NCBMTB Approved Continuing Education Hours: 16

Timeline: 2 day seminar

                Day 1: 9am – 6pm (one hour lunch)

                Day 2: 9am – 6pm (one hour lunch)

Cost: Early Bird $325, Normal $355, Review Rate 40% off

Is a good portion of your practice helping clients who present with specific muscular complaints? If so, by what process do you make clinical decisions about what to treat, when, how, and how often? PNMT Form and Function is about the decisions a therapist makes and what strategies are behind those decisions. All experienced therapists have a large toolbox filled with treatment options. By what process do you decide which ones to use and when? These are not easy questions.

There are countless options in creating a treatment session. How do you choose ones that will be most effective? Perhaps more importantly, how do you know you are on the wrong road? There are no easy answers to these questions, but there must be some guiding principles based on solid science and/or years of clinical practice. Moreover, what do you do when your "go-to" strategy fails? (It will.)

Precision Neuromuscular Therapy Form and Function addresses these questions and more. The work is based on solid science and more than forty years of clinical practice. With small classes and lots of hands-on time, you will deepen your understanding and ability to address many common soft-tissue problems.  It is a thoughtful yet practical approach to massage therapy.

At the heart of decision making is assessment. In response, many therapists have turned to orthopedic assessment techniques and approaches. Unfortunately, not all of them immediately apply or are appropriate in the massage therapy context. Our approach is quite different, one that keeps much of the assessment process seamlessly integrated into the work. These assessment strategies are fast, but accurate as well. Best of all is when the client cannot tell assessment from treatment!

One aspect of PNMT Form and Function is structural assessment.  While structure can be important, how can you know that the structural asymmetry is related to the client's presenting symptom? It is by no means a given that structural issues are the source of the presenting symptom. On the other hand, to dismiss or ignore structural asymmetry makes no sense either. By integrating functional assessment as well, we help you find the middle ground, that place where you can design a session that will create measurable and immediate results for your client. The goal is to treat the right muscle for the right reason; the wisdom is in the choosing.

In addition to thought-provoking concepts, this seminar has lots of hands-on training as well! What you know in your head you must also know in your hands. PNMT Form and Function will leave you challenged and inspired about the power and promise of highly precise soft tissue therapy.

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