MT8 Extremity Joint Manipulation (North Pole, Alaska, USA)

12 Feb 2022 - 13 Feb 2022

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.

Course Details

Registration Open (UTC): 2021-10-20 (08:00 AM)

Start Date (UTC): 2022-02-12 (08:00 AM)

End Date (UTC): 2022-02-13 (08:00 PM)

Course Fee: $499

Faculty Details

Alec Kay



Alec has been practicing physical therapy for over 25 years and currently works full time in a clinical practice at United Physical Therapy in Anchorage, Alaska. He is the current president of that organization. Working as an athletic trainer prior to PT school, he continues to enjoy working with athletes as his interest in sports rehabilitation continues to evolve. His post-graduate studies included completion of a Master of Orthopedic Manual Therapy in 1997 and a Doctor of Manual Therapy degree in 2000, with a dissertation on the lumbar multifidus, leading to multiple publications. After completion of his DMT, Alec was appointed to the faculty of the Ola Grimsby Institute Post-Professional Consortium and is currently teaching advanced techniques in manual orthopedic physical therapy locally and in other states, as well as presenting as an invited speaker both nationally and internationally. In addition to teaching, Alec shares his expertise working as a clinical mentor for residency, fellowship students in both manual therapy and Family Practice Medicine.