Positional Release Techniques

Positional Release Techniques
Positional Release Techniques
SKU: 729

By Leon Chaitow, ND, DO

This course is offered in cooperation with Elsevier Science and utilizes the textbook, "Positional Release Techniques", 3rd Edition by Leon Chaitow, ND, DO. This course describes the basis and practice of positional release techniques, a non-invasive technique with potential for instant responses in cases of acute spasm and pain. These techniques are among the simplest soft tissue techniques to learn and the most useful to practice. The text provides a comprehensive and up-to-date presentation of the techniques. The DVD ROM includes video clips of the author demonstrating the application of the different techniques. 264 pgs and DVD-ROM. Note: DVD ROM is not available with electronic download/online version and plays on a PC, not a standard DVD player.

Note: The original hard copy of this textbook is now out-of-print and unavailable. If you order this product, you will receive a bound copy of the entire textbook to complete your course. This course will be replaced by new courses using the new edition of the textbook in the Spring of 2016.

Course Length: 15.0 contact hours

Instructional Level: Beginner/Intermediate


Positional Release Techniques

Course Goals and Objectives:

Course Goals: This course is intended to instruct the student through self-paced study on the use of positional release techniques in patient rehabilitation and to give the student a basic knowledge of treatment methods using positional release techniques for assessing and treating impaired muscles and other soft tissue injuries.

Student Objectives:

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Identify 14 variations of positional release, their commonalities and differences
2. Identify physiologic changes that occur in tense tissues

3. Identify the 3 stages of general adaptation syndrome (GAS)

4. Identify the characteristics of crossed syndrome patterns

5. Identify components of the tight-loose concept

6. Identify 7 musculoskeletal-biomechanical stressors

7. Identify the steps in a biomechanical stress sequence

8. Identify 2 forms of facilitation

9. Identify causes of segmental facilitation

10. Identify 5 palpable or observable features to identify facilitation

11. Identify central trigger points

12. Identify steps in the model of a central trigger point

13. Identify the effects of ischemia on muscle pain and trigger point evolution

14. Identify 10 techniques to deactivate trigger points

15. Identify the components of strain/counterstrain (SCS)

16. Identify the 5 major fascial chains

17. Identify the ideal settings for the application of SCS and positional release (PR) techniques

18. Identify the 4 keys which allow anyone to apply SCS/PR techniques efficiently

19. Identify positioning guidelines for applying SCS/PR

20. Identify guidelines for deciding which points to treat first using SCS/PR techniques

21. Identify 9 effects of sustained compression

22. Identify 8 contraindications for SCS/PR

23. Identify 11 indications for SCS/PR

24. Identify 7 exercises for SCS/PR

25. Identify SCS techniques for cervical flexion strains, cervical side-flexion strains, suboccipital strains, extension strains of the lower cervical and upper thoracic spine, upper trapezius

26. Identify SCS techniques for restrictions of the upper extremity including: shoulder extension and flexion restrictions, shoulder abduction and adduction restrictions, shoulder internal and external rotation, subclavius restrictions, subscapularis restrictions, pectoralis major restriction and pectoral minor restrictions

27. Identify SCS techniques for rib dysfunctions

28. Identify SCS techniques for flexion and extension dysfunctions of the thoracic and lumbar spine

29. Identify SCS techniques for dysfunction at the SI joint, sacral area, gluteal area, hamstrings and tibialis anterior

30. Identify protocols for SCS treatment of a bed-bound patient

31. Identify the validity of SCS treatments in postoperative patients

32. Identify the role of inhalation and exhalation as they relate to movements of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine

33. Identify contraindications for SCS cranial treatments

34. Identify 9 cranial tender points

35. Identify common complaints assisted by treatment of cranial tender points

36. Identify positional release methods for TMJ problems

37. Identify 5 factors that can maintain and enhance trigger point activity

38. Identify the difference between myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) and fibromyalgia pain syndrome (FMS)

39. Identify the American College of Rheumatology criteria for the diagnosis of fibromyalgia

40. Identify 2 different types of trigger points

41. Identify general treatment methods for trigger points

42. Identify self-treatment SCS methods for FMS patients

43. Identify the components of facilitated positional release (FPR)

44. Identify the differences and similarities between SCS and FPR

45. Identify the technique for use of padded wedges for the sacro-occipital technique

46. Identify 7 indications for lumbopelvic blocking

47. Identify the components of a McKenzie assessment

48. Identify the 3 syndromes of low back pain according to McKenzie

49. Identify the similarities between the Mulligan concept and positional release techniques

50. Identify the 4 basic techniques of Mulligan’s concept

51. Identify the essential components of Mulligan’s concept

52. Identify the direct and indirect methods of proprioceptive taping

53. Identify how taping can be used as a useful treatment approach in itself, or as a means of maintaining treatment effects

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