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Positional Release Techniques

At Home Seminars

Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Athletic Training
Contact Hours:   15
Registration Fee:   $224.949996948242

At the end of this course, the student will be able to: 1. Identify 14 variations of positional release, their commonalities and differences 2. Identify physiologic changes that occur in tense tissues 3. Identify the 3 stages of general adaptation syndrome (GAS) 4. Identify the characteristics of crossed syndrome patterns 5. Identify components of the tight-loose concept 6. Identify 7 musculoskeletal-biomechanical stressors 7. Identify the steps in a biomechanical stress sequence 8. Identify 2 forms of facilitation 9. Identify causes of segmental facilitation 10. Identify 5 palpable or observable features to identify facilitation 11. Identify central trigger points 12. Identify steps in the model of a central trigger point 13. Identify the effects of ischemia on muscle pain and trigger point evolution 14. Identify 10 techniques to deactivate trigger points 15. Identify the components of strain/counterstrain (SCS) 16. Identify the 5 major fascial chains 17. Identify the ideal settings for the application of SCS and positional release (PR) techniques 18. Identify the 4 keys which allow anyone to apply SCS/PR techniques efficiently 19. Identify positioning guidelines for applying SCS/PR 20. Identify guidelines for deciding which points to treat first using SCS/PR techniques 21. Identify 9 effects of sustained compression 22. Identify 8 contraindications for SCS/PR 23. Identify 11 indications for SCS/PR 24. Identify 7 exercises for SCS/PR 25. Identify SCS techniques for cervical flexion strains, cervical side-flexion strains, suboccipital strains, extension strains of the lower cervical and upper thoracic spine, upper trapezius 26. Identify SCS techniques for restrictions of the upper extremity including: shoulder extension and flexion restrictions, shoulder abduction and adduction restrictions, shoulder internal and external rotation, subclavius restrictions, subscapularis restrictions, pectoralis major restriction and pectoral minor restrictions 27. Identify SCS techniques for rib dysfunctions 28. Identify SCS techniques for flexion and extension dysfunctions of the thoracic and lumbar spine 29. Identify SCS techniques for dysfunction at the SI joint, sacral area, gluteal area, hamstrings and tibialis anterior 30. Identify protocols for SCS treatment of a bed-bound patient 31. Identify the validity of SCS treatments in postoperative patients 32. Identify the role of inhalation and exhalation as they relate to movements of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine 33. Identify contraindications for SCS cranial treatments 34. Identify 9 cranial tender points 35. Identify common complaints assisted by treatment of cranial tender points 36. Identify positional release methods for TMJ problems 37. Identify 5 factors that can maintain and enhance trigger point activity 38. Identify the difference between myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) and fibromyalgia pain syndrome (FMS) 39. Identify the American College of Rheumatology criteria for the diagnosis of fibromyalgia 40. Identify 2 different types of trigger points 41. Identify general treatment methods for trigger points 42. Identify self-treatment SCS methods for FMS patients 43. Identify the components of facilitated positional release (FPR) 44. Identify the differences and similarities between SCS and FPR 45. Identify the technique for use of padded wedges for the sacro-occipital technique 46. Identify 7 indications for lumbopelvic blocking 47. Identify the components of a McKenzie assessment 48. Identify the 3 syndromes of low back pain according to McKenzie 49. Identify the similarities between the Mulligan concept and positional release techniques 50. Identify the 4 basic techniques of Mulligan’s concept 51. Identify the essential components of Mulligan’s concept 52. Identify the dir

Confirmation Notes
Course Length: 15.0 contact hours
Instructional Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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This course is offered in cooperation with Elsevier Science and utilizes the textbook, "Positional Release Techniques", 3rd Edition by Leon Chaitow, ND, DO. This course describes the basis and practice of positional release technques, a non-invasive technique with potential for instant responses in cases of acute spasm and pain. These techniques are among the simplest soft tissue techniques to learn and the most useful to practice. The text provides a comprehensive and up-to-date presentation of the techniques. The DVD ROM includes video clips of the author demonstrating the application of the different techniques. 264 pgs and DVD-ROM. Note: DVD ROM is not available with e-mail version and plays on a PC, not a standard DVD player.
Course Goals: This course is intended to instruct the student through self-paced study on the use of positional release techniques in patient rehabilitation and to give the student a basic knowledge of treatment methods using positional release techniques for assessing and treating impaired muscles and other soft tissue injuries.

Dates and Locations
Purchase Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-01-2050 - 01-01-2050, 12:00AM 12:00AM