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Direct Action Thrust: Mobilization with Impulse

October 25, 2019 - October 28, 2019

This is a four-day intensive course of lectures, demonstrations and small group practice sessions on the principles and use of direct action high velocity manipulative technique. Emphasis will be placed upon the spine, pelvis and thoracic cage.

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Recognize the functional anatomical connections of the upper and lower quarter musculature to the proximal trunk and pelvis
  • Understand the concept of neuromuscular imbalance as a contributor to chronic musculoskeletal dysfunction
  • Learn specific functional movement tests for the upper and lower quarter and manual therapy treatment approaches to address each dysfunctional movement pattern
  • Recognize the role of adverse neural tension as a contributor to neuromuscular imbalance especially in chronic pain patients
  • Prescribe specific exercises to refine neuromotor control in both the upper and lower quarter
  • Address specific somatic dysfunctions found in the vertebral column and pelvis with self mobilizing exercises
  • Develop functional movement exercise programs for patients to incorporate into their home self management program

Prerequisites: Principles of Manual Medicine & Muscle Energy: Part I

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Activity Sponsor

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine


East Lansing, Michigan

Anticipated Credits

27 AOA Category 1-A


Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine

Additional Details

This program offers up to 27 Category 1-A AOA CME credits and up to 27 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™