Manual Therapy Management of Neck Pain

Name of Sponsor
Institute for the Advancement of Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Instructor(s) / Speaker
Abe Shamma, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT, FAAOMPT
Ed Schiavone PT, COMT, OCS, FAAOMP

Target Audience
Physical therapists in orthopedic setting with required exposure to GPM V techniques

Course Level
Novice to Intermediate

Course Description/Objectives:
Prior basic instruction in GPM V techniques in entry-level education, continuing education, and/or residency/ fellowship.

Course Description:
This course will primarily consist of lab sessions with interspersed instructional components. There will be a review of indications/contraindications to GPM V, a discussion of VBI/CAD testing, and concepts related to spinal positioning and locking for GPM V. Specific techniques and strategies from osteopathic and Australian traditions will be presented. There will be ample time for practice and one on one attention.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss current best evidence relating to the use of High Velocity Low Amplitude (HVLA) techniques on the spine.
  • Describe and demonstrate the spinal positioning and locking used in upper cervical, cervicothoracic, and lumbosacral HVLA techniques necessary to ensure patient comfort and safety.
  • Demonstrate enhanced proficiency in the delivery of HVLA techniques to the spine – upper cervical, cervical, CT junction and lumbar regions.
  • Demonstrate enhanced proficiency in delivery of HVLA techniques for the elbow, hip, and ankle.

Course Date(s)
November 7, 2015 (Saturday)

Course Location
Kaiser Permanente Union City
3555 Whipple Road, Building A, Rehab Services, 1st Floor
Union City, CA 94587

$175 early registration until October 12, 2015
$200 after October 12, 2015

How to Register
This course announcement is only a vehicle for communication. The information contained herein is not meant to replace the course brochure.
View the course brochure (including registration form):
GPM V Day – Course Brochure

To obtain more information contact:
Mike Vo
Phone:  415-602-0247

How to register:
Register Online at

Deadline date for registration
October 1, 2015 (early registration)

Pre-registration is required.

Cancellation Policy:  If you need to cancel your registration, please send your request in writing to Your registration fee will be refunded minus a $50 processing fee up to 2 weeks prior to the course. Cancellations received within 2 weeks of the course will not be eligible for a refund. If you are unable to attend, you may send a licensed physical therapist in your place with written notification to IAOPT reserves the right to cancel or reschedule this course due to insufficient registration or other unforeseen circumstances. In that event, your full registration fee will be refunded. IAOPT is not responsible for any other costs you may have incurred (plane tickets, hotel or car reservations).

Approved # of CEU’s
0.75 CEUs / 7.5 Contact Hours