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Intricate Art Cervicothoracic Manipulation

Intricate Art Cervicothoracic Manipulation


This is a 2-day (typically Sat-Sun) introductory course on Cervicothoracic Manipulation, theory and practical application. It's built on years of experience with DO’s, DC’s and PT’s. All aspects from these different professions are incorporated into this course. I played D1 ice hockey in college and have been manipulated by many people, in many professions, prior to manipulating my own patients. A wide variety of techniques are discussed in-depth throughout this course, with focus on providing safe and effective clinical manipulative treatment for a wide variety of patients.

How to treat high-level athletic impairments, headaches, cervicogenic dizziness, TOS and other impairments with manipulative techniques is covered throughout the course.

Often-times, in order to provide effective, pain-free HVLA treatment, other manipulative techniques, such as soft tissue manipulation and grades 1-4, must be employed prior. These techniques are also covered throughout this course as an aid and adjunct to the HVLA techniques you will learn.

How to utilize Dry Needling in conjunction with manipulative therapy is also covered in-depth throughout this course.

Students will learn the skills required to perform safe and effective cervicothoracic manipulative techniques to properly selected patients.

Significant time will be spent on safety, biomechanics, and neurovascular anatomy & physiology. This course centers on hands-on, practical experience with partners.

Additionally, this course will include history taking, informed consent, set up procedures, relative and absolute contraindications, efficacy, physiology, global and local forces generated during manipulation, controversy regarding the utilization of manipulation, cervical arterial dissection, and evidence based research.

Following the course, each student receives access to both instructors via cell phone or email and are encouraged to contact us at any time with clinical questions or concerns.

This is 1 of 7 courses necessary to attain your Intricate Art Manual Therapy Certification (IAMTC)


  • Jason Schuster, PT, DPT, MTC, IAMTC, IADN Cert. Specialist


  • 16 for PTs.
  • 16 Category A Live units for ATs.

Fee: $695.

Active malpractice insurance. Course content is within the scope of practice per state board or ruling agency.

Who Should Take This Course: PT’s, AT’s and OT's.

All purchases are final: On a case by case basis, refunds can be given only before class offerings due to a scheduling conflict at the discretion of Intricate Art Spine & Body Solutions, LLC. In this instance, the refund will be made available as a course credit that can be applied to the cost of a future class.