Memorial Healthcare System - MT7 Dynamic Soft Tissue Mobilization

16 Jul 2022 - 17 Jul 2022

MT7: Dynamic Soft Tissue Mobilization


This unique Dynamic Soft Tissue Mobilization course integrates anatomy, biomechanics, and neurophysiology concepts to achieve optimal functional outcomes. You will explore the relevant anatomy of key extremity and spinal muscles and their synergies during functional movement. This course delivers treatment concepts to promote circulation, pain inhibition, and movement restoration and improvement. The techniques in this course are dynamic; integrating neuromuscular control and pain inhibition. You will learn to:

  • Recognize the indications and contradictions of soft tissue mobilization procedures.
  • Understand the anatomy and neurophysiology of the connective tissue and its effect on muscle function.
  • Integrate mechanical, neurological, and physiological knowledge to optimize treatment outcomes.
  • Provide a rationale as to which soft tissue technique is best to improve vascular flow, inhibit pain, or normalize movement.
  • Apply appropriate body mechanics and patient considerations for the best delivery of soft tissue mobilization.
  • Demonstrate a variety of specific and general soft tissue techniques to the extremities and the spine.
  • Evaluate the difference between soft tissue and joint restriction.
  • Analyze the current literature on soft tissue mobilization. Open to PT Assistant & can be combined with several other courses in the months to come for a Certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy

Course Details

Registration Open (UTC): 2022-01-01 (08:00 AM)

Start Date (UTC): 2022-07-16 (08:00 AM)

End Date (UTC): 2022-07-17 (08:00 PM)

Course Fee: $499

Faculty Details

Joel Anderson

Faculty (DPT, MOMT, FAAOMPT, Ph.D.)


Joel Anderson graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1997 with his Master of Physical Therapy degree. In 2003, he graduated from the Ola Grimsby Institute with a Doctor of Physical Therapy as well as a Master of Orthopedic Manual Therapy degree. In 2013, he earned his Ph.D. in Orthopedic Manual Therapy and is currently an instructor and clinical mentor for the Ola Grimsby Institute. He has been a practicing therapist since 1997 and has been Therapy Director for Cascade Rehabilitation since 2007. He is passionate about improving patients’ overall health through increased strength and stability, improved stress management, and a better diet. His orthopedic clinical practice emphasizes restoring myofascial mobility in all patient types with an emphasis on headaches and spinal pain.  Dr. Anderson has also been an invited speaker at the OGI competency Forum, PTWA practice panel, University of Washington, University of North Dakota, Everett Community College, and the Ashmead Massage school. He serves in an advisory position with several high schools’ sports medicine programs and provides industrial consultation for on-site orthopedic and repetitive stress injuries.