75303 - Manual Therapy -

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Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

Become a critically thinking practitioner with competency in the clinical application of manual therapy, for a complete and useful assessment in establishing a targeted treatment and a subsequent re-evaluation. Each technique pays close attention to the various contraindications applying to each patient and is used in total safety.

Course contents

Interpretations of signs and symptoms

Clinical reasoning

Setting goals

Proper technique selection (cokpit model)

Progression of treatment

Clinical Pattern Recognition

Symptom Localization

Differential Diagnosis

Provocation and alleviation techniques

coping strategies

Differential Diagnosis

Introduction to Evaluation and Treatment of the Lumbar Spine

Introduction to Evaluation and Treatment of the Cervical Spine

Introduction to Evaluation and Treatment of the Extremities

Evaluation and treatment of Adverse Neural Tension

Muscle stretching techniques

Clinical Practice(Joint and soft tissue assessment and treatment, Adverse Neural Tension, muscle energy technique)

Teaching methods

frontal teaching

practical demonstrations

Assessment methods

oral examination

practical examination

Teaching tools


recommended books


Office hours

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