Spinal manual therapy and rehabilitation: 3 month course
Held for 12 weeks on Tuesday night, this course covers the theoretical knowledge and manual therapy techniques necessary to effectively treat spinal musculoskeletal disorders. The course emphasizes the clinical reasoning process behind choosing management strategies and the development of thrust and non-thrust manual therapy skills. Additional topics include evaluation, pathophysiology, pain neuroscience, therapeutic exercise, and evidence supporting practice. The body parts covered in this course include the cervical spine (including upper cervical), thoracic (including cervicothoracic junction), lumbar spine and pelvis.
Starting Tuesday (6-9.30 pm) September 3rd thru November 18th in Redwood City, CA
Therapists should be able to
Perform a more efficient evaluation
Improve their clinical reasoning, so that they better interpret signs and symptoms and develop more effective treatment plans
Increase the quantity, quality and variety of manual therapy they perform
Learn to maximize function and physical activity in spite of pain and injury
Understand how variations in pathophysiology influence management
Roland Lucas PT MPhty FAAOMPT
Degree in Physiotherapy - University of Sydney, 1992
One Year Residency Program in Advanced Orthopedic Manual Therapy - Kaiser Permanente, Hayward CA, 1996
Six Month PNF Course - Kaiser Permanente, Vallejo CA, 1999
Master of Physiotherapy (Manipulative and Sports Therapy) - University of South Australia, 2000
Six Month Certificate Series in Advanced Biomechanics of the Lower Quarter - Movement Performance Institute, Los Angeles CA, 2013
Master of Science in Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology) in process - University of Sydney
Roland is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. He has been teaching continuing education related to Sports, Orthopedic and Manual Physical Therapy since 1999. In 2017, Roland transitioned from private practice to Kaiser Permanente where he is a clinical specialist.
PAUL KIDGER PT, MSC (MANIP THER), MMACP
Paul graduated with honors from the University of Hertfordshire, with a degree in Physiotherapy, in 1996. Since that time he completed a Master of Science Degree in Manipulative Therapy from the University of Brighton. Paul is a member of the Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (UK equivalent of AAOMPT). His thesis was on the reliability of physical and manual therapy assessment procedures for the cervical spine. Paul has been teaching with Roland since 2003 and practices in outpatient orthopedics.