Spinal Manipulation: Essentials to Endorsement in Washington

Do you believe spinal manipulation can help your patients? Do you want to be able to effectively utilize it as one of the tools in treating? Whatever level you’re practicing or studying physical therapy at, if you’re located in the state of Washington, you’re likely well aware of the importance of endorsement when it comes to spinal manipulation. But there are a lot of details to navigate here. And we want to help.

In our upcoming course, Spinal Manipulation: Essentials to Endorsement in Washington, we’ll answer your questions, and do a deep dive into all things related to Spinal Manip, from clinical practice guidelines and effectiveness, to theory of cavitation and diagnosing conditions. You will also learn high velocity – low amplitude thrust techniques for the thoracolumbar junction, opening and closing restrictions of the lumbosacral spine, and sacroiliac joint. We welcome you to take part and discover the benefits of endorsement while earning 14 contact hours. Let us know if you have any questions, and please feel free to share with your colleagues in Washington state.

Hear directly from course instructor Steve Allen, PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT in the video below as he weighs in on what he hopes to see change in PT in the next decade.


About NAIOMT Faculty Steve Allen:

Steve Allen is a graduate of the University of Southern California 1977 with a MS in Physical Therapy. Internships included attending the Kaiser Vallejo Rehab Program with Margaret Knott and Greg Johnson for intense instruction in Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation. Steve is the founder of Evergreen Physical Therapy in Spokane and currently serves as Clinic Director at Therapeutic Associates, Inc. in Liberty Lake, Washington. Steve received his Board Certification in Orthopedic Physical Therapy in 1986 and is a 1996 graduate of the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (NAIOMT) and served on the board of directors for NAIOMT from its inception through 2014. Steve received his Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy in 1998.

Steve is available for part –time supervised clinical residency and mentorship and also serves as a clinical instructor and adjunct faculty for Eastern Washington University Physical Therapy Program. Special interests include his role as team physical therapist and trainer for a local girls high school basketball program, delegate in the House of Delegates, American Physical Therapy Association, and co-chair of the Manipulation Task Force, Physical Therapy Association of Washington State. Steve also enjoys consulting with the Freeman High School Track Team as a trainer.

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