Thoracic Facet Dysfunction

In this presentation, we look at mid and upper back pain arising from dysfunctional locking of the Thoracic Facet joints.

*Live live premier is at 7:30pm on Wednesday 12th of June 2024. You can access the Zoom link in on the course landing page after purchase.

Cost: €50

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Online Course Overview

The facet joints ‘open’ during spinal flexion and ‘close’ during spinal extension. In side-bending and rotation the Facet joints on one side open as the other side closes. The joint capsules of the intervertebral facets are richly enervated and contain unusually large numbers of mechanoreceptors and nociceptors. The interplay between these specialised nerve endings is critical in improving function and reducing back pain.

This presentation demonstrates key techniques for treating Multifidus, restoring Facet joint function and eliminating Thoracic back pain!

Online Course Content

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the anatomical structures and common causes of Thoracic dysfunction.
  • Describe the assessments used to identify the presence of facet dysfunction.
  • Explain the principles of treating a client with Thoracic back pain.


Class outline

  1. Discussion of Thoracic Facet Dysfunction
  2. Anatomy review
  3. Assessments and clinical reasoning
  4. Treatment
  5. Home care

Online Course Fees

Course Fee: €50


  • Watch Party and live Q&A at 7:30pm (Irish time) on Wednesday 12th of June.
  • Lifetime access
  • Multiple Choice Questions to test your knowledge
  • Certificate of compleation

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