteopathic Perspective. New York: Churchill Livingstone, 2010.
Print Book ISBN: 9780702031304 eBook ISBN: 9780702050916
At the completion of Essentials of Spinal Manipulation, 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 SI 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 delivery of HVLA thrust techniques for upper cervical, cervicothoracic, and lumbosacral spine.
Location: USC Division of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy
USC Health Science Campus
CHP Building, G-4
1504 E Alcazar St
Los Angeles, Ca
Cost: PT, DO, or MD APTA member COMPTSIG/ USC Alumni
$ 895 $ 750 $675
Course: Contact Michael O’Donnell, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Registration: Contact Helen Kim, Ed.D.
323 442 3156
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2.4 CEUs will be awarded for Physical Therapists