PRECISION MUSCULAR MOBILIZATION FOR THE UPPER BODY
NCBMTB Approved Continuing Education Hours: 8
Timeline: 1 day seminar
Day 1: 9am – 6pm (one hour lunch)
Cost: Early Bird $195, Normal $225, Review Rate 40% off
PMM for the Upper Body examines the muscular tissues from T12 up, through the thoracic and cervical spine and the entire upper extremities. Taking a nod from the Travell and Simons manuals, we’ve separated the body into 2 weekends of focus. We’ll examine different ways to assess muscular structures of these regions in both quality and quantity and then show how to quickly improve them and further discuss how to maintain the change. To Mobilize is simply to make something move and that’s certainly a focus, but we also have as an ideal, comfort of movement. To be effective in the therapy room, we need both.
In addition to the in-depth coverage of anatomy, function, clinical considerations for each muscle, in this class functional interrelationships (kinetic chains) are given time for discussion and understanding. We begin by discussing individual muscular function, but then in many ways more importantly, how they affect other areas of the body and how this can cause dysfunctional and painful disorders in disparate regions of the body. The muscular system overlooked by many; we’re trying to change that.
“Muscles are different from other tissues. When injured, bones knit; if the skin is cut or a joint capsule is torn, it heals; but when a muscle is injured, something else happens – it learns. It learns to protect that part, and it develops habits of guarding and splinting which limit motion, restrict circulation, and cause pain, stiffness and muscular dysfunction, especially weakness. “(Travell) So if muscles ‘learn,’ we should know how to ‘teach.’