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OMPT of the Thoracic Spine: Exercise and Manual Therapy Strategies
Open Seats 28
8:00 am
-5:00 pm
Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Series-Northern Virginia
Open Seats 22
8:00 am
5:00 pm

OMPT of the Thoracic Spine: Exercise and Manual Therapy Strategies

Apr 27,2019 - Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Course Description: This 1 day course will present physical therapists with didactic learning as it pertains to evaluation and treatment of the thoracic spine and rib cage and how dysfunction here contributes to neck, shoulder and lumbar spine pain. Instruction in hands on lab skills will be provided to educate participants in manual therapy and exercise strategies. Course Agenda/Schedule: 8:00 – 8:30 Introduction/Background 8:30 – 10:00 Thoracic spine Anatomy and implications for Rx directly/Regional Effect on Shoulder, Cervical and Lumbar dysfunction syndromes 10:00 – 12:00 Lab - Mobilization, Manipulation and Soft tissue Strategies for Thoracic Spine/Rib Cage 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch 1:00 – 5:00 Lab - Exercise strategies for Thoracic Spine, Mobilization and Manipulation strategies for Thoracolumbar regions Course Objectives: Upon completion of this continuing education course the participant will be able to: - Conduct skilled functional exam of the thoracic spine, including regionalization assessment, segmental passive vertebral motion assessment of thoracic and costal segments - Assess contributions of the thoracic spine to cervical, shoulder and lumbar dysfunction - Perform skilled manual therapy of the thoracic and costal joints - Perform soft tissue mobilization of the thoracic spine and related tissues - Be knowledgeable of contraindications for manual treatment of the thoracic spine and rib cage - Be knowledgeable of exercise strategies for the thoracic spine


UVA-Encompass Health Outpatient Rehabilitation and Hand Therapy
545 Ray C Hunt Drive Suite 2100
Charlottesville, Va 22903

Event Fees:

VOMPTI Resident/Faculty $ 0.00
UVA-Encompass Health Employee $ 150.00
General Registration $ 200.00

Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Series-Northern Virginia

Sep 14,2019 - Feb 9,2020 Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
This series of continuing education programs is based on a clinical reasoning model and emphasizes evidence-based examination and treatment.  The course series covers all body regions and incorporates a variety of interventions. The goal of the series is to provide the physical therapist with a comprehensive continuing professional education course and fully prepare them for the ABPTS Orthopedic Clinical Specialty Examination.   This framework will enable the participant to practice in a more efficient and focused manner through the development of clinical skills and a clinical reasoning thought process. The student to instructor (7:1 max), repetition of examination and treatment techniques, and the opportunity to practice clinical reasoning skills will enhance comprehension and retention. Case studies will assist with clinical pattern formation along with the integration of different manual therapy approaches. The use of continuous open discussion will facilitate student/instructor feedback. The course series will provide the clinician with the opportunity to develop the tools to learn from every patient they encounter.  


Virginia Therapy and Fitness Center
11800 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, Virginia 20191

Event Fees:

Full Registration $ 2500.00
Deposit $ 500.00
VOMPTI Resident Registration $ 0.00



Refund and Cancellation

Individuals who find it necessary to cancel may receive a refund, less a 10% processing fee. To receive a refund you must submit written notification at least 7 days before the course date.  The entire course fee may be transferred to another VOMPTI sponsored course for that same calendar year, or as approved by the VOMPTI Director.  The course sponsor reserves the ability to cancel the course within 15 days or in the event of circumstances beyond our control and assumes no responsibility for expenses incurred by participants. In the event of cancellation by the sponsor, a full tuition refund will be provided.

Please note this cancellation policy is for all courses other than the Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Series.  Click here to see the policy specific to the OMPTS.