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Manual Therapy Interventions for the Physical Therapist Assistant – Cervicothoracic & Upper Quarter
Saturday, October 30, 2021, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM MDT
Category: PT PAC Event

Manual Therapy Interventions for the Physical Therapist Assistant – Cervicothoracic & Upper Quarter

When: Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Where: Regis University, Peter Claver Hall- Room 409

Presenters: Ben Swink, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
                     Shane O’Malley, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT

Hosted by: Colorado PT-PAC - All proceeds from this event will go to the PT-PAC to help influence legislative issues affecting PTs in Colorado.

Description: Selective manual therapy techniques are an integral part of a physical therapist assistant’s collaborative scope of work. This course is the first part in our PTA series and will provide a fundamental foundation on specified manual therapy in addition to the current guidelines and recommendations for the PTA. Course content will explore different osteokinematic mobilizations both passive and active, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation techniques, assisted neurodynamic, and soft tissue techniques as they relate to the cervicothoracic region and the upper quarter. This lab course will be designed to maximize hands-on practice with short lectures and group discussion.

During the lab, participants will have expert supervision and guidance from multiple Certified Orthopaedic Manual Therapists and Fellows of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. Download Flyer

This course meets Colorado standards for 8 hours of Category I Professional Development Activity.

Target audience: PTAs, PTA students

Objectives for participants:

  • Understand the mechanisms of manual therapy for the treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunction
  • Understand current allowances of manual interventions for the PTA under CO statute
  • Develop hands on skills for:
    • Osteokinematic mobilizations, active and passive
    • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation techniques
    • Assisted Neurodynamic mobilization
    • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Advance your practice as the primary assistant in the delivery of physical therapist services


  • APTA CO Members: $200
  • Non-Members: $250
  • Students $75

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