NTM-2: Non-Thrust Mobilization Techniques and Examination Strategies for Treatment of Extremities
In this two-day course participants will learn Non-Thrust Mobilization techniques and examination strategies for the acromioclavicular joint, glenohumeral joint, radiohumeral joint, ulnohumeral joint, distal radioulnar joint, capitate bone, lunate bone, scaphoid bone, 1st carpometacarpal joint, metacarpophalangeal joints, proximal interphalangeal joints, distal interphalangeal joints, acetabulofemoral joint, tibiofemoral joint, superior and inferior tibiofibular joint, talocrural and subtalar joints, 1st tarsometatarsal joint, cuboid bone, navicular bone, middle and lateral cuneiform bones, and the metatarsophalangeal joints. Non-Thrust Mobilization will be taught for the purposes of patient symptom relief and restoring functional movement. For the lecture portion of this course, current literature reviews on the use of nonthrust mobilization will be provided for selected peripheral musculoskeletal conditions. A thorough review of the arthokinematics and biomechanics of each joint will precede each section. Participants will learn examination and provocation strategies for each region will learn proper grading and dosage of the techniques and will be able to accurately apply forces to the target joint while minimizing forces to others.