MMT I: Cervical Spine
MEDICAL MASSAGE THERAPY I
Cervical Spine Pain & Dysfunction
Beginning with a review of functional anatomy, you will learn systematic treatment protocols for every major soft tissue condition in the head and neck. You will learn orthopedic assessment skills, trigger point techniques to eliminate referred pain and myofascial techniques to effectively treat conditions including:
- Temporomandibular Pain
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome
- Facet Joint Syndrome
Course instruction will include lecture, demonstration and extensive hands-on practice.
Rehabilitation exercises and practical hydrotherapy will be suggested for all conditions treated.
Join David Morin for two exciting days of advanced clinical training in massage therapy. Learn techniques that will bring your clients out of pain, even if you think you’ve tried everything.
David’s career spans thirty years of working on the cutting edge of Clinical Massage Therapy and Sports Injury Rehabilitation including two Olympic Games (1996 & 2000).
Drawing on his experience, in 2001 David developed this series of five courses in Medical Massage Therapy to teach massage therapists how to go beyond the routine to get excellent results.
If you work with clients in pain, plan to attend this insightful two-day workshop in the manual treatment of musculoskeletal injuries.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Functional Anatomy Review 6
Postural Analysis 9
Physical Assessment 12
-Active ROM Testing 13
-Temporomandibular Joint Test 14
-Passive ROM Testing 15
-Manual Resistive Tests 16
-Special Regional Tests 17
Overview of Techniques 18
Contraindications and Cautions 19
-Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
–Anterior Scalene Syndrome
-Posterior Cervical Pain Syndrome
-Headaches-Tension, Sinus, Cluster, Migraine
-Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction
-Tension Myositis Syndrome
Manual Treatment Techniques 23
–Sinus Pressure Release 26
–Passive or Active Assisted Table Stretches 28
Rehabilitation Exercise 35
Glossary of Terms 41
References and Suggested Reading 43
Appendix – Muscles 45