thoracic cage

Under the circumstances, we have decided to cancel this class, scheduled for Saturday, May 2nd. We will reschedule at a later date.


This class will explore the most common dysfunctions found in the thoracic cage and spine. The biomechanics of spinal motion and respiration will be reviewed. Extensive lab time will be devoted to discussing and practicing various treatment techniques. Previous knowledge of manual therapy treatments of the thoracic cage is highly encouraged.

Learning Objectives (upon completion)

  1. The student will be familiar with the biomechanics of the thoracic cage.
  2. The student will understand landmarks for palpation of the thoracic cage.
  3. The student will learn the most common somatic dysfunctions found in the thoracic cage.
  4. The student will be able to apply appropriate treatment techniques for the most common thoracic cage dysfunctions.


Duration: Saturday, May 2, 2020. 2 sessions offered – 8am-12pm or 1pm-5pm. Maximum 8 students in each. If the number of registrants are 8 or less, all students will be moved into the morning session.

Location: Kennedy Krieger Institute, Greenspring Campus
3825 Greenspring Ave
Bowles Board Room (4th Floor of Kennedy Krieger High School)
Baltimore, MD 21211

Price: $225 / person (price increases to $250 on April 25, 2020)

Number of Attendees: 8-16 (see Duration above)

Instructors: Robert Cohen, M.A., P.T. and Jon Laking, M.A., P.T.

Contact: Robert Cohen, M.A., P.T. at 410-321-9292 or

Target Audience: Healthcare providers – M.D., D.O., P.T., A.T.C., M.T., R.N., O.T., and other licensed or certified Healthcare Providers.

Continuing Education Credits: NCBTMB Approved Provider #1418. This course has been approved by NCBTMB and is awaiting approval by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.4 CEUs (4 credit hours).

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