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Muscle Energy Technique 1 and 2
Presenter:  Tom Ockler, PT

Muscle Energy Technique 1
Seattle-Area (Kirkland), WA
Medford, OR

Muscle Energy Technique 2
Seattle-Area (Kirkland), WA
(Courses may be taken in any order i.e.:  M2 may be taken before M1)
 
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M1: 
Muscle Energy Technique for the Pelvis, Sacrum, Lumbar Spine, and Hip Muscles   

Seattle-Area (Kirkland), WA

Thursday and Friday, April 24-25, 2014

The Kirkland M1 course is full.  You may add yourself to our wait list by clicking on the "Register Now" button below. Please consider taking M2, since these courses may be taken in any order.


Medford, OR

Saturday and Sunday, October 11-12, 2014



M2: 
Muscle Energy Technique for the Ribs, Upper Extremity, Thoracic, and Cervical Spine
Seattle-Area (Kirkland), WA
Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27, 2014

 

Contact Hours:  16 per course/32 for both courses

$595 prior to Early Registration Deadline

$615 after Early Registration Deadline



Early Registration Deadline:  March 28, 2014 for April Courses and Sept 7, 2014 for October Course

Please Note:  Courses may be taken in any order i.e.:  M2 may be taken before M1

Register Early:  These courses tend to fill quickly.  


Click here for the registration form, paper version:

Registration Form M1 and M2 April 2014.pdf


Registration Form M1 Medford OR Oct 11 and 12 2014.pdf


Tom Ockler, PT Muscle Energy Instructor

 



Therapist Feedback from prior Muscle Energy courses:

 

"I took this course from another instructor several years ago and Tom's course is so much easier to understand".

 

"I really like how practical this course is.  I am looking forward to using it in the clinic this upcoming week".

 

"GREAT course!  Tom is an excellent speaker and so knowledgeable"!

 

"Wow!  I have learned so much over the last two days"!

 

 
Tom Ockler, PT Muscle Energy Technique Instructor
 
Muscle Energy Technique

Muscle Energy Technique is one of the most effective and valuable manual techniques for the identification and correction of somatic asymmetry and hypomobility. Fred Mitchell Sr. D.O. who is considered one of the patriarchs of Muscle Energy Technique, was a pioneer in forward thinking as he searched to develop an alternative to manipulative therapies. These techniques have been refined over the years and are even more accurate, efficient and effective than in their original form. These techniques can be used immediately to find and correct the causes of all types of pain. These are not cover up procedures, but rather, techniques that cure the problem with dramatic results.

 

Muscle Energy is based on EVIDENCE BASED NEURO-PHYSIOLOGY that the joints are held out of place by muscles which have too much tone.  The technique positions the joint in the direction of restriction of motion and recalibrates the precise muscle spindles which are holding the bone in a less than optimal position.  The muscle returns to normal resting length, tone and excitability thus allowing the joint to return to the normal position.  By re-calibrating the spindle and correcting the cause of the dysfunction, the techniques will correct all types of biomechanical / orthopedic problems.  Each two-day course involves a mix of theory, demonstration and hands on practice. Actual evaluation and treatments will be performed by each participant using the methods learned.  Plenty of time is allotted for hands on practice as well as questions and discussion.

 

 M1:  Course Objectives:

  • Understand the basic concepts of muscles as they relate to the somatic  dysfunctions.
  •  Understand the advantages of M.E.T. vs other manual techniques.
  •  Be familiar with muscle spindle structure as well as its neuro-faciliatory functions.
  •  Be able to palpate a “barrier” and understand the physiologic significance.
  •  Identify gait / stance asymmetries as they relate to somatic dysfunction.
  •  Palpate the basic bony landmarks of the Pelvis, Sacrum and Lumbar spine.
  •  Evaluate the Pelvis, Sacrum, and Lumbar spine for asymmetry and hypo-mobility.
  •  Decide on a proper sequence for treating a variety of somatic asymmetries.
  •  Perform basic Muscle Energy Techniques for the Pelvis, Sacrum, and Lumbar spine.
  •  Be able to dialog with patients about perpetuating factors and intercourse precautions.
  • Demonstrate basic stabilization exercises for pelvic, sacral and lumbar dysfunctions.
  • Muscle Energy Continuing Education Seminar

      M2 Course Objectives

      • Understand the basic concepts of muscles as they relate to the somatic  dysfunctions.
      •  Understand the advantages of M.E.T. vs other manual techniques.
      •  Be familiar with muscle spindle structure as well as its neuro-faciliatory functions.
      •  Be able to palpate a “barrier” and understand the physiologic significance.
      •  Identify gait / stance asymmetries as they relate to somatic dysfunction.
      •  Palpate the basic bony landmarks of the Ribs, Shoulder, Thoracic / Cervical Spine.
      • Differentiate between Vertebral Artery, Upper Cervical Stability Testing and BPPV
      •  Evaluate the Ribs, Shoulder, Thoracic and Cervical Spine for asymmetry and hypo-mobility.
      •  Decide on a proper sequence for treating a variety of somatic asymmetries.
      •  Perform basic Muscle Energy Techniques for the Ribs, Shoulder, Thoracic / Cervical Spine.
      •  Be able to dialog with patients about perpetuating factors and Upper Cross Pattern.
      • Demonstrate basic stabilization exercises for Ribs, Shoulder, Thoracic / Cervical Spine.

       

    Tom Ockler, PT
    Thomas K. Ockler, PT

    Thomas K. Ockler P.T. received his B.S. P.T. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1978. In his 32 plus years of uninterrupted clinical practice, Tom has focused much of his attention on the correction of somatic dysfunctions using Non-Manipulative Manual Therapy Techniques. He has extensive teaching experience including a month in Australia, throughout the United States and Canada. Tom was a past Associate Instructor with the Upledger Foundation teaching in their Muscle Energy and Strain Counter-Strain programs. His background in bio-mechanics along with orthotic fabrication has been integrated with NON-MANIPULATIVE TECHNIQUES to find cures for difficult musculo-skeletal disorders.

     

     

    In 1999, Tom founded Alternative HealthCare Solutions, a solo practice devoted to the identification and correction of the most stubborn and complicated somatic dysfunctions. His practice draws patients from all over the USA as well as Canada and Europe. As a teacher, Tom has earned the nick-name “The Patch Adams of Physical Therapy” due to his unique style of, injecting humor into complicated subjects. He has developed teaching methods that explain very complicated subjects in easily understandable formats. Tom’s four books and two DVDs MET I for Pelvis, Sacrum, Lumbar Spine and Lower Extremities, MET II for Ribs, Upper Extremity, Cervical and Thoracic Spine, MET III: The All External Evaluation and Treatment of Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome, and MET IV: Rotten to the Core have been hailed as the most user friendly, useful instructional manuals ever.  To preview or order manuals or DVDs Go to:  www.tomocklerpt.com

     



     

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