4 Minute Video to Inspire You…
Optional 4-Day Live Techniques Intensive
to earn Medical Massage Therapy
Certification from Health Matters Seminars
Prerequisite: Online Masterclass
April 27 – 30
Oct 13 – 16
April 25 – 28
Oct 10 – 13
David starts each session demonstrating techniques and then the rest is time for you to practice on each other and get one-on-one coaching.
The live format allows David to assess each student’s skills and competency in delivering effective treatment in the clinical context as taught in the online Masterclass.
Graduates of this 4-Day class receive a certificate that shows not only 28 NCBTMB approved “Live” CE Hrs, but also that you have been awarded “Certification in Medical Massage Therapy by David Morin and Health Matters Seminars”.
The 4-Day Live Techniques Intensive is designed to round out your skills in MMT and give you direct experience and practice of all of David’s hands-on techniques.
This intensive is not a stand-alone course, it is available only in conjunction with our 5-Month, On-Line Master Class.
Put the icing on the cake!
Please come having already practiced the techniques covered in our videos and ready to demonstrate to me what you have already learned. That’s how you will get the most out of this class.
I’m so looking forward to meeting you. I promise you a thorough training in all the manual techniques we teach.
– David Morin
You DO NOT have to choose your class dates to register now. Registration is for the class only, it does not include travel nor accommodations.
In the live class, David also details specific ergonomic alternatives, like using the Thumbsaver, beveled L-bar, and his “less push, more pull” techniques, as well as supporting body positioning with holds or with pillows to put muscles on slack for better access and treatment.
Here’s a list of what David covers in the 4-Day Techniques Intensives:
MMT I CERVICAL SPINE PAIN & DYSFUNCTION
PHYSICAL ASSESSMENTS: Active Range of Motion (AROM), Passive Range of Motion (PROM), Manual Resistive Tests, Cervical Compression Test (Spurling), Cervical Decompression Test, Vertebral Artery Test
TREATMENT In SIDE LYING POSITION: Thumbsaver to Suboccipital Muscles, Thumbsaver to Levator Scapula, Beveled L-Bar to Lamina Groove (Nimmo Technique), Medial & Posterior Scalene Origins, Medial & Posterior Scalene Insertions, Muscle Energy Technique: Scalenes, Review of Side Lying Treatment
TREATMENT In PRONE POSITION: Ligamentum Nuchae, Thumbsaver to Suboccipitals, Beveled L-Bar to Lamina Groove (Nimmo Technique), Bilateral Trapezius Squeeze
TREATMENT In SUPINE POSITION: Palpate Cervical Vertebrae, Release Atlanto-Occipital Joint, Thumb Glide Lamina Groove (St. John NMT), Sternocleidomastoid Squeeze, Corkscrew Splenius Capitis & Cervicis (St.John NMT), Cross fiber Sternocleidomastoid, Anterior Scalene Insertion, Sinus Pressure Release Sequence (Grimsby Technique), Release Facial Muscles, Temporomandibular Joint Muscles, Temporalis and Masseter, Ear Pull and Twist, Fascial Stretch-Scalp, Hair Pull and Twist, Temporomandibular Joint Muscles, Resisted Jaw Opening, Lateral and Medial Pterygoids, Suprahyoid & Infrahyoid Muscles, Longus Colli, Longus Capitis, Rectus Capitis Lateralis, Rectus Capitis Anterior
PASSIVE TABLE STRETCHES: Muscle Energy Technique: Cervical
REHABILITATION EXERCISES: Stretching & Strengthening, Temporomandibular Joint Stretches
MMT II UPPER EXTREMITY PAIN & DYSFUNCTION
PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT: Active Range of Motion, Passive Range of Motion, Manual Resistive Tests, Special Regional Tests, Hawkins-Kennedy Impingement Test, Empty Can Test, Speed’s Test, Drop Arm Test, Roos Test, Adson Maneuver, Elbow Flexion Test, Golfer’s Elbow Test, Tennis Elbow Test, Pronator Teres Test, Finklestein Test, Phalen Test, Reverse Phalen Test, Tinel’s Sign, Physical Assessment Summary
TREATMENT In SUPINE POSITION: Wrist Flexors, Wrist Extensors, Skin Rolling, Hand Scraping, Interdigital Muscles, Assisted Wrist Flexor Stretch, Elbow Flexors, Pectoralis Major, Subscapularis, Latissimus Dorsi/Teres Major, Shoulder Mobilization
TREATMENT In SIDE LYING POSITION: Scalenes, Pectoralis Minor, Serratus Anterior, Rotator Cuff Tendons, Elbow Extensors, Rhomboids, Levator Scapula, Deltoids, Table stretches
TREATMENT In PRONE POSITION: Triceps, Rotator Cuff Tendons, Rhomboids, Levator Scapula, Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor, Teres Major/Latissimus Dorsi, Middle Trapezius, Upper Trapezius, Serratus Posterior Superior
REMEDIAL EXERCISES: Table Stretches, Stretch Shoulder Internal Rotators, Stretch Wrist Flexors, Stretch Elbow Flexors, Wrist Self-Care Exercise, Strengthen Shoulder External Rotators
MMT III THORACIC SPINE & TORSO PAIN & DYSFUNCTION
PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT: Active Range of Motion, Ribcage Pain Assessment, Rib Compression Test, Slump Test, Scoliosis Assessment, Physical Assessment Review
TREATMENT In SIDE LYING POSITION: Oscillation, Skin Rolling, Internal & External Obliques, Ribcage Hook & Slide, Intercostals, Under the Ilium, Obliques, Side Stretch, Pectoralis Minor, Serratus Anterior
TREATMENT In PRONE POSITION: Skin Rolling, Lamina Groove, Nimmo Technique, Rib Head Attachments, Thumb-Saver to Paraspinals, Erector Spinae Group, Trigger Point Referrals, Rhomboids, Serratus Posterior Superior, Serratus Posterior Inferior, Lower Trapezius Squeeze, Prone Treatment Review, Rib Mobilizations, Assisted Side Stretch
TREATMENT In SUPINE POSITION: Sternum & Ribheads, Subclavius, Thoracic Pump, Xiphoid Process, Ribcage Hook & Slide, Self Care Ribcage, Rectus Abdominis, Pyramidalis, Obliques, Spinal Twist, Supine Treatment Review
REMEDIAL EXERCISES: AROM Stretches, Trunk Flexion, Trunk Extension, Trunk Lateral Flexion, Trunk Rotation, Back Stabilization Prone, Back Stabilization Hands & Knees, Cat – Cow Stretch, Strengthen Abdominals & Obliques, Pelvic Tilt / Crunch, Oblique Crunch
MMT IV LUMBAR SPINE & HIP PAIN & DYSFUNCTION
PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT: Test Psoas Prior to Lumbar Treatment
TREATMENT In SIDE LYING POSITION: External and Internal Obliques, Quadratus Lumborum, External Hip Rotators, Greater Trochanter, Side Stretch, Hip Stretch, Creating Slack in Gluteal Muscles
TREATMENT In PRONE POSITION: Quadratus Lumborum – Bilateral Treatment, Sacrotuberous Ligament, Side Stretch, Nimmo Lamina Groove Clearing with Bevel L-Bar, Iliolumbar Ligament, Sacrum Stretch, Rehab Stretch- Prayer Pose
TREATMENT In SUPINE POSITION: Vastus Lateralis, Tensor Fasciae Latae, Iliacus, Psoas, Obturator Externus, Rectus Abdominis, Pyramidalis
PASSIVE TABLE STRETCHES: Assisted Rollup, Hip Rotation/Stretches, Leg Over Stretch, Pelvic Stabilization
REMEDIAL EXERCISES: Pelvic Tilt, Pelvic Clock, Rehab Crunch, Knee to Chest, Alternate Knee Touch, Alternate Knee Press, Heel Pull, 45 Degree Spread, Leg Over Stretch, Psoas Stretch #1, Psoas Stretch #2, McKenzie Back Extension, Cat and Cow, S.F. Spine Institute Back Stabilization Sequence Phase 1, S.F. Spine Institute Back Stabilization Sequence Phase 2
MMT V LOWER EXTREMITY PAIN & DYSFUNCTION INTRO
TREATMENT In SIDE LYING POSITION: Gluteus Medius & Minimus, Greater Trochanter, Tensor Fasciae Latae, External Hip Rotators, Iliotibial Band, Vastus Lateralis, Lateral Collateral Ligament, Peroneus Longus, Brevis & Tertius, Achilles Tendon, Lower or Medial Access, Adductor Magnus, Longus & Brevis, Medial Collateral Ligament, Pes Anserine, Popliteus, Plantaris, Tibialis Posterior, Tarsal Tunnel
TREATMENT In PRONE POSITION: Gluteus Maximus, External Hip Rotators, Hamstrings, Biceps Femoris, Gastrocnemius, Soleus, Peroneus Longus, Peroneus Brevis, Peroneus Tertius, Achilles Tendon, Plantar Fascia
ASSISTED STRETCHES: Plantar Flexion, Dorsiflexion, Knee Flexion
TREATMENT In SUPINE POSITION: Greater Trochanter, Tensor Fasciae Latae, Iliotibial Band, Quadriceps, Femoris, Pes Anserine, Lateral Ankle Position, Medial Ankle Position, Vastus Medialis, Adductors, Patellar Mobilization, Scoop Pes Anserine, Scrape Knee w/ Bevel L-Bar, Tibialis Anterior, Tibialis Posterior, Toe Moibilizations, Foot Mobilizations, Scrape Dorsum of Foot, Bevel L-bar to Lumbricales
ASSISTED TABLE STRETCHES: Hamstrings, Adductors, Abductors, Hip Rotators