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CE Credit Hours: 15.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours
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
Understand how the divisions of the autonomic nervous system function and describe symptoms that may occur when this system is out of balance
List and explain the current models of Stain and Counterstrain Technique
Describe how this technique decreases the hypertonicity of protective muscle spasm and spasticity
Explain how to perform Advanced Strain and Counterstrain technique
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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