Diploma in Manipulative Therapy (DManip)




APBC Advanced Postural Biomechanical Corrections have been developed over 24 years, by Robbie Goodrum. Its roots come from using the best modified techniques from osteopathy, chiropractic and physiotherapy, with 40% of Robbie's own techniques. Robbie uses his own APBC assessment to effectively treat all the patient's holistic needs.


APBC is an individual technique in its own right, and is gentle, safe and very effective. 


Balens Insurance will cover you to be a Manipulative Therapist.


Module 1: Certificate in Manipulative Therapy (5 days)


You will be taught how to examine the cervical, thoracic, lumbar spine and pelvis. Then you can formulate a differential diagnosis to give an effective treatment plan. Each class will involve more than 90% hand-on practice.

You will learn:

  • Differentil Diagnoses
  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar facet pain
  • Muscle strain
  • DJD - Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Dislocation
  • Subluxation
  • Somatic dysfunction
  • Fractures
  • Ligament injury
  • Scoliosis: Congenital, Structural or Postural
  • Lumbar facet syndrome
  • Prolapsed lumbar disc
  • Annular Tear
  • Nerve root impingement or entrapment
  • Central Stenosis
  • Lateral Stenosis
  • Claudication vascular v Neurological
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • SI joint dysfunction
  • Peroneal nerve entrapment
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Pronator Teres syndrome
  • Disc prolapse
  • Lateral stenosis
  • Central stenosis
  • Fracture
  • Facet impingement
  • SOL space occupying lesion 
  • Nerve root impingement entrapment


Subluxations/Somatic dysfunction taught are:

  • Ilium-sacral subluxaion
  • Sacro-iliac subluxation
  • Cervical, thoracic and cervical subluxations.

Module 2 - Advanced: Diploma in Spinal Manipulation (5 days)

Part 2 is a continuation of part 1 and must be taken together.


You will be taught to assess multiple pelvic and spinalo subluxations in combination with visceral pathologies. You will be able to formulate a differential diagnosis to give an effective treatment and rehabilitation. Each class will involve more than 90% hand-on practice .


You will learn a unique method of analysis which can be better than palpation alone using the innate intelligence of the body. With special modified tests you will soon discover a new world of misalignments and subluxation that you did not know even existed.

Each technique class will be very practical. 90% of the class will involve hands-on practice with techniques from modified osteopathy and chiropractic techniques, taught as APBC Techniques. Short lever and long lever manipulation is explored along with specific soft tissue and rehabilitation techniques.


The technique's taught will be:

1.   Specific APBC adjusting technique.

2.   Leg length neurological testing

3.   Fascial testing for somatic dysfunction
4.   Occipital testing technique
5.   Adjuster Pro technique - Mechanical adjustments

       (The Adjuster Pro is a hand-held instrument similar to an    

6.   APBC Articulation / Mobilization methods 
7.   APBC Soft tissue methods to integrate Manipulation into a

        treatment  plan.
8.   APBC Rehabilitation for the spine and pelvis.

9.   EMG Computer studies to prove subluxation.


Subluxation/Somatic dysfunction taught are:

  • Advance ilium subluxations
  • Public joint subluxations
  • Advance coccyx subluxations
  • Advance lumbar subluxations
  • Thoracic subluxations
  • Anterior subluxations of the cervical, thoracic & lumbar spine
  • Extra Atlas subluxations
  • Occiput subluxations
  • TMJ subluxation
  • Globally twisted rib cage
  • Sternal costal subluxations
  • Costal vertebral & costal transverse subluxations - either anterior, posterior, interior or superior.


Please see course flier for more information