Modern Manual Therapy - The Eclectic Approach to UQ and LQ Assessment and Treatment
Modern Manual Therapy - The Eclectic Approach to UQ and LQ Assessment and Treatment
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This course is an introduction that incorporates movement assessment via a Repeated Motions exam and a comprehensive Movement Screen. The course emphasis is on Modern Manual Therapy, Pain Science Education and patient self-treatment. Treatment includes use of the EDGE Mobility Tool and EDGE Mobility Bands for Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation, Spinal Manipulation and Mobilization, and Neurodynamics to promote movement and decrease pain. Clinical Practice Patterns of movement dysfunction will be taught for assessment and treatment. The course is 30% lecture and 70% lab.

The course includes 3.5 hours on online content prior to the live session which will be available 2-3 weeks prior to the course.

Speaker biography

Andrew S. Rothschild, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT  sought out a career in physical therapy after developing spondylolisthesis and undergoing an L4/5 spinal fusion at the age of 23. Having been an athlete for most of his youth, including playing collegiate level soccer, the experience of back surgery and several years of chronic pain to recover has given him unique insight into the nuanced and often challenging treatment for people in pain. 

Dr. Rothschild has been a practicing physical therapist for over 13 years. He completed a manual therapy residency and fellowship through the Ola Grimsby Institute and is certified in dry needling through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy (AAMT). He is also certified in post concussion management through the American Institute of Balance. Additionally, Dr. Rothschild has several years of training in spinal manipulation, exercise prescription, and pain neuroscience education. He serves as the director of clinical operations for the Virginia Center for Spine & Sports Therapy, a private-owned practice in a suburb of Richmond, VA

Dr. Rothschild has a passion for learning and education and spent several years as the assistant and then lead instructor in the orthopedic lab for VCU’s department of physical therapy. He has also been an instructor with the Institute for Advanced Musculoskeletal Techniques (IAMT) teaching clinical decision making, spinal manipulation, exercise prescription, and cervical and lumbar spine assessment and treatment. 

In 2011-2012, Dr. Rothschild began blogging as a way to share his experiences with a wider audience, not only as a pain patient, but as a physical therapist treating people in pain. Soon after, he became a member of the Modern Manual Therapy team along with the founder, Dr. Erson Religioso, and Dr. Kyle Coffee. He created a course entitled Modern Patient Education, which examines some of the “soft skills” of clinical practice including communication, empathy, and patient empowerment, through a better understanding of what patients want from their healthcare provider, pain science education, sleep, mindfulness, nutrition, and evidence-based exercise principles. 

In his free time, Dr. Rothschild enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, exercising, reading, practicing martial arts, and hiking. He is a huge Star Wars and James Bond fan and if you think that Empire isn’t the best Star Wars movie or Sean Connery wasn’t the best Bond, you’re wrong and simply need to accept it.


Course Objective(s)

Upon successful completion of this course the participant will: 

1. Demonstrate an understanding of modern manual therapy with neurophysiologic mechanisms 

2. Will be able to evaluate and treat common movement pattern dysfunctions in both the upper and lower quadrants of the body 

3. Use traditional soft tissue manipulation, functional release, compression wrapping and instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation, joint manipulation and other orthopaedic manual therapy treatments to increase the compliance of patient HEP 

4. Understand the indications and contraindications to IASTM, spinal manipulation, neurodynamics 

5. Be able to prescribe patient self-treatment with mode and patient education 

6. Be able to give the patient informed consent for treatment 

7. Use a Movement Screen and a Repeated Motions Exam for Test and Re-Test of the Patient’s Function and Symptoms


Course Outline

Saturday March, 5 2022

8:00 - 8:30am        Registration, light continental breakfast

8:30 - 8:35am        Introduction to speaker

8:35 - 9:30am        Q&A from Online Lecture

9:30 - 10:30am      Review of Movement Screens and Repeated Motions

10:30 - 10:45am    Break

10:45 - 11:30am    Clinical Practice Patterns UQ

11:30 - 12:00pm    Upper Quarter Repeated Motions and Movement Screen

12:00 - 1:00pm      Lunch (on your own)

1:00 - 1:30pm        Sample case

1:30 - 2:30pm        Soft Tissue Patterns of the UQ

2:30 - 3:15pm        IASTM and UQ Neurodynamics

3:15 - 3:30pm        Break

3:30 - 4:30pm        Cervical and Thoracic Spinal Manipulation

4:30 - 5:00pm        Review/Q&A for the instructor

Sunday March 6, 2022

8:00 - 8:30am        Sign in, light continental breakfast

8:30 - 9:00am        Q&A/review from Day 1

9:00 - 10:30am      Clinical Practice Patterns LQ and Movement Screen

10:30 - 10:45am    Break

10:45 - 11:30am    LQ Soft Tissue Patterns Part 1

11:30 - 12:00pm    UQ and LQ Functional Release - Pain Free techniques

12:00 - 1:00pm      Lunch (on your own)

1:00 - 2:30pm        IASTM and LQ Neurodynamics

2:30 - 3:15pm       Thoracic and Lumbar spinal mobilization/manipulation

3:15 - 3:30pm       Break

3:30 - 4:30pm       Sample cases

4:30 - 5:00pm       Review, Q&A, wrap up


Providence Northeast Rehabilitation

507 NE 47th Ave

Portland, OR 97213

Modern Manual Therapy:


3.5 hours of pre-course work must be completed prior to the live sessions. 

Registration Information

*****COVID 19 Policy:

All instructors must be vaccinated.

All attendees are highly recommended to be vaccinated or to take a COVID test 48 hours prior to the course.

All attendees will be asked COVID screening questions at sign in.

All attendees must wear a medical grade mask for the entirety of the course.

When attendees are working within 6 ft of each other they will also have to wear googles or a faceshield with their mask.

Target Audience:  Physical Therapists and Assistants. 

Registration: Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited.  Masks will be required to be worn by all participants for the entirety of the course.  Additionally, face shields will be required when working within 6ft of other participants. 

Registration Fee: The registration fee is as follows: 

$325 for Providence employees, $650 for all other participants. An additional $50 early bird discount is available to participants who register prior to January 6, 2022.  Registration fees cover 3.5 hours on online content to be completed prior to the live sessions, electronic certificate of attendance and course handout.  

Refund Policy: Full refunds less a $25 administrative fee will be granted if cancellation is requested by February 18, 2022. No refunds will be made after that date unless the course is cancelled by Providence Rehabilitation Services, in which case full refunds will be issued.

Contact Hours: This course qualifies for 17.5 contact hours for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants in Oregon, Washington and Idaho who complete the CE requirements.  Providence is also an approved provider for physical therapy continuing education in New York State. This course may be approved for other disciplines and states, please email if you have questions regarding CEUs.  Certificates of attendance will be issued to all participants completing the CEU requirements which include the online content, quiz and course evaluation.