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Motion Palpation Institute – The Disc

Course Date

Start: 3rd March 2018 @ 09:30am
End: 4th March 2018 @ 13:00pm

Course Location

Anglo European College of Chiropractic
13-15 Parkwood Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, England


Course Description

Motion palpation is a diagnostic technique used by the doctor of chiropractic to locate joint dysfunction within the spinal column and extremities. This technique quickly gained acceptance as a standard diagnostic tool for the chiropractic profession. The Motion Palpation Institute has set the standard for functional manual care. MPI continues to raise the bar for the modern chiropractor by infusing it’s classes with manual therapy techniques and assessment tools that are proven clinically effective. Motion palpation is now taught in chiropractic colleges throughout the world.

The disc has been a source of contention since the beginning of manual therapy. We have learned that the disc can be the pain generator in many of our patients. We also know that the disc does not need to be sitting on a nerve root to create spine related pain or extremity symptoms. With internal disc derangement, there is often a chemical component, not just a mechanical cause. The outer layers of the disc are highly innervated, so when the disc nucleus makes its way to the outer layers, pain can follow – discogenic pain. How can you sort your way through the various disc related scenarios? MPI is proud to present our Masters Series Disc course. Developing your ability to classify disc related pain, and then help the patient with specific protocols that include conservative chiropractic care and rehabilitation may lead to clinical success. This is not a decompression traction course. Often the disc herniation will be the symptomatic reason the patient comes to see you, but the underlying cause of the disc herniation may be found somewhere outside the area of disc insult. MPI has long prided itself on establishing the weak link in the kinetic chain through palpation and functional testing.


Course Credits


Course Contact Name

Carleen Coombes

Course Contact Email