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Manual Manipulative Management in Lumbar Discopathy - Onsite New Date!!.

How to approach disc pathology from a manual manipulative approach by integrating the various body systems with the aim of reorganising the three-dimensional balance of the lumbar spine.

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Manual Manipulative Management in Lumbar Discopathy - Onsite New Date!!.
Manual Manipulative Management in Lumbar Discopathy - Onsite New Date!!.

Time & Location

Jun 23, 2023, 9:00 AM ADT – Jun 25, 2023, 5:00 PM ADT

Truro, 692 Prince St, Truro, NS B2N 1G6, Canada

About the event

Mario Luis González, MSc -Eur Ost DO (Belgium-Spain), invites you to this exclusive and exciting onsite 3-day practice course that has been re-scheduled in June 23-25, 2023. Location Truro, Legge Clinic, NS


Low back pain and neuropathy of disc origin are pathologies of great recurrence in all medical, physiotherapy and osteopathic consultations.

Among the wide range of therapies available for this condition, osteopathy and its different models have proven to be clinically effective and can be an initial and long-term alternative to surgery.

This requires the therapist to be highly specialised in the specific diagnostic models and treatment strategies.

Being effective while being aware of contraindications when treating different types of low back pain is a major challenge.

Specific lumbar and disc biomechanics and kinematics, disc pathophysiology, and assessment strategies in the three planes of space will be described in order to tailor treatment according to local or global causal patterns.

We will summarise the different types of pain and briefly review the basic clinical reasoning for low back pain in order to rule out non-disc conditions that may confuse the practitioner.

In this module, we will focus on myofascial alterations in static and dynamic sagittal balance and present different work modalities, with specific HVLA, distraction and disc resorption techniques as well as myofascial, myotensive and visceral techniques.

The programme of this course will include a total of 25 hours of teaching, during which an osteopathic clinical reasoning of the lumbar disc pathology will be developed.


Note: language will be French with English translation.


At the end of the course the participant will be able to:


  • To update knowledge in relation to the physiology and biomechanics of the lumbar spine and pelvis.
  • To understand the physiological processes that lead to disc deterioration.
  • To enable the correct performance of clinical tests for the establishment of a differential diagnosis.
  • To integrate and recognize the various types of degenerative processes and their visualization by images.
  • To visualize and understand the symptomatology, the multiple mechanisms, the etiology and the types of disc degeneration.
  • Identification of Red Flags
  • Integrate the various postural and myofascial typologies and understand their osteopathic contributions to the degenerative processes
  • Recognize the biomechanical, spinal and supra-spinal effects that best explain the effects of the manipulations.


  • Set up a simple and reproducible test plan and protocol
  • Manual localisation of the floors and segments of functional surgarges in the three planes of space
  • Establish a strategy of local and/or global osteopathic treatment according to the etiology
  • Integrate new and different evaluation tools in the pain processes of disc origin.
  • To visit the classical approaches in a perspective centered on the refunctionalization of the vertebral axis.
  • To Afinner and reconceptualize the techniques of HVLA manipulations of the lumbar spine, giving importance to the correct focus of the gesture.
  • To approach an osteopathic consultation with an acute or sub-acute patient with tranquillity and security.
  • To know the medical and surgical possibilities if necessary.

Day 1 (8 hours: from 9 am to 11 am; from 11:15 am to 1 pm; from 2 pm to 4 pm; from 4:15 pm to 6:30 pm).


The intervertebral disc

Clinical physiology and biomechanics of the lumbar spine and pelvis

Lumbar and disc mechanics

Disc injury and degeneration

Influence of posture and typology on disc disease

Interpretation of current clinical guidelines on lumbar and disc pathology.

Three-dimensional test plan and protocol in an orderly, simple and reproducible manner.

Specific analysis of posture and myofascial synergies.

Specific manual localisation of the vertebral segments in dysfunction in the three planes of space.

Specific functional examination of the elements of the pelvic girdle.

Final considerations and summary of the day

Day 2 (8 hours: from 9 am to 11 am; from 11:15 am to 1 pm; from 2 pm to 4 pm; from 4:15 pm to 6:00 pm)

Assessment of the respiratory pattern and its impact on pressure distribution and haemodynamics.

Functionalisation of the sacrum and sacro-iliacs

Mobilisation techniques and HVLA manipulations of the lumbar spine

Final considerations and summary of the day

Day 3 (8 hours: from 9 am to 11 am; from 11:15 am to 1 pm; from 2 pm to 4 pm; from 4:15 pm to 5:00 pm).

Neurological examination and assessment of neuropathy

Functionalisation of the coxofemoral bones

Manual axial decompression and disc reapsorption techniques

Osteopathic interpretation of imaging tests

Summary of the day


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    Drinks and snacks will be provided during short breaks.

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