Assessment and Treatment of the Cervical Spine: A Clinical Perspective

As part of the 2009 Sports Physiotherapy Conference, the Moro-Splash Foundation Inc. Sports Rehabilitation Clinic and Advanced Clinical Rehabilitation would like to invite the public to a seminar-workshop titled Assessment and Treatment of the Cervical Spine: A Clinical Perspective. Target audience are Physical therapists, Athletic trainers, Human Movements Specialists, Educators, Clinicians, and Researchers.

When and Where
10-11 January 2009

Moro Lorenzo Sports Center
2nd Floor, Audio Visual Room
High School Grounds, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines

Course Objectives
1. Provide functional anatomy and biomechanics of the cervical spine
2. Provide clinical assessment and treatment tools for the different cervical conditions
3. Demonstrate and practice hands-on techniques for clinical applications with the different manual therapy techniques (Maitland, Mulligans etc and adjunct techniques (taping, etc)
4. Introduce clinical patterns of different cervical conditions and relating them to clinical reasoning

Course Schedule

Day 1 – Lecture
8:00am – 8:15am Introduction/Prayers
8:15am – 9:30am Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Cervical Spine by Marvin G. Ventura, PT, MPhtySt(Sports Phty), OCS, CKTP
9:30am – 10:30am Clinical Models and Theories/Pain and Pain Modulation by Trina Lat, PTRP, MPhtySt(Sports Phty), Dip Rem Mas
10:30am – 10:45am BREAK
10:45am – 11:30am Evidences for Cervical Spine Rehabilitation (Assessment, Outcomes, etc.) by Aspi Caligopi, PTRP, MPhtySt (Sports Phty)
11:30am – 12:00pm Q and A
12:00pm – 1:00pm LUNCH
1:00pm – 3:00pm Clinical Reasoning of the Cervical Spine by Kristine Calimbas-Warren, PTRP, MHlthSc(Sports)
3:00pm – 3:30pm BREAK
3:30pm – 4:30pm Summing It Up in the Clinic; Subjective/Objective

Day 2 – Laboratory/Practicals
8:00am – 12:00pm Posture, MMT, Motor Control, AROM, PROM of the Cervical, Thoracic and Shoulder, PAIVMS, PPIVMS, Shearing
12:00pm – 1:00pm LUNCH
1:00pm – 4:00pm Treatment Techniques – Mobilizations, Taping Techniques, Etc.
4:00pm – 5:00pm Demonstration of Case Studies

Course Fee
Fee includes certificate and handouts. Course is limited to only 60 participants so early registration is encouraged.

Early Registration (On or before Dec 17, 2008)
Professional – Php 1,600*
PPTA member – Php 1,400*
Student – Php 1,200*

Late Registration (Dec 18. 2008 to Jan 9, 2009)
Professional – Php 1,800*
PPTA member – Php 1,600*
Student – Php 1,400*

* subject to tax

To register, kindly ring up the Moro-Splash Foundation Inc. Sports Rehabilitation Clinic at (632) 927-7726, local 3. Look for either Zheillah Villuga and Dha-Dha Gonzalez. For more information, you may also send an email to

About the Speakers

Marvin Ventura, PT, MPhtySt (Sports Phty), OCS, CKTP
Marvin is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and a Certified Kinesiotaping practitioner. He is currently working in the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago as a physical therapist seeing orthopedic, sports and neurological patients. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas in 1997 and finished his Masters in Physiotherapy Studies Major in Sports Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland in 2000. He is also one of the peer reviewers of the Philippine Journal for Allied Health Sciences. An advocate for the profession, Mr. Ventura has been conducting seminars since 2001.

Kristine Calimbas-Warren, PTRP, MHlthSc (Sports)
Kristine is the head physiotherapist of the Moro Splash Foundation, Inc sports clinic. She is currently teaching at FEU, school of physical therapy. She is also a consultant for Adidas, Philippines and for Plinky Recto’s the bodyworker pilates studio. She graduated from the University of Santo Tomas and finished her Masters in Health Science in Sports Therapy from the University of Sydney.

Trina Lat, PTRP, MPhtySt(Sports Phty), Dip Rem Mas
Trina is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas and is a registered physiotherapist in the Philippines and Australia. She completed a post-graduate degree in sports physiotherapy in 2005 from the University of Queensland and she is currently undergoing the process of being titled sports physiotherapist in Australia. She has also obtained a Diploma in Remedial Massage from the Australian College of Natural Medicine in 2006. Trina is working for PhysioTec physiotherapy, a private practice owned by known hip specialist Alison Grimaldi, and specializes in the hip and lower limb injuries.She has also worked with Mayne Tigers, an Australian Rules Football team for
the past 4 years as a sports trainer and physiotherapist.

Aspi Caligopi, PTRP, MPhtySt (Sports Phty)
Aspi has a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Santo Tomas and a Masters Degree in Sports physiotherapy from the University of Queensland. He has been involved with the Moro Lorenzo Sports Medicine Unit since 2005 as a physiotherapist and conducts sports coverage work. He was a level 1 personal trainer in fitness first.

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