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

  • Apr 29, 2023 – Apr 30, 2023

    70 East Street, BOSTON (Methuen), MA 01844

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    Holy Family Hospital
    70 East Street, BOSTON (Methuen), MA 01844

    Course Location
    Holy Family Hospital
    70 East Street
    Methuen, Ma 01844

    Building Name:
    Auditorium, located on ground level of the hospital

    Parking: Parking lot across from MRI entrance


    Area Accomodations:
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston-Andover 123 Old River Rd, Andover, MA, 01810, (978) 975-3600
    3.0 miles away

    Courtyard by Marriott Boston Andover 10 Campanelli Dr, Andover, MA, 01810, (978) 794-0700
    3.0 miles away

    Holiday Inn Express Andover North-Lawrence 224 Winthrop Ave, Lawrence, MA, 01843, (978) 975-4050
    3.3 miles away

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels.
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  • Sep 9, 2023 – Sep 10, 2023

    111 Campus Way, Suite 100, SAN DIEGO (San Marcos), CA 92078

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    Pima Medical Institute
    111 Campus Way, Suite 100, SAN DIEGO (San Marcos), CA 92078

    Course Location
    Pima Medical Institute
    Physical Therapy Assistant Dept.
    111 Campus Way, Suite 100
    San Marcos, CA 92078
    TEL: 760 299-4500


    Nearby Hotels
    Hampton Inn San Marcos
    123 E. Carmel Street
    San Marcos, CA 92078
    (760) 736-9249

    Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego North/San Marcos
    227 W San Marcos Blvd
    San Marcos, CA 92069
    (760) 891-0111

    Residence Inn San Diego North/San Marcos
    1245 Los Vallecitos Blvd
    San Marcos, CA 92069
    (760) 591-9828

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels. 
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  • Oct 21, 2023 – Oct 22, 2023

    19221 36th Avenue W, Suite 101, SEATTLE (Lynnwood), WA 98036

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    Northwest Return to Work
    19221 36th Avenue W, Suite 101, SEATTLE (Lynnwood), WA 98036

    Course Location
    Northwest Return to Work
    19221 36th Avenue W, Suite 101
    Lynnwood, WA 98036         
     
    Our Lynnwood clinic is conveniently located in the Alderwood Business Campus (next to John L. Scott)
    near Alderwood Mall
     
    Nearby Accommodations
    Courtyard Seattle North/Lynnwood Everett
    4220 Alderwood Mall Blvd, Lynnwood, WA 98036
    www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sealn-courtyard-seattle-north-lynnwood-everett/
    (425) 670-0500
     
    Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle North Lynnwood
    20610 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036
    www.embassysuiteslynnwood.com
    (425) 775-2500
     
    Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle North/Lynnwood
    19324 Alderwood Mall Pkwy, Lynnwood, WA 98036
    www.hamptonseattlenorth.com
    (425) 771-1888
     
    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the hotel.
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  • Dec 2, 2023 – Dec 3, 2023

    5655 First Boulevard, NASHVILLE (Hermitage), TN 37076

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    Summit Medical Center
    5655 First Boulevard, NASHVILLE (Hermitage), TN 37076

    Course Location
    Summit Medical Center
    5655 First Boulevard
    Hermitage, TN 37076
    1st Floor Conf. Rm - Follow Signs
    (615) 316-3000 - www.summitmedctr.com
     
    Nearby Hotels
    Country Inns & Suites - 615-277-1099
    3423 Percy Priest Dr - 37076
    (2.5 miles away)
     
    Hilton Garden Inn - (615) 884-0088
    412 Royal Parkway - 37214
     (6.0 miles away)
     
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Educational Credit

A certificate of attendance for 15 Contact Hours will 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, ATs & Assistants.

Therapy Network, Inc. (BOC AP#: P2563) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. Our seminars are eligible for a maximum of 15 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.

AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education # 3073 Category 1 Domain of OT. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsements of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA

Audience

Level of Instruction: Intermediate
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.

Objectives

  • 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!! ...made sure everyone was comfortable with the techniques before moving onto something new”
  • “Loved all the lab time afforded with this course. ”
  • “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 !!”

Schedule

  • 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.