MTT: Manual Therapy Toolkit

This lab intensive course weaves together the concepts of regional interdependence and efficient use of test-treat-retest in manual therapy in order to improve therapeutic alliance and patient outcomes. Specific techniques ranging from muscle energy techniques, mobilization-with-movement as well as manipulation of the spine and extremities will be instructed. This course will serve to compliment any therapist’s skills whatever their background and greatly assist those with challenges of short stature or with sore thumbs. This well referenced workshop easily integrates the current evidence into clinical practice for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. The course is complimented by a digital handout containing 70+ home exercise programs that coincide with the material presented. This course does not have any prereading materials.

At the completion of this seminar, the participant will be able to:


  • Understand the rationale of evidenced-based methodology within the manual therapy interventions and general physical therapy practice.
  • Understand the principle of regional interdependence as it relates to musculoskeletal dysfunction and pain.
  • Understand the proposed mechanisms and value of manual therapy intervention in the scope of physical therapy practice.
  • Understand the basic anatomy, kinesiology, and painful states related to the dysfunctions presented.
  • Understand and be able to demonstrate the proper skill with the manual therapy techniques instructed.
  • Understand exercise progression from immediately post-manual therapy to advanced and sport specific.

Day 1


  • 7:30 a.m.    Registration
  • 8:00 a.m.    Introduction, Key Principles: Evidence-Based Practice, Regional Interdependence, Manual Therapy Principles, General Overview of Dysfunctions.
  • 10:30 a.m.  Break
  • 10:45 a.m.  Lumbopelvic pain overview
  • 11:00 a.m.  Lumbar Dysfunctions
  • 12:00 p.m.  Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m.    Sacroiliac/Pelvic Dysfunctions
  • 1:45 p.m.    Hip dysfunctions
  • 2:30 p.m.    “Intrinsic” Lower Extremity Pain overview
  • 2:45 p.m.    Break
  • 3:00 p.m.    Tibiofemoral Dysfunctions
  • 3:30 p.m.    Tibiofibular Dysfunctions
  • 4:00 p.m.    Talocrural, Subtalar and Cubonavicular Dysfunctions
  • 5:30 p.m.    Dismiss


Day 2

  • 7:30 a.m.    Check-in
  • 8:00 a.m.    Complaints of the Arm, Neck and Shoulder overview
  • 8:30 a.m.    Special Tests
  • 8:45 a.m.    Thoracic Dysfunctions
  • 9:45 a.m.    Rib Dysfunctions
  • 10:15 a.m.  Break
  • 10:30 a.m.  Cervical Dysfunctions
  • 11:30 a.m.  Neural Tension Dysfunctions
  • 12:00 p.m.  Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m.    Clavicular Dysfunctions
  • 2:00 p.m. Proximal Radioulnar Dysfunctions
  • 2:30 p.m.    Elbow Dysfunctions
  • 3:00 p.m.    Break
  • 3:15 p.m.    Wrist Dysfunctions
  • 3:45 p.m.    Exercise progressions: General principles, diagnosis driven
  • 4:15 p.m.    Case studies
  • 5:30 p.m.    Dismiss

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