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March 29, 2019 - March 31, 2019

BOC Essential Level

The thoracic cage is one of the most complicated areas in a manual practice. Understanding this area separates you from your peers. This course gives the participant an appreciation of the interrelationships of the various components of the thoracic cage. Emphasis is on the effect of dysfunction on the entire mechanism as it relates to overall health.

The thoracic cage joints, ligaments, muscles, diaphragm, fascia, vascular, and neural components will be discussed from an embryology, vertebral, rib biomechanics and arthrokinematics standpoint.

Assessment and treatment include:

– Muscle energy techniques
– Counterstrain technique
– Travell concepts
– Myofascial techniques

Note: These will be employed and demonstrated in laboratory sessions.

18 contact hours – 18 1-A hours anticipated – BOC Approved Provider #P8765 NCBTMB Approved Provider #1597 AMBP School Member #1084335

At the conclusion of the presentation, the participant should be able to:

  1. Identify the concepts and components of thoracic, ribs, and sternal dysfunction.
  2. Differentiate between normal and abnormal arthrokinematics of thoracic, ribs, and sternal dysfunction.
  3. Formulate a working knowledge of the thoracic, ribs, and sternal dysfunction in organizing an assessment and treatment plan.
  4. Assess the autonomic implications of somatic dysfunction of the thoracic, ribs, and sternal dysfunction in order to provide appropriate treatment.
  5. Apply Manual Therapy Techniques to change the areas of dysfunction.


Target Audience: Healthcare providers including, but not limited to: MD,DO,PT,AT,DC,MT,RN,OT, and other licensed or certified healthcare providers.

Instructor: Lino Cedros, AT, OMT, CAMTC

Class Times

Friday, March 29, 2019 – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
‍‍‍Saturday, March 30, 2019 – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
‍‍‍Sunday, March 31, 2019 – 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The BODIES Exhibit at the Luxor Hotel (optional add on on Friday the 29th at 5 PM)

Don’t miss this great opportunity to take the tour with Lino!  He will be incorporating the days anatomy lecture as well as other functional anatomy within the exhibit.

$30.00 Cost of admission. Students and guest must arrange their own transportation.

Family and friends welcome.

Location of Class

Bigelow Health Sciences Building (BHS), room 449, 4th floor

In the image below BHS is building #16, closest parking is Lot O

Hotel Options

Hyatt Place Las Vegas
4520 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 89169
*8 minute walk from UNLV campus, 4 minute drive
Free breakfast for members
Free parking
Complimentary hotel shuttle to and from McCarran International Airport – Pick up at Terminal 1, Level 0

Embassy Suites by Hilton Las Vegas
4315 Swenson St
Las Vegas, NV 89119
*10 minute walk from UNLV campus, 3 minute drive
Free made-to-order breakfast, complimentary appetizers and beverages at the nightly Evening Reception
Parking $13/day
Embassy Suites Las Vegas offers scheduled shuttle service to the airport (not from airport) and the Las Vegas Strip. Also provide complimentary drop-off at Miracle Mile Shops and Planet Hollywood.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
4455 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169
*11 minute walk from UNLV campus, 4 minute drive
Free parking
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino provides complimentary shuttle service for hotel guests to and from the strip. The pick-up location is at the HRH front drive. The shuttle is based on availability and departs on the hour from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The return shuttle departs 15 minutes after the hour from 10:00am to 5:00pm from The Fashion Show Mall.

Lunch options on campus:
Einstein Bagels in Science and Engineering Building, 7:30 am – 2:00 pm Friday, closed Sat-Sun
Subway located in the center of campus, 9:30 am -2:00 pm Friday, closed Sat-Sun

Lunch options off-campus
Harmon Square
4501 Paradise Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89169
This is a shopping center within a 10 minute walk or 5 minute drive that has the following restaurants:
Teriyaki Madness
Tropical Smoothie
Roberto’s Taco Shop
Fries N’ Pies

Some local favorites close to campus include:
Stephano’s Greek & Mediterranean Grill, 4632 S Maryland Pkwy #14, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Cugino’s Italian Deli & Pizzeria, 4550 S Maryland Pkwy #20, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop 4480 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169


March 29, 2019
March 31, 2019
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