Teesside University

Teesside University

Manipulative Therapy

This course is aimed at physiotherapists in neuromusculoskeletal practice who wish to advance their specialist treatment and assessment skills. You will attain high levels of autonomy and clinical decision-making skills for application to clinical practice, and extend knowledge of manual and manipulative therapy skills to a specialist level. Teaching for each of the 3 modules takes place over 6 days (2 blocks of 3 days). Within your modules a variety of teaching and learning strategies will be incorporated including lectures, practical sessions and group tutorials. This will enable you to acquire mastery in the knowledge, skills and application of manipulative therapy approaches in the clinical management of patients with neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction/disorders.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a 2.1 Honours degree in physiotherapy; be a chartered physiotherapist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council; have at least 2 years' post-registration experience, including musculoskeletal practice; be in neuromusculoskeletal practice while enrolled on the course.

Course modules

Core modules: Clinical management of neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction of the lower quadrant; clinical management of neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction of the upper quadrant; concepts of neuromusculoskeletal manipulative therapy.

Assessment methods

Assessments will include written assignments for all three modules. Practical examinations form 50 per cent of the assessment for clinical management modules.

Sponsorship information

Please note that due to current anticipated changes to NHS education and HE funding, information relating to funding will be updated on Teesside University website.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Teesside University Middlesbrough TS1 3BA North East

Key information

School of Health and Social Care
Telephone number: 
01642 384176