Optional 4-Day Live Techniques Intensive
with Certification by David Morin

Prerequisite: Online Masterclass

2020
Oct 14 – 17
EL PASO, TEXAS

2021
April 27 – 30
ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Oct 13 -1 6
ALBUQUERQUE, NM

 

For about 1/3 of the live class, David will demonstrate techniques for you and then the rest will be time for you to practice on each other and get person-to-person feedback and coaching from David.

When you pass the competency exam that completes the 4-Day Techniques Intensive, you will receive our NEW 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’ 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.

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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.

Completion of our 5-Month On-line Master Class is a prerequisite for attending a 4-Day Class. Roughly 1/3 Demos, 2/3 Giving and Receiving Practice w/ Feedback & Evaluation.

 

Inspired by Dr. Nimmo’s “T-Bars” David designed his own
“L-Bars”
tools that fit comfortably into the palm of your hand.

One has a flat rubber tip that allows you to
deliver sustained
pressure focused precisely
where it’s needed.

 

Other Career Extending Techniques

David also demonstrates many different ways to use your hands and forearms, including his unique “more pull-less push” approach to minimize the negative impacts that a heavy schedule of massage has on your shoulders and entire body. David offers you many ways to extend your career as a massage therapist.

 

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In the demos David also frequently 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

 

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