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IMT Part 1 - Muscle Energy and 'Beyond' & Strain/Counterstrain for Extremity Hypertonicity

Course #: 03-373

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CE Credit Hours: 10.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

CEU Course Description

This course utilizes the textbook Integrative Manual Therapy for the Upper and Lower Extremities, 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. 

This CEU course investigates: postural compensations of the upper and lower extremity joints; a concept of biomechanics and the quantum energetic forces within the intra-articular joint spaces; Muscle Energy Technique treatment to increase the vertical dimension of the intra-articular joint spaces for the lower and upper extremities; treatment of protective muscle spasm; a hypothetical model to explain the decrease of hypertonicity with manual therapy; the muscle barrier; and treatment of the lower and upper quadrant hypertonicity for synergic pattern release with Strain and Counterstrain technique.

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Explain what the momentum forces of the body are dependent on.

2.  Describe the accessory glide when the moving surface is convex with the stable and fixed non-moving surface concave.

3.  Examine what will take place if dysfunctional glides and rotations occur in knee flexion.

4.  Elucidate each of the procedures that should be abided by for position of treatment, and treatment of type II wrist joint dysfunction.

5.  Identify what the physical therapist should do when observing the energy expenditure due to the resistance of a muscle in a protective muscle spasm.

CEU Course Syllabus - please note that the chapter numbers may vary slightly depending on textbook edition

  Chapter 1 - Postural Compensations of the Extremity Joints   0.7 CEUs   

  Chapter 2 - Introduction to Muscle Energy and ‘Beyond’ Technique

  0.8 CEUs

  Chapter 3 - Laws of Biomechanics Utilizing Muscle Energy and 'Beyond'   0.1 CEUs
  Chapter 4 - Muscle Energy and ‘Beyond’ for Lower Extremities I   1.2 CEUs
  Chapter 5 - Muscle Energy and ‘Beyond’ for Upper Extremities II   1.5 CEUs
  Chapter 6 - Synergic Pattern Imprint© and Synergic Pattern Release©     0.2 CEUs
  Chapter 7 - Manual Therapy and Decrease of Hypertonicity              0.7 CEUs
  Chapter 8 - The Muscle Barrier   0.1 CEUs
  Chapter 9 - Treatment of Hypertonicity for Synergic Pattern Release   0.2 CEUs
  Chapter 10 - Treatment of Lower Quadrant Hypertonicity   2.2 CEUs
  Chapter 11 - Treatment of Upper Quadrant Hypertonicity   2.3 CEUs

Total = 10 Contact Hours

Instructional level:  Basic


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