This 3 credit course is for current Physical Therapy students and/or PT professionals who would like to further their education in manual therapy.
Have you noticed that many of the expert Manual Therapists in the world such as Geoffrey Maitland, Robin McKenzie, Brian Mulligan, Stanley Paris, Rob Elvey, David Butler, Jenny McConnell, Gwen Jull, Peter O’Sullivan, Duncan Reid, Michael Monaghan, Wayne Hing and others, come from Australia and New Zealand? Australia is a mecca for manual therapists. Would you like to be part of the first UVM group to be invited to study manual therapy at BOND University on the Gold Coast of Australia?
In this course you will travel to Bond University in Australia to advance your manipulative therapy skills with some of the best manual therapy instructors in the world. This unique physical Therapy course involves a special collaboration between UVM’s Doctorate in Physical Therapy Program and Bond University’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program and orthopedic teaching faculty at each University. We will be on the BOND campus for 2 full weeks of classes focusing on teaching you manipulation skills for the cervical, thoracic, lumbar spine and the SIJ. In addition to learning your spinal manipulation skills you will also be learning about health care promotion and assisting BOND DPT students as they work on outreach programs in the community.
We will take advantage of our visit to the World’s smallest continent with its diverse history and rich aboriginal population and learn about cultural differences and their impact on delivery of health care in Australia. In addition, there will be discussions on health care access in the USA and Australia. In 1975 Australia enacted Universal Health Care access. We will study this model to gain insight and ideas that could help the United States move towards remodeling its health care access on a national and state level.
We will enjoy team building activities by traveling as a group around the Gold Coast of Australia. The ocean, beaches, water sports, boating and sports in general are an integral part of the Australian identity. Bond University is just a few kilometers away from Surfer’s Paradise and easily accessible for group outings.