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Seminar Muscle Energy & Soft Tissue Techniques For The Upper Quadrant Seminar

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This lab intensive course presents both Soft Tissue Mobilization (STM) and Muscle Energy Techniques (MET) for the neck, upper back, chest and shoulder regions.

Course Description

This lab intensive course presents both Muscle Energy Techniques (MET) and Soft Tissue Mobilization (STM) for the cervical and upper thoracic spines, upper ribs and shoulder regions. The participants will be instructed in the science and principles of these techniques along with an overview of the anatomy and biomechanics of the regions. The laboratory sessions will include demonstration followed by supervised practice sessions of the evaluation and treatment techniques. The course will end with a discussion and demonstration lab of appropriate exercises to support manual therapy. This course will provide the participant with the knowledge and skills necessary to immediately apply these techniques in the clinic environment.


  • Identify the principles of STM & MET.
  • Demonstrate select STM techniques for the shoulder cervical-thoracic spine and chest regions.
  • Demonstrate select MET to address joint dysfunctions at the upper thoracic spin and the shoulder complex.
  • Demonstrate select MET to address muscular imbalances at the neck and shoulder complexes
  • Demonstrate select exercises for the regions


William J. Hanney, PT, PhD, ATC/L, CSCS, MTC is a clinician, researcher and educator who currently serves as an instructor at the University of Central Florida School of Physical Therapy where he teaches and conducts clinical research. Additionally, he maintains a clinical practice at Brooks Rehabilitation. Dr. Hanney earned his undergraduate degree from the University of West Florida for studies in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training and his Master and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. He recently earned his Ph.D. at Nova Southeastern University with research interests in the treatment of cervicogenic pain. His clinical practice focuses on the treatment of orthopedic conditions with a special interest in core stabilization and muscular control. He is an experienced educator, clinician and author having present-ed/published nationally in the areas of biomechanics, rehabilitation and sports medicine. Dr Hanney maintains involvement in the APTA, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, The American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists and the National Athletic Trainers Association.

Participants Comments

"EXCELLENT!! ...instructor was terrific and made sure everyone was comfortable with the techniques before moving onto something new"

"Loved all the lab time afforded with this course. "

"Fantastic!! ...extremely helpful and made everyone in the class feel comfortable asking questions."

"Great balance between lecture and lab. Handouts were organized and will be easy to replicate for use in the clinic."

"Just what I was looking for. Thanks !!"


This is an intro-intermediate level workshop for PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs, and ATs

NOTE: Nothing in this course is to enable or permit the learner to apply techniques outside of the scope of practice in their individual state and discipline.

Educational Credit

A certificate of attendance for 15 Contact Hours (17 in FL) will be awarded to each participant. All Therapy Network Seminars are pre‐approved for CEUs in the state where the course is conducted when required for PT, OT, ATs AND Assistants.

Therapy Network, Inc. (BOC AP#: P2563) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. Our seminars are eligible for a maxi‐ mum of 15 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.

AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education # 3073. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsements of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA

Cancellation Policy

POLICY: Registration fee less a $75 administrative charge is refundable if cancellation received 14 days prior to program date. No refunds will be given after that time. Therapy Network, Inc. reserves the right to cancel a seminar and will refund in full the registration fee only. TNI is NOT responsible for registrants non‐refundable airfare, accommodations or fees.


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This lab intensive course presents both Soft Tissue Mobilization (STM) and Muscle Energy Techniques (MET) for the neck, upper back, chest and shoulder regions.

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This is an intro-intermediate level course designed for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants and Certified Athletic Trainers.

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