Pri-Med Midwest

Rosemont, IL | November 4-7, 2020

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Hands-On Workshop: New Manual Medicine Techniques for Treating Upper Back and Neck Injuries


Many musculo-skeletal complaints can be treated by manual medicine techniques, lessening the use of pain medication and improving patient outcomes. Osteopathically trained physicians learn these in depth; but the basics can be learned by any clinician. This workshop will focus on rapid physical exam and treatment techniques that you can easily integrate into your practice. The patient will walk out of your office feeling better, with a useful patient education handout and a referral to physical therapy, rather than a handful of prescriptions, an x-ray order and a referral to orthopedics.

Learning Objectives

Understand the basics of Manual Medicine techniques

Be able to easily integrate techniques into practice, lowering pain medication use and improving outcomes

Learn how to document and bill for these interventions

Practice hands on maneuvers including facilitated stretching and use kinesio tape

Learn how to better assess your patients injury/pain to then employ an appropriate manual technique


Frank J. Domino, MD

Dr. Frank J. Domino is a Professor and the Pre-doctoral Education Director for the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA. He has been at Umass since 1996. Dr. Domino is...

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Steve Messineo, DPT

Steve Messineo is Doctor of Physical Therapy and one of the owners of All-Access Physical Therapy, Inc. located in Shrewsbury and Sterling, MA. Steve Received his Doctorate of PT in 2008, and received his Master's Degree in PT in 1998, both from Mass...

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Mark Powicki, PT, DPT, CSCS

Mark Powicki received his Bachelor's degree from the University of New Hampshire where he excelled in football as an offensive lineman. He later obtained his Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute o...

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