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Manual Therapy, Core Activation, and Exercise Progression

Michael Blubaugh PT, MSPT, LMT, CLT, CPT

Manual Therapy, Core Activation, and Exercise Progression

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Course Highlights

  • Manual assessment techniques that allow you to quickly identify and then address the underlying dysfunctions causing pain and loss of function for improve patient and client outcomes
  • The latest evidence-based research on how to use manual therapy and exercises to retrain the nervous system to reduce pain and build "neuro-stability"
  • Myofascial and joint mobilization techniques for the pelvis, cervical spine, diaphragm, and quadratus lumborum that relieve pain, improve range of motion, and activate thecore
  • Muscle energy techniques that allow you to realign positional faults and restore movement for pain reduction and improved function
  • New approaches to muscle testing that use specific joint and limb positional strategies to allow detection of specific neurological weaknesses that allow faster within the therapeutic progression of exercise.
  • How to manipulate home exercise overload variables that allow you to customize the correct intensity to achievefaster progress and improved clinical outcomes.

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Do your patients have trouble doing the exercises you show them correctly without substituting? Would you like to get more effective and longer lasting results from your manual therapy techniques, reduce the time it takes for your patients and clients to build strength, and build a reputation for world- class evaluations and treatments? The key to doing so lies in helping your patients develop neuro-stability by retraining the nervous system and knowing how to suspend the wrong movement pattern and elicit the correct one. The modern day therapist must possess the clinical knowledge, command the use of several hands-on techniques and be able to implement exercise techniques that achieve optimal outcomes in the strict time frames allotted.

This course will use the latest research that connect thedots between the nervous, fascial, and musculoskeletal systems that teach participants how think critically and usehands on techniques to take therapy sessions to the next level. Participants will utilize evidence-based manual therapy and exercise techniques that help modulate the nervous system providing patients and clients better pain relief andROM for faster and longer lasting progress during therapy sessions.

  1. Cite the most current evidence regarding the nervous andfascial systems and their role in calibrating physical and neurological performance factors.
  2. Integrate the functions of the neurofascial and nervous systems into manual techniques and exercise progressions to optimize patient exercise execution.
  3. Properly apply muscle energy, myofascial, and mobilization techniques to relieve pain and improve ROM for more effective exercise sessions with patients.
  4. Utilize the five neuro-fascial subsystems to create exercise progression that provide optimal correction of deficiencies in patients of various functional levels.
  5. Compare and contrast manual and positional muscle testing as they relate to assessment of muscular function.
  6. Utilize active range of motion and passive palpation techniques to identify dysfunction of the upper and lower extremities.
  1. Advances in Manual Therapy Research:
    1. What research says about:
      1. Muscle energy
      2. Direct techniques
      3. Myofascial release/soft tissue mobilization
      4. Exercise
    2. How manual therapy works
      1. Neurological effects
      2. Mechanical effects
      3. Psychological effects
  2. The Five Subsystems of the Neurofascial System: Going Beyond What's Taught in PT School
    1. Inner respiratory system
    2. Anterior rotational system
    3. Posterior rotational system
    4. Intra-lateral system
    5. Longitudinal intrinsic system
    6. Diagonal limb system
  3. Identifying Common Compensatory Patterns of the Neurological System That Deactivate Muscle and Limit Functional Progress
    1. How the brain reacts to neuro-deactivation
    2. Common patterns of restriction that inhibit core activation and neurological stability
    3. Common structural misalignments that occur due to neuromuscular deactivation and compensation
    4. Subjective: Interviewing patients to uncover sources of pain and dysfunction: What to ask and how to ask it
    5. Objective: Structural examination: Palpation of keylandmarks and what dysfunctions they suggest
    Hands-On Lab
  4. Common Misalignments and Muscle Energy Techniques That Help Realign
    1. Ilium and Sacrum
    2. Spinal segment and Ribs
    Hands-On Lab
  5. Treatments That Improve Core Activation and Reduce Pain
    1. Diaphragm
    2. Cervical spine
    3. Pectorals
    4. Thoracic spine
    5. Quadratus lumborum
    Hands-On Lab
  6. Determining Positional Weakness and Specific Exercise Prescription
    1. Positional muscle testing:
      1. Differences between manual muscle testing and positionalmuscle testing
      2. Why manual muscle testing is not accurate enough todetect most muscle imbalance
      3. Positional strengthening verses muscle energy techniques
      4. Active range of motion/motion palpation: How to determine malposition and restriction
      5. Determining neuromuscular deactivation patterns in standing
      6. Three live case studies with guided practice and application
    2. Exercise progression:
      1. Progression from positional strengthening to mechanical strengthening
      2. Manipulating exercise overload variables: Creating variety in your home exercise program: the overload variables
    3. Hands-On Lab

With more than 20 years in the fields of sports rehabilitation, outpatient orthopedics, lymphology, and sports performance training, Michael Blubaugh, PT, MSPT, LMT, CLT, CPT is a highly experienced manual physical therapist, rehab clinician and performance trainer. Mr. Blubaugh serves on the advisory boards of Imitative Learning Systems, Well Spring Medical and Concord Physical Therapy and has taught more than 100 workshops across the U.S. He is co-owner of Right Ready Sports Performance and Conditioning, which trains and rehabilitates athletes of all age groups across a wide variety of sports. Mr. Blubaugh received advanced training and specialization in manual therapy and massage therapy from the University of St. Augustine and is an Embelx nationally certified massage therapist, a certified lymphatic therapist and has extensive experience in the field of edema management and lymphoma. In addition to being a certified ACE personal trainer, a youth speed and agility training specialist with the International Youth Conditioning Association and a certified Ignition360 trainer through the IMG Sports Performance Academies, Mr. Blubaugh earned a BS in science education as well as a MS in physical therapy from the University of Kansas.

DISCLOSURES

FINANCIAL: Michael Blubaugh is compensated by Summit as an instructor.

NONFINANCIAL:Michael Blubaugh has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

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