Seminar Description

Important Update!

This seminar was originally scheduled as Spine Level 2 in San Jose, CA on Oct 2-3 and 10-11, 2020.

Due to resulting covid restrictions, this seminar has been moved to Functional Smart Physical Therapy in San Diego, CA on September 17-20, 2020.

Please contact us for any registration questions or seminar details.

We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. 



Active Release Techniques® Spine Level 1 is designed to provide instruction in anatomy, palpation, and treatment of soft-tissue disorders and associated articulations. The course includes 82 protocols. No prerequisites are required.

Attendees learn how to to identify and effectively treat common issues that involve the cervical, lumbar, and thoracic spine. ART® treatment utilizes manual techniques to move tissues and joints while under tension. The system allows for relative motion between the tissues and articulations.

The course emphasizes the manipulation of the neuromusculoskeletal system to diagnose and correct alterations in tissue texture, tension, movement, and function between tissues. All treatments protocols are designed to correct tissue alterations, assist the provider with articular adjustments, and ultimately shorten treatment regimens required to resolve a case. Evaluation and treatment occur simultaneously.






  • When

  • September 17, 2020 - September 20, 2020
    11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Pacific Time

  • Where

  • FunctionSmart Physical Therapy
    10803 Vista Sorrento Parkway
    San Diego, California 92121

Additional Information

Technical Information
  • We recommend registering between 4-6 weeks before the course to allow for adequate preparation time
  • Spine Level 1 manual and USB flash drive will be shipped upon receipt of payment
  • Strong anatomy knowledge is required for success

CEU Information

  • If you need CEU credit for this seminar, click here for further details
  • If you are a DC and requesting CEU's in PA, MO, TX, Alberta, FL, please contact us directly before registering. 

Seminar Schedule
Thursday, Sep 17:11:30am to 5:00pm
Friday, Sep 18:8:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, Sep 19:8:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, Sep 20:7:30am to 12:00pm

*Testing occurs in 20-minute increments Sunday between 7:30am and 12:00pm (please plan travel accordingly)

What to Expect
  • 80% hands-on, 20% lecture
  • Casual and comfortable attire 
  • Please bring your portable treatment table
  • Lunch break approximately one hour, near noon (at instructor discretion) as well as two 15-minute breaks (snacks will be provided)

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