Positional Release Techniques

(211)

24 CE Hours


Course Options:

  • Materials and Test Shipped to You
  • Text Materials Shipped and Test Online
  • Fully Online Materials and Test

Description

Positional release techniques are gentle manual treatments to relieve pain and discomfort, improving the overall health and functioning of the body by correcting imbalances of the musculoskeletal system. The advanced course covers all methods of spontaneous release by positioning. Theories and history of many different approaches are discussed and techniques are described in detail through illustrations and photographs. The associated online videos provide demonstrations of the techniques as well.

Also included in this continuing education course:

  • comparisons of all major positional release methods, from strain/counterstrain to functional osteopathy and step-by-step use of these methods
  • use with other manual approaches, such as Muscle Energy Techniques
  • treatment of both muscle and joint problems
  • various approaches: osteopathic palpation according to Gibbons and Tehan; positional release palpation according to McPartland and Goodridge; the tight-loose concept; Zink's concept of tissue preference and assessment, and Travell and Simon's model of trigger point facilitation
  • characteristics of trigger points; the causes for trigger points and types of trigger points
  • uses of positional release methods for post-operative conditions

Course Reviews

Lowell Seeman, NCTMB, LMT

A wealth of info here! After 20+ years in massage, this course has provided me with several more areas of study to help build my expertise. Will be a future reference tool in my practice. Thank you!

Yalanda Patria, LMT

Very informative and technical course. I will definitely use in my practice and use book as a constant reference. I have never been disappointed with any course I have taken from Integrative Healthcare Studies. I have referred many colleagues.

Bob Garza, M.Ed., RMT

The book is detailed and an excellent reference - the illustrations and positioning notes are useful, exacting and understandable. Although the material is an advanced read, it makes sense!

Jakki Wienecke, CMT, BFA - Bel Air, MD

This course provides information that allows a massage therapist tools which a physical therapist would typically use. Great knowledge when working in the medical practice.

Laura Hess, NCTMB

This course was terrific. It is very in-depth and has lots of good info. It's written in a good way, but a new therapist might get lost in the terminology.

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Materials

  • Text - 251 pages
  • Multiple-choice test - if you prefer to test online please select the "test online" option
  • Certificate upon completion - if you prefer to print your certificate at home instantly, please select the online option

Display Certificates suitable for framing are available for $10 in addition to the certificate included with your tuition. Click here to order a Display Certificate.

Approvals

The Institute is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Approved Provider 049478-00.

Credits also accepted by the AMTA, ABMP and NAHA.

For information regarding your specific state massage license requirements and approvals, visit our Massage Therapy Continuing Education Requirements page by clicking here.

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