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Indirect, Functional Approach

Indirect, Functional Approach to Manual Medicine

Prerequisites:  Principles of Manual Medicine and Muscle Energy Part I

Description: This is a three-day tutorial style course with emphasis on hands-on practice.  The functional approach was described in the osteopathic literature in the 1950’s.  This course was inspired by the work of George Laughlin, D.O., A.T. Still’s grandson.  The course offers: indirect treatment options, especially useful in painful or chronic conditions; application of the principles of indirect, functional treatment to all areas of the body; opportunity to improve palpation skills; single treatment for organizing and sequencing manual treatments.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to: 1) identify indications, involved mechanisms, and principles of indirect, functional techniques; 2) demonstrate and practice application of functional technique to vertebral column, ribs, upper and lower extremity and pelvis; 3) recognize clinical applications of functional techniques; 4) practice screening for area of greatest restriction; and 5) design treatment sequence based on screening.

Credit Hours: 22.5 CME Credits
Early Bird Tuition: $800
Full Tuition: $1,000
Required Text: A syllabus will be provided onsite.
Course Chairperson:  Harriet Shaw, D.O. 


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