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Manual Therapy Techniques: Manual Therapy Techniques- I (Soft tissue Mobilization) (MSMT-763)

Manual Therapy Techniqueto identify the signs and symptoms of joint dysfunctions (upper & lower extremity) & will be able to evaluate and asses the related conditions

Course Description

Manual Therapy Techniques-I

Soft tissue Mobilization

Credit Hours:   3(1+2)

This course covers the theory and techniques of manual therapeutics as applied to the soft tissue dysfunctions. It covers the basic concepts of currently used soft tissue mobilization techniques in the advanced practice of Manual Physical Therapy including the history, mechanism to work and research evidences about the technique.

Course Objectives

  • The student will have advance knowledge of the history, mechanism and research evidences about the soft tissue techniques currently used in the Modern Evidence Based Practice of Manual Therapy.
  • The students will be able to identify the signs and symptoms of the soft tissue dysfunctions & will evaluate and asses the dysfunctions.
  • The student will be able to select and correctly apply an appropriate treatment technique for the soft tissue dysfunctions
  • The students will be able to recognize the indications and contraindications for the use of mobilization procedures.

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Course Outline

  1.Muscle Energy Techniques (MET):

  • Muscle Hypertonicity
  • Common Postural Syndromes
  • Muscle Length Assessment
  • Muscle Energy Techniques
  • Conclusion

2. Strain/Counterstrain:

  • History of Counterstrain Techniques
  • Physiology of Manipulation
  • Counterstrain System
  • Manipulation of the Specific Regions of the spine

3. Graston Technique:

  • Tensegrity “The architecture of Life”
  • Posterior layer of the lumbar Fascia
  • Testing for Shortened Lumbar Fascia
  • Graston Technique Methods
  • Use of Garston Technique (GT) for different areas of the body

4. Soft-Tissue Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders:

  • Relevant Anatomy and Biomechanics
  • Temporomandibular Disorders
  • Additional Interventions for TM soft Tissue Conditions

5. Integration of Taping Techniques with Myofascial Therapy:

  • The Role of Taping in Myofascial Therapy
  • The proprioceptive Effects of taping
  • Introduction to kinesio Taping Method

6. ELDOA: Longitudinal Osteo-Articular De-Coaptation Stretching:

  • The Spine
  • The effects of ELDOA
  • Technique

7. Active Isolated Stretching:

  • Technique introduction
  •  Mechanism
  • Application

8. Active Release Techniques: Long Tract Nerve Release

  • Median Nerve at the Pronator Teres/Flexor Digitorum Superficialis
  • Saphenous Nerve at the Sartorius/Gracillis
  • Meniscal Entrapment of the knee

9.Myofacial Release,Direct Fascial Tecnique and Friction.   

  • Thoracic Inlet Release
  • Anterior Chest Wall Fascial Techniques
  • Scapular Fascial Techniques
  • Erector Spinae Fascial Technique
  • Respiratory Diaphragm Release