Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy of the Cervical

Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy of the Cervical-Thoracic-Costal Cage Complex
June 26, 27 2010
Presented by: Christopher H. Wise, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, MTC, ATC
Regal Heights ●70-05 35th Avenue ● Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Who Should Attend?
Course Schedule:
Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants.
Course Description:
This 16 hour continuing education experience is designed for the physical
therapist who is interested in pursuing innovative, effective, and eclectic
strategies for the management of patients with neck pain. Throughout the
seminar, an emphasis will be placed on utilizing the current best evidence to
support the integration of therapeutic exercise and orthopedic manual physical
therapy strategies in the management of patients suffering from neck-related
Evidence-based principles of examination and differential
diagnostic classification that serve to guide intervention will be presented.
Course Objectives:
At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant will:
Gain exposure to some of the current best evidence as it relates to
the management of neck-related disorders
Understand the need for classification and the basic principles of
examination that may lead to appropriate diagnostic classification
in this population
Appreciate the use of diagnostic classification in guiding clinical
decisions regarding individuals with neck pain
Develop a comprehensive plan of intervention that integrates
manual physical therapy with other modes of treatment
Develop a basic level of proficiency in a variety of manual
interventions ranging from non-thrust to high velocity low
amplitude thrust procedures that may be immediately applied to
selected patients
Christopher H. Wise, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, MTC,
ATC graduated from Arcadia University. Chris is a certified
athletic trainer (ATC), certified manual therapist (MTC), has
received his board certification as a clinical specialist in
orthopedics (OCS), and is a fellow of the American Academy
of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT).
7:30-8:00: Registration/Breakfast
8:00-9:00: Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice and
Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT)
9:00-11:00: Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics of the
Cervico-Thoracic-Costal Cage Complex
11:00-12:00: OMPT Examination of the CTCCC
 LUNCH: 12:00-1:00
1:00-2:00: OMPT Examination of the CTCCC (cont’d)
2:00-5:00: OMPT Techniques for the Cervical Spine
8:00-9:00: Classification and Differential Diagnosis of
9:00-12:00: OMPT Techniques for the CTCCC
 LUNCH: 12:00-1:00
1:00-3:00: OMPT Techniques for the CTCCC
3:00-5:00: Introduction to CTCCC High Velocity Thrust
* Breakfast and Lunch Included.
* Regal Heights is approved provider for continuing education
for New York State Dept. of education, PT* 16 CEU’s
Registration Fee:
Single Registrant: $269.00
Three or more: $229.00
Please mail this form with your check to:
Regal Heights Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
70-05 35th Avenue, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
C\O Rehabilitation Department
Any Question please Contact 718-662-5100 ext 3072 or 3019
Chris is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Institute for Physical Therapy
Education at Widener University. Chris also continues to work clinically in
several outpatient clinics where he is involved in providing orthopedic manual
physical therapy intervention for a variety of patient populations and
consultation with colleagues. He is owner and President of WiseFeet, P.C., a
custom functional foot orthotic prescription service.
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Chris’ clinical and research interests lie in the areas of orthopedic manual
physical therapy (OMPT) of the spine and lower extremity biomechanics.
Chris has presented the results of his research on cadaveric analysis of the
deep external rotators of the hip, a systematic review on the efficacy and
safety of using Grade V High Velocity Thrust techniques for cervical spinerelated dysfunction, as well as several case studies that examine the results of
manual intervention on back pain patients. He has most recently presented a
pilot study on the development of a new classification system for cervical
spine dysfunction and has published an article on classification of shoulder
impairment syndromes in patients that have undergone intervention for breast
cancer. Chris has been involved in teaching continuing education courses on
manual therapy of the spine for over ten years. Chris has recently published,
“Mobilization Notes: A Rehabilitation Specialists Pocket Guide” (F.A.
Davis) and is nearing completion of a second textbook entitled, “Orthopedic
Manual Physical Therapy: From Art to Evidence” (F.A. Davis). He enjoys
spending time with his daughters and participating in various sport endeavors.
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If a Continuing Education Seminar is cancelled, a complete refund is made
automatically. If registrants withdraw from the seminar with a fourteen days
notice a refund of eighty percent will be issue. If registrants withdraw with a
24 hours notice a refund of fifty percent will be issue. No refunds are issued
for withdraw notice of less than 24 hours