The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Learning Center will present a webinar on safe and effective cervical mobilization and manipulation. Tim Flynn, PT, PhD, FAAOMPT, the presenter for the online event, will review the evidence that supports the use of cervical mobilization and manipulation and provide evidence-based guidance for physical therapists assessing patients for the possibility of stroke or other adverse responses from cervical intervention. The development of a risk management plan in the event of an adverse event will also be examined.

The speaker for this online event will also discuss skills, knowledge, and competencies for safe and effective integration of cervical manipulation into physical therapist practice. The online course description indicates that upon completion of the webinar, participants will be able to summarize the best evidence related to cervical mobilization and manipulation for specific patients and conditions.

Webinar participants will also be able to explain how physical therapists can use proper clinical decision-making to decrease the risk of adverse events related to cervical interventions and describe the components of a risk management plan to be used in the event of an adverse response to a cervical intervention, as well as describe the appropriate knowledge, skills, and competencies for safe and effective practice that includes cervical mobilization and manipulation.

Webinar participants will be given 0.2 CEUs upon successful completion of the examination. The online seminar will be July 17 from 2 pm to 3:30 pm, ET. To register for the webinar and view additional course details, visit

[Source: APTA Learning Center]