Spinal Manipulation & Mobilisation Technique for Manual Therapists – Thoracic, Lumbar Spine & Pelvis

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 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. The course is aimed at osteopaths, chiropractors, physiotherapists and years 3 and 4 students of these disciplines. Please note: Cervical Spine 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 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 hours awarded for the course

Course Content & Outline

09:30 Registration & introduction

09:45 Safety precautions, red flag conditions, contraindications

10:30 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) & ribs

11:15 Break

11:30 Resume Thoracic spine examination & treatment techniques

13:00 Lunch

13:45 Lumbar spine examination. Treatment using mobilisation, soft tissue techniques & grade 5 manipulation

15:00 Break

15:15 Pelvic examination & treatment including sacroiliac joint & pubic symphysis

16:15 Summary & questions

16:30 Finish


Joy Lane Clinic
32 Saddleton Road
Kent CT5 4JQ

Course Date & Times

16th April 2023 - 09.30am - 16.30pm
9th July 2023 - 09.30am - 16.30pm

Course Fee


Payment Methods:

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