Alpine Physical Therapy hosted a hands-on physical therapy seminar addressing neck and back pain management techniques. Our presenter was Colette Seyman, an Australian-trained manual therapy specialist based in California. In total, 24 physical therapists from Alpine and from a total of three states were present for this three-day Maitland Australian PT course held at our south location within the Peak Health & Wellness Center on Blue Mountain Road. Courses like this are offered through Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars.
Our professional staff in attendance included Antara Quinones, Brace Hayden, Dennis McCrea, Gary Gales, Jess Kehoe, and Morgan York-Singer.
This intensive seminar is one of a group of core classes toward manual therapy certification. Specifically, this recent course covered approaches to improving spine mobility to reduce pain and improve the function of our patients. We were particularly interested in this course as we tend to work with a lot of Missoula’s population with persistent and challenging neck and back issues.
These manual techniques can be highly effective and specific to each region of a dysfunctional or irritable spine, but they require a lot of background and hands-on practice. For more information on our approach to helping patients with neck and back pain, click here to view our Spine Clinic at Alpine.