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Massage Techniques for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – David Morin – Health Matters Seminars

 


Did you know that Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the #1 U.S. Workers Compensation Claim?  

Every year more than half a million people in the U.S. undergo carpal tunnel release surgeries.

Hello and Welcome to Health Matters Seminars. I’m David Morin. I’ve been an Approved Provider of CE Courses in Medical Massage Therapy since 2001.

A number of experts believe that release surgery is performed too often. Before choosing surgery, The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons recommends conservative treatment for up to 7 weeks, including the use of splints, anti-inflammatory agents and physical therapy.

So often PT centers on squeezing a ball of putty to strenthen the flexors. In my experience strenthing an already overused and inflamed muscle group is counter productive.

Better to stretch the overused flexors by opening the hand against gentle resistance, like a rubber band.

Massaging the wrist and finger flexors towards the heart as the client opens her hand is the most successful treatment I have found.

A massage therapist who applies the appropriate assessments, and manual therapy techniques and teaches remedial exercises can really provide a valuable service to carpal tunnel patients.

Exercise by progressively opening the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder.

In addition to the forearm flexors we treat the entire musculature of the arm and shoulder to insure a successful outcome. As with so many overuse injuries, if we can begin treatment early in the onset of symptoms the chance of avoiding surgery increases.

In general, patients with the following characteristics are less likely to respond to conservative treatment and are more likely candidates for surgery:

* Symptoms lasting 10 months or longer

* Continual numbness

* Muscles in the base of the palm have begun to shrink

* Symptoms occur within 30 seconds during a Phalen’s test

* Above 50 years of age

Against all odds, properly applied manual therapy and remedial care often has a positive outcome.

To the graduates of our MMT Course II, Upper Extremity Pain and Dysfunction,

I’d like to hear from you. What’s been your experience treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

I’m David Morin, for Health Matter Seminars.

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David Morin explains how the Clothes On, No Oil Approach to Medical Massage Therapy is appropriate for Massage in a Clinical Setting

Massage with Clothes On and No Oil also solves modesty issues and opens up the valuable side lying position for superior treatment.

Medical Massage Therapy in my view follows the classic clinical model and combines physical assessment tests with the application of a variety of hands-on techniques, and finishes with teaching remedial exercises for the client to perform at home.

Hello and Welcome to Health Matters Seminars
I’m David Morin. I’ve been an Approved Provider of CE Courses in Medical Massage Therapy since 2001.

In a clinical setting, I find it easier to work through clothing and use little or no oil. Doing away with draping and working with No-Oil on a Clothed Client enhances mobility, I can easily get them up off the table, moving that arm or leg to see if the treatment I’m giving is having an effect on their pain.

Clothes on resolves room temperature issues and modesty issues. There are many people with negative body issues who would never consider a massage where they had to disrobe. There’s not many medical professionals that do any kind of treatment in an unclothed situation without someone else in the room, so clothes-on brings a more professional, clinical focus to your practice.

And most importantly it opens access to the very valuable side-lying position where draping can be a real problem. The sidelying position facilitates so many advantages. I can use pillows to prop up legs and arms to really get the muscles on slack for deeper work with less pressure from me.

I can access trigger points and deliver sustained pressure without me having to contort myself to reach them. This is a real enhancement to the longevity to your career when you don’t tax your own body to give the most effective treatment.

And no oil. Come on, no mess, no clean up, it’s a treat for the therapist.

I request clients to wear an oversized all cotton t-shirt with either short or long sleeves. Well worn cotton is like skin and provides traction for direct pressure with no slippage due to oil or lotion. Yoga pants or sweat pants are ideal too. No denim

I’m sure you’ll find the clothes-on no oil approach is really liberating to your work. To the graduates of our courses, I ask you, how has the clothes-on, no-oil approach enhanced your Medical Massage Practice?

I'm David Morin for Health Matter Seminars.

 

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Massage Techniques for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - David Morin - Health Matters Seminars

 


Did you know that Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the #1 U.S. Workers Compensation Claim?  

Every year more than half a million people in the U.S. undergo carpal tunnel release surgeries.

Hello and Welcome to Health Matters Seminars. I’m David Morin. I’ve been an Approved Provider of CE Courses in Medical Massage Therapy since 2001.

A number of experts believe that release surgery is performed too often. Before choosing surgery, The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons recommends conservative treatment for up to 7 weeks, including the use of splints, anti-inflammatory agents and physical therapy.

So often PT centers on squeezing a ball of putty to strenthen the flexors. In my experience strenthing an already overused and inflamed muscle group is counter productive.

Better to stretch the overused flexors by opening the hand against gentle resistance, like a rubber band.

Massaging the wrist and finger flexors towards the heart as the client opens her hand is the most successful treatment I have found.

A massage therapist who applies the appropriate assessments, and manual therapy techniques and teaches remedial exercises can really provide a valuable service to carpal tunnel patients.

Exercise by progressively opening the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder.

In addition to the forearm flexors we treat the entire musculature of the arm and shoulder to insure a successful outcome. As with so many overuse injuries, if we can begin treatment early in the onset of symptoms the chance of avoiding surgery increases.

In general, patients with the following characteristics are less likely to respond to conservative treatment and are more likely candidates for surgery:

* Symptoms lasting 10 months or longer

* Continual numbness

* Muscles in the base of the palm have begun to shrink

* Symptoms occur within 30 seconds during a Phalen's test

* Above 50 years of age

Against all odds, properly applied manual therapy and remedial care often has a positive outcome.

To the graduates of our MMT Course II, Upper Extremity Pain and Dysfunction,

I’d like to hear from you. What's been your experience treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

I'm David Morin, for Health Matter Seminars.

morin bite carpal

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Optional 4-Day Live Techniques Intensive
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Prerequisite: Online  Masterclass

2019 
Sept 29 – Oct 2
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Using the proven format of an On-line Master Class (Monthly installments of On-Demand, Streaming Video, Downloadable PDF Documents, Printed Workbooks and On-line Webinars & Chat, delivered via an exclusive Interactive Website) you can upgrade your professional massage practice by specializing in Medical Massage Therapy.

The on-line interactive format is a win-win. It allows students to study and take tests from home, at their own pace and still get personalized attention, CE Hours and course completion certificates.

For those who want to go on for Advanced Instruction in Medical Massage Therapy, the on-line Master Class is an excellent and efficient way to prepare for our live, hands-on techniques classes.

 

 

 

 

 

NCBTMB “Home Study” Approved For 72 CE Hours


 

Your passing grade on the multiple choice test for each of the six courses makes you eligible for a 72 On-Line CE Hour Certificate of Achievement, suitable for framing.
*State CE requirements vary widely. 
Please find out if your state accepts or limits On-Line Study CE Hours.

 

 

 

 

72 On-Line CE Hour
“Certificate of Achievement”

  

MMT I – Cervical Spine Pain & Dysfunction
MMT II – Upper Extremity Pain & Dysfunction
MMT III – Thoracic Spine Pain & Dysfunction
MMT IV – Lumbar Spine & Hip Pain & Dysfunction
MMT V – Lower Extremity Pain & Dysfunction
MMT VI – Physical Assessment & Objective Documentation

*Over 100 Physical Assessments for pain, posture,
active and passive range of motion.

*Over 50 Special Regional tests that can pinpoint specific pathologies.

*We cover over 100 different pathologies that can be successfully addressed through massage therapy and a bunch more are identified that a massage therapist is likely to see but cannot really impact.

*43 of which are easily approachable in the side lying position that is rarely ever taught in traditional massage school.

*We cover over 30 contraindications of what not to do and when.

*And finally we highlight over 175 specific musculoskeletal injuries, conditions and pains.

 

 

 

  

In this Comprehensive Five-Month On-Line

Medical Massage Therapy Master Class you will learn: 


 

Through presentations, demonstrations and on-line interaction you will learn skills to enhance your massage therapy practice by applying the process of the clinical or medical model as you work with every client.

You’ll also be able to extend your massage career by adopting ergonomically correct, alternative techniques and tools that replace “Thumb Work” and repetitive pushing.

We’ll review relevant anatomy and you’ll learn how to apply medical terminology, documentation, assessment tests, remedial exercises and hydrotherapy for your client’s maximum benefit.

Our pathology review will detail relevant soft tissue injuries and conditions as well as their indications and contraindications for massage therapy.

We also add information on common maladies that often are relevant in musculoskeletal pain complaints that may require referral to another health professional and / or require massage therapy modification during therapeutic application.

You’ll learn how to better prepare your clients to receive your treatments through the clothes on, no oil approach and how by adding in the side-lying body position with proper pillow support, and other particular body positioning “tricks”, you can gain better access to discrete muscles to deliver the most effective treatment.

You’ll also learn how to establish and maintain communication with you client to keep your pressure “just right”. 

The massage therapy techniques we present include basic Swedish techniques (with an emphasis on friction and gliding) to manage hypertonicity, trigger point therapy to eliminate referred pain, muscle energy techniques for muscle tone and spasm complaints, myofascial techniques to address fascial restrictions and osteopathic oscillation movements for relaxation of articular tension.

But most importantly, rather than providing particular recipes for particular pathologies, David and Wanita will give you the background and teach you the critical thinking process you’ll need for client centered care.

Our intention is to help you develop and deliver an effective multi-session treatment plan, based on multiple scientific assessments that, along with your holistic unique intuitive and sensitive hands-on talents, will help you integrate into a medical or clinical environment and communicate better with other health professionals.

These are the clinical skills that will set you apart as a Medical Massage Therapist, providing soft tissue manipulation that gets results where others fail, playing a vital, truly hands-on role in resolving your client’s injuries, conditions, pain and dysfunction.

 

 

 

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

 

For about 1/3 of the 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.

 

 

Put the icing on the cake and join us
at the location of your choice
 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

A Massage Therapist for over 40 Years

 

 

 

 

 

David Morin

David completed his first 1000 hours of
professional massage training in 1978.

He trained with massage legends Benny Vaughn, Pierre Pannetier, Paul St. John and Norway’s Ola Grimsby. Studying the work of Dr. Raymond Nimmo, Leon Chaitow and Dr. Janet Travell (who developed modern Trigger Point Therapy) put David on the cutting edge of Clinical Massage Therapy and Sports Injury Rehabilitation.

David provided sports massage therapy for medal-winning athletes at two Olympic Games and has worked with dozens of national record holders.

Teaching since 1987 David, together with Wanita Thompson, opened the first Massage School in southern New Mexico in 1987.

 

  

 

 

 


Wanita Thompson

Wanita has been an LMT for 40 years and a Massage Therapy Instructor for over 30 years.

She created the first Registered Massage Therapy School in Southern New Mexico in 1987, and added Medical Massage Therapy to the curriculum in 1997.

Wanita integrates her extensive teaching background with her unique experience as a former Registered Nurse and Licensed Midwife, and brings a wealth of knowledge to the MMT Seminars.

“I feel blessed to have Wanita join the Health Matters Seminars team. Her clinical skills, passion for the work and love of teaching make her in invaluable asset to this effort.”    – David Morin.

For the last 15 years they have both focused on Medical Massage Therapy, traveling often to share their extensive knowledge with thousands of students, teaching what has grown to be a well respected, comprehensive, 100 hour, NCBTMB approved continuing education and certification program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Medical Massage Therapy?

By emphasizing physical assessment and manual treatment protocols for specific pathologies, objective documentation and remedial exercises you can attract physician referrals and move your practice into the more lucrative realm of Massage of Medical Necessity. You will be prepared for virtually every musculo-skeletal condition or injury whether referred by a physician or working with any sports team.

 

 

Clothes On – No Oil Approach

Working with No-Oil on a Clothed Client enhances mobility, opens access to the very important side-lying position, resolves modesty issues, and brings a more clinical focus to your practice.

Clothes on work, so common in athletics, has been enthusiastically endorsed by injured and geriatric patients.

 

  

 

No Thumbs

Like so many mature therapists, after years of massage, David’s thumbs are shot. To be able to continue the work he loves and respects so much David had no choice but to find ways to work smarter and deliver the highest level of treatment possible, without thumb work.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is an Online Master Class?

Our On-line Medical Massage Therapy Master Class combines several different teaching tools into a comprehensive and effective, guided learning experience, accessed through a proprietary, interactive membership website.

(We use a proven commercial hosting platform for this, so it’s not some flaky deal coded by somebody’s wizkid nephew.)

 

  

   

Videos for Viewing & Download to Keep:

Each month we’ll add three to four hours of new video to the site that you can watch online anytime, just like You Tube or Net Flicks.

You also have the option to download the videos to your own computer’s hard drive for viewing when you’re not online.

The videos include David’s talks covering The Essentials of Clinical Practice, Specific Problems Effectively Addressed, Therapeutic Hydrotherapy and the Soft Tissue Pathologies that are the backbone of Medical Massage Therapy.

The videos also include detailed hands-on demonstrations, with great close up shots of Assessment Tests and Specific Hands-on Massage Techniques for you to learn, including how to use the “Thumbsaver” tools and the ergonomic strategies that are so valuable for
extending your career as a massage therapist.

We also show important Rehabilitation Exercises
that you can teach your clients.

 

 

 

 

Illustrated Color Course Manuals:

Enhancing the videos are six detailed, comprehensive, illustrated Course Manuals with color photos and diagrams that you can study and keep handy as a quick reference.

You’ll find these course manuals to be an enormously valuable asset to support your learning of physiology and soft tissue pathologies.

They come wrapped in a handsome spiral binder to hold it all and we encourage you to keep this handy in your treatment room for easy reference when working with your clients.

 

Interactive Private Membership Website:

The interactive website includes a Community Forum where you can post questions to David directly and interact with other participants. Each video also has it’s own comment section and there’s often a lively discussion thread there as well.

 

Monthly On-Line Webinar:

Around the middle of every month We’ll add an hour-long interactive online webinar with David to offer support and answer any questions you may have about the work.

 

Thumbsaver L-BAR, Goniometer, Tri-Measure, Plus All The Forms You Need:

We’ll also send you one of my custom made ‘L Bar’ Thumb Savers. PLUS a Goniometer and the Tri-Measure tool for the TMJ and all the Special Tests and Postural Assessments covered in MMT VI. We’ll also provide all the forms you’ll need to print including client history, informed consent, all MMT assessments, STT chart, SOAP chart, and sample letters to Physicians and Dentists. 

 

BONUS GIFT FOR YOU

FREE 5 DVD SET

You’ll get all the on-line tools mentioned above, at your disposal whenever it’s convenient for you, PLUS we’ll also send you all the Assessment Protocols, Hands-on Techniques and Rehabilitation Exercises that David teaches in his FIVE DVD SET (a $500 value) for you to keep and play at home anytime you want. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medical Massage Therapy – Course Content:

Beginning with a review of functional anatomy, you will learn systematic treatment protocols for every major soft tissue condition. You will learn orthopedic assessment skills, trigger point techniques to eliminate referred pain and myofascial techniques to effectively treat a variety of conditions.

 

 

 

Our course covers the full range of pathologies that can be impacted by
soft tissue manipulation.

We also cover pathologies that are not likely to be impacted by massage or where massage may indeed be contraindicated or where referral out to a physician may be warranted.

 

MEDICAL MASSAGE THERAPY I  
Cervical Spine Pain & Dysfunction: 

Cervical Radiculopathy, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Anterior Scalene Syndrome, Costoclavicular Syndrome, Posterior Cervical Pain Syndrome, Whiplash Syndrome, Headaches-Tension, Sinus, Cluster, Migraine, Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, Tension Myositis Syndrome, Sinus Pressure Release

 

MEDICAL MASSAGE THERAPY II
Upper Extremity Pain & Dysfunction:

Double Crush Syndrome, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Costoclavicular Syndrome, Pectoralis Minor Syndrome, Myogenic TOS, Adhesive Capsulitis/Frozen Shoulder, Bicipital Tendinosis, Rotator Cuff Tendinosis, Medial Epicondylitis/Golfer’s Elbow, Lateral Epicondylitis/Tennis Elbow, Radial Nerve Entrapment Neuropathies, Radial Tunnel Syndrome, Wartenberg’s Syndrome, Intersection Syndrome, Median Nerve Entrapment Neuropathies, Pronator Teres/Anterior Interosseous Nerve Syndromes, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Ulnar Nerve Entrapment Neuropathies, Cubital Nerve Syndrome, Guyon Tunnel Syndrome, deQuervain’s Stenosing Tenosynovitis, Bursitis- Sub-acromial, Olecranon

 

MEDICAL MASSAGE THERAPY III
Thoracic Spine & Torso Pain & Dysfunction:

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

 

MEDICAL MASSAGE THERAPY IV
Lumbar Spine & Hip Pain & Dysfunction:

Sciatica, Nerve Root Irritation, Meralgia Paresthetica, Trochanteric Bursitis, Pseudo-Sciatica Syndrome, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Lumbar Disc Pathology/Herniated Nucleus Pulposus, Mechanical Low Back Pain, Piriformis Syndrome, Bursitis-Ischial, Trochanteric, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spondylolisthesis, Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, Coccyalgia

 

MEDICAL MASSAGE THERAPY V
Lower Extremity Pain & Dysfunction:  

Piriformis Syndrome, Pseudo-Sciatica, Fascia Lata Fasciitis, Iliotibial Band Syndrome, Meralgia Paresthetica (Burning Thigh Pain), Collateral Ligament Sprain, Patellofemoral Stress Syndrome, Patellar Tendinitis (Jumper’s Knee), Popliteal Tendinitis, Knee Plica, Chondromalacia Patella (Runner’s Knee), Degenerative Arthritis, Bursitis, Shin Splint Syndrome, Compartment Compression Syndrome, Ligament Sprain, Achilles Tendinosis, Heel Pain, Plantar Fascitis, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Mortons’s Neuroma/Interdigital, Metatarsalgia, Hallux Valgus Deformity/Bunion, Hallux Rigidus, Hammer Toe, Mallet Toe, Claw Toe, Curly Toe

 

MEDICAL MASSAGE THERAPY VI 
Physical Assessment & Objective Documentation:

For those who are, or want to be in a clinical rehab setting, this course provides essential information to allow you to communicate effectively with physicians and insurance providers. 

Through effective documentation and knowledge of medical assessment protocols the path is opened to an increased level of physician referrals. In this course, we will review, practice and document all the Orthopedic Physical Assessments from the other five Medical Massage Therapy Courses. 

We will practice: AROM measurement of all major joints with the Goniometer and the Tri-Measure for the TMJ and all Special Tests and Postural Assessments from the basic 5 courses. 

Students will receive a Course Manual containing a printable set of forms including client history, informed consent, all MMT assessments, STT chart,SOAP chart, and sample reporting forms to be sent to Physicians and Dentists.

Goniometers and Tri-Measures included.

 

 

 

DEMONSTRATIONS:

Detailed demonstrations of specific soft tissue treatment techniques make up a significant portion of the video content available exclusively through this course.

These demos are included on the Bonus DVDs we will send you, which are no longer available for sale outside of this course. 

The demonstrations were shot in a studio, using multiple cameras and include detailed close-ups so you can best observe the techniques David is teaching. 

It’s actually more effective to learn these techniques from the video than from participating in a group class.

Here you have an unobstructed close-up view and you can rewind and repeat any part of the video so you can really absorb and learn each move.

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 Demonstration Videos: 

 

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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Upper Body Intensive MAUI, HAWAII APRIL 8 – 15 2015

To register call: 808 344-6944

Learn Medical Massage Therapy in Paradise!
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MMT I, II and III taught together
in a
6 day Intensive,
representing 52 CE hours
towards the 100 hour
MMT Certification
Program.

 Make plans early to allow yourself time to secure accommodation.

 

Course Schedule:
April 8 & 9 MMT I Cervical Spine
April 10 Day off on your own.
April 11 & 12 MMT II Upper Extremity
April 13 Day off on your own.
April 14 & 15 MMT III Thoracic Spine & Torso

Tuition:
$1000 if paid by March 8th

$1100 after March 8th
Attend individual courses for $350 each.

To register call: 808 344-6944

Instructor:  David Morin, LMT

NCBTMB Approved
52 CE hours
of advanced clinical
massage therapy training.

Ideal for LMT’s, PTA’s, OTA’s.

Includes illustrated course manual
and a DVD for each of the
three courses.

Accommodations on your own.

Clothes on protocols, with no thumb work.

 

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Each seminar comes with a detailed, illustrated manual and DVD of Hands-On Techniques.

 

 

 
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:

 

 

  • Headaches
  • Temporomandibular Pain
  • Whiplash
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Facet Joint Syndrome

MEDICAL MASSAGE THERAPY II

 

Upper Extremity Pain & Dysfunction
 

Beginning with a review of functional anatomy and pathophysiology, you will learn systematic treatment protocols for every major soft tissue condition in the upper extremity. You will learn orthopedic assessment skills, trigger point techniques to eliminate referred pain and myofascial techniques to effectively treat conditions including:

  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome
  • Wartenberg’s Syndrome
  • Lateral & Medial Epicondylitis
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Guyon’s Canal Syndrome

 

 

 

 

Sidelying Upper Arm Glide
 
MEDICAL MASSAGE THERAPY IIIThoracic Spine & Torso Pain & DysfunctionBeginning 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
  Stay longer or head for home!

You may register for individual courses-tuition $350.

Lodging and car rental is on your own

yet we know of some possibilities.

Let us know your needs for lodging & car rental.

The only hotels within 15 miles are $170 & up/night.

Our classroom will be a covered deck at a private estate

overlooking Wailea Bay including Molokini & Ka’o’olawe. Located in Maui Meadows above Kihei, we will

enjoy the airy yet nicely shaded views of the Pacific Ocean.

Five minutes from Keawakapu Beach.

Plan now for an exciting adventure!!

To register or ask questions, please call David 808 879-1077

Get Certified in Medical Massage Therapy

As usual our students say it best:

Certification in Medical Massage Therapy. NCBTMB Certificate, CE Hours in Clinical Massage. Get Certified as a practitioner of Medical Massage Therapy. 

I’m David Morin and I created these courses to develop and enhance the clinical skills of practicing massage therapists and other health care professionals engaged in soft tissue injury rehabilitation.

Medical Massage Therapy has been defined by some as massage either prescribed by a physician or massage performed in a physician’s office. While both of these conditions may exist, it is my belief and experience that Medical Massage Therapy includes any massage performed with a desired clinical outcome while honoring any contraindications. Settings may include office, home, home visit, spa, or athletic venue. The trend is that most clinically oriented massage therapists seek an umbrella large enough to cover the scope of their skills.

Medical Massage Therapy offers an ideal umbrella. To even begin to fit into the medical model requires excellent manual technique in addition to comprehensive assessment and documentation, communications with physicians and impeccable ethics. Acceptance also means that doctors and patients realize that the Medical Massage Therapist fills a gap in our health care system- high quality hands on soft tissue manipulation.

We have a unique opportunity to perform an essential role in injury rehabilitation that has been overlooked and ignored by several specialties. In 30 years of practice, my quest has been to promote the acceptance of highly skilled massage therapists by the medical community as well as the general public. As an instructor, my mission is to inspire you to join this quest and to provide you with some of the tools with which to make it reality.

Continuing education plays a critical role in NCBTMB’s recertification program. In fact, nationally certified practitioners re-certify every four years, and those who select the CE option are required to earn credits from an NCBTMB Approved Provider. This ensures that certificants receive quality instruction of the highest standards.

David C. Morin, BA, LMT, RMTI is an Approved Provider of The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork