This lab intensive course presents both Soft Tissue Mobilization (STM) and Muscle Energy Techniques (MET) for the cervical and upper thoracic spines, upper ribs and shoulder regions. The participants will be instructed in the science and principles of these techniques along with an overview of the anatomy and biomechanics of the regions. The laboratory sessions will include demonstration followed by opportunity to practice these hands-on evaluation and treatment techniques under the supervision of your instructor. This course will provide the participant with the understanding and necessary skills to apply these techniques in the clinic environment.

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Course Dates & Locations

  • Dec 3, 2016 – Dec 4, 2016 (from $375)

    2501 Parkers Lane, (1 SPOT LEFT) Alexandria, VA 22306

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    Inova Mount Vernon Hospital
    2501 Parkers Lane, (1 SPOT LEFT) Alexandria, VA 22306

    Inova Mount Vernon Hospital
    Engh Conference Room
    …located on the 2nd floor of the hospital.
    2501 Parkers Lane
    Alexandria, VA 22306

    Parking: The Blue lot off of Parkers Lane.

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    DIRECTIONS: Inova Mount Vernon Hospital is located 1/2 mile east of Route 1 at the corner of Sherwood Hall Lane and Parkers Lane

    Area Accommodations
    Hampton Inn and Suites
    8843 Richmond Hwy
    Alexandria, VA
    (703) 619-7026
    3.5 miles away

    Wyndham Old Town Alexandria
    1757 King St
    Alexandria, VA
    (800) 989-1848
    5 miles away

    Springhill Suites- Alexandria
    6065 Richmond Hwy
    Alexandria, VA
    (571) 481-4441
    3.25 miles away

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels.
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Educational Credit

A certificate of attendance for 15 Contact Hourswill be awarded to each participant. All Therapy Network Seminars are pre‐approved for CEUs in the state where the course is conducted when required for PT, OT, ATC & Assistants.

BOC Board of Certification, Inc. Approved Provider # P‐2563

AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education # 3073
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsements of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA


This course is intended for PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs and ATs

NOTE: Nothing in this course is to enable or permit the learner to apply techniques outside of the scope of practice in their individual state and discipline.


  • Identify the principles of STM & MET.
  • Demonstrate select STM techniques for the shoulder, cervical-thoracic spine and chest regions.
  • Demonstrate select MET to address joint dysfunctions at the upper thoracic spine, the first rib, the lower and upper cervical spine and the shoulder complex..
  • Demonstrate select MET to address muscular imbalances at the neck and shoulder complexes.
  • Demonstrate select exercises for the regions.

Participants Comments

  • “EXCELLENT!! ...Terry was terrific and made sure everyone was comfortable with the techniques before moving onto something new”
  • “Loved all the lab time afforded with this course. ”
  • “Terry was fantastic!! ...extremely helpful and made everyone in the class feel comfortable asking questions.”
  • “Great balance between lecture and lab. Handouts were organized and will be easy to replicate for
    use in the clinic.”

  • “Just what I was looking for. Thanks !!”


  • Day 1

    8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
    8:30 Anatomy: Muscles, Fascia & Joint
    - Principles Effects and Physiology of Soft Tissue Mobilization (STM) and Muscle Energy Techniques (MET)
    10:00 BREAK
    10:15 Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Cervical and Thoracic Spines and Ribs
    11:30 Evaluation Process
    12:00 LUNCH (on your own)
    1:00 Demonstration and Practice Labs
    - Palpation of Landmarks
    1:30 MET for the Cervical Spine Lab
    3:00 BREAK
    3:15 MET for the Upper Thoracic Spine Lab
    5:30 Q/A and Adjourn
  • Day 2

    8:00 MET for Upper Ribs Lab
    Elevated First Rib
    External Torsion
    Respiratory Dysfunctions
    9:30 Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Shoulder
    - Glenohumeral Joint
    - Acromioclavicular Joint
    - Sternoclavicular Joint
    - Scapulothoracic “Joint”
    - Prevention of Acute Shoulder Dysfunction in the Immobile Patient
    - Interactive Videos of Shoulder Mechanics
    10:00 BREAK
    10:15 Demonstration and Practice Labs
    - Palpation of Landmarks
    - Muscle Length Assessment
    - STM for Neck
    12:00 LUNCH (on your own)
    1:00 Practice Labs Continued
    - STM for the Neck, Chest, Upper Back and Shoulder
    3:00 BREAK
    3:15 MET for Shoulder Girdle Lab
    4:00 Home Exercise Program
    5:00 Q/A & Adjourn

Cancellation Policy

Registration fee less a $75 administrative charge is refundable if cancellation received 14 days prior to program date. No refunds will be given after that time. Therapy Network, Inc. reserves the right to cancel a seminar and will refund in full the registration fee only. TNI is NOT responsible for registrants nonrefundable airfare, accommodations or fees.