Introduction to Joint Mobilization-Mennell Approach-“The Big Four”: Wrist, Shoulder, Hip and Ankle Joints (Hands-On Course)

Introduction to Joint Mobilization-Mennell Approach-“The Big Four”: Wrist, Shoulder, Hip and Ankle Joints (Hands-On Course)


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Introduction to Joint Mobilization – Mennell Approach – “The Big Four”: Wrist, Shoulder, Hip and Ankle Joints – Hands-On Course

This is a LIVE Hand-On Course, held at The Institute for Continuing Education.

$20 Discount through Tuesday, July 13. Regular tuition: $245.

8 CEUs for Chiropractors.  The Institute for Continuing Education is a Pre-approved Sponsor/Provider through the NJ Board of Chiropractic Examiners. This course is not approved for Chiropractic Assistants.


Please arrive between 7:30-8:00am for Registration; program starts at 8:00am.

8:00am-9:30am                Overview of the musculoskeletal system and concept of mechanical pain from synovial joints. Clinical importance of the case history. Joint Play Joint Dysfunction Joint    Mobilization. Concepts of acute and chronic inpatient analysis. Recognition of healing vs. healed. Rules for mobilization techniques. The Three “Nevers”. Mobility and Stability model of Cook and Boyle.

9:30am-10:45am              Hands-on Workshop: Mobilization WRIST COMPLEX

10:45-11:00am                  Break

11:00am-12:30pm            Continue WRIST COMPLEX and begin with SHOULDER COMPLEX

12:30-1:00pm                   Lunch

1:00-2:30pm                    Continue SHOULDER COMPLEX and begin HIP COMPLEX

2:30-2:45pm                     Break

2:45-3:45pm                     Hands-on techniques – continue HIP COMPLEX, begin ANKLE COMPLEX

3:45-4:45pm                     Continue and complete ANKLE COMPLEX techniques

4:45-5:00pm                    Course Evaluations, Questions and Answers

About the Instructor:

Robert Ruffalo, PT, DC, CCSP, is Founder and President of CESI Continuing Education Seminars Incorporated, and Owner/ Director of A T.E.A.M. Approach Physical Therapy Center in Bloomfield, NJ, which he established in 1990.

Dr. Ruffalo is a physical therapist (PT), doctor of chiropractic (DC), certified chiropractic sports physician (CCSP), and is also a certified golf fitness instructor/medical professional, Level 3 by the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI CGFI-MP3), and a TPI Junior Level 2 Coach (JR2). At A T.E.A.M. Approach Physical Therapy Center, he brings together his diverse expertise, vast experience, and personal interests to deliver a unique multi-disciplinary health care practice. Dr. Ruffalo specializes in manual therapy of the cervical spine and extremities and is trained in a variety of treatment approaches and techniques.

In addition to his work as a physical therapist and chiropractor (one of only few dual licensed practitioners in NJ), Dr. Ruffalo has a passion for educating his peers by providing continuing education courses to physical therapists, chiropractors, physical therapy assistants, athletic trainers and insurance industry professionals.

Many of the seminars are based on the advanced work of two medical pioneers: the late Dr. John Mennell, an orthopedist and founder of the joint dysfunction model for diagnosis and treatment, and the late Dr. Janet Travell, who founded the trigger point (myofascial pain) model of diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Ruffalo was fortunate to have lectured and taught with these practitioners and researchers.




Sunday, July 18, 2021 8:00am-5:00pm