Evidence Based Manual Therapy of the Axial Spine and Pelvis

Teacher Chad Cook
Dates 11-12 December 2020
Max participants 30
Location Turin, Italy
Certificate / Credits Yes / Yes (16 ECM)
Type of course Theoretical & Practical
Course features
Research & Evidence Based
Theoretical foundation
Hands-on/practical sessions
2 days of high quality learning content
Course in English with translation in Italian
Medical Doctors, Physical Therapists, medicine & physiotherapy students and professionals equivalent to PT’s can register for this course
PT, PhD, MBA, FAAOMPT, FAPTA, DPT Program Director & Professor at Duke University (USA)
Dr. Cook is a clinical researcher, physical therapist, and profession advocate with a history of clinical care excellence and service....
Course program
  • 9:00AM-9:30AM


  • 9:30AM-10:30AM

    Pain and disability drivers: where does manual therapy fit in?

  • 10:30AM-11:00AM

    Manual therapy philosophy

  • 11:00AM-11:30AM

    Pain Modulation

  • 11:30AM-11:45AM


  • 11:45AM-1:00PM

    Contraindications and screening

  • 1:00PM-2:00PM


  • 2:00PM-4:00PM

    Manual Therapy of the cervical spine (part 1)

  • 4:00PM-4:15PM


  • 4:15PM-4:45PM

    Manual Therapy of the cervical spine (part 2)

  • 4:45PM-5:45PM

    Manual Therapy of the cervicothoracic junction

  • 8:30AM-10:30AM

    Manual therapy of the thoracic spine

  • 10:30AM-10:45AM


  • 10:45AM-11:45AM

    Manual therapy of the thoracic spine

  • 11:45AM-12:30AM

    Manual therapy of the lumbar spine

  • 12:30AM-1:30PM


  • 1:30PM-3:00PM

    Manual therapy of the lumbar spine

  • 3:00PM-3:15PM


  • 3:15PM-4:45PM

    Manual therapy of the pelvis/hip complex

  • 4:45PM-5:00PM

    Questions & answers (end of course)

Course description

Manual therapy-based interventions for axial spine and pelvis are a valuable element of patient care. Although a number of disparate manual therapy philosophical approaches exist there is one approach, the patient-response approach, which is well supported within the literature. This pragmatic approach bases treatment technique selection on assessment findings and the patient’s response to the applied treatment. The focus of this course is to define the assessment strategy and introduce the techniques that are specific to this approach.

Course organization

The course is 20% lecture and 80% laboratory. Clinicians will learn how to use each of the manual therapy techniques during “hands-on” practice.


Upon completion of this course, the learner will:

  1. Recognize and apply appropriate examination assessment methods germane to manual therapy
  2. Apply appropriate treatment techniques including evidence supported thrust and non-thrust manipulation
  3. Recognize the critical assessment findings that are germane to positive clinical outcomes
  4. Integrate selected clinical findings into prognostic outcomes
  5. Discuss the use of augmentative techniques to assist in manual therapy carry over

Registration fee

REGISTRATION for the course:

  • Registration fee for students* €439,00 + VAT 22%
  • Registration fee groups 4+ pp* €466,00 + VAT 22%
  • Registration fee groups 8+ pp* €439,00 + VAT 22%
  • Registration fee €549,00 + VAT 22%
  • -10% for members of our partners

*The aforementioned promo cannot be combined with the other ongoing discounts such as:
"10% discount fee for members of PARTNERS’ organizations”