CPD Courses

Spinal Manipulation & Mobilisation Technique for Manual Therapists

Learn and practise advanced techniques that are taught by a registered sports Osteopath with over 12 years’ experience in manual therapy.

Charlie Bannigan will safely teach you how to use grade 5 manipulations (High velocity thrusts).  This course will provide you with the necessary awareness, knowledge and skill so that you will be able to use them in your own practice. This will be achieved by building on handling skills, anatomical understanding and practice. On completion of the course you will be able to competently and safely manipulate and mobilise the joints of the pelvis, lumbar and thoracic spine.

Please note: Cervical Spine Manipulation is covered on a separate course.

You will be awarded a Certificate of attendance at the end of the course.




Is this course for you?

This is an intense course using a high standard of practical skills; therefore you need to be an experienced therapist to attend. The course is aimed at osteopaths, chiropractors, physiotherapists and sports therapists.

Sports massage therapists may attend as long as they have the necessary experience. If you are a sports therapist or a sports massage therapist you will need to contact your insurer before attending the course.

Please note: Cervical Spine Manipulation will not be covered on this course but is available on a separate course.


Key Benefits

  • The benefits of the manipulative therapy
  • Differentiate between osteopathy, chiropractic & physiotherapy
  • Explanation of HVT, grade 1 to 5 mobilisations
  • Contraindications & red flags
  • Theory, palpation & motion testing
  • Soft tissue & articulation techniques for the pelvis, lumbar & thoracic spine
  • Manipulation techniques (including HVT) for the pelvis, lumbar & thoracic spine
  • Benefits of small classes, no more than 12 participants
  • 6 CPD points awarded for the course


Course Content & Outline

09:30 Registration

09:45 Safety precautions, red flag conditions

10:15 Thoracic spine examination. Treatment using mobilisation & soft tissue techniques. HVT / Grade 5 techniques to the middle, lower and upper thoracic as well as to the cervical Thoracic junction (CTJ).

11:30 Break

11:45 Thoracic spine techniques continues as well as rib techniques

12:45 Lunch

13:15 Lumbar spine examination. Treatment using mobilisation, soft tissue techniques & grade 5 manipulation.

15:00 Break

15:15 Pelvic examination & treatment including sacroiliac joint & pubic synthesis.

16:30 Summary

Venue Location:

Joy Lane Clinic
12 Joy Lane
Kent CT5 4LS

Course Date & Times

20th February 2016

09.30 – 17.00

Course Fees: £150