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Muscle Energy

Muscle Energy Part I

Prerequisite: Principles of Manual Medicine 

Description: This course expands upon previous training in manual medicine in the use of muscle contraction as an activating force. A lecture, demonstration, and small group practice session format will emphasize the concepts of muscle contraction and its use in the treatment of dysfunction of the vertebral column and bony pelvis. Expansion of the structural diagnostic process will include definitive diagnosis of dysfunctions of the bony pelvis and diagnosis of dysfunctions on the vertebral column will be reviewed.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to: 1) apply principles of isometric and isotonic muscle contraction and the physiology of the integration of the nervous system and the musculature; 2) interpret the biomechanics of motion within the bony pelvis; 3) identify dysfunctions of the joints of the pelvic girdle and vertebral column; 4) identify and treat by muscle energy procedures structural dysfunctions of the rib cage; and 5) to associate the role of exercise in evaluation and treatment using muscle energy technique.  

Credit Hours: 34 CME Credits
Early Bird Tuition: $1,400
Full Tuition: $1,600   
Required Text: Principles of Manual Medicine, Greenman, PE, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, fourth of fifth edition. If you have not taken the principles course you will be responsible for obtaining your own copy of the text book. 
Course Chairperson: Carl Steele, D.O., M.S., P.T. 

Advanced Muscle Energy with Clinical Correlation

Prerequisite: Principles of Manual Medicine and Muscle Energy Part I. (Exercise Prescription as a Complement to Manual Medicine, Direct Action Thrust: Mobilization with Impulse, Manual Medicine Related to Sports and Occupational Extremities, and Integrated Neuromuscular and Myofascial Release are recommended but not required.)

Description:  This course expands upon previous training on the use of muscle contraction as an activating force, particularly Muscle Energy Level I. A lecture, a demonstration, and small group practice session format will review and enhance the concepts of muscle contraction and its use throughout the musculoskeletal system, including upper extremities and the vertebral column. More advanced techniques will be provided for the pelvis and spine.  Muscle energy techniques for the upper and lower extremities will be given. Problem solving and integration with exercise principles will be emphasized. Students are requested to bring past experiences with muscle energy techniques for group discussion.

Objectives: 1) to review material from muscle energy part I; 2) to apply muscle energy principles of the upper and lower extremities; 3) to expand muscle energy principles in problem solving; 4) to integrate exercise principles into a patient orientated self-directed treatment plan.

Credit Hours:  34 CME Credits
Early Bird Tuition: $1,400
Full Tuition: $1,600 
Required Text: Principles of Manual Medicine, Greenman, PE, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, fourth or fifth edition.
Course Chairperson: Carl Steele, D.O., M.S., P.T.

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