An Eclectic Manual Therapy Approach to the Thorax

Presented by Rehab Connections


A mechanical problem needs a mechanical solution.

This 6-hour course will identify mechanical dysfunction specific to the thorax. Current evidenced based research regarding indications and contra-indications for manual therapy of the thorax shall be presented, however, the majority of the course will be spent in lab.

Instruction level: Basic

7.0 CE Contact Hours



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

  1. Perform a basic thoracic evaluation
  2. Use passive intervertebral motion testing to identify hypermobility and hypomobility
  3. Know the indications and contraindications to manual intervention and manipulation
  4. Correctly correlate intervention with type of dysfunction
  5. Perform basic mobilization/manipulation techniques


Paul Thomas, PT, MTC, OCS
Paul is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in Physical Therapy and holds a certification in Manual Therapy through the University of St. Augustine/Stanley Paris program. Paul has integrated several manual-based schools of thought (Canadian–Functional Mobilization– Osteopathic). He is recognized as a clinical specialist in orthopaedic physical therapy from the ABPTS. He specializes in the management of spinal conditions and is an avid Tri-Athlete.
Ivan Huergo, MPT
Ivan is a graduate of Northwestern University Medical School with a Master’s of Physical Therapy and holds a certification in Manual Therapy through MTI. Also, certified in Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT—a new approach identifying and treating muscular imbalances), Ivan has integrated several manual approaches into a tissue specific framework differentiating joint– muscle–nerve pathology. Currently, Ivan is the only physical therapist in IL who holds a certification in both Manual Therapy and MAT. Ivan is the founder of APEX, a private practice in physical therapy and personal training bridging the gap between rehab and fitness. As an undergrad, he was a varsity wrestler at University of Oklahoma.


Rehab Connections
Physical Therapy
Education and Training Center
14901 S. Founders Crossing
Homer Glen, IL 60491
Phone: (708) 301-3571
Fax: (708) 301-4450

Use the west (rear) entrance for the ETC.
Ample adjacent parking.

Registration: 8:00 am - 8:30 am
Course: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Lunch is on your own

Tuition: $199

NEW!  Immediately after attending the course, workshop, or forum you will receive an email containing your Certificate of Attendance indicating the CE contact hours completed. If you are unable to attend the entire course, workshop, or forum, you will receive an amended certificate indicating your actual hours of attendance.

Seating is limited. Please register early!
Registrations are accepted by phone if paying by credit card. For more information about the courses offered by Rehab Connections please call (708) 301-3571.

Rehab Connections reserves the right to modify the content and the scheduled speakers when circumstances are beyond our control.

Rehab Connections is an approved continuing education sponsor through the State of Illinois; PT License No: 216-000101; OT License No: 224-000048; AT License No: 186-000107; BOC Provider No. P3418.

Registration fee, less a $50 administration fee per session, is refunded if notice of cancellation is received more than 10 days in advance of the course or workshop. Cancellations made less than 10 days in advance of the course or workshop date forfeit the entire tuition fee. Tuition can be transferred to another individual or another course or workshop, one time only. No transfer, refund or credit will be given for cancellation 3 days or less before the workshop or course, or when handouts or other course materials are available electronically, including but not limited to emailed or downloadable pdf documents.
Rehab Connections reserves the right to cancel the course or workshop up to one week prior to the course. Rehab Connections will not be responsible for any charges incurred by the registrant due to the cancellation of the course, other than the course tuition.

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