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Active Release Techniques, Spine Level 1

Course Date

Start: 1st October 2021 @ 08:00am
End: 3rd October 2021 @ 12:00pm

Course Location

The Grand Hotel Malahide
Malahide Grand Hotel, Malahide, County Dublin, Ireland

K36 XT65

Course Description

Active Release Techniques® Spine Level 1 offers intense training in 48 manual treatment protocols. This seminar comprises two parts: 1) an online Level 1 Introduction component and 2) a live, in-person, hands-on instruction seminar. Completion of both parts are required to obtain certification.
Providers must complete the Level 1 Introduction as a pre-requisite to the in-person course. Level 1 Introduction is a self-paced, online training tool and is included with registration. During the introduction, providers will gain a thorough review of gross anatomy, learn ART’s diagnostic algorithm and treatment methodology, and examine patient presentations as they relate to clinical implications. The goal of the introduction is to prepare students for the hands-on portion of the seminar, so that mastering manual techniques is the primary focus during live training.

The live seminar is almost entirely hands-on and offers a small student to instructor ratio to ensure quality education.  Proficient anatomy knowledge is essential for success. Providers learn and practice manual palpation and treatment modalities to treat soft-tissue injuries and disorders of the spine, head, and neck.
ART® treatment utilizes manual techniques to move tissues and joints while under tension. The system allows for relative motion between the tissues and articulations. This seminar emphasizes treatment methods of the neuromusculoskeletal system to diagnose and correct alterations in tissue texture, tension, movement, and function between tissues. Evaluation and treatment occur simultaneously.

Technical Information

  • We recommend registering between 4-6 weeks before the course to allow for adequate preparation time

Learning objectives:

  1. By the end of the seminar, the provider will be able to effectively palpate and treat 48 anatomical soft-tissue structures within the spine, using appropriate tension, depth, and motion to properly perform the treatment protocols.
  2. By the end of the seminar, the provider will be able to correctly move the muscle from its shortened position to elongated position.
  3. By the end of the seminar, the provider can successfully differentiate between healthy and unhealthy tissue utilizing hands-on palpation techniques.

Course Schedule

  • Friday, October 1: 7:30am registration; 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Saturday, October 2: 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Sunday, October 3: 7:30am to 12:00pm *

*Testing occurs in 20-minute increments between 7:30am and 12pm (please plan travel accordingly)

What to Expect

  • 80% hands-on, 20% lecture
  • Casual and comfortable dress attire (may require removal of clothing for targeted areas)
  • Please bring your portable chiropractic table
  • Lunch break approximately one hour, near noon (at instructor discretion) as well as two 15-minute breaks (snacks will be provided)


Course Credits


Course Contact Name

Dr. Shane Lawlor

Course Contact Email