Clinical Manual Therapy Workshop Series:
Manualcircle presents the Clinical Manual Therapy Workshop series which consists of 5 workshops, covering the Lumbopelvic complex, Cranium-Cervical complex, Thoracic-rib complex, lower quadrant and upper quadrant. These will be completed within a 12 months period. Each workshop will run at a 3 months interval.
Participants can choose to attend each workshop singularly but are encouraged to attend all 5 workshops to fully appreciate how the body works as a unit. They will also be issued a Certificate in Clinical Manual Therapy upon completion of a case study (800- 1000 words) within 2 months after the 5th workshop. Further details will be provided at a later date.
For more information, please refer to this Clinical Manual Therapy Workshop Outline
This workshop examine the kinetic linkage of the lumbar spine, sacroiliac joint (SIJ), hip and the pelvic musculature. Participants will be taught how to:
– Differential diagnosis between lumbar spine and SIJ dysfunction
– Apply articular assessments and treatment techniques for the lumbar spine, pelvic complex and SIJ, based on the combination of Maitland, Kaltenborn, Brian Edwards, Mulligan and Osteopathic concepts
– Apply fascia and membrane assessments and treatment techniques for the lumbopelvic complex and abdomen
– Apply myogenic assessments and treatment techniques for the SIJ and lumbar spinal segments
– Exercise based therapy using form/force closure and movement functions for the lumbopelvic complex
This workshop examines the relationship of the cervical spine, hyoid, temporomandibular joint (TMJ), shoulder complex, cranium and dura mater. Participants will be taught:
– Differential diagnosis between the cervical spine, TMJ, shoulder and cranium dysfunctions
– Apply articular assessments and treatment techniques for the cervical spine, TMJ and cranium based on the combination of Maitland, Kaltenborn, Brian Edwards, Mulligan and Osteopathic concepts
– Apply fascia and membrane assessments and treatment techniques for the TMJ, shoulder and cervical region
– Differential diagnosis for cervicogenic headache and dizziness
– Apply assessments and treatment techniques for cervicogenic headache and dizziness
– Exercise based therapy for the cervico-cranium and TMJ, based on movement disorder.
Workshop 3: Thoracic spine and rib complex.
This workshop looks at the thoracic rings, which comprises of the thoracic spine, ribs, sternum and myogenic structures, diaphragm and pleural membrane. Participants will be taught:
– Differential diagnosis between the thoracic, shoulder and cervical dysfunctions
– Apply articular assessments and treatment techniques for the thoracic spine based on the combination of Maitland, Kaltenborn, Brian Edwards, Mulligan and Osteopathic concepts
– Apply fascia and membrane assessments and treatment techniques for the diaphragm and pleural membrane
– Lymphatic techniques for the lympho-vascular structures of the thoracic spine
– Exercise based therapy using form/force closure and movement functions for the thoracic rings
Workshop 4: Lower quadrant complex.
This workshop links the lumbopelvic complex to the dysfunction seen in the lower limbs. Participants will be taught:
– The kinetic link of the lumbopelvic structures to dysfunctions of the lower limbs
– Manual assessments and treatment techniques for the hip, knee and ankle
– Neurodynamic and neural membrane techniques for the lower limbs
– Exercise based therapy for the lower limbs
– Visceral-fascia techniques for the correction of the lower quadrant kinetic chain dysfunction
Workshop 5: The upper quadrant.
This workshop examines the cervico-cranium complex to upper limb disorders. Participants will be taught:
– The kinetic link of the cervico-cranium complex to the upper limbs
– Manual therapy techniques for the shoulder, elbow and wrist
– Fascia and membrane assessment and treatment techniques for the upper limbs
– Neurodynamic and neural membrane assessments and treatment techniques for the upper limbs
– Cranium – fascia assessments and treatment techniques for the cranium and intracranium
– Exercise based therapy for the upper quadrant
Spinal Articular Therapy Course
The human body’s spinal articular system consists of the cranium, spinal column and the pelvic structures. The spinal articular system contains the nervous system and acts as a scaffold for the attachment of both the muscles and visceral structures. These anatomical linkages can easily explain the common neuromusculoskeletal symptoms presented clinically. This 2 days workshop will explain and demonstrate the application of spinal articular therapy (SAT) to treat neuromusculoskeletal pain and disorders.
Objectives: At the end of the workshop, participants will:
1. Understand the clinical reasoning for the application of SAT
2. Develop assessment and diagnostic skills for spinal disorders and pain
3. Apply a variety of mobilisation and manipulative spinal techniques.
For Course Dates, Fees and Details:
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About the Trainer:
Dr Ng Chong Ching (DMT)
Clinical Manual Therapist
Doctor of Manual Therapy (OGI, USA)
Msc Exercise & Sport (NTU, S’pore)
Master Manual Therapy ( UWA, Aust)
Grad Cert Ortho Manip Therapy ( Curtin, Aust)
Dip Osteopathy ( OCO, Canada)
Dip ortho Medicine (Cyriax) (ETGOM, Europe)
Dip Biotech (SP, S’pore)
Chong Ching is trained both as a Physiotherapist and Osteopath. He has been working with clients suffering from neuo-muscularskeletal pain anf dysfunction since 1999. Now he practises as a Clinical Manual Therapist, encompassing various schools of manual therapy techniques.
He actively teaches manual therapy to physiotherapists both locally and abroad. He is also constantly upgrading his skills and knowledge by undergoing manual medicine related courses. He believes that only through constant learning and teaching, will his therapy skills evolve and benefit his patients. After all, he reckons that his existence as a therapist is solely for patients, believing in his motto“the hands that serve the sufferers”
- manualcircle reserves the right to cancel or postpone the programme due to unforeseen circumstances
- manualcircle is not liable for any injuries, disabilities , death and loss of properties as a result from the programme
- 50% of the course fee will be refunded for cancellation before Early Bird date. No refund for cancellation after Closing Date for all workshops.
- Course fees are not transferable and no refund for any days missed during the course.
- In the event of course cancellation, manualcircle will not be liable for any and all traveling and accomodation cost incurred by participants.
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