Louie Puentedura & Paul Mintken (USA) - Patient-centered spinal manipulation
On the 13th of September 2023, prior to the European Congress Manual Therapy, a pre-conference Manual Therapy course will be held in Antwerp, Belgium. Title of this course is Patient-centered spinal manipulation: a key to creating a greater safety in manual therapy. It will be given by two international renowned speaker: prof. Louie Puentedura and prof. Paul Mintken, both from the USA. This course is designed as a workshop with focus on hands-on training, intermingled with short presentations.
Although rare, serious adverse events following spinal manipulation and mobilization have been described in the literature. Unwanted side effects, such as aggravation of presenting symptoms, are much more common. Because of this, many clinicians are deciding to abandon manual therapy interventions for patients in which it is indicated. As contemporary manual therapy clinicians are evolving into more rounded, expert healthcare professionals in more diverse settings, they should be aware of any potential non-musculoskeletal contributions to a patient’s complaints and assess and refer the patient accordingly. To assess for potential non-musculoskeletal contributions, up-to-date knowledge is important. However, evidence suggests that physical therapists may not always be sufficiently trained to conduct an evidence-based clinical reasoning process (including patient history and physical examination). Moreover, they were found to have insufficient knowledge about risk factors regarding serious adverse vascular events. This session will focus on contemporary knowledge and clinical reasoning regarding identifying possible complications associated with the use of manual therapy interventions. It will also propose a patient-centered approach to the delivery of spinal manipulation and mobilization as a key to creating greater safety with the use of manual therapy.
Describe the important steps and characteristics of the clinical reasoning process regarding identifying possible complications associated with the use of manual therapy interventions.
Describe the components of a contemporary physical examination aimed at excluding a non-musculoskeletal cause of the patient’s complaints.
Apply safe manipulation and mobilization treatment approaches to the spine.
- This course will be given in English
- Accreditation will be available for physicians and physiotherapists (Belgium & The Netherlands ).
- For Belgian physiotherapists the course has an accreditation of 12 points.
- An attendance certificate will be provided for each participant.