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Upper Cervical Mobilizations

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Instructed by Aaron Rutter

PT, BScPT, FCAMPT, CAFCI, Registered Physiotherapist


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Upper Cervical Mobilizations September 14, 2024


Registration Deadline: August 31, 2024

Date:                September 14, 2024 (1-day course) *IN-PERSON     Maximum: 24 Registrants

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

Location:          Fredericton Inn 1315Regent Street

Fredericton, NB E3C 1A1

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

                        *Take all 3 mobilization 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 upper cervical spine. The techniques learned will help the therapist understand the biomechanics of the region and to be able to treat neck pain and headaches caused by joint and muscle dysfunctions. Specific neck mobilization of the z-joints (facets), stretching of the suboccipital muscles and complimentary at home exercises will be taught in detail. This course is designed in such a way that the therapist’s clinical reasoning skills will be challenged, and the knowledge gained is easy to apply immediately to clinical practice.

Course Objectives

  • How do you differentiate cervicogenic headaches from other forms of headaches?
  • What is the normal range of motion of the upper cervical spine?
  • How do you stretch each of the 4 suboccipital muscles?
  • How do you assess and treat joint movement in the C0-1 and C1-2 joints?

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 14
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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