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Rib Mobilizations

September 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Instructed by Aaron Rutter

PT, BScPT, FCAMPT, CAFCI, Registered Physiotherapist


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Rib Mobilizations September 13, 2024


Registration Deadline: August 30, 2024

Date:                September 13, 2024 (1-day course) *IN-PERSON    Maximum: 24 Registrants

Time:                9:00am–5:00pm (Lunch 12:30pm–1:30pm)

Location:          Fredericton Inn 1315Regent Stree

Fredericton, NB E3C 1A1

Fee:                  $225 (ANBMT members)               $325 (Non-Member)

                        *Take all 3 mobilizations courses and get a $50 discount.


  CEUs:              7 hours of instructional time (refer to CMTNB CEU policy).

                        *Student members are eligible to take this certification.

Preferred room rate: Fredericton Inn, Fredericton, NB, $139.00 + HST per night (2 queen beds). A block of 12rooms have been reserved (book 2 weeks in advance of the event to secure the reserved room). Toll Free 1-800-561-8777 or 506 455-1430; Free parking. Booking reference: ANBMT Group

Course Description

This one-day, practical course will focus on the therapist’s ability to assess and treat joint stiffness in the ribs.  The techniques will focus on the manual therapy evaluation and treatment of the costotransverse and sternocostal joints. Complimentary at-home exercises that involve thorax stretching and self-mobilization will be taught in detail.  The course is designed to challenge the therapist’s clinical reasoning skills, and the knowledge gained will be easy to apply to clinical practice immediately.

Course Objectives

  • What conditions can you help by improving rib mobility?
  • What is normal range of motion of the thorax? How do you use combined motions to target rib mobility?
  • How do you assess and treat rib joint stiffness or fixations?
  • How do you distract a rib joint?
  • What at home exercises can you give to improve pain, range of motion, and function in the thorax?

What to Bring

  • Portable massage table (1 for 2 participants)
  • Participants must wear appropriate clothing so that the neck, shoulder, and upper back can be exposed for hands-on learning sessions.
  • The instructor will provide a digital course handout, exercise sheets, and certificates of completion for each participant.

About Aaron

Aaron has been a member of the Peterborough Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Clinic team as a Registered Physiotherapist (PT) since 2000 and has been teaching courses for Registered Massage Therapists since 2005.

A graduate of Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy (BScPT), Aaron also has the distinction of working for the University as an Adjunct Professor involved in the clinical education of physiotherapy students.  In 2013, he won a national award from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association for his contributions.

Aaron has been a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT) since 2006, holding a certificate in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy.  Aaron also holds postgraduate training in many other orthopedic treatment approaches including McKenzie, Mulligan, soft tissue release, acupuncture (CAFCI) and dry needling.

In 2009, Aaron partnered with the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario (RMTAO) to teach courses in assessment and manual therapy.





September 13
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Coralie Hopkins, Executive Director, ANBMT
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Fredericton inn
1315 Regent Street
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3C 1A1 Canada
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