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CE Credit Hours: 10.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours
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
|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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