Effortless Spinal Manipulation: Cervical & Thoracic Region • Courses by EIM | Evidence In Motion Skip To Content

Effortless Spinal Manipulation: Cervical & Thoracic Region


Credit: 24 contact hours (8 online and 16 on-site)

Length: 2 DAYS

More Info


For: PT

EIM’s Management of Cervical & Thoracic Disorders course is designed to enhance the participant’s knowledge and skill level in the evidence-based management of individuals with cervical-thoracic spine and ribcage disorders and dysfunction. This lab intensive course focuses on the clinical reasoning and hands-on skill development necessary to effectively integrate manual physical therapy examination and intervention techniques into the clinical management of these individuals. Classification systems, outcomes assessment tools, and the application of diagnostic imaging are discussed as components of the diagnostic process within the framework of evidence-based practice. Participants will receive hands-on demonstration and practice of both examination and selected interventions of cervical and thoracic spine.

Course Objectives/Outcomes

  • Students will effectively screen patients for vascular pain using a targeted medical history, patient interview, and physical exam.
  • Students will demonstrate proper pre-thrust procedures to ensure safety and patient comfort, including but not limited to pre-thrust positioning and stability screening.
  • Students will demonstrate appropriate and effortless control of leverages and thrust amplitude for two different techniques in each region of the cervical spine, thoracic spine, and ribs 1-8.
  • Students will verbalize and demonstrate the key physical components of each technique that minimize force loss during thrust delivery.
  • Students will understand the current evidence supporting and challenging the effectiveness of cervical and thoracic HVLAT in different patient populations and clinical syndromes.

CEU and Cancellation Policy

Dates and Location

    Looks like all sessions are full. We are hard at work booking new locations. Contact us for more information.

  • Why EIM

    We’re reimagining health care education that takes you to the next next level. With learning that takes place where you are, evidence-based practice, and better outcomes for your patients, our education is transformative. That’s why EIM.

  • The course was great! The instructor was able to keep everything practical, realistic, and fun. I was able to try all the techniques on various different sized people and get feedback for my practice. Course Graduate

  • The instructos were able to take real life situations and teach us the best and most useful ways to add spinal manipulation. Even with the little experience in the spinal manipulation I had, this course helped me immensely. Course Graduate

––– Related Items