Treatment of the Cervical and Thoracic Spine and Thoracic Cage- Sat 23 & Sun 24 July 2022




Date: Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th July 2022.

Time: 9am - 5pm. 

14.5 Course hours/ PD points

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 This 2 day practical course reviews current research in anatomy, biomechanics & treatment of the thoracic spine and thoracic cage, and cervical spine, in order to explain current concepts of joint stability and mobility in the cervical and thoracic region. A biomechanical framework is used to introduce comprehensive assessment & treatment techniques for the cervical and thoracic spine, costo-transverse joints, acromio-clavicular and sterno-clavicular joints. Application of muscle energy techniques and articular techniques are practiced in relation to the biomechanical assessment framework to provide the therapist with a means to treating this region with specificity.


Course Aims:

  • Review anatomy and biomechanics of the thoracic spine and thoracic cage, and cervical spine
  • Apply a biomechanical model in order to define dysfunction in the thoracic region and cervical spine
  • Present a biomechanical framework as a basis for assessment of articular and muscular function in the cervical spine, thoracic spine, and rib cage
  • Provide practical sessions during which muscle energy and articular techniques are applied to specific Musculo-skeletal dysfunctions of the thoracic spine, and cervical spine.
  • provide practical sessions to learn MET treatment of rib dysfunctions including subluxed or fixated ribs versus myofascial rib release techniques
  • Consider and practice MET treatment of the Sterno-Clavicular and Acromio-Clavicular joints.
  • Discuss and provide practical application of exercise prescription for stabilization of the cervico- thoracic region



AMTA Sydney 2022 Schedule & Covid Rules:

Sydney: Saturday 23 Sunday 24 July 2022

Sign in and registration at the course: 8.45am Saturday

Course times:9am to 5.00pm course schedule on Saturday & Sunday

 1. All participants will need to be fully Covid vaccinated and be able to show proof of this. I expect there will be a NSW QR code system in place to assist verification

2. You will need to sign a disclaimer and Health questionnaire that you bring on the day of registration

3. Anyone living in a Covid area of concern/ hotspot will be asked to get a PCR Covid test within 72 hours of the course start date

4. All course participants and teachers may be tested with a Rapid Antigen test on arrival at the venue each day. Therefore you will be asked to arrive between 8.15 and 8.30am on Saturday and 8.30 Sunday, undergo this test and wait outside until your test is processed. Once a negative test is shown you will be able to register and enter the Fitzroy room

5. It is likely you will be wearing masks for the whole time you are inside the venue, depending on current NSW Health orders

Venue: Adina Apartment Hotel Surry Hills: Fitzroy Room

Address: 359 Crown Street, Surry Hills       

TEL: 02 8302 1000

Booking Accommodation: This hotel will provide a 10% discount on their scheduled rates if you let them know that you are attending this AMTA course and the course dates. BOOK ONLINE @ call TOGA Reservations:+61 2 9356 5062

More details will be provided with course confirmation after registration and payment has been received.


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