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Seminar Details

Title: Powerful Treatment for Fragile Patients: Muscle Energy and Soft Tissue Releases
Date(s): 10/14/2017- 10/15/2017
Time: Sat - 8 am to 6:30 pm; Sun - 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location/Facility: Griffin Hospital
City, ST Derby, CT
Discipline: Occupational Therapy - Physical Therapy
Subject: Orthopedic
Seminar Sponsor: GREAT Seminars and Books
Phone Number: (877) 794-7328
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Powerful Treatment for Fragile Patients

Muscle Energy and Soft Tissue Releases

Carleen Lindsey, PT, MScAH, GCS, CEEAA


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 in lab sessions and demonstrations featuring spinal and ileosacral muscle energy treatment, strain-counter strain trigger point release, soft tissue mobilization with contract/relax and some myofascial restriction release techniques. Assessment approaches for tissue flexibility and posture will be presented and practiced. 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 therapist 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.


This course is 20 contact hours for PTs, PTAs, OTs, and COTAs.


OTs/OTAs:  GREAT Seminars is an approved provider of continuing education by the AOTA. AOTA Provider #5363.


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