Guidance for premanipulative clinical reasoning to improve the safety of manual therapy
Dr. N. (Nathan) Hutting
Bestuurslid innovatie en internationaal beleid / Board member innovation and international policy
MO delegate IFOMPT
Time: 4:30 pm- 7:30 pm
Location: Modern University for Technology and Information (Transportation will be provided)
Considerations to improve the safety of cervical spine manual therapy
Manipulation and mobilisation of the cervical spine are well established interventions in the management of patients with headache and/or neck pain. However, their benefits are accompanied by potential, yet rare risks in terms of serious adverse events, including neurovascular insult to the brain.
A recent international framework for risk assessment and management offers directions in the mitigation of this risk by facilitating sound clinical reasoning. The aim of this article is to critically reflect on and summarise the current knowledge about cervical spine manual therapy and to provide guidance for clinical reasoning for cervical spine manual therapy.