Dynamic Soft Tissue Mobilization (MT7)

Dynamic Soft Tissue Mobilization (MT7)
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Dynamic Soft Tissue Mobilization (MT7)

This unique Dynamic Soft Tissue Mobilization course integrates anatomy, biomechanics, and neurophysiology concepts to achieve the optimal functional outcome. You will explore the relevant anatomy of key extremity and spinal muscles and their synergies during functional movement. This course delivers treatment concepts to promote circulation, pain inhibition, and movement restoration and improvement. The techniques in this course are dynamic; integrating neuromuscular control and pain inhibition. This course is taught by senior faculty utilizing these manual therapy soft tissue techniques in the clinic every day.

Course Dates and Cities 

MT7 Dynamic Soft Tissue Mobilization (North Pole, Alaska, USA) September 25-26, 2021
MT7 Dynamic Soft Tissue Mobilization (Hollywood, Florida) July 16-17, 2022
MT7 Dynamic Soft Tissue Mobilization (San Francisco, California) August 27-28, 2022 (Open only to employees at the Kaiser Permanente)

MT7 Objectives

Recognize the indications and contraindications for the use of soft tissue mobilization procedures
Understand the anatomy and neurophysiology of the connective tissue and its affect on muscle function
Integrate mechanical, neurological, and physiological knowledge to optimize treatment outcomes
Provide a rationale as to which soft tissue technique is best to improve vascular flow, inhibit pain, or normalize movement
Apply appropriate body mechanics and patient considerations for best delivery of soft tissue mobilization
Demonstrate a variety of specific and general soft tissue techniques to the extremities and the spine
Evaluate the difference between soft tissue and joint restriction
Analyze the current literature on soft tissue mobilization

Course Content

Learn to perform soft tissue mobilization techniques that improve mobility, inhibit pain and normalize movement. Case study practice sessions emphasize time management, technique choice, and therapist/patient position for best results. This must take course will prepare you to integrate these concepts into your practice Monday!

Thoracic – This is a key region for postural correction and breathing difficulties

Lumbar – 80% of people experience disabling lumbar pain – techniques in this course address the segmental and global muscles for optimal stability and mobility

Hip – One of the key joints in the “unhappy triad” (Lumbar, SI, Hip) that is often taken for granted. Techniques in this course address flexibility and dynamic stability of the lower quarter.

Knee – Techniques in this course address many knee issues such as extension lag, patellofemoral syndrome, and IT band syndromes.

Ankle/Foot – This course addresses plantar fasciitis and other soft tissue related biomechanical dysfunctions in the foot and ankle.

Cervical Spine – Headaches are an epidemic. This course teaches specific techniques that decrease cervical muscle guarding and influence most headache symptoms.

Shoulder – Impingement, thoracic outlet, and scapular dyskinesia are a few issues addressed in this course.

Elbow – Learn techniques to specifically address the scar tissue causing Epicondylar symptoms

Wrist Hand – Learn to address intrinsic muscle tone, tendinous scarring, and carpal tunnel

MT7 Course Material

Access digital course materials in PDF format from any web-enabled device. Hard Copies are available to order for addional cost.

Manual Therapy Seminars

The Ola Grimsby Institute offers an internationally and nationally renowned manual physical therapy curriculum based on the innovative and unique concepts. Continuing education courses cover all levels of research in proven concepts and clinical practice derived from the predominant schools of thought in manual therapy, osteopathy, sports medicine, rheumatology, neurology, and radiology. Click on any of the courses listed below for a full description. All courses earn credits toward Certification, Residency and/or Fellowship Programs.

MT-1: Clinical and Scientific Rationale for Modern Manual Therapy

MT-2: Manual Therapy of the Cervical spine, TMJ and Upper Extremity

MT-3: Manual Therapy of the Lumbar Spine, Pelvis and Lower Extremity

MT-5: Clinical Problem Solving

MT-6: Introduction to Spinal Manipulation

MT-7: Dynamic Soft Tissue Mobilization

MT-8: Extremity Joint Manipulation

MT-9: Advanced Manipulation of the Spine

MT-10: Medical Screening

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