INDIRECT, FUNCTIONAL APPROACH TO MANUAL MEDICINE
Prerequisites: Principles of Manual Medicine and Muscle Energy: Part I
Description: This is a three-day tutorial style course with emphasis on hands-on practice. The functional approach was described in the osteopathic literature in the 1950’s. This course was inspired by the work of George Laughlin, D.O., A.T. Still’s grandson. The course offers: indirect treatment options, especially useful in painful or chronic conditions; application of the principles of indirect, functional treatment to all areas of the body; opportunity to improve palpation skills; single treatment for organizing and sequencing manual treatments.
Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to: 1) identify indications, involved mechanisms, and principles of indirect, functional techniques; 2) demonstrate and practice application of functional technique to vertebral column, ribs, upper and lower extremity and pelvis; 3) recognize clinical applications of functional techniques; 4) practice screening for area of greatest restriction; and 5) design treatment sequence based on screening.
Required Text: A syllabus will be provided onsite.
Credit Hours: 22.5 1-A
Early Bird Tuition: $800 Full Tuition: $900 Repeat Tuition: $750
Course Chairpersons: Harriet Shaw, D.O. and Marcy Schlinger, D.O