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Spinal Physiotherapy Level 2


This four day course will improve participants’ management of upper cervical spine, thoracic spine and SIJ conditions. It covers the assessment and management of neural, myofacial, joint and motor control systems within a clinical reasoning framework. The safe use of high velocity thrusts is taught with a high tutor-to-participant ratio. During the course participants will receive instruction in the selection and application of manipulative (high velocity thrust) techniques to the cervical and thoracic spines, and have opportunity to practise and be assessed for competency with these techniques

Previous attendance at Spinal 1 course is a prerequisite. If the potential participant has previously undertaken an equivalent educational program to Spinal 1 then this can be considered sufficient. This course is a mandatory component of the experiential titling pathway in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.


At the completion of this course, you should:

• Have a better understanding of clinical reasoning processes, including neurobiological aspects of pain • Have enhanced skills in the application and interpretation of a variety of manual thoracic spine assessment tasks

• Have enhanced skills in selection and manual application of a variety of treatment techniques relating to the thoracic spine

• Have enhanced skills in the application and interpretation of a variety of manual upper cervical assessment tasks

• Have enhanced skills in selection and manual application of a variety of treatment techniques relating to the cervical spine

• Have enhanced skills in recognising and treating cervico-genic headaches

• Have enhanced skills in recognising and treating temporo-mandibular joint disorders

• Have enhanced skills in the application and interpretation of a variety of manual sacroiliac joint assessment tasks

• Have developed selection and manual application of a variety of treatment strategies relating to the SIJ

• Be able to recall the relevant radiological investigations and findings relevant to all regions of the spine and SIJ

Sessions:

Location Address Dates
New South Wales St Leonards Start date: 03 Jun 2017 09:00
End date: 18 Jun 2017 17:00
Queensland Woolloongabba Start date: 05 Aug 2017 09:00
End date: 20 Aug 2017 17:00
Victoria Fitzroy Start date: 09 Sep 2017 09:00
End date: 24 Sep 2017 17:00
Victoria Fitzroy Start date: 25 Nov 2017 09:00
End date: 10 Dec 2017 17:00