Thrust Joint Manipulation Part 4

This two-day certification course will include 50% comprehensive review and 50% comprehensive testing. Testing will cover all practical and didactic portions of the prior thrust joint manipulation (TJM) series. The primary focus will be on the psychomotor and examination skills needed to safely and effectively deliver TJM to all diarthrodial and select synarthrodial joints. Also included will be testing on the mechanisms, safety, and efficacy of TJM for various neuromusculoskeletal conditions. Successful applicants will be able to use the Cert. TJM designation as part of their education background.

Course Objectives

At the completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  1. Give a demonstration of mastery of TJM techniques for all diarthrodial & select synarthrodial joints of the human skeleton.
  2. Show, given a patient case scenario, practical application of clinical examination techniques to confirm/refute the appropriateness of spinal manipulation or non-vertebral TJM for neuromusculoskeletal conditions.
  3. Give an explanation to understand the biomechanical epidemiological literature regarding the relationship between cervical spine manipulation and cervical artery dissection.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the potential mechanisms by which TJM improves neuromusculoskeletal pain.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the literature regarding the efficacy of spinal manipulation or non-vertebral TJM for various neuromusculoskeletal conditions.
  6. Give a knowledge of the underlying kinetic/kinematic findings in the application of TJM to various skeletal segments.
  7. Have an understanding of the literature regarding the audible cavitation of TJM.
  8. Be evidence of knowledge of the physiological and accessory levers used in the application of spinal manipulation or non-vertebral TJM.
  9. Show how the knowledge of safety considerations that are important in employing TJM for various neuromusculoskeletal conditions.

Course Schedule

TJM Part 4 Day 1

7:45 am     Sign-in

8:00 am     Overview of Testing Procedures

8:30 am     Review of TJM Procedures for the Cervicothoracic  Spine and Posterior Ribcage

10:15 am    Break

10:30 am    Review of TJM Procedures for the Lumbosacral Spine and Coccyx

12:00 pm    Lunch

1:00 pm     Review of TJM Procedures for the Anterior Ribcage, TMJ, and UE 

2:45 pm     Break

3:00 pm     Review of TJM Procedures for the Anterior Pelvic Girdle and LE

4:30 pm     Finalize Testing Procedures for Day Two

5:00 pm     Conclusion of Day 1

 

 

TJM Part 4 Day 2

7:45 am     Sign-in

8:00 am     Testing

Half Participants – Practical Exam, Other Half – Written Exam

12:00 pm    Lunch

1:00 pm     Testing

Groups Switch

5:00 pm     Testing Ends, Conclusion of Day 2