Joint Thrust Techniques Specialist

Participants will be given an introduction that includes a lecture on current evidence-based research on joint mobilizations followed by a discussion on the competing theories regarding its application.

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  • Identify the current best evidence for the implementation of thrust joint spinal manipulation in clinical practice.
  • Identify the safety issues, precautions, and contraindication to thrust joint manipulation.
  • Distinguish the choice of manipulative procedures in the evidence-based multi-modal approach to spinal pain.
  • Analyze the risk factors associated with spinal manipulation to screen patients properly using a thorough history and targeted physical examination.
  • Identify the use of body and posture in application of high velocity low-amplitude thrust to make them an integral part of technique delivery.
  • Demonstrate the psychomotor skills necessary to appreciate the pre-manipulative barrier (end-feel) utilized in minimal leverage or momentum induced manipulative technique by concentrating on combining multiple leverages in order to minimize the overall amplitude and force required to achieve cavitation.
  • Demonstrate clinical reasoning skills in the selection of high-velocity low-amplitude thrust manipulation techniques for a variety of neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions.
  • Apply and demonstrate how to effectively diagnose and treat upper, mid, and lower cervical joint dysfunction, sacro-iliac joint dysfunction, lumbar spine facet syndromes, second and third rib syndromes, and cervicothoracic joint dysfunction.


APTA Member$275


9:45AM-11:45AMLECTURE: Intro
12:00PM-1:00PMLAB 1/Cervical Spine
1:00PM-1:15PMWritten Exam
1:45PM-3:15PMLAB 2/CT Junction to Mid Thoracic Spine
3:30PM-5:00PMLAB/TL Junction to SI Joint
Practical Lab Exam
Q & A/ Participant Evaluations


Free acess this course

What's included

  • Certification of Completion
  • Watch Lecture Offline
  • Digital Course Manual
  • Approved CEU/ Contact Hours
  • Lecture with demonstration and hands-on lab


  • Clinician or students


  • Chiropractor, Physical Therapist
  • 1:16 Instructor to Attendee


Davis Koh, DPT, MBA, GCS

Physical Therapist

Dr. Koh is a sports and orthopedic physical therapist with over 20 years of experience. He earned his B.S. degree in Physiological Sciences from UCLA as well as his Master and Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from USC. Dr. Koh also earned a MBA from USC’s Marshall School of Business.
  • Over 22 years of experience in Sports & Orthopedic PT for athletes in NBA, NFL, NCAA, MLB, and Olympic Teams

  • International Olympic Medical Team Provider

  • Team USA Volleyball Medical Team Member

  • Team USA Weightlifting Medical Team Member

  • Team USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach

  • Team USA Bobsled & Skeleton Medical Team Member

  • Team USA Sailing Medical Team Member

  • Team USA Track and Field Medical Team Member

  • Team USA Fencing Medical Provider

  • NCAA Tae Kwon Do Medical Team Member

  • AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Medical Team Member

  • Vans Pro Skateboarding Medical Team Member

  • Mountain Dew Tour Medical Team Member

  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

  • U.S. Government Expert Witness for Physical Therapy

  • Speaker to PT Schools, Medical Schools, & International PT Conferences worldwide

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