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University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Presents Spinal Evaluation & Manipulation Continuing Professional Education Seminars Across U.S.

Seminar Emphasizes Interpretation of Basic Science Knowledge Toward the Development of Clinical Skills Needed for Differential Evaluation and Effective Treatment of Spinal Dysfunction

San Marcos, CA – February 20, 2017 – The University of St. Augustine Health Sciences (USAHS), a leading graduate institution that emphasizes health science education through innovative classroom education, is pleased to announce that the institution will present the “Spinal Evaluation & Manipulation” seminar for physical therapists looking for continuing education units, throughout the U.S. These three-day seminars will explore basic science knowledge toward the development of clinical skills needed for differential evaluation and effective treatment of spinal dysfunction.

The seminar will include instruction and techniques of evaluating structure, active movements and palpation for condition, position and mobility of the spine. Manipulation techniques are instructed at all levels of the spine except the sub cranial area. Supportive treatments, such as exercises and distraction, will be instructed and practiced to a limited degree. At the conclusion of the seminar, students should feel confident when examining and treating most common spinal conditions.

Learning objectives include:

  • Conducting a comprehensive physical examination of the spine
  • Describing the mechanisms and characteristics of spinal pain and the behavior of pain patients
  • Safely perform basic spinal manipulation techniques
  • Observing, performing and demonstrating safe thrust techniques on thoracic and lumbar spine
  • Discussing and presenting cases with spinal dysfunction
  • Describing the indication and contraindications of spinal manipulation
  • Demonstrating and appreciating the role of therapeutic exercise and preventative measures in the management of spinal dysfunction

The Spinal Evaluation & Manipulation” seminar will be offered on the following and locations. All seminars will run from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

March 3 – 5, 2017
The TRIA Physical Therapy & Education Center

3800 American Blvd, West Suite 300, Bloomington, MN 55431
Instructor: Larry Yack, PT, DPT, MTC

March 17 – 20, 2017
NYC Seminar & Conference Center
71 West 23rd Street, Suite 515, New York, NY 10010
Instructor: Larry Yack, PT, DPT, MTC

March 24 – 26, 2017
APEX Physical Therapy
1420 9th Street, Suite 401, West Fargo, ND 58078
Instructor: Larry Yack, PT, DPT, MTC

April 21 – 23, 2017
Honolulu, HI
Instructor: Rusty Smith, PT, EdD, MMSc, OCS, MTC

April 21 – 23, 2017
St. Augustine, FL
Instructor: Eric Furto, PT, DPT, MTC

May 5- 7, 2017
Birmingham, AL
Instructor: Eric Furto, PT, DPT, MTC

May 12 – 14, 2017
Austin, TX
Instructor: Larry Yack, PT, DPT, MTC

May 19 – 21, 2017
San Marcos, CA
Instructor: Larry Yack, PT, DPT, MTC

May 19 – 21, 2017
Seoul, Korea
Instructor: Mike Irwin, PT, DPT, MHSc, MTA

June 2 – 4, 2017
Atlanta, GA

Instructor: Eric Furto, PT, DPT, MTC

Additional Seminar Information:

  • Tuition: $595
  • Hours: 26 (includes 5 online hours) or 2.6 CEUs or 3 graduate credits
  • Prerequisite: Intro S1 Webinar & Pre-course FCO – Home study (included with S1)
  • Who Attends: Physical Therapists

For more information on an upcoming seminar or to register, visit

To learn more about this seminar, to speak with a USAHS faculty member or for more information on USAHS, please contact Rachael Lighty at or 410.218.6055.


About University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS)

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) is a graduate institution that offers degree programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, education and health science, as well as continuing education programs. Founded in 1979, USAHS has locations in San Marcos, California; St. Augustine, Florida; Austin, Texas; and Miami, Florida. USAHS is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission. USAHS is one of more than 70 institutions in 25 countries that comprise the Laureate International Universities network. For more information about USAHS visit

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