This 2-day course promises to deliver an outstanding learning experience. Attendees will learn how to use an evidence-based framework to achieve better outcomes in the treatment and management of clients who suffer with acute and chronic neck and shoulder pain. An understanding of current pain science, combined with massage and manual therapy research is provided so clinicians can learn biopsychosocial clinical reasoning principles. The primary objective is for you to receive the current best evidence and rehabilitation strategies so you can obtain better outcomes with your clients.

This course provides the opportunity to learn how better communication skills, manual therapy interventions, movement modifications and therapeutic exercises can be implemented within RMT scope of practice to improve patient outcomes. Course Delivery Lectures, discussion, observation, and practical exercises with case studies in partners and small groups will be used to emphasize key learning objectives.

Learning Objectives
• Understanding of current evidence-based frameworks on persistent pain to enhance practice, improve outcomes, and decrease practitioner stress
• Distinguishing between tissue health, biomechanics and psychosocial factors and their role in pain, exercise and rehabilitation.
• Applications of existing manual therapy and movement skills can be effectively modified to improve patient outcomes
• Increase utilization of exercise prescription for self-management and to improve participant's abilities to teach self-management/exercise to their clients.
• Practicing key principles in forming a therapeutic relationship through client interaction and contextual effects
• Improve understanding of various presentations for pain and dysfunction in the neck and shoulder • Improve and refine assessment and treatment strategies for the neck and shoulder
• Understand differences when treating mechanical sensitivity, central processes and recognizing when to refer to other healthcare providers.
• Learn how current evidence can be applied to improve treatment outcomes
• Improve abilities to apply a combination of manual therapies, movement, and exercises for a variety of patient presentations. 

Students that attend this course are required to bring the following:
Indoor shoes
Bottled water for each day
Linens: All students must bring 2 sheets and 2 towels to use during the course. Hand towels are sufficient for this course.
*All students are asked to dress comfortably enough to move around while participating.


Registration Deadline October 13, 2023

Registration fees are non-refundable

About Course Refunds

Please be advised that course registrations for MTAA Sponsored Courses are non-refundable and non-transferable.