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Autonomic Nervous System and Related Disorders - Utilizing Integrative Manual Therapy

Course #: 03-225

Price: $135.00

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CE Credit Hours: 15.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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CEU Course Description

This course utilizes the textbook Integrative Manual Therapy for the Autonomic Nervous System and Related Disorders, by Sharon Giammatteo, Ph.D., P.T., and Thomas Giammateo, D.C., P.T. published by North Atlantic Books. Referencing this textbook is required for completion of this course. The textbook may be available for purchase through Amazon.com by Clicking Here.

The autonomic nervous system is considered the involuntary division of the peripheral nervous system, consisting of the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems. When these systems are out of balance, a barrage of symptoms and disorders develop.  The typical medical response is directed at the symptoms; not the problem.  The body’s ability to heal depends on creating balance in the tissues and this balance is regulated by the autonomic nervous system. This course presents the principles of Advanced Strain and Counterstrain Technique to help balance the autonomic nervous system in order to help alleviate symptoms, by creating homeostasis.

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Understand how the divisions of the autonomic nervous system function and describe symptoms that may occur when this system is out of balance

  2. List and explain the current models of Stain and Counterstrain Technique

  3. Describe how this technique decreases the hypertonicity of protective muscle spasm and spasticity

  4. Explain how to perform Advanced Strain and Counterstrain technique

  5. Demonstrate understanding of specific techniques  for the body’s  systems

CEU Course Syllabus

Autonomic Nervous System and Strain Counterstrain Overview 1.30 Contact Hours
Decreasing Hypertonicity of Protective Muscle Spasm with Strain and Counterstrain Technique 1.80 Contact Hours
How to Perform Advanced Strain and Counterstrain Technique 0.50 Contact Hours 
Techniques for Specific Body Parts and Systems 9.10 Contact Hours
Muscle Rhythm Therapy 0.75 Contact Hours
Procedures and Protocols 1.55 Contact Hours


Total = 15 Contact hours


Instructional Level:  Basic


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Course Date: 2013-12-17

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