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Manual and Exercise Therapy for the Lower Quadrant

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3-4 Feb, 2024

This two-day course introduces an integrated approach to treating the lumbar spine, hip, and SIJ musculoskeletal problems. The focus of examination and treatment is on the articular, neural, and motor systems. Essential background theory is covered, but the emphasis is on practical sessions, clinical reasoning, and real and paper case studies. The content draws on work by many key manual and exercise therapy schools of thought. Case studies are used to develop clinical reasoning and illustrate common clinical conditions.


The evidence informing clinical practice is highlighted throughout the course. The course follows a unique simple management approach that has been developed by the tutor over the years based on his clinical and academic experience where assessment always guides and informs the treatment selection and vice versa.

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Course Tutor

Mahmoud Saad

Saad qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1999. He started his academic career as a senior lecturer in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Sheffield Hallam University in 2005 and led the contemporary musculoskeletal rehabilitation module within the advanced M.Sc. program for many years. He has completed a master's in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Manual therapy Diploma (MACP route) from Sheffield Hallam University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. with a focus on the role of Exercise and Physical activity in the management of Musculoskeletal problems.


Saad has taught extensively both nationally and internationally. This course is part of the popular Orthopaedic Manual and Exercise Therapy Certificate that has been delivered over 300 times in 17 countries.

The course is based on the following key concepts:

Subjective examination:

The MAIN 7 key questions.

Physical examination including:

The BIG 5 physical examination procedures.

Treatment strategies:


(Manual Therapy- Exercise Therapy – Pain Neurophysiology Education)

Manual therapy includes carefully-selected mobility and de-sensitization strategies Exercise therapy focuses on tailored evidence-based exercise prescription strategies

This course is aimed at physiotherapists, occupational therapists, chiropractors, and osteopaths of all levels who:

  1. Wish to update their manual and exercise therapy skills and increase the depth of clinical reasoning and decision-making.

  2. Aim to establish an organized evidence-based assessment approach.

  3. Aim to use a simple and effective treatment approach that combines both hands-on and hands-off strategies.

Indicative contents:

  1. Subjective and physical examination of the lower quadrant

  2. Movement assessment to guide differential diagnosis for the lower quadrant

  3. Clinical neurodynamic and neurological examination applications

  4. Red flag screening: be brave but keep it safe

  5. Manual therapy strategies for the lumbar spine, SIJ, and hip joint

  6. Movement dissociation strategies to guide exercise prescription for the lumbar spine, SIJ, and hip motor control


  • Every minute in the course aims to develop your clinical reasoning and practical skills.

  • Busy, clinically relevant, and interactive teaching style.

  • Case study discussions, demonstration, practice, REPEAT.


Normal Registration: AED 1200

Registration Process-  

1.Fee Submission:
Please note that you may either pay the full fee in one go to attend this course or make an initial down payment of AED 1,000 to book your seat. In the latter case, the remainder of the payment is to be fulfilled before the course starts or in paid cash on the course day. 
** For group registrations, contact us on WhatsApp at +971502051448.
A. Full Payment:
B. Initial Down-payment (applicable to courses costing more than AED 1,000):
**If paying via card is not a viable option, please note that you may also transfer the fee to this bank account.
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2. Registration Form:
  • Once the above has been fulfilled, please fill out this registration form, and attach the proof of payment to it. No seat booking will be confirmed in case the proof of payment is not attached. 
3. Proof of Payment:
  • Once done, please send the proof of payment via email or via WhatsApp
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