Spinal Mobilisations

Spinal Mobilisations


  • About & Covers


    About 50 million people will have back and neck pain next year – thats a lot of people!  Are you confident that you have enough skills to deal with them?
    “Joint mobilisation is thought to help maintain or improve extensibility and tensile strength of the articular tissues, reduce the effects of mechanical limitations, elongate hypomobile capsular, ligamentous and connective tissue.  It also stimulates mechano-receptors and therefore may be responsible for inhibiting the nociceptive stimuli and in doing so, reduce pain perception” (Kisner and Colby 2002).

    The spinal mobilisations workshop is designed to equip the Therapist with the necessary skills to help alleviate spinal joint pain and stiffness using a variety of precise clinical techniques.

    Don’t get mobilisations confused with manipulation. They are entirely separate techniques. Mobilisations are not as abrasive and are far more client friendly, yet if used correctly can yield excellent results.

    The workshop will discuss the anatomy of the vertebral column and its mechanics, soft tissue anatomy surrounding the vertebral column and how it can cause secondary problems, contraindications to the uses of vertebral joint mobilisations, referred pain, special tests, palpation and common spinal problems that can be treated using these mobilisations.

    Practically, participants will lean how to palpate and locate individual vertebral joints and will be shown a range of techniques that can be used to treat these joints. We will go through numerous scenarios where participants will use their clinically judgement to decide what treatment technique will best suite a particular problem whilst showing the ability to understand what they are doing using clinical reasoning.

    A major plus to this workshop is that it will provide participants with the skills to coincide their soft tissue techniques with spinal mobilisations. Have you ever been treating a soft tissue problem in the neck or back and wondered if you there was a vertebral joint restriction causing the soft tissue discomfort…or visa versa? With the skills learnt of this cause it may help you fill in the missing link!


    We will be covering mobilisation techniques to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, and the sacroilliac joint, to include

    • Cervical glides, rotations and distractions
    • Thoracic glides, rotations and distractions
    • Lumbar glides and rotations
    • Distractions
    • Iliosacral rotations
    • Sacroiliac torsion


    This workshop is suitable for Sports Massage Practitioners and Sports Therapists.

  • Cost, Date & CPD Credits




    CPD Credits



    Dates 2016


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