EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION AS A COMPLEMENT TO MANUAL MEDICINE
Prerequisites: Principles of Manual Medicine; Muscle Energy: Part I is recommended but not required.
Description: This four-day program was developed in 1992 by Mark Bookhout, P.T. based upon the work of Vladimir Janda. This unique course is designed to complement the muscle energy biomechanical model. The exercises taught assist the participant in developing an individualized exercise program based upon the patient’s biomechanical findings and help to maintain the changes made with manual therapy treatment.
Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to: 1) recognize the functional anatomical connections of the upper and lower quarter musculature to the proximal trunk and pelvis; 2) incorporate the concept of neuromuscular imbalance as a contributor to chronic musculoskeletal dysfunction; 3) identify local versus centrally mediated causes of neuromuscular imbalance; 4) recognize the role of adverse neural tension as a contributor to neuromuscular imbalance especially in chronic pain patients; 5) have assimilated specific exercises to refine neuromotor control in both the upper and lower quarter; 6) explore exercises to address specific somatic dysfunctions found in the vertebral column and pelvis; and 7) develop a treatment program and rational to address musculoskeletal dysfunction related to the vicious overload cycle.
Required Text: A syllabus will be provided onsite.
Credit Hours: 27 1-A
Early Bird Tuition: $800 Full Tuition: $1,000 Repeat Tuition: $725
Course Chairpersons: Mark Bookhout, M.S., P.T.