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Robert Shapiro, MA, PT, COMT, NKT, SFMA
Robert Shapiro, MA, PT, COMT, NKT, SFMA
Robert Shapiro, MA, PT, COMT, NKT, SFMA
Robert Shapiro, MA, PT, COMT, NKT, SFMA

A  Practical Approach to Managing Common Cervical Diagnosis

Featuring Martin Langaas PT, OMT, FAAOMPT
Saturday, June 2, 2018
South Yarmouth, MA

This one day course  will provide practical, manual therapy and patient management techniques for the most common cervical diagnosis.  The course is designed so the skills learned can be applied to your clinical practice in an effective, practical way immediately.


Who should attend? Physical Therapists


Upon successful completion of this course, the practitioner will:


•    Learn a logical algorithm for appropriate physical therapy intervention of the cervical spine
•    Learn focused assessment techniques based on pattern recognition
•    Develop effective hands on techniques for the most common symptomatic cervical and thoracic joint restrictions
•    Better understand the value of focused patient education and self-management
•    Lean simple patient management skills that will best promote a successful outcome 


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 7.8 contact hours in NY. 



8:00-8:30             Check-in/Registration 

8:30-9:15             Concepts in clinical symptom localization and clinical pattern recognition 

9:15-10:00           Review of anatomy and biomechanics of the upper cervical spine

10:00-10:45         Symptom localization in the cervical spine

10:45-12:00         Evaluation and treatment of common upper cervical spine dysfunctions. 

12:00- 1:00           Lunch

1:00-1:45              Review of common mid to lower cervical spine dysfunctions. 

1:45-2:30              Utilizing the concepts of mechanical stressors in management of all cervical conditions 

2:30-3:15              Joint mobilization in the cervico-thoracic junction. 

3:15-4:00              High Velocity manipulation in the thoracic spine. 

4:00-4:30              Wrap-up / Q & A




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.


Robert Shapiro, MA, PT, COMT, NKT, SFMA

Martin Langaas  PT, OMT, FAAOMPT

Martin is Co-Founder and Director of the Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (IOMT). He graduated in 1982 from the Physical Therapy College in Berlin, Germany, and after graduation, returned to Norway to attend the National Norwegian Fellowship Program. He trained extensively with Olaf Evjenth and Freddy Kaltenborn, the developers of the Kaltenborn/Evjenth Orthopaedic Manual Therapy System. Martin completed the Fellowship Program and obtained his OMT certification in 1989, moving shortly thereafter to the United States.

With a passion for education and teaching, Martin founded and opened the IOMT in Woburn, Massachusetts in 1991. In conjunction with Orthopaedics Plus and Winchester Hospital, Martin has been leading and teaching at the IOMT for 23 years. There have been many changes throughout the years, but bridging the gap between academics and clinical care has always been of utmost importance, and just this year, additional changes in healthcare prompted a move to a new host organization for IOMT. In 2016, IOMT joined the ProEx Physical Therapy organization where he also serves as their Co-Director of Clinical Education. Martin now operates IOMT out of the ProEx Woburn, MA location and utilizes the ProEx network for clinical sites for supervised patient care.


Martin also owns and operates a private practice, Langaas Spine Care, in York, ME.


Since 1991, Martin has lectured and presented workshops throughout the United States. In 2007, The American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) presented Martin a prestigious award in recognition of Outstanding Instruction in a Post-Professional Clinical Education Fellowship Program. Martin’s goal has always been to assist developing therapists in bridging and integrating academic knowledge with daily clinical practice. Martin also owns and operates a private practice, Langaas Spine Care, in York, ME.


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: (516) 321-2450   Fax: (516) 321-2450


Professional Physical Therapy - South Yarmouth

439 Station Avenue

South Yarmouth, MA 02664


Map and Directions


$249 Standard Single Registation

$199 Early Bird Registration (By May 15, 2018)

Registration Includes: Course handouts and Continental Breakfast.

Registration Closes: Monday,  May 28, 2018

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