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Enhancing Clinical Reasoning in Manual Therapies: Mental Health

  • 21 Sep 2019
  • Dun Laoighaire

How can manual therapists assist with this national health priority?

This one-day workshop is tailored exclusively to the needs of private practitioners of massage and manual therapies who want to review their awareness and clinical reasoning around the area of mental health. Led by experienced allied health clinical educators the activities are designed to give you an opportunity to share your clinical experiences with others and explore this increasingly vital issue. Prompted by presentations and group work you will share your understanding how manual therapists might identify and refer-on persons at risk. Throughout the workshop you will critically evaluate gaps in your own clinical knowledge and identify what resources you need to enhance your clinical approach. A list of pertinent resources will be shared with you so that you may more easily find further information that may assist you to be more aware of these issues of importance. Topics discussed:

   Facts of the mental health issues across Ireland.

   A snap-shot of relevant research in the manual therapies related to mental health issues.

   Clinical reasoning and the scope of practice of manual therapies in relation to mental health.

   Red flags in mental health.

   How manual therapists can contribute to reducing this national problem: resources for referrals.

Time: 9.30 for 10 Start until 3pm
Tea and Coffee on Welcome

Venue: Dun Laoghaire

Cost: 175

For Registration Form contact: Mike Monaghan on: e) mikemon67@hotmail.com.

About the presenters:

Mike Monahan is an Army Veteran with a long history playing high level competitive sports. He has a keen interest in promoting men's health and well-being through the development of clinical reasoning, clinical practices and procedures of manual therapists.  Mike has been a practicing osteopath for nearly 20-years and offering clinical training events for 15 years.


BSc Hons Osteopathy, London School of Osteopathy.


Candidate, Post grad Clinical Education, Galway (Expected Graduate 2021).

Dr Keri Moore, PhD., was a registered osteopath and lecturer for 21-years. She is a Clinical Education Specialist, Consultant and Researcher with additional qualifications in Law. She has decades of experience in Allied Health Clinical Education.                                                                  


Candidate, Master of Applied Law, Queensland University of Technology Queensland, Australia (Expected Graduate 2019)


Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Studies, Griffith University, Australia


Doctor of Philosophy – Clinical Education, University of Newcastle, Australia. 


Master of Clinical Education, University of New South Wales


Graduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning, RMIT University, Victoria, Australia.


Diploma of Osteopathy, International Colleges of Osteopathy, Sydney, Australia, Dux.

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