Friday, March 23, 2018 at 8:00 AM HST
Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 6:00 PM HST

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Neal S. Blasidell Center-Maui Room 
777 Ward Ave, Honolulu, HI 96814
Honolulu, HI 96818

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Olivia Nagashima 
AMTA Hawaii Chapter 

COMT Techniques for the Neck 

Come join your AMTA-HI ohana for another great day of learning and FUN!

Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) for the Neck covers the major clinical orthopedic assessment and treatment techniques for the neck. This course is a 2-day hands-on workshop.

AMTA members: $345; Non members: $395

Day one begins with orthopedic assessment for the common neuromusculoskeletal conditions of the neck. We then cover body mechanics for deep pressure for working the neck in supine, prone, side-lying, side-lying, and seated positions. With proper body mechanics, you will learn how the neck can be worked deeply with little effort. We also learn how to palpate and safely and effectively work the scalenes and longus musculature of the anterior neck.

Day two covers stretching and Arthrofascial Stretching (AFS): Soft Tissue Joint Mobilization techniques. We begin with basic stretching for the functional muscle groups of the neck and then learn how to target each specific neck muscle with multiplane stretching. We then cover advanced neural inhibition stretching techniques, including Contract Relax (PNF/PIR), Agonist Contract (the basis for AIS), and Contract Relax Agonist Contract stretching techniques. Day two concludes with Arthrofascial Stretching (AFS): Soft Tissue Joint Mobilization for Manual Therapists (including traction) for the cervical spine. AFS is the only effective means of stretching specific hypomobilities of the neck.

Clinical treatment strategy as well as precautions and contraindications are also covered. These manual therapy skills will empower you to do effective clinical orthopedic work. Throughout this hands-on workshop, Dr. Joe Muscolino reinforces the underlying mechanisms for each of the assessment and treatment techniques, encouraging critical reasoning skills.

Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy for the Neck is part of the COMT Regional Approach Certification. The other hands-on workshops in this series cover the thoracic spine / ribcage, low back / pelvis, upper extremity, and lower extremity.

Please register and have your check post marked by 2/28/18 to amtahipres@gmail.com
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