Thoracic Spine Manipulation (When Your Arms Are Too Short!)

Have you learned manipulation skills in class but struggle to integrate it into your clinical practice? Do you avoid using these techniques on your patients because it hurts your hands?  Do you have difficulty performing manual therapy techniques or manipulations on patients larger than yourself?

If you want to learn how to handle patients larger than yourself and do it with more efficiency and effectiveness, watch the video below, where NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman demonstrates a modification to the traditional thoracic manipulation–just one of the many things addressed in our upcoming Manip Like a Girl: Work Smarter Not Harder course in Portland, Maine, taught by both Stacy and Terry Pratt.

Please note, this course is not just for girls. It’s for anyone who wants to learn how to treat patients larger than themselves. This course will emphasize ergonomically efficient manipulation techniques, and teach you that speed and body mechanics, not size, dictate how well you can manipulate. It’s just one day (July 1), and 2nd and 3rd year students are welcome as well.

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