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Open Packed Spinal Manipulation

Featuring Armia Abdo, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. SMT, CAFS, SSRC, CSCS

Learn highly effective spinal manipulation techniques for every region of the spine in an open packed position. Gain the most up to date knowledge on proper screening and diagnosing spinal disorders. 


Who should attend?  Physical Therapist, Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residents.


Upon successful completion of this course, the practitioner will learn:


•    Anatomy of spine
•    Current evidence on High Velocity Low Amplitude (HVLA) thrust manipulations
•    Kinematics for High Velocity Low Amplitude Thrust.
•    Indications, precautions, and contraindications for performing HVLA thrust manipulations.
•    Review clinical screening for indication of HVLA.
•    Diagnosis of spinal disorders that are indicated for HVLAT.
•    Practitioner body mechanics, and patient handling
•    Comprehensive manipulation techniques for the whole spine


New York Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants: Professional Seminars is recognized as an approved provider of Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant continuing education by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Physical Therapy. Full attendance at this Seminar qualifies for 17.4 contact hours in NY. 




Day 1:

8:45 am-5:30 pm
8:45 am-11:15 am (includes 15 min break) Introduction to course objectives. Anatomy Review. Lecture covering screening, indications, precautions, and contraindications for use of spinal manipulation. Review clinical findings on effectiveness of techniques. Review Kinematics and handling for spinal manipulation techniques. Review diagnoses that respond well to techniques.
11:15 am-12:15 pm Lunch
12:15 pm-5:30 pm (includes 15 min break) Lab: Review Cervical manipulation techniques



Day 2:

8:45 am-5:30 pm 

8:45 am-11:15 am (includes 15 min break) Review Cervical manipulation from previous day, Lab: Thoracic and Rib manipulation techniques

11:15 am-12:15 pm Lunch

12:15 pm-5:30 pm (includes 15 min break) Lab: Review Lumbar, SI, and Pubic Symphysis manipulation techniques





Any opinions, findings, recommendations, or conclusions expressed by the speaker(s) do not necessarily reflect the views of Professional Seminars. Professional Seminars reserves the right to substitute a qualified instructor due to unforeseen circumstances. Registrants will not receive a certificate until payment has been received and the course has been successfully completed. If payment is not received ten (10) days prior to the seminar, the course certificate may not be present at the seminar. If a payment is refunded for insufficient funds, a processing fee wil be charged as allowed by law.


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Dr. Armia Abdo, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. SMT, CAFS, SSRC, CSCS

Armia Abdo is a southern California native and received his doctorate in physical therapy from Azusa Pacific University and his BS in Kinesiology from Cal State Fullerton. Earlier in his professional career he found a passion for working with spinal disorders. This led him to receive multiple post graduate certifications to advance his understanding to better serve his patients. His training allowed him to become a clinic owner, and mentor eventually establishing spinal manipulation courses as part of a residency program at Coury and Buehler physical therapy in California. Over the years he has developed his spinal manipulation course to include all the current evidence and most effective techniques. 


Cancellations received at least five (5) business days before the event are refundable, less a $50.00 administrative charge per registrant. There will be no refund for cancellations received later. Please note: If you register and do not attend, you are still responsible for full payment. The expense of continuing education, when taken to maintain and improve professional skills, may be tax deductible. Please contact your accountant for complete details. For courses cancelled by Professional Seminars Ltd. participants have the option to attend a rescheduled date or receive a full refund of the registration cost. 


Email: Phone: (631) 359-2450  Fax: (631) 359-2450


$649 Standard Single Registration 

$399 Student Single Registration 

$599 Early Bird Registration 

$299 Student Early Bird Registration 

Registration Includes: Access to Online version of the Course, handouts and Continental Breakfast.

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