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2 - Days Hands on Workshop on
KOLKATA (JUNE 17th and 18th , 2017)   

Workshop Philosophy

This MTFI workshop provides a critical insight into the complex anatomy and function of the Lower Extremity ( Hip, Knee ,Ankle and Foot) . The course facilitates analysing the mechanism behind possible dysfunctions, providing new clinical skills to enhance rehabilitation strategies and to treat the dysfunctions.      

This course facilitates the identification of Dysfunctions and mobilisation techniques for the Hip, Knee, Ankle and Foot problems with clinical reasoning and Evidence based approach.


General Introduction: 01 Hrs

Eras of development in Physiotherapy, Introduction to Manual Therapy (Different Schools of Thought), Manual Therapy: Definitions, Indications and Contraindications, Biomechanical Principles in Manual Therapy (Fryette's Laws, Concave-Convex rule, Close pack and Loose pack Positions, Joint status gradings), Barrier concepts, Assessment of dominant eye.  
Anatomy, Pathomechanics and Manual Therapy for Hip joint:04 Hrs

Hip Anatomy and Biomechanics, Active movements with overpressures for Hip joint (Flexion, Abduction,Adduction, Flexion/adduction ± Medial rotation, Flexion/abduction ± Lateral rotation, Extension ± abduction/adduction, ± Medial / Lateral rotation).

Accessory Movements of Hip Joint ( Cephalad/ caudad, AP-Supine, PA-Prone, Medial glide, Lateral glide, Shaft rotation, Flexion/ Adduction test of the Hip, Compression, Medial rotation, Side lying general articulation hold,  Traction over a fulcrum, Piriformis inhibition technique(1) with thumb, Piriformis inhibition technique(2) with elbow.

Anatomy, Pathomechanics and Manual Therapy for Knee Complex:05 Hrs

Anatomy and pathomechanics of knee complex,  Physiological movements with overpressures of Knee complex (Flexion, Extension Medial and lateral rotation in different positions of flexion and extension, Combine movements
(Extension/ abduction, Extension/adduction,Flexion/abduction, Flexion/adduction).

Accessory Movements of Knee Joint ( AP/ PA glide to tibia, Medial and lateral glide, Knee Instability Tests ( Valgus (abduction) stress-, Varus( adduction) stress., Anterior drawer test-ACL, Lachman’s Test.

Posterior Instabilities ( Sag Test, Posterior Drawer Test, Meniscal Tests, Mc murray’s test, Apley’s grinding test).

Articular Techniques (Knee,traction, Staggered hold for tibia thrust).

Patellofemoral Joint ( Accessory Movement, Caudad/ cephalad  glide,Medial /lateral glide, Medial/lateral tilt, Medial and lateral rotation, Distraction/compression).

Superior tibiofibular joint( Accessory) Longitudinal cephalad (eversion)  Longitudinal caudad (Inversion), AP/PA. Superior tibio-fibular joint gapping thrust.

Anatomy, Pathomechanics and Manual Therapy for Ankle and Foot Complex:06 Hrs

Active Physiological Movements of Foot ( Dorsiflexion, Supination, Plantar flexion, Pronation)

Inferior Tibio-fibular Joint (AP/PA glide), Longitudinal cephalad and caudad, Separation/spreading- Occurs in DF of talocrural joint.

Accessory Movements of Ankle Joint ( P-A Glide, A-P Glide);

Accessory Movements of Subtalar joint ( AP/PA glide, Medial/Lateral glide, Longitudinal caudad/cephalad); Movements of the mid-foot ( Calcaneocuboid joint on lateral side,  Talo-calcaneo-navicular joint on the medial side, Navicular-cuneiform joint)

Inter metatarsal Joints ( AP/PA, Medial and Lateral glide), Metatarso Phalangeal Joints ( AP/PA, Medial and lateral glide, Caudal/cephalad)

Stability Tests ( Talar Tilt Test, Anterior Drawer Test, Inferior Tibio- Fibular joint).

Tibio-Taloid joint Thrust , Medial border of foot articulation and thrust, Gapping thrust to Sub-talar joint, Cuboid Thrust( Prone) Knee 90 degree flexed, Interphalangeal gapping, Metatarso-phalangeal gapping.

Resource Person:

Prof. Umasankar Mohanty,

B.P.T(Hons), M.P.T( Manual Therapy),PhD, MISEP(U.S.A), M.I.A.P, F.A.G.E
[ Trained under faculties of Loma Linda University( USA), Orthopedic Medicine International(Belgium), University of Queensland( Australia), Chartered Society of Physiotherapy(U.K), BCOM(London) and McConnell Institute (Australia)]
President,Manual Therapy Foundation of India (R.) 
PhD Guide, Lovely Professional University

Member, International Society of Educators in Physiotherapy
International Partner, Americal Physical Therapy Association (A.P.T.A,U.S.A).
Author of the book “Manual Therapy of The Pelvic Complex".

Programmes conducted successfully by resource person at Delhi, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Mangalore, Surat, Coimbatore, Baroda, Warangal, Punjab, Bhopal, Mangalore, Dhaka, Sharjah, Manila and London. 

Dates : June  17th and 18th , 2017

Timings : 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

Venue: Venue will be informed to the registrants one week prior to the course.

Credit Hours : 16 Hrs( 2 Days) Recognised throughout the Globe.

No. of Seats:  50 (Max.). Seats will be allotted on first come first serve basis only.

Eligibility: Physiotherapists / Physiotherapy Students from reputed Institutions. There is no prerequisite in terms of Manual Therapy Experience.   

Fees : Rs. 5,000 per participant till May 15th,2017; Rs. 5,500 till June 15th,2017; Rs.6,000 spot ( If seats are available).

The above fee is applicable for participants of SAARC Countries.

International Registrants USD 200.

The fee includes Study Materials, Workshop Participation Certificate, Transcript of Workshop, 1 CD containing important techniques and Lunch.

1. The life members of MTFI get discount of 5% on the fees (photocopy of the membership certificate must be attached with application) 
2. If you refer a friend to this course and both of you register, your friend and you get discount of Rs.100 on fees.
3. For group of 5 registrations there is 5% reduction in fees for each. The registrations must be sent together.

Please note that you can avail only one category of discount.

The Registration Form can be downloaded from the website (home page).


The participant may pay the entire fee at once  for the Workshop or  may choose to pay Rs.1,000/- initially for registration for the workshop  and the remaining course fee have to be submitted  on or before  the date of  commencement of  the workshop.

You may follow any one method for payments for registration to the course.  

Method 1 : The participants can pay by Cash or Bank Account of Organising Secretaries Dr.Somnath Ghoshal( 9831956227) , Dr.Sebabrata Saha( 9830169154)At Kolkata.

Method 2 :The payments to be made in form of DD in favor of "Manual Therapy Foundation of India" payable at "Mangalore".The DD is payable at "Mangalore". The cheque must be Crossed. 

The DD/ Cheque along and the registration form( downloadable from website ) should be send to “Manual Therapy Foundation of India”, 302, 3rd Floor, Janvi Plaza, Bunts Hostel Road, Mangalore-575003, Karnataka, India.

Method 3 : You may transfer from any bank in India with CBS facility using NEFT/ RTGS to our account. You have to take the following details for transfer.

Bank Name: Bank of Maharashtra, Bharat Building, P.M.Rao Road,Mangalore-1,Karnataka, India.
Account Name: Manual Therapy Foundation of India.
Account Number: 20065016289
IFSC Code: MAHB0000381

The International registrants can transfer by using the Swift Code of Bank of Maharashtra "MAHBINBB" in addition to the details provided above.

Once you transfer your payments you may send an e-mail to with details of transaction along with the registration form downloadable from . Along with the  E-mail do sms or call to MTFI Course Co-ordinator 00-91-9901659074, 9448104132. 

For information regarding venue, fees and other queries contact the Organising Secretaries 
Dr.Somnath Ghoshal (9831956227), Dr.Sebabrata Saha( 9830169154) or Course Co-ordinators:Dr.Amitava Kundu(9831102352), Dr.Tanmay Kayal(7407771338).
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  • The seats will be allotted to the participants on first come first serve basis.
  • All disputes and legal proceedings are subject to the exclusive Jurisdiction of competent courts and forums in Mangalore only.


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