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One Day HVLA Technique Course for PTs (Palo Alto)

  • 02 Dec 2017
  • 7:30 AM
  • Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Physical Therapy Department, 1st Floor, 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
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One Day High Velocity Low Amplitude Technique Course

Offered by the California Orthopedic Manual Therapy Special Interest Group of the CPTA

Dec 2nd Palo Alto CA 

(Approved for 0.8 CEUs)

Abe Shamma, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT, FAAOMPT

and

Ed Schiavone PT, COMT, OCS, FAAOMPT  


Description:

Common barriers to the use of HVLA techniques cited by physical therapists include lack of confidence and insufficient instruction.  These lead to underutilization of spinal HVLA techniques in clinical practice. This course will address specific barriers to implementation of HVLA techniques in the clinic, including safety, therapist confidence, and patient selection. Techniques will be presented with an emphasis on patient and therapist comfort, ease of use, and safety. Strategies to facilitate ongoing practice and technique refinement will also be discussed.  The course will primarily consist of lab sessions with interspersed instructional components. There will be a review of evidence pertaining to HVLA, 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.

Participants: Physical Therapists only

Instructor to Student Ratio: 1:12

Educational level: Intermediate/Advanced

Tuition:

  • COMPTSIG members - $180

  • APTA members - $210

  • Non-APTA members - $300

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the course the participant will be able to:

1.      Describe the limitations of clinical VBI/CAD testing and perform the recommended screening procedure.

2.      Discuss current best evidence relating to the indications/contraindications and use of High Velocity Low Amplitude (HVLA) techniques for the spine and extremities.

3.      Describe and demonstrate spinal positioning and locking used in cervical, cervicothoracic, and lumbar HVLA techniques necessary to ensure patient comfort and safety while delivering an effective thrust.

4.      Demonstrate enhanced proficiency and confidence in the delivery of HVLA techniques to the spine, elbow, and ankle.


Instructors:

Ed Schiavone PT, COMT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Agile Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency, Palo Alto, CA, Kaiser Permanente Northern California Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship, Union City, CA.  PhysioTree, Redwood City, CA.                                                                         

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.  In 2016, Ed co-founded PhysioTree LLC, a healthcare information technology start-up specializing in clinical applications.

Abe Shamma, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT, FAAOMPT, Kaiser Permanente Northern California Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship, Union City, CA

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 his OCS in 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.  




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