Spinal Manipulations course

Neil Langridge is returning to Ireland in March to deliver a Spinal Maniupulations Course.

It has been two years since Neil delivered his highly successful but he is returning on March 27 and 28 for what should be a very popular event.

(€375 inc manual). See attached course outline(s).

The cost of the course is €375 while he will deliver his integrated approach to Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction separately on May 29 (€180 inc manual). There are only 15 places available on both courses. Places secured with full receipt of course fee(s).

The last time Neil gave the spinal manips course places were filled within one week so please if you are interested don’t wait.

All inquiries/bookings can be made via callaghancarmel@gmail.com.


The costs of the courses are as follows:


ARTI Members 

Spinal Manipulations – Includes Manual

Early Bird (Before January 10th) €375

After Jan 10th €395


Sacroiliac Joint – Includes Manual

Early Bird (Before Jan 10th) €180

After Jan 10th €190


Combined Spinal & SacroIliac Package

Early Bird €540

After Jan 10th €570


Non ARTI Members

Spinal Manipulations – Includes Manual

Early Bird €395

After Jan 10th €415


Sacroiliac Joint – Includes Manual

Early BIrd €190

After Jan 10th €210


Combined Spinal and Sacroiliac Package

Early Bird €570

After Jan 10th €610



Course Description

This course will introduce delegates to manipulation and refresh the skills of those currently using Grade V techniques. It is primarily practical and aims to give participants increased assessment/palpation skills as well as new manipulative treatment ideas. Many of the assessment techniques can be applied in all aspects of manual therapy and will have relevance to day to day practice. The course content will be applicable to patients ranging from athletes to the more sedentary. It aims to link manipulation to rehabilitation via specific techniques, movement loss and exercise. The course will feature a number of demonstrations specifically linking the technique to motor control and loss of function. Theoretical aspects will underpin the concepts of manipulationand manual therapy as well as exploring the motor control system. The three lectures will cover indications and background, the sensorimotor spine and cervical artery issues. There will be an opportunity to present/discuss specific cases. It will be as evidence based as possible and accompanied by a referenced course manual. Thecourse will allow time for close 1:1 supervision.

 Course Outline

Day 1

·         Introduction Lecture

·         Lumbar Spine PPIVMs

·         Tea and Coffee

·         Lumbar Rotation Grade V

·         Lunch

·         Linking the spine – Lecture

·         Patient demonstration

·         Lumbar extension/flexion bias

·         Tea and Coffee

·         Thoracic assessment and PPIVM

·         Thoracic screw down

·         Close/Practice

Day 2

·         Recap

·         Thoracic A/P Grade V

·         Thoracic Rib Grade V

·         Tea and Coffee

·         Upper Thoracic PPIVMs

·         Thoracic A/P in sitting Grade V

·         Upper Thoracic Rotation

·         Lunch

·         CAD – Lecture

·         Cervical PPIVMs

·         Cervical Grade V. Opening/closing

·         Tea and coffee

·         Cervical spine cont’d

·         Clinical decisions and manipulation – discussion


Dr Neil Langridge DClinP MMACP MSc (Manip Ther) MCSP

Neil is a consultant physiotherapist with a special interest in spinal function. He has worked in the NHS, private sector and armed forces and treats complex spinal patients as well as working in a spinal triage environment. He has attained a clinical doctorate at the University of Southampton and completed his MACP training in 2002 and his MSc in 2003. He is the Vice chair of the MACP and provides mentorship and examination support on MACPcourses. He has presented all over the U.K and abroad whilst leading manual therapy sessions at a number of Universities. His current post in the NHS covers ESP leadership, complex patient management and research activities in the spine and lower limb.



This course will introduce participants to the assessment and differentiation of lumbo-pelvic disorders as well as exploring the hip. Bio-mechanics and motor control assessment will be reviewed with an emphasis on clinical reasoning. The course structure will have lectures but is mainly practical giving participant’s skills to take directly into a rehabilitation setting. Hands-on mobilisation and manipulation will also be covered for this region as well as rehabilitation ideas for the active patient.

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