Spinal Manipulation & Mobilisation Technique for Manual Therapists – Cervical Spine & Upper Ribs

Learn and practise advanced techniques that are taught by a registered sports Osteopath with 20 years’ experience in manual therapy.

Charlie Bannigan & Ben Cassidy 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 cervical spine and upper ribs. Please note: Thoracic, Lumbar Spine & Pelvis 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. The course is aimed at osteopaths, chiropractors, physiotherapists and years 3 and 4 students of these disciplines. Please note: Thoracic, Lumbar Spine & Pelvis Manipulation is covered on a separate course.

Key Benefits

  • The benefits of the manipulative therapy
  • Explanation of HVT, grade 1 to 5 mobilisations
  • Contraindications & red flags
  • Theory, palpation & motion testing
  • Soft tissue & articulation techniques for the cervical spine & upper ribs
  • Manipulation techniques (including HVT) for the cervical spine & upper ribs
  • Benefits of small classes, no more than 12 participants
  • 6 CPD hours awarded for the course

Course Content & Outline

09:30 Registration

09:45 Safety precautions, red flag conditions, contraindications

10:30 Cervical spine examination. Treatment using mobilisation & soft tissue techniques. HVT Grade 5 techniques to the upper, middle & lower cervical spine

11:15 Break

11:30 Resume cervical spine

13:00 Lunch

13:45 Cervical Thoracic junction (CTJ), upper Thoracic spine & Ribs

15:00 Break

15:15 Review of techniques

16:00 Summary & questions

16:30 Finish


Joy Lane Clinic
32 Saddleton Road
Kent CT5 4JQ

Course Date & Times

30th April 2023 - 09.30am - 16.30pm
16th July 2023 - 09.30am - 16.30pm

Course Fee


Payment Methods:

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