Clinical Reasoning and Assessment for Manual Therapists

Clinical Reasoning and Assessment for Manual Therapists

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Course Description

This (8-10 hour) self-paced online course is for therapists who wish to broaden their clinical reasoning and assessment skills and is presented by Paul Townley, one of the UK's leading teaching physiotherapists (Elsevier Education award winner). 

Divided into 8 modules with 21 video classes the course is supported by comprehensive and fully illustrated notes which cover: clinical reasoning theory; subjective assessment, objective assessment, special tests, mechanisms of pain, observation, communication, and treatment choices.

The course exam is completed online.

About the Course Presenter

Paul Townley holds a Masters Degree (MSc) in Neuromusculoskeletal medicine, and is a member of the Manipulative Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and the International Federation of Manipulative Therapy.

Paul is qualified as an ESP (Extended Scope Practitioner) and a university lecturer and teacher in the United Kingdom.

In a career spanning more than two decades Paul has worked with elite athletes (including Physiotherapist for Crystal Palace FC - EPL) and has provided specialist physiotherapy services and consultancy to the military.

What's Included?

Course Texts

Fully illustrated Assessment and Clinical Reasoning course notes

Concise Book of Muscles


Full colour illustrations

Easy "Quick Reference" format

Video Classes

21 online video classes presented by Paul Townley

HD quality video accessed via our Virtual Classroom (password provided) with closed-captions subtitles in English.

Watch anytime online or download on any device (PC, Mac, Tablet, Phone)
Online Exams and Certification

Online Exam comprising multiple choice questions

NAT Certification - For more information click here

See table below for other CEU accreditations

Exam does not need to be completed in any one sitting. You may save your answers as you go along and return to continue at any time - internet connection required



Manual Therapists, Massage Therapists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Trigger Point Therapists, Body Workers, Athletic Trainers, Exercise and Fitness Professionals. 

CEU Accreditations

 NAT Credits 15
Massage Therapists (MMA - formerly AAMT) 10