Manipulative approach for physiotherapists.

Kennington Osteopaths and Physiotherapy has now developed a training side of the practice, offering interesting courses and talks.

This course is an invaluable opportunity for physiotherapists to learn, improve and practice manipulation techniques. Physiotherapists will learn how to apply effective and reliable manipulative treatment techniques in their daily clinical practice for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. The course is very “hands-on” in nature and you will have the opportunity to practice with full 1-2-1 support.

The aim of this 4-day course is to enable physiotherapists to safely apply spinal structural manipulation techniques to the thoracic, lumbar and cervical spine. The course is divided into two weekends. The first weekend will introduce you to the general concepts of manipulation. You will then focus on thoracic and lumbar spine manual therapy techniques, their clinical relevance and application to major musculoskeletal conditions.

The second weekend will focus on the cervical spine and the treatment of its most common conditions through manipulative techniques as well as their application to the physiotherapist’s clinical role and setting. The course will conclude with a holistic view of how manipulation techniques can be effectively integrated in physiotherapy rehabilitation protocols.

The tutors are both trained physiotherapists and qualified osteopaths and they have mastered the ability to integrate osteopathic techniques within physiotherapy clinical settings. This course is an unique opportunity for all physiotherapists to develop a stronger clinical practice and maximise the rehabilitation goals for their patients.

The course has a limited availability of 14 participants to guarantee optimal support and 1-2-1 attention to exact and correct spinal manual techniques. Each weekend can be booked separately, but priority will be given to students that can commit to the whole course.

On completion of this course you will be able to:
Understand the principles of the manipulative approach and develop insight into the clinical reasoning behind it.
Identify and assess spinal dysfunctions through a thorough examination process and carry out effective vertebral segment tests to corroborate your findings.
Perform accurate, safe and effective high velocity thrusts and soft tissue techniques to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine within a clinical environment.
Be able to differentiate between the need for a soft tissue or high velocity thrust technique to ensure your patients receive the best treatment for them.
Recognise red flags and confidently select a treatment approach based on your clinical findings.

We suggest reviewing spinal anatomy before the course to prepare for the practical “hands on” workshop with a refreshed knowledge.

Participants must have undergraduate training in physiotherapy and must be registered with the HCPC health and care professions council or equivalent (if overseas participant).
Participants must have professional liability insurance covering the techniques taught on the course. We reserve the right to ask for proof of this to ensure eligibility.
Participants that are, or may be, pregnant when attending any courses with a practical component should let us know in advance by email.


1st weekend 15th/16th of October 2016
2nd weekend 5th/6th November 2016


£260 per weekend, £500 if both weekends are booked together.
A deposit of £150 will be required to secure your place.


The course will be held at Kennington Osteopaths and Physiotherapy,
2/4 Cleaver Street, SE11 4DP, London.

Light refreshment will be provided throughout the day, lunch is not included. There are several cafes very close to the clinic.


“Excellent organisation and wealth of knowledge of both tutors” L., London.

“Great presentation skills – full of knowledge” J. London.

“lots of flexibility and enough time to practice” T.,Manchester.

“Both tutors are very observant and able to offer advice regarding techquines” C. London.

“The course was great!!” M., London.