MT7: Dynamic Soft Tissue Mobilization (San Francisco, California)
27 Aug 2022 - 28 Aug 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
Dan has been working in orthopedic physical therapy with a manual therapy emphasis for nearly 20 years. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1998 and completed 4 years of Post-Graduate training including Residency, Fellowship, Ph.D. training program in orthopedic manual therapy from the Ola Grimsby Institute (OGI) in 2003. After Post-Graduate training, he completed an additional year of Instructor apprenticeship. He became an instructor for the OGI in 2005 and the lead Residency instructor for Seattle in 2011/2012 and St. Louis from 2013 – present. Dan also completed a 1-year (S.T.E.P) Therapeutic Exercise Residency in 2007. He is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. He has authored several chapters in the book series Science, Theory and Clinical Application in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy and has taught Manual Therapy seminars both nationally and internationally over the past decade. He is currently on the board of directors, board of examiners, and the Residency Director for the OGI. He owns and operates Winghaven Manual Physical Therapy, an outpatient manual therapy clinic and full-time teaching clinic for post-graduate Residency and Fellowship students for the OGI.