Memorial Healthcare System - MT8 Extremity Joint Manipulation
14 May 2022 - 15 May 2022
MT8 Extremity Joint Manipulation
Research has shown that manipulation is effective in treating a variety of extremity orthopedic conditions. This course will emphasize the “how-to, when-to, and why-to”, as well as the “when not to’s” for spinal manipulation. Experienced instructors will provide individual guidance on the therapist’s posture, foot position, and hand placement to increase the technique's success. The rationale for clinical decision-making for the use of manipulation and specific techniques will be discussed. Most of the two days will be in the lab to give ample time to practice up to 20 techniques being taught for the extremities.
Dan has been working in orthopedic physical therapy with a manual therapy emphasis for nearly 20 years. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1998 and completed 4 years of Post-Graduate training including Residency, Fellowship, Ph.D. training program in orthopedic manual therapy from the Ola Grimsby Institute (OGI) in 2003. After Post-Graduate training, he completed an additional year of Instructor apprenticeship. He became an instructor for the OGI in 2005 and the lead Residency instructor for Seattle in 2011/2012 and St. Louis from 2013 – present. Dan also completed a 1-year (S.T.E.P) Therapeutic Exercise Residency in 2007. He is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. He has authored several chapters in the book series Science, Theory and Clinical Application in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy and has taught Manual Therapy seminars both nationally and internationally over the past decade. He is currently on the board of directors, board of examiners, and the Residency Director for the OGI. He owns and operates Winghaven Manual Physical Therapy, an outpatient manual therapy clinic and full-time teaching clinic for post-graduate Residency and Fellowship students for the OGI.