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Management of cervico-thoracic dysfunction


Manual and exercise therapy approach.


One clinical day workshop

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5 June, 2024

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4June, 2024



Prof. Paolo Sanzo

  • Physiotherapist, Clinical Specialist (Musculoskeletal)

  • Assistant Dean, Faculty of Health and Behavioral Sciences, Lakehead University. Canada

  • Associate Professor, School of Kinesiology, Lakehead University.

  • Associate Professor, Northern Ontario School of Medicine University. Canada

  • Lecturer, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Canada

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Paolo is Vice President, IFOMPT Executive Committee


Dr.Mohamad Aldoliefy


  • Primephysio accredited senior tutor

  • Founding member. OMTA UK

  • Certified Dry Needling Practitioner. CPD Health. Australia

  • Certified Medical taping practitioner. Tape concept. Netherlands

  • Certified Mulligan practitioner. MCTA New Zealand

  • Kinetic Control Movement therapist. Comera Movement Sciences. UK.

  • McKenzie trained, McKenzie Institute New Zealand

  • Maitland trained, IMTA. Switzerland.

Topics to be discussed:

A- Management of Thoracic outlet syndrome

​B- Criteria & application of cervical spine and thoracic spine manipulation


A- Management of Thoracic outlet syndrome

In these 4 hours, Prof Paolo will discuss and demonstrate the principles of screening red flags, assessment strategies, and manual and exercise therapy for thoracic outlet syndrome. The session will include practical demonstrations and case studies.

  1. Differential diagnosis

  2. Is it really TOS or something else (Red flags)

  3. How can we confirm the diagnosis?  Testing

  4. Treatment strategies

    • Does manual therapy have a role. Clinical application

    • Neuro dynamics

    • Exercise therapy.

    • Education strategies


B- Criteria & application of cervical spine and thoracic spine manipulation

In this session Dr Mohamed Aldolify will explore the criteria for cervical and thoracic manipulation with emphasis on clinical reasoning strategies and safe application.

  1. Principles of manipulation techniques.

  2. Indications on safe and comfortable use of manipulations.

  3. Mechanisms of action for manipulations & the Evidence behind.

  4. Pathology Contraindications and red flags.


for registration for Alex intake

4 June, 2024

for registration for Cairo  intake

5 June, 2024

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