Ken Olsen Discusses All Things Cervical Spine and Manual Therapy

This interview was recorded as part of the cervical spine course.

Ken Olson is private practice physiotherapist in the U.S where he is president of 4 practices, Northern Rehab. He also teaches on undergraduate physical therapist programmes focusing his teaching on the spine, this is understandable seeing he is an author of the brilliant (and pretty famous) textbook Manual Physical Therapy of the Spine which is now in its second edition. As if he wasn’t busy enough he is also IFOMPT President.

During this interview Ken takes you through the journey of his incredibly impressive career to date. Get ready for insights and anecdotes about his book and 200(!) accompanying videos as well as his teaching career. However the gem of this video is how Ken explains how to assess and manage the cervical spine. With reference to the IFOMPT Cervical Framework Document and the importance of a neurovascular screen, Ken will make you feel comfortable with approaching one of the most tricky areas of practice; the neck.

Manual Physical Therapy of the SpineManual Physical Therapy of the Spine, 2nd Edition provides guidelines to manipulation, manual physical therapy examination, and treatment procedures of the spine and temporomandibular joint. Informed by evidence-based research, this text offers detailed instructions for reaching an accurate diagnosis and developing a plan of care. And to support the descriptions and photos in the book, over 200 videos on a companion website demonstrate spinal examination and manipulation procedures.

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