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Integrated Neuromuscular Re-Education: Muscle Energy Therapy and Positional Release

Silence the Pain! Restore Mobility and Strength! Integrated Neuromuscular Re-Education is an introductory hands-on approach to correction of somatic dysfun...
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Faculty:
Theresa A. Schmidt
Duration:
5 Hours 49 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Aug 06, 2013

Description

Silence the Pain! Restore Mobility and Strength!

Integrated Neuromuscular Re-Education is an introductory hands-on approach to correction of somatic dysfunction using muscle energy/PNF and counterstrain/positional release.

The goals of INMR are to restore normal soft tissue tone and elasticity, relieve pain, improve strength and optimize performance. Identification and treatment of abnormal neuromuscular tension, painful trigger points, motion restriction and strength deficit is the focus of this recording. INMR approach is a synthesis of active and passive approaches to facilitate positive changes in the structure and function of the myofascial and neuromuscular systems.

Techniques may be immediately applied in a variety of clinical situations. A review of the current evidence-based literature will illustrate the efficacy of these interventions. This recording includes lecture, discussion and emphasis on hands-on lab practice. A must-take course for manual therapists!

Handouts

Outline

NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL BASIS OF MUSCLE TONE, TENSION AND SPASM

  • Muscle spindle
  • GTO reflexes
  • Normal/abnormal tension patterns

JONES’ THEORY OF STRAIN/COUNTERSTRAIN AND POSITIONAL RELEASE

  • Definition
  • Rules

SCANNING ASSESSMENT FOR TENDER TRIGGER POINTS

  • Palpable nodules, taut bands, referred pain
  • Diagnostic indicators of biomechanical dysfunction

POSITIONAL RELEASE TECHNIQUE DEMONSTRATION AND LAB

  • Position of comfort, pain scale and palpation
  • Indications/contraindications
  • Outcomes

THEORETICAL BASIS OF MUSCLE ENERGY THERAPY/PROPRIOCEPTIVE NEUROMUSCULAR FACILITATION

  • Definition
  • Principles
  • Applications

MUSCLE ENERGY THERAPY FOR THE EXTREMITIES: DEMONSTRATION AND LAB

  • Extremities demonstration
  • Correction of somatic dysfunction

MUSCLE ENERGY THERAPY FOR THE SPINE AND PELVIS: DEMONSTRATION AND LAB

  • Contraction types, multi-angle stretches
  • Facilitation techniques
  • Spine and pelvis demonstration

INTEGRATION OF TECHNIQUES INTO A TREATMENT PROGRAM

  • Clinical problem solving with discussion

Faculty

Integrated Neuromuscular Re-Education: Muscle Energy Therapy and Positional Release

Theresa A. Schmidt, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, LMT, CEAS Related seminars and products: 10


Dr. Theresa A. Schmidt is President of Educise PC continuing education, and physical therapy in Dartmouth-Sunapee, NH. A board-certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Expert Witness, massage therapist, and coach with over 30 years’ experience in clinical practice and education, she integrates best evidence-based practices of manual therapy and orthopedic rehab, with complementary medicine approaches for outstanding peak performance. She graduated Long Island University’s Masters Physical Therapy Program in with Highest Honors, and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy Program at University of New England. She served as faculty at Touro College Physical Therapy Programs, Nassau CC and CUNY Queens College in NY. Dr. Schmidt presented for International Fascia Research Congress, American Physical, Occupational, and Massage Therapy Associations, NASA Inomedic Health, Johns Hopkins, Cleveland Clinic and medical centers across North America. She is a published author, Reiki Master Instructor, and integrative medicine clinician. Learn more at www.Educise.com.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Theresa Schmidt maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Theresa Schmidt has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.