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Orthopeadic Manual Therapy Assessment and Management for the The Thoracic & Lumbar Spine



Paul Mintken     &       Per kaejer









Cairo- Egypt



16th-17th February 2019                                          

Part 1- 16th February 2019

An integrative approach to assessment and management of back pain

4:30 -7:30 pm


In this workshop, Per Kjaer discusses the need for a change to the current paradigm in the management of people with back pain from a merely biomedical, to a more integrative perspective, where psychosocial factors are actively included. The transition of the role of the manual therapist as a provider of passive treatment to become a facilitator of an active treatment approach that includes pain management strategies and exercise to promote self-management is also discussed. Simple clinical tools will be presented to include psychosocial factors in the assessment, as well as tools to promote self-management for the patient. The teaching format will be lectures, group discussions and case-based learning.  

Per Kjaer

Per Kjaer holds the position of professor of musculoskeletal research with a focus on back and neck pain at the University of Southern Denmark and the University College Lillabaelt, Denmark.  Professor Kjaer’s main focus has been on musculoskeletal physiotherapy as a clinician, a teacher and a researcher. His extensive clinical experience over a period of more than 25 years, combined with three decades of teaching, generated a strong desire to base his work on scientific evidence. As a result, over the last 20 years, Professor Kjaer has become more involved in epidemiological and clinical research to address some of the gaps in scientific evidence, while maintaining an active role in undergraduate and post-graduate education.


The participants expand their knowledge about new theories and integrative approaches to the management of people with back pain as well as simple tools to start developing their own skills towards integrating the elements of a biopsychosocial model of care.  


Part 2-17th February 2019

Lumbar Manipulation: Interventions You Should Be Using!

9:00 am -4:00 pm

There is growing evidence to support the use of high velocity manipulation to provide pain relief as well as an improved level of function for individuals with low back pain. In this masterclass we will review the evidence supporting the use of high velocity lumbar manipulation for musculoskeletal disorders. In the laboratory session, we will review indications and contraindications for high velocity manipulation and demonstrate a core set of lumbopelvic manipulative techniques supported by research.  Participants will then have time to practice and refine these techniques with the guidance of the presenter.

Paul Mintken

Dr. Mintken is a Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  He completed his fellowship training in orthopedic manual therapy at Regis University.  He is a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic and Manual Physical Therapists. He maintains an active research agenda investigating conservative care for musculoskeletal disorders as well as spinal and extremity manipulation.  He has received research grants from the APTA and AAOMPT. He has multiple publications in 15 different peer-reviewed journals and has co-authored 3 eBooks and 7 book chapters.  His awards include the Dorothy Baethke-Eleanor J. Carlin Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching, the Rose Excellence in Research Award, the JOSPT Excellence in Research Award and the Chattanooga Research Award.  Dr. Mintken is also a lead clinician at Wardenburg Health Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder.



Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the current best evidence for the implementation of spinal manipulation in the treatment of low back pain.

  2. Recognize the indications, contraindications, and precautions for lumbar spinal manipulation.

  3. Demonstrate a working knowledge in the choice of manipulative procedures in an evidence-based, multi-model approach to low back pain.

  4. Perform proper technique with evidence-based lumbar manipulations.


Who can attend?

Physiotherapists and medical doctors



National Registration

Congress Attendees: 1500 LE

Attending only the course: 1800 LE

*Get 300 LE off for every extra course/master class that you want to attend


International Registration

Congress Attendees: 100 $

Attending only the course: 120 $

*Get 20 $ off for every extra course/master class that you want to attend

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