Brett's manipulation courses - 

unique features


Part 1 - The adjustment of the foot to the knee:

  • The correction of a structural deformity and the supplying and fitting immediately of a made to measure device to stabilise the corrected structure, if necessary.
  • The incorporation of the tissue stress model of McPoil and Hunt into the post treatment regime. 
  •  and for a demonstration of the movements to acquire manipulation skills.

Course provenance:

The adjustment of the foot to the knee course was designed by Tom Brett, and developed by the bonesetter family.

The positive therapeutic principle:

The key positive principle being proposed is that the corrective adjustment of joints and bone positions by either mobilisation or manipulation and the use of functional orthotics (FO's) increase  muscle strength by realigning the line of muscle pull to the optimum position and thus restore normal function.

The negative therapeutic principle:

An FO should not be fitted, which reinforces a structural abnormality that could be corrected by mobilisation or manipulation.  Not reinforcing a correctable structural abnormality is a negative therapeutic objective with a positive outcome.

Legal liability:

If the negative therapeutic principle becomes widely known among the podiatry profession, Bolam may not be an acceptable defence to an action against a practitioner under the law of tort.

Part 6 - The adjustment of the cervical spine - incorporating 'Brett's Procedure' :

It is the only course to teach Brett's Procedure, where adjustment of the cervical facet joints is done without force or amplitude.

Course provenance:

Brett's Procedure  was designed by Tom Brett over an eleven year period and is exclusive bonesetter original procedure.

Legal liability for other types of adjustments:

Recent research has shown that:

The real risk of arterial complications following manual therapy

is unknown and impossible to estimate, based on existing data.

Kerry R, Taylor A, Mitchell J, Brew J, Kiely R, Robertson, G, McCarthy C (2007)

Cervical artery Dysfunction and Manipulative Therapy, Information Document.  P 13.

Therefore the only appropriate adjustment technique, to avoid adverse episodes and their consequences in the cervical area, is a method of adjustment that does not use force or amplitude - Brett's Procedure.

Part 2 - The adjustment of the hip to the first lumbar vertebra.

Part 3 - The adjustment of the thoracic spine

Part 4 - The adjustment of the upper limb. 

Part 5 - The adjustment of the cranium.