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.
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I expected videos that guided me through the process and showed examples of the tissue work being executed while talking you through the process and maybe you have courses like that, but this is not that course. Strictly reading the text and then answering the test questions are not a really effective way for me to learn. There was a lot of medical jargon that while I understand it, it was tedious and slowed me down in the process and I had to spend extra time re-reading and searching through the text. The material is very interesting to me. I wish the course was layed out better.
The material is top-notch, coming from Leon Chaitow. However, the text was quite long, so I had to skim portions and limit my understanding to complete the reading and locate the quiz answers. There were a few quiz questions that I felt missed the mark at capturing the important information in the section from which they derived.
This course was great; however, I am such a kinesthetic learner that I look forward to taking an in class course. It was difficult for me to stay engaged because of the length of this course. I look forward to expanding my knowledge in positional release with some hands on practice and other future courses.
All courses I have taken with Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies contributed greatly to my knowledge and skills. PRT has been challenging and powerful, expanding my sensitivity and awareness. Presented techniques are excellent, they will enhance development of my proprioceptive senses for tissue evaluation + treatment. I am interested in courses presenting gentle application approaches.
Lisa Kay, LMT
Sharon Burch holds a Masters Degree in Nursing and has been practicing as a nurse since 1974. She is currently a Registered Nurse in the state of Arkansas. Additionally, Ms. Burch studied under many of today's leaders in massage therapy and bodywork during the 1980s, became Nationally Certified through the NCBTMB in 1993 and holds a professional membership with the AMTA.
As founder of Health Positive!, Ms. Burch has created over 60 home study nursing and massage continuing education programs, performed over 65 public, live educational presentations, has written two published books, served as a member on the NCBTMB Continuing Education committee and was a founding member of the National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists.
Sharon is an instructor on many of the Institute's programs and has authored and co-authored various ethics courses and additional titles such as Touch for the Seriously Ill, Stress Reduction Through Bodywork, Staying Well – Naturally, Cardiopulmonary Health and Illness, Chronic Pain Management, Marketing Massage in Four Easy Steps, Preventing Medical Errors, HIV Update for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers, Understanding HIV, Massage for Edema and more.
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