Apply the Evidence! Hands-On Manual Therapy &
Corrective Therapeutics of the Extremities - Physical Therapy /
Athletic Training Seminar
From Acute Care to Outpatient Settings
Manual therapy is a fundamental therapeutic method that rehabilitation
clinicians incorporate into a treatment plan of care. All rehabilitation
clinicians are trained in a series of standard mobilization techniques. However,
how do you know if you are doing too much, too little, or just enough?
Take those standard techniques to a more advanced level and learn additional
methods of soft tissue manual therapeutics for common extremity conditions. With
70% hands-on lab, experience the techniques for yourself! The course takes the
attendee through the practical application of evidence-based medicine and
uncovers a multimodal approach to common orthopedic conditions of the upper and
lower extremities. You will leave equipped with the skills to confidently offer
your patients a therapy session that combines functional manual therapy
techniques and corrective exercise strategies.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
• Describe the history of manual therapy concepts
and its application
• Identify peer reviewed journal articles specific to manual therapy for common
• Incorporate manual therapy into a therapy session from acute care to
• Document the effects of the treatment and utilize outcome measurements
• Instruct and facilitate compliance with your patients' home exercise programs
• Conduct a lab based on both upper and lower extremity conditions
• Perform manual therapy and corrective exercise techniques using a multimodal
What to Bring
• Treatment/massage table
• Men—please wear shorts and t-shirt/tank top for the lab sessions
• Women—please wear shorts, sports bra/tank top for the lab sessions
JOHN W. O'HALLORAN, PT, DPT, OCS, cert MDT,
ATC, CSCS, is a licensed physical therapist and athletic trainer with over
25 years of experience in the field of rehabilitation. In addition to being an
American Physical Therapy Association board-certified orthopedic clinical
specialist, Dr. O'Halloran is also a certified functional capacity evaluator in
the Blankenship Method and has been credentialed with the McKenzie Institute in
the mechanical diagnosis and treatment of the spine since before the turn of the
century. Dr. O'Halloran studied orthopedic and sports therapy, both stateside
and abroad in Australia and New Zealand. He received his Doctorate of Physical
Therapy from Temple University, with postgraduate work including manipulative
therapy. Dr. O'Halloran is the sole owner of O'Halloran Rehabilitation, a
division of O'Halloran Consulting, LLC, in Greensboro, North Carolina. He has
worked in a variety of settings, including universities and hospitals, and
served for 20 years as the director of physical therapy/sports medicine at
Southeastern Orthopedics and co-owner of GOSMC Properties, LLC.
Dr. O'Halloran has been a Cross Country Education speaker for nearly a decade. A
former orthopedic instructor at the physical therapy assistant program at
Guilford Technical Community College, Dr. O'Halloran's unique evaluation and
treatment skills make him a sought after clinical instructor for physical
therapy and athletic training topics such as sports specific rehabilitation of
the shoulder, spine rehabilitation, and treatment of foot and ankle injuries.
His wide range of clinical experience, combined with his extensive knowledge in
the fiscal management of physical therapy outpatient rehabilitation services,
make Dr. O'Halloran a very knowledgeable and skilled instructor.
Entertaining presentation of specific,
immediately useable treatment techniques.
Mary Parker, Director of Rehab Ft. Smith , AR
How much more quickly a seminar goes with somebody like John who has a good
sense of humor! He was very knowledgeable, but kept us awake and moving around
at the same time.
Beth Lawrence, PT Lake Geneva, WI
I learned a great deal. John was a great presenter, made it very interesting and
Carol Rojas, OT Eastman, GA
Enormous amount of information that I can use immediately.
Keva Price, PT Baltimore, MD
Excellent presentation! Very clinically relevant and practical.
Bonnie Kimmelman Lebanon, NH
Not only extremely knowledgeable, but able to educate interactively! look
forward to attending future seminars by Mr. O'Halloran.
George Layton, PTA Hot Springs, AR
Motivated me to learn more.
Malinda Smith, PT Jessieville, AR
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
• Physical Therapists
• Occupational Therapists
• Athletic Trainers
• Physical Therapist Assistants
• Occupational Therapy Assistants
• Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists
The American Occupational Therapy Association,
Inc. - Cross Country Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing
education. This course is offered for .6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs
does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical
procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Intermediate, Category 1: Domain of
OT, 2: Occupational Therapy Process.
General Statement - This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing
education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards
and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of
completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing
Kentucky Physical Therapy Association - This program has been submitted
to the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association for approval of 6 contact hours.
Board of Certification, Inc. - Cross Country Education is recognized by
the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified
Athletic Trainers. BOC Approved Provider # P3097 6 CEUs will be awarded.
NSCA Certification - This program is pending CEU approval by the NSCA
Certification for pre-approval of 0.6 CEUs.
Tennessee Physical Therapy Association - This program has been submitted
to the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for 6.0 contact hours.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM -