“Retrain the Brain” Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Seminar Series

85 CEU's (85 contact hours)Skulpan Asavasopon Registration: $2,000

The seminar series is 80% hands-on laboratory instruction with a “no fluff” philosophy in the content that is taught to licensed physical therapists. Clinical pearls, clinical reasoning, and clinically relevant content is pulled from the areas of manual/manipulative therapy, movement science, pain science, peer-reviewed literature, and cognitive psychology. This eclectic course draws from evidence-based, best practice approaches, making this a comprehensive, all encompassing course, that also serves as the core curriculum for various APTA credentialed physical therapy residency programs.


NOTE: Payments may be made in installments by contacting the instructor directly at skulpan@yahoo.com.
NOTE: In addition to registering online, email a brief resume or current CV with a brief description of your main objectives for participating in this course to skulpan@yahoo.com.
This course series does fulfill the ethics, laws, and regulations requirements of the Physical Therapy Board of California.



  • Identify and understand the impact of cognitive behavioral impairments and personality types in acute and chronic pain patients
  • Implement counseling strategies to “Retrain the Brain”
  • Utilize sound clinical reasoning and evidence to make best practice decisions
  • Master the principles of manual/manipulative intervention on spinal and peripheral joints
  • Master the clinical applications and concepts of movement science and exercise prescription
  • Diagnose and treat pathomechanics of common orthopaedic pathologies/overuse injuries


January 7, Seminar #1
Pelvic Girdle: Lower Quarter Movement Science Principles and Manual Procedures
Retrain the Brain 1: The Organized Interviewer – What you need to know

January 21, Seminar #2
Lumbar Spine: Movement Science Applications and Manipulative Procedures

January 28, Seminar #3
Hip and Knee: Manual Procedures and Management of Pathomechanics

February 11, Seminar #4
Foot and Ankle: Manual Procedures and Management of Pathomechanics

March 4, Seminar #5
Thoracic Spine: Manipulative Procedures
Retrain the Brain 2: No Brain, No Pain

March 25, Seminar 6
Cervical Spine: Movement Science Applications and Manipulative Procedures

April 8, Seminar 7
Upper Cervical Spine and Headache: Manual Procedures and Management of Pathomechanics

May 6, Seminar #8
Shoulder: Movement Science Applications of the Upper Quarter and Manual Procedures

May 20, Seminar #9
Elbow, Wrist, Hand: Application of Movement Sciences and Manual Procedures
Retrain the Brain 3: Cognitive-Affective Dimensions of Chronic Pain

June 3, Seminar #10
Retrain the Brain 4: Cognitive Strategies for Chronic Pain Behavior