continuing education

Manual Therapy Approach, Part 2, The Power Athlete

NEXT COURSE: October 12-13, 2024

An in-person manual therapy-based course designed to improve clinical decision making and skills

Enrolling in the Part 1 course is recommended before enrolling in the Part 2 course, but it is not a requirement.


Manual Therapy Approach to the Functional Athlete

Part 2 - the Power Athlete
Course Intended Learning Objectives
PT Course Objective 1 - review biomechanics and anatomy of the lower cervical/upper thoracic spine, shoulder and scapula

Objective 1

The participant will review the anatomy of the lumbar spine, pelvis, and hip.

PT Course Objective 2 - identify safety issues, indications and contraindications for the use of joint mobilization and manipulation, as well as soft tissue techniques

Objective 2

The participant will identify safety issues, indications, and contraindications for the use of joint mobilization and manipulation, as well as soft tissue techniques.

PRIME PT Course Objective 3 - Participants will effectively identify dysfunctions and movement impairments of the upper quarter in the clinical setting, as well as recognize when and how to apply manual intervention and appropriate corrective exercises.

Objective 3

The participant will identify clinical presentations, such as specific dysfunctions/pathologies, and when to apply manual therapy techniques and appropriate corrective exercises.

PRIME PT Course Objective 4 - Participants will be able to perform a comprehensive examination and evaluation of the overhead athlete to address common injuries specific to the shoulder and cervicothoracic junction.

Objective 4

The participant will demonstrate how to appropriately perform multiple examination and treatment techniques to address common injuries and faulty movement patterns of “power” or squatting athletes on a lab partner.


course days & times

Manual Therapy Approach to the Functional Athlete
Part 2, the Power Athlete
Day 1 - October 12

8 - 8:30 am


8:30 - 10 am

Anatomy of the lumbar spine, pelvis, and hip

10 - 10:15 am


10:15 - 12 pm

Movement impairment syndromes observed in the “power” or squatting athlete

12 - 1 pm

Working lunch/lab

1 - 3 pm

Joint mobilizations/manipulations of the lumbar spine and pelvis

3 - 3:15 pm


3:15 - 5 pm

Joint mobilizations and manipulations of the hip
Day 2 - October 13

8 - 9:30 am

Review of joint mobilizations/manipulations

9:30 - 11 am

Soft tissue techniques for the lumbar spine, hip, and pelvis

11 - 11:15 am


11:15 - 12 pm

Corrective exercises and squat training/squat variations

12 - 1 pm

Case studies/live patient exam

$400 • 12.5 CEU credits • Approved by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy

Next course - October 12-13, 2024
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meet the instructor

Dr. Tami Ford –

  • Education, Licensure, & Certification

    Doctor of Physical Therapy - University of Maryland School of Medicine

    Licensed Physical Therapist since 2009

    Orthopedic Certified Specialist, 2012-2022

  • Employment & Clinical Instruction

    PRIME Physical Therapy - April 2020-present

    Kassimir Physical Therapy - July 2011-April 2020

    Clinical Coordinator for Clinical Education and Clinical Instructor - 2010-present

PRIME PT Course instructor Dr. Tami scales a rope at a CrossFit competition.

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