Physiotherapy Course Summary:
This one-day cervical spine course comprises an integrated manual therapy approach to the treatment of neck pain. Examination and treatment considers articular, neural, and motor systems, particularly of the C2-7 region. Essential background theory is covered, but the emphasis is on practical sessions. The content draws on work by many key manual therapists including Maitland, Edwards, Mulligan, and Elvey. The evidence informing clinical practice is highlighted throughout the course.
The ratio of participants to tutors is kept low (maximum of 12:1) to ensure a high level of supervision and feedback.
Neil Bowler is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. He works in private practice in Perth, Western Australia, and lectures at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. His clinical and post-graduate teaching experience extends over 35 years. Neil has a Post Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy and Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy from Curtin University in Western Australia. He was awarded a Master of Science in Manipulative Therapy in 2009. He has two cervical spine research articles published.
- Relevant cervical spine anatomy and biomechanics
- Classification of neck pain
- Red flags
- Combined movement examination and treatment
- Mulligan approach to treatment of neck pain
- Treatment of neck related upper limb symptoms
This course is aimed at physiotherapists of all levels who wish to update their manual therapy skills.