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Hip and Pelvis Orthopedic Assessment and Treatment

Module 14

 

Instructor: Mike Dixon RMT
Instructional time: 14.5 hours
Duration: 2 days
CEC: 14.5
Instructor/student ratio: 20 to one
Course booklet/Notes will be provided
Time distribution Practical vs. lecture: 75/25 percent

Course description:
This course was designed to give the participants an excellent understanding and review of orthopedic assessments and treatment protocols for the Hip, Pelvis and sacroiliac joints. Review of Anatomy, kinesiology and common musculoskeletal conditions will be presented and reviewed.

Hip and sacroiliac pain and dysfunction is one of the most common conditions seen by massage therapist and often one of the most difficult conditions to affect positive outcomes. Treatment techniques for these dysfunctions will be taught and explored with the group. Treatment techniques such as, joint play mobilizations (glides), tractions, nerve stretches/glides, end-range loading, muscle energy, contractile myofascial release, direct and indirect long and short lever mobilizations and proper use of a treatment/mobilization belt will be demonstrated and discussed.

The course will be held over 2 days with 14.5 hours of instructional classroom time. The participants will have adequate time to practice the techniques demonstrated.

  • Participants to please bring: Sheets, and comfortable clothing.
  • Instructor to provide, course notes, certificates, and mobilization belts

“Hip and Pelvis- Orthopedic Assessment and Treatment”

Course Outline and Objectives

By the end of the course the participant should be able to …….

  1. Discuss the anatomy and kinesiology of the pelvis and hip joint.
  2. Perform an orthopedic assessment and special tests for the hip and pelvis
  3. Perform joint mobilization techniques on the hip and sacroiliac joints
  4. Perform traction mobilizations to the hip joint.
  5. Perform muscle energy techniques for Pelvic rotations via Sacroiliac Joint
  6. Correctly use a mobilization strap for the hip and SI joints to increase range of motion
  7. Perform nerve mobilization for the femoral and Sciatic nerves.
  8. Perform stretching and contractile myofascial release (ART) to the external rotators of the hip joint.
  9. Perform stretching techniques for the hip flexors and extensors, abductors, adductors, iliotibial band
  10.  Perform end-range loading techniques for the nerves, muscle,       ligaments, tendons of the soft tissues of the pelvis.
  11.  Perform corrective mobilization for the symphysis pubis joint


Late cancellation subject to administration fee of $100. No refunds less than 24 hours prior to the course.

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Thoracic Spine and Rib Cage Balancing

Thoracic Spine and Rib Cage Balancing

 

Instructor: Mike Dixon RMT
Instructional time: 14.5 hours
Duration: 2 days
CEC: 14 available/pending
Instructor/student ratio: 20 to one
Course booklet/Notes will be provided
Time distribution Practical vs. lecture: 70/30 percent

Course description:
  This course is designed to address methods of assessment and treatment for the thoracic
spine and rib cage dysfunctions and pathologies.
The participant will learn effective treatment techniques for: Postural Strain,
Gastroesphogeal Reflux Disease (GERD), Hyperkyphosis, Scoliosis, Winging Scapula, Rib subluxations, Depressed rib dysfunctions, Dural Strain, MVA Seat Belt Injuries, Vertebral rotations/Subluxations and general conditions like relative capsular fibrosis.
The thoracic spine and rib cage is a complex structure with many moving parts. It is a structured to protect many organs, like our heart and lungs but also provide support to our musculoskeletal systems.  In this course we will take an in depth look into what can happen to this structure and organs that lie within, and what a Massage Therapist approach to effective treatment can look like.

Late cancellation subject to administration fee of $100. No refunds less than 24 hours prior to the course.

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A STRUCTURAL APPROACH TO CRANIAL

A Structural Approach to Cranial

 

Instructor: Mike Dixon RMT
Instructional time: 14.5 hours
Duration: 2 days
Instructor/student ratio: 20 to one
Course booklet/Notes will be provided
Time distribution Practical vs. lecture: 70/30 percent

Course description:
 

Learning Outcomes:

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CERVICAL MUSCLE ENERGY

Cervical Muscle Energy

 

Instructor: Mike Dixon RMT
Instructional time: 14.5 hours
Duration: 2 days
Instructor/student ratio: 20 to one
Course booklet/Notes will be provided
Time distribution Practical vs. lecture: 70/30 percent

Course description:
 

Learning Outcomes:

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CERVICAL, UPPER THORACIC AND CLAVICULAR BALANCING (Module 4)

Cervical, Upper Thoracic and Clavicular Balancing (Module 4)

 

Instructor: Mike Dixon RMT
Instructional time: 14.5 hours
Duration: 2 days
Instructor/student ratio: 20 to one
Course booklet/Notes will be provided
Time distribution Practical vs. lecture: 70/30 percent

Course description:
This course is designed to give the therapist an excellent understanding of common dysfunctions leading to positional faults of the cervical, upper thoracic and clavicular regions. Learn how to correctly assess and treat for restrictions and positional faults of the cervical, clavicular and upper thoracic regions including ribs 1 and 2. Patients suffering from chronic whiplash injuries, cervical and radiating pain, thoracic outlet syndrome, and headaches, are just a few of the indications for this type of treatment.
Treatment techniques such as Muscle Energy, Tractions, Translation, Nerve mobilizations, direct and indirect mobilizations will be shown.
14 CEC

Instructors: Mike Dixon

Early Bird registration discounts apply!

Learning Outcomes:

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HIP AND LOWER EXTREMITY BALANCING

Hip and Lower Extremity Balancing

 

Instructor: Mike Dixon RMT
Instructional time: 14.5 hours
Duration: 2 days
Instructor/student ratio: 20 to one
Course booklet/Notes will be provided
Time distribution Practical vs. lecture: 70/30 percent

Course description:
 

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JOINT AND NERVE MOBILIZATION

Joint and Nerve Mobilization

 

Instructor: Mike Dixon RMT
Instructional time: 14.5 hours
Duration: 2 days
Instructor/student ratio: 20 to one
Course booklet/Notes will be provided
Time distribution Practical vs. lecture: 70/30 percent

Course description:
 

Learning Outcomes:

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LUMBAR AND SACRAL BALANCING

Lumbar and Sacral Balancing

 

Instructor: Mike Dixon RMT
Instructional time: 14.5 hours
Duration: 2 days
Instructor/student ratio: 20 to one
Course booklet/Notes will be provided
Time distribution Practical vs. lecture: 70/30 percent

Course description:
 

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the course the participant should be able to…

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LUMBAR AND THORACIC SPINE AND RIB CAGE BALANCING

Lumbar and Thoracic Spine and Rib Cage Balancing

 

Instructor: Mike Dixon RMT
Instructional time: 14.5 hours
Duration: 2 days
CMT CECs: 14 PE/2
Instructor/student ratio: 20 to one
Course booklet/Notes will be provided
Time distribution Practical vs. lecture: 70/30

Course description:
This course is designed to address methods of assessment and treatment for the thoracic spine and rib cage dysfunctions and pathologies.

The participant will learn effective treatment techniques for: Postural Strain, Gastroesphogeal Reflux Disease (GERD), Hyperkyphosis, Scoliosis, Winging Scapula, Rib subluxations, Depressed rib dysfunctions, Dural Strain, MVA Seat Belt Injuries, Vertebral rotations/Subluxations and general conditions like relative capsular fibrosis.
The thoracic spine and rib cage is a complex structure with many moving parts. It is a structured to protect many organs, like our heart and lungs but also provide support to our musculoskeletal systems.  In this course we will take an in depth look into what can happen to this structure and organs that lie within, and what a Massage Therapist approach to effective treatment can look like.

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LUMBAR SPINE and SACROILIAC JOINTS, ORTHOPEDIC ASSESSMENT and TREATMENT

Lumbar Spine and Sacroiliac Joints
Orthopedic Assessment and Treatment

 

Instructor: Mike Dixon RMT
Instructional time: 14.5 hours
Duration: 2 days
Instructor/student ratio: 20 to one
Course booklet/Notes will be provided
Time distribution Practical vs. lecture: 70/30 percent

Course description:
This course was designed to give the participants an excellent understanding and review of orthopedic assessments and treatment protocols for the lumbar spine and sacroiliac joints. Review of Anatomy, kinesiology and common musculoskeletal conditions will be presented and reviewed.

Sciatica is one of the most common conditions seen by massage therapist and often one of the most difficult conditions to affect positive outcomes. A treatment protocol for this condition will be taught and explored with the group. Treatment techniques such as, joint play mobilizations (glides), tractions, nerve stretches/glides, dural mobilizations, muscle energy, contractile myofascial release, direct and indirect long and short lever mobilizations will be demonstrated and discussed. Stabilization exercises for the pelvis, lumbar spine and the body's core will also be explored.

The course will be held over 2 days with 14.5 hours of instructional classroom time. The participants will have adequate time to practice the techniques demonstrated.

  • Participants to please bring: Sheets, and comfortable clothing. If available, bring reflex hammers and soft tape measures.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the course the participant should be able to…

  • Discuss the anatomy and kinesiology of the lumbar spine and sacroiliac joints.
  • Discuss treatment protocols for disc, facet and dural lesions
  • Discuss treatment protocols for treating sciatica
  • Perform orthopedic testing to confirm sciatica and sacroiliac dysfunctions.
  • Perform a lower lumbar and lower extremity neurological exam to include reflexes.
  • Perform lumbosacral decompression techniques
  • Perform muscle energy techniques for anterior and posterior ilia rotations
  • Perform joint play/glide mobilizations for the lumbar facets and sacroiliac joints
  • Perform affective stretching techniques for the lumbar spine and pelvis
  •  Affectively assess and treat bulging/ prolapse discs or disc herniations.
  • Affectively assess and treat sciatica and nerve root compression syndromes.
  • Affectively assess and treat sacroiliac dysfunctions
  • Perform nerve stretches for the sciatic and femoral nerves
  • Perform dural mobilizations and glides
  • Perform contractile myofascial techniques for the lumbar spine and hip flexors
  • Provide patient stabilization exercises for the lumbar spine, core and pelvis
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MUSCLE ENERGY FOR THE CERVICAL SPINE AND PELVIS

Muscle Energy for the Cervical Spine and Pelvis

 

Instructor: Mike Dixon RMT
Instructional time: 14.5 hours
Duration: 2 days
Instructor/student ratio: 20 to one
Course booklet/Notes will be provided
Time distribution Practical vs. lecture: 70/30 percent

Course description:
 

Learning Outcomes:

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PELVIC AND SACRAL BALANCING

Pelvic and Sacral Balancing

 

Instructor: Mike Dixon RMT
Instructional time: 14.5 hours
Duration: 2 days
Instructor/student ratio: 20 to one
Course booklet/Notes will be provided
Time distribution Practical vs. lecture: 70/30 percent

Course description:
 

Learning Outcomes:

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POSITIONAL RELEASE

Positional Release

 

Instructor: Mike Dixon RMT
Instructional time: 14.5 hours
Duration: 2 days
Instructor/student ratio: 20 to one
Course booklet/Notes will be provided
Time distribution Practical vs. lecture: 70/30 percent

Course description:
 

Learning Outcomes:

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SCAPULAR AND UPPER EXTREMITY BALANCING

Scapular and Upper Extremity Balancing

 

Instructor: Mike Dixon RMT
Instructional time: 14.5 hours
Duration: 2 days
Instructor/student ratio: 20 to one
Course booklet/Notes will be provided
Time distribution Practical vs. lecture: 70/30 percent

Course description:
 

Learning Outcomes:

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Massage Therapy Course Reviews

  • Thank you Mike! I received great value from your course. I came in wanting to learn about the wrist and feet, but you provided so much more.Melissa Smith RMT

     
  • Thank you for inspiring me. I am blown away by how talented yet humble you are. You are a great teacher too.Janet Lee RMT

     
  • These Techniques can save RMT's a lot of energy and improve their biomechanics = longer careers; very effective with only a couple minutes. ThanksClavia RMT

     
  • Excellent review of regional anatomy, especially liked the personal attention & principle based approach. Will Wendowsky RMT

     
  • I attended Mike's course on "Thoracic and Lumbar Balancing" in October 2010. The course provided an excellent review of arthrokinetic modalities, assessment and orthopaedic pathologies, as well as a 'set of fresh eyes' when addressing thoracic and lumbar dysfunction. The course combined various active and passive modalities, such as joint mobilization, muscle energy technique, neuromobilization and fascial release to recreate spinal balancing. The weekend was high energy, fun and provided lots of opportunity to practise hands on. What I liked best about the course was that it relayed concepts and multi-dimensional treatment approaches rather than teach a specific 'technique'. As a runner, the success of the course was best reflected in the feeling of having 'an additional set of lungs' after a weekend of practising with Mike.Eli Klaus RMT