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Integrated Neuromuscular Re-Education Muscle Energy Therapy and Positional Release On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

A hands-on approach to management of neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction, using muscle energy and counterstrain/positional release therapy. Restore normal soft tissue tone and elasticity, relieve pain, improve strength and optimize performance.

Course Description/Agenda


Most people suffer from some type of pain on a regular basis. Even sitting at a desk and repeating the same movements day after day can start to cause problems with muscles. Back and neck pain, bad posture, TMJ, muscle cramps, stiffness and chronic pain are just a few examples of the common complaints heard all the time. Some pain can be caused by an injury, and unless treated with a long-term solution, that pain will return. Over time, there is a loss of motion and strength deficits which compromise the quality of life. Integrated Neuromuscular Re-Education is a synthesis of active and passive interventions to restore mobility and improve strength and function. INMR is an introductory hands-on approach to correction of somatic dysfunction, using muscle energy and counterstrain/positional release. The goals of INMR are to restore normal soft tissue tone and elasticity, relieve pain, improve strength and optimize performance. Identification and treatment of abnormal neuromuscular tension, muscular restriction and painful tender points is the focus of this course. INMR promotes positive changes in the structure and function of the myofascial and neuromuscular systems within minutes. These evidence-based interventions may be immediately applied in a variety of clinical situations. A must-take course for manual therapists!

  • Discuss the theoretical basis for positional release/counterstrain and muscle energy therapy
  • Assess the musculoskeletal system using palpation scanning to identify indicator tender or trigger points
  • Identify positions and postures that reduce the sensitivity of indicator trigger points to allow spontaneous release of abnormal neuromuscular tone about a joint
  • Apply positional release techniques/counterstrain to position a client to relieve pain in trigger points

What You'll Learn

  • Discuss the theoretical basis for positional release/counterstrain (PR) and muscle energy therapy (MET)
  • Describe basic neuromuscular reflexes, the function of the muscle spindle and Golgi tendon organs and their effect on muscle tone and function
  • Assess the musculoskeletal system using palpation scanning to identify indicator tender or trigger points (TPs)
  • Identify positions and postures that relieve the pain of indicator TPs and allow spontaneous release of abnormal neuromuscular tension about a joint
  • Apply principles of MET to position a joint to effectively stretch a muscular restriction
  • Utilize proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation/MET techniques to increase range of motion and strength in a restricted joint
  • Include positional release and muscle energy therapy as part of a plan of care to improve flexibility and strength, and to reduce spasm and pain for a variety of clinical conditions


What You Should Bring: Participants are strongly encouraged to bring a portable massage table if they have one, or a mat to lay upon for comfort and safety. Please wear loose comfortable clothing such as t-shirts and loose gym shorts or sweats, to have access to the muscles; absolutely no jeans!

What People Are Saying About the Class

"Theresa presented the information in a very understandable and interesting manner. I learned a lot and had fun learning the info. Thank you!" - Katherine Power, OT, New London, NH

"Great class! Theresa is very engaging and though the class moves along rapidly, she is very thorough answering all questions and giving many clinical examples of where and how techniques work." - Margaret O'Neil, PT, Portsmouth, NH

 

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