Powerful Treatment for Fragile Patients

Muscle Energy and Soft Tissue Releases – An Intensive Lab Course

Cost: $595.00 – 20 Contact Hours

Seminar Description:

This course is designed to give experienced therapists immediately effective but appropriately gentle manual interventions for mechanically restricted fragile patients. Movement limitations due to dysfunctional muscle barriers, pain-mediated trigger points or collagenous soft tissue restrictions will be addressed utilizing muscle energy treatment, strain-counter strain trigger point release, and soft tissue mobilization with contract/relax. Assessment approaches for tissue flexibility and posture will be presented and practiced. Lab sessions and demonstrations will feature flexible curve kypholordosis measurement, muscle energy techniques and passive physiological intervertebral mobilization for spinal, rib, and SIJ dysfunctions, strain-counter strain (indirect) tender point releases, and contract-relax with joint or soft tissue mobilization for mechanical restrictions. Video and slide case presentations, as well as class member examples will be utilized for specific clinical problem solving. The personal mechanical health of the individual participant will be addressed throughout the course. Patient case studies will assist the therapist in developing an overall comprehensive treatment approach by appropriately combining tissue and postural assessment, manual therapy techniques, and exercise. Follow-up exercise for maintenance of therapeutic change will be presented in lab and ready for clinic hand-outs. This course has been designed for the therapist to immediately apply to orthopedically restricted geriatric and other fragile patients. This is a clinically comprehensive “hands-on” workshop.

Course Objectives

  1. Apply the sequencing concept for evaluation and treatment of mechanical impairments focusing on muscle imbalance, spinal and peripheral malalignments, and gait dysfunction.
  2. Utilize the exible curve for accurate measurement of kypholordosis
  3. Treat spinal alignment dysfunction utilizing passive physiological intervertebral mobilization
  4. Apply muscle energy techniques for treatment of cervical, thoracic, lumbar, rib, and ISJ torsion facilitated segment dysfunctions
  5. Use joint or soft tissue mobilization together with contract-relax to treat patients with kyphosis/forward head, protracted shoulders, limited gleno-humeral capsule mobility, and ankle motion due to limited tissue mobility
  6. Apply strain/counter strain release techniques for patients with loss of mobility due to trigger point pain
  7. Gently and effectively mobilize tissue restricted by myofascial binding
  8. Prescribe appropriate exercise for maintenance of manual therapy treatment gains

Your Instructor

Carleen Lindsey

PT, MScAH, GCS, CEEAA

For Mail/Email/Fax registrations, click here or call us at 877-794-7328.

Note: We cannot take online registrations beginning on the Monday of the week of the seminar. Instead, please call our office at (877) 794-7328 to register so we can ensure there will be a handout at the course for you.


Derby, CT – October 14-15, ‘17

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