Injuries to the upper extremity cause impairments that often contribute to significant disabilities and functional limitations.  Rehabilitation professionals who properly apply manual therapy techniques and exercises are giving their patients the best opportunity to rehabilitate their injuries.  This two day course will enable the participant to understand the role of manual therapy in rehabilitation of the upper extremity and apply manual and exercise techniques appropriately.  The interaction between the instructor and participant is the foundation for an active learning environment.  The course will provide the optimal continuing education experience equipping the participant to apply these techniques immediately when they return to the clinic.  Additionally, they will be able to use the anatomical, biomechanical, and neuromuscular basis to further develop their manual therapy skills.

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Course Dates & Locations

  • Nov 19, 2022 – Nov 20, 2022

    800 East Gate Blvd, New York (Garden City), NY 11530


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    Metro Physical Therapy
    800 East Gate Blvd, New York (Garden City), NY 11530

    Course Location
    Metro Physical Therapy
    800 East Gate Blvd.
    Garden City, NY 11530

    Area Accommodations
    Hampton Inn Garden City
    1 North Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
    (516) 227-2720

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    1575 Privado Road, Westbury, NY 11590
    (516) 683-8200

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    1800 Privado Road, Westbury, NY 11590
    (516) 542-1001

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Educational Credit

A certificate of attendance for 15 Contact Hourswill be awarded to each participant. All Therapy Network Seminars are pre‐approved for CEUs in the state where the course is conducted when required for PT, OT, ATs & Assistants.

Therapy Network, Inc. (BOC AP#: P2563) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. Our seminars are eligible for a maximum of 15 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.

AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education # 3073 Category 1 Domain of OT. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsements of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA


This is an introductory level course intended for PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs and ATs

NOTE: Nothing in this course is to enable or permit the learner to apply techniques outside of the scope of practice in their individual state and discipline.


  • Identify the anatomical and biomechanical foundations for manual therapy in the upper extremity.
  • Perform joint mobilizations to the shoulder girdle, elbow and wrist.
  • Perform soft tissue mobilizations to the shoulder girdle, elbow and wrist.
  • Be able to instruct and perform functional exercises to reinforce applied manual therapy techniques for the shoulder girdle, elbow and wrist.
  • Be able to instruct and perform functional exercises to reinforce applied manual therapy techniques for the shoulder girdle, elbow and wrist.
  • Identify precautions and contraindications for using manual therapy.

Participants Comments

  • “My 3rd manual therapy course and finally someone got it right. Great mixture of lecture and lab. Instructor was so approachable and made himself available to everyone. Will highly recommend”
  • “Demo-Practice, Demo-Practice… hands on was invaluable. Thank you so much for enhancing my practice skills. Awesome”
  • “The instructor was extremely well versed in this area. His knowledge and teaching techniques are amazing:”
  • “Labs were outstanding. Instructor approachable and in touch with class needs and learning styles”


  • Day 1

    8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
    8:30 Evidenced Based Practice
    Muscular Imbalances and Joint Dysfunction
    9:00 Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Shoulder
    Video of Shoulder Motion
    9:45 LAB: Shoulder Palpation
    10:00 BREAK
    10:15 Evaluation

    10:30 Principles for Manual Therapy:
    -Shoulder Impairments that may respond to Manual Therapy
    -Precautions and Contraindications
    -How to Start and How to Finish
    -Joint Mobilization
    -Soft Tissue Mobilization
    12:00 LUNCH (On your own)
    1:00 LAB: Manual Techniques for the
    Shoulder Girdle and Related Exercises
    Glenohumeral Joint
    AC Joint
    SC Joint
    Scapular Thoracic
    3:15 BREAK
    3:15 Scapulothoracic Mobilization
    - Periscapular musculature
    - Exercise Techniques to restore neuromuscular function of the shoulder girdle
    (Demonstration and Practice Lab)
    3:30 LAB: Manual Techniques for Shoulder (cont)
    5:00 Clinical Pearls
    5:30 Adjourn
  • Day 2

    8:00 Soft Tissue Techniques and Exercises for the Shoulder Girdle
    9:30 The Elbow & Wrist Complex: Biomechanics and Functional Anatomy for mobilization
    10:15 BREAK
    10:30 Anatomy and Biomechanics for the Elbow, Wrist and Hand

    11:45 LAB: Elbow, Wrist and Hand Palpation

    12:00 LUNCH (On your own)
    1:00 LAB: Manual Techniques and Exercises for the Elbow and Wrist

    3:00 BREAK
    3:15 LAB: Manual Techniques and Exercises for the Hand

    4:00 Case Studies
    5:00 Adjourn

Cancellation Policy

Registration fee less a $75 administrative charge is refundable if cancellation received 14 days prior to program date. No refunds will be given after that time. Therapy Network, Inc. reserves the right to cancel a seminar and will refund in full the registration fee only. TNI is NOT responsible for registrants nonrefundable airfare, accommodations or fees.