Eligible Participants: Physical Therapy Students who have had an orthopedic assessment and orthopedic interventions course. This course is not open to Licensed Physical Therapists. 1st year students need to contact firstname.lastname@example.org prior to registering to verify they meet eligibility requirements.
Participants may be asked to provide proof of current enrollment in Physical Therapy School in California.
Brought to you by the Student and Orthopedic Manual Therapy Special Interest Groups of the California Physical Therapy Association.
This oneday lab course is open only to Student Physical Therapists who have completed their orthopedic course in PT School. The course is designed to advance skill development in High Velocity Low Amplitude (HVLA) techniques. No prior exposure to HVLA techniques is necessary. However, as previously mentioned participants need to have completed instruction in orthopedic physical therapy.
Abe Shamma, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT, FAAOMPT
Abe earned a BS in Physical Therapy from The State University of New York at Buffalo, and a DPT from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. He is certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the spine. Abe completed the Advanced Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship at Kaiser Permanente Northern California in 2006 and has been an OCS since 2007. He is a PT clinical specialist at Kaiser Permanente in Union City, CA. Abe has been on faculty of the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship since 2010. As part of the fellowship faculty he mentors Fellows in training, teaches clinical reasoning in the use of manual therapy, and has taught many classes on thrust and non-thrust mobilization/manipulation. He and Ed teach continuing education classes on the topics of exercise and thrust techniques for the spine and extremities.
Ed Schiavone PT, COMT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Ed Schiavone earned a BS in Physical Therapy from Youngstown State University, Ohio. He received his Orthopedic Manual Therapy certification in 2005. Ed completed the Advanced Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship at Kaiser Permanente Northern California in 2006 and has been an OCS since 2009. He is clinic director at Agile Physical Therapy in Palo Alto, CA. Ed was the Agile Orthopedic Physical Therapy residency coordinator prior to taking on the clinic director position. As residency coordinator Ed has taught and mentored residents, and led faculty and education curriculum development. Ed has been on faculty of the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship since 2011. As part of the fellowship faculty he mentors Fellows in training, teaches clinical reasoning in the use of manual therapy, and has taught many classes on thrust and non-thrust mobilization/manipulation. He also teaches continuing education classes on the topic of thrust techniques for the spine and extremities to physical therapists of all skill levels.
This course will primarily consist of lab sessions with interspersed instructional components. There will be a review of indications/contraindications to HVLA, a discussion of VBI/CAD testing, and concepts related to the model of spinal positioning and locking for HVLA. Specific techniques and strategies from osteopathic and Australian traditions will be presented. There will be ample time for practice and one on one attention.
At the conclusion of the course the participant will be able to:
- Discuss current best evidence relating to the use of High Velocity Low Amplitude (HVLA) techniques on the spine
- Describe and demonstrate spinal positioning and locking used in upper cervical, cervicothoracic, and lumbosacral HVLA techniques necessary to ensure patient comfort and safety while delivering an effective thrust.
- Demonstrate enhanced proficiency in the delivery of HVLA techniques to the spine – upper cervical, cervical, CT junction and lumbosacral regions.
Registration begins at 7:30
- Theoretical Models for HVLA
- Spinal Biomechanics and principles of successful thrust technique
- CAD Discussion
Mid-Cervical Upslope and Downslope 9:30
Break – 15 minutes
Lumbar Rotation in Neutral/Extension 10:30
Cervicothoracic Upglide 11:15
Thoracic Supine PA 11:45
C1/2 Rotation 1:15
Innominate Rotation vs Lumbo-pelvic 1:45
Mid Cervical Upslope/Downslope 2:15
Break – 15 minutes
Spine OA Anterior-Superior 3:00
Seated Techniques 3:30
Discussion and Review 4:30
Kaiser Permanente Outpatient Physical Therapy Dept
3553 Whipple Rd, Building A
Union City, CA 94587
The room for the class is in Building A at the corner of Whipple Rd and Union City Blvd. The classroom is on the first floor (look for the open back door) Alternatively, you can enter between building A and building B and follow the signs.