MANUAL THERAPY and THERAPEUTIC MOVEMENT
2 DAY SEMINAR 15 HRS CPD
FOR THERAPISTS TREATING PEOPLE WITH PAIN AND MOVEMENT PROBLEMS.
University College of Osteopathy, London
Saturday 29th February & Sunday 1st March 2020. 9am-5pm
WHAT IS MTATM?
• Small group highly practical, hands-on workshop.
• Aimed at qualified physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, sports and massage therapists looking to expand their options to help people to get out of pain faster.
• An introduction to the concepts and techniques that underpin modern manual therapy and therapeutic movement aligned with current neuro-centric understanding of pain and dysfunction.
• Manual therapy techniques covered include joint mobilisation and manipulation, neural mobilisation, neuro-sensory mapping, soft tissue mobilisation, kinesiology taping and much more.
• Therapeutic movements covered include a wide range of self-treatments, mobility, flexibility, balance, co-ordination and strength exercises; all requiring minimal set-up/equipment to make them real-world applicable.
• This workshop will focus on a selection of high pay-off treatments throughout the body from the foot the neck.
• The aim is to give an overview of an integrated treatment approach, learning broad concepts through specific examples.
• Learn why most theories of manual therapy are more wrong than right, and why most of what you have been previously taught doesn’t really matter.
• Understand how and why everything we do as therapists has its foundations in neurology.
• Learn how to effectively perform a selection of simple, effective high pay-off manual therapy and hand-on techniques.
• Learn how to perform and teach a selection of graded therapeutic movement drills.
• Understand how to effectively integrate manual therapy and therapeutic movement into your current practise
• Learn to effectively communicate with your patients and facilitate positive change in their understanding of their bodies and pain.
ABOUT THE TUTOR
Name: PAUL COKER
Occupation: Physiotherapist, Medical Director, Lecturer.
Qualifications: 2001 BSc Hons Physiotherapy. 2007 MSc Manual Therapy.
Best Known as: ‘That vaguely sensible tape guy!’
Why should I listen?
After 20 years as a physiotherapist trying, and often failing, to help people in pain, everywhere from NHS cottage hospitals to elite sport, I have a few ideas and concepts I think are worth sharing.
Although involved in teaching workshops and training instructors internationally for a decade, I have remained a (just about) full time clinician, running a small but busy private practice allowing me to constantly refine and progress how I treat.
This 2-day course is based around a selection of the techniques and movements that I use most often in clinic. I aim to use these specific examples to explore global concepts and challenge your thinking. I hope you will leave this workshop able to competently apply some of my favourite high pay-off treatments but also questioning how and why everything else you do works.
Historically both manual and movement therapy have been shackled by; poor understanding of mechanisms of their effects, belief in over-complicated rules, unnecessarily fussy teaching of techniques, and failure to recognise reoccurring themes across different schools and organisations.
This course represents the first step on my journey to do my bit to unshackle our professions from these mistakes and take modernised physical therapy forward, because good movement will never go out of style!
Where: University College of Osteopathy, Teaching Centre, 275 Borough High Street, London SE1 1JE
When: Saturday 29th February & Sunday 1st March 2020. 9am-5pm
25% fee for registration cancellations made less than 2 weeks before scheduled class date. Training may be cancelled if a minimum number of trainees is not reached 2 weeks prior to training. All registrants will receive a full refund or immediate transfer to a future training. We do everything possible to ensure our events will go on as planned, if it looks like a class will have to be cancelled we will do our very best to contact you and give you as much notice as possible. With that said, please make your travel plans accordingly, as we cannot refund travel expenses related to cancelled/rescheduled seminars.