The Physiological Basis of Manual Therapy: Theory to Practice

With Eyal Lederman

Evening Lecture with PhD Eyal Lederman: The Physiological Basis of Manual Therapy, Theory to Practice

What physiological effects do our manual techniques have on the patient?

How do we select which manual technique to use?

Can management become more effective with more suitable manual techniques?

In this lecture participants will explore the physiology, neurology and psychophysiology of manual therapy. The participants will gain a profound insight into the body/person responses associated with various forms of manual therapy. Dr. Lederman will demonstrate how this knowledge can be used to amplify these processes and support the patients’ recovery from various conditions. Dr. Lederman will bring to the workshop his wealth of knowledge gained from more than 25 years of research in this field and from his extensive clinical experience.

Learning outcomes:

  • Gain an understanding of the influences of manual techniques on physiological processes - tissue repair, adaptation and flow dynamics
  • Be able to identify the specific physiological influences of different manual techniques
  • Understand the effect of manual techniques on the nervous system, in particular motor control and nociception
  • Understand the psychophysiological responses of the individual to manual therapy
  • Be able to enhance the influence of manual therapy on the various body/person processes
  • Be able to select the most suitable manual techniques to manage the patient’s condition
  • Develop more effective and efficient management strategies

About the Speaker

Dr. Eyal Lederman graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1986 and is working as an osteopath in London. He completed his PhD in physiotherapy at King's College, where he researched the neurophysiology of manual therapy. For several tears he held the post of Visiting Professor at the Osteopathic College in Auckland, NZ. He currently holds a post of Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London (UCL), Orthopedics and Musculoskeletal Health were he is researching the clinical application of stretching in ROM rehabilitation and functional approach in movement rehabilitation. He also researched and developed Osteopathic Harmonic Technique, Functional Neuromuscular Rehabilitation and Functional Stretching. He is involved in research examining the physiological effects and clinical use of manual therapy. Apart from his work in clinic and research he is also the director of CPDO, a centre providing continuing professional development for manual and physical therapists (UK).


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