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Extremity Joint Mobilization for the PTA

September 13, 2018


5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Birmingham Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine | 3234 Cahaba Heights Road, Vestavia, AL 35243

Presentation Date
September 13, 2018 (Lower Extremity)

5:00 – 8:00 pm Each Day


Kimberly Dunn, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Ellen Hamilton, PT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

6 Contact Hours (7.2 CEUs for Alabama Licensees)


These courses will provide the PTA with the knowledge and skills to perform joint mobilization to the extremities. This will be helpful in managing pain as well as improving range of motion. The course will consist of two 3 hour sessions, one on the Upper Extremity and one on the Lower Extremity and participants can register for one or both of the sessions. 

The course sessions are mostly lab based activities, so participants should wear clothing that allows access to the appropriate extremity joints. Participants taking the lower extremity course should bring a hip mobilization strap/belt if they can. 

Since the course is held in the evening, light snacks will be offered and participants are welcome to bring a sack supper.


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

1. Explain the effects of joint mobilization.
2. Demonstrate different grades of joint mobilization for extremity joints.
3. Apply knowledge of extremity joint mobilization to specific patient cases.


Ellen Hamilton, PT, OCS has practiced physical therapy in Birmingham, Al for 39 years.  For the past 13 years she has been the owner of Birmingham Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine.  She has lectured at the UAB and Samford Physical Therapy schools as well as taught courses in the area.  She has been involved in APTA leadership on the state and national levels.  She enjoys reading, traveling and mountain biking.
Kimberly Dunn, PT, DPT, OCS has practiced physical therapy in Alabama and Georgia for six years. Since graduating from UAB in 2012, she has specialized in outpatient orthopedic care, with a special interest in treating active adults who are looking to return to high levels of participation in recreational and community activities. Kimberly currently practices at Birmingham Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine in Cahaba Heights. She resides in Trussville with her husband, Jimmy, who is also a physical therapist. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time at the lake, and teaching baton twirling lessons.

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