Fall Trainings in Oct & Nov: 


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Saturday & Sunday, Oct 22-23, 2022
2 in-person 1 day trainings
Saturday, Oct 22, 2022, Precision Neuromuscular Therapy for the Thoracic Spine (8 CEUs)
Sunday, Oct 23, 2022, Precision Neuromuscular Therapy for the Leg and Foot (8 CEUs)
with Douglas Nelson of President, NMT Midwest, Inc., Champaign, IL.
Location: Ramada Inn in Lewiston. 
Fee: $179  (single day fee $89) Non-Member $249
Saturday, Oct 22, 2022, Precision Neuromuscular Therapy for the Thoracic Spine (8 CEUs)
In the PNMT Thoracic Spine seminar, you will learn how to efficiently evaluate and treat people with various types of back pain involving the lumbar and thoracic areas. In order to accomplish this, you will learn to clearly identify the anatomical landmarks necessary for great palpation, identify and address the correct soft tissue structures, and review how these soft tissue restrictions are tied to movement and everyday complaints. In addition to learning amazingly effective treatment techniques, we make sure you leave with a deep model of understanding the “why” behind the “how”.
The thoracic spine may very well be the unsung hero of the human body. While the low back and neck get all the attention and treatment, the thoracic spine plays an enormous role in the health of both. Lack of mobility in the thoracic spine typically goes unnoticed. Unfortunately, when the thoracic spine has restricted movement, the low back often tries to make up the difference. This quite often leads to pain in the low back. Treatment on the low back will ultimately fail since the low back is doing too much because the thoracic spine is doing too little. There are many possible causes of pain in the thoracic area, many of them respond very well to precise manual treatment. The difference between success and failure is quite often the skill level of the therapist. Our goal is to help you attain the skill level needed to effectively problem solve your way through commonly presented pain syndromes of the mid-back.
Sunday, Oct 23, 2022, Precision Neuromuscular Therapy for the Leg and Foot (8 CEUs)
The lower extremity is clearly the unsung hero of the body, doing amazing amounts of work that largely goes unnoticed. When pain does occur, many soft-tissue problems present with the same symptoms as more serious intra-joint ligamentous issues. Whether in the knee or the foot, it is largely assumed that these problems are more serious than can be helped with soft tissue therapy.
For example, there are many soft-tissue conditions that create medial and lateral knee pain, all of them related to different muscles and ligaments. Participants will learn how to make good judgments as to the source of the pain and how to address it effectively. In the lower leg, conditions affecting the anterior and posterior shin splints, calf pain, and pain syndromes of the feet (such as plantar fasciitis and fasciosis) will be explored. The participant will leave with clear clinical reasoning skills to determine the source of a client’s pain and the technical skills to positively affect that pain.


Sunday, Nov 13, 2022
In-person 1-day training
Integrating Orthopedic Assessment and Treatment
Neck, Shoulder, Low Back, and Knee Injuries (7 CEUs)
with Dr. Ben Benjamin of the Benjamin Institute, Cambridge, MA.
Location: the Augusta Civic Center, in Augusta.
Member Fee $99  Non-Member $139
Integrating Orthopedic Assessment and TreatmentNeck, Shoulder, Low Back, and Knee Injuries (7 CEUs)  This comprehensive hands-on workshop includes assessment and friction therapy treatment. At each full-day training, you will learn two dozen assessment tests, as well as cross-fiber friction and myofascial and deep tissue techniques to address pain and injury in some of the most commonly injured structures in the neck, shoulder, low back, and knee.
You will also learn the anatomy of these structures as never before though physically locating and palpating each targeted muscle, tendon, and ligament with these techniques. This new workshop gives you a comprehensive view of working with these injuries from initial assessment to treatment.

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