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MMT III: Thoracic Spine & Torso Pain & Dysfunction
12 NCBTMB “Home Study” CE Hours

 


Beginning with a review of functional anatomy, you will learn systematic treatment protocols for every major soft tissue condition in the thoracic spine and torso. You will learn orthopedic assessment skills, trigger point techniques to eliminate referred pain and myofascial techniques to effectively treat conditions including:
    • Scoliosis
    • Kyphosis
    • Facet Joint Syndrome
    • Intercostal Neuralgia
    • Hiatal Hernia
    • Myofascial Chest Wall Syndromes
    • Costosternal Syndrome
    • Sternalis Syndrome
    • Xiphoidalgia
    • Lower Rib Syndromes
    • Nerve Root Irritation & Compression
    • Restricted Breathing

Course instruction will include lecture, demonstration, and extensive hands-on practice.

Rehabilitation exercises and practical hydrotherapy will be suggested for all conditions treated.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Acknowledgements ……….. ii

Course Objectives ……….. iii

Introduction……….. 1

Functional Anatomy Review……….. 2

Postural Analysis……….. 9

Physical Assessment……….. 10

Active ROM Testing……….. 11

Orthopedic Range of Motion Testing……….. 12

Review of Techniques……….. 14

Pathologies……….. 15

Contraindications and Cautions……….. 20

Manual Therapy Techniques……….. 21

Sidelying……….. 21………..

Prone……….. 26

Supine……….. 31

Rehabilitation Exercise……….. 36

Hydrotherapy……….. 40

Keys to Success……….. 41

References and Suggested Reading……….. 42

Appendix – Generators of Thoracic Pain……….. 44

Appendix – Selected Myofascial Trigger Points……….. 45