Course Description

Fundamentals covers the ‘what’ and ‘why’ of The Pettibon Rehabilitation System. Download the Content Listing & Educational Objectives[PDF].

Content Listing & Educational Objectives

  • Normal spinal form and function
  • Neural control of posture
  • The Pettibon Spinal ModelTM and its key principles
  • Abnormal spinal form and function
  • Posture patterns
  • Soft tissue physiology
  • Initiating Event Spinal Displacement Complex
  • Soft tissue physiology
  • Overview of Pettibon System X-ray Procedures
  • Purpose of rehabilitation
  • The Pettibon Weighting System
  • Diagnostics & testing
  • Overview of the three phases of care

Upon completion, participants will be able to identify:

  • The Pettibon Spinal Model and its key principles.
  • The causes and consequences of abnormal spinal form and function.
  • Soft tissues’ physiological properties and functions.
  • The reasons why conventional chiropractic adjustments cannot force the spine into alignment.
  • The difference between conventional chiropractic adjustments and mobilizations.
  • The key components of The Pettibon System X-ray Procedures.
  • The Pettibon Weighting System and how it works.
  • The protocol patients follow for routine clinic visits.
  • The three examinations conducted at every clinic visit.
  • The specific instruments and rehabilitation equipment that support the implementation of The Pettibon System in the clinic.
  • What Home Care is and why it’s important.
  • The three phases of care and their distinctions.


Up to 12 hours available (CEU is based on time spent in the course up to the maximum available)

How long do I have to complete this course?

The clock starts running as soon as you register, and you will have 30 days to complete the course. However, If you are not able to complete the course within those 30 days, contact us at to request one free course extension (30 days). There will be a $20 fee for each additional 30-day extension.

$ 99.00 USD