Muscle Energy Course Objectives

Muscle Energy Technique courses are hands-on, live interactive workshops.  Each course is thoughtfully and meticulously organized so each attendee leaves feeling they understand overall, as well as, minute concepts of Muscle Energy principles and lab techniques.  Tom patiently walks everyone through each objective (12-20 per course) whether attending for the first time or taking as a refresher.

M1 Course Objectives-M1:   Muscle Energy Technique for the Pelvis, Sacrum, Lumbar Spine, and Hip Muscles

  • List and articulate the basic concepts of muscles as they relate to the somatic dysfunctions.
  • Articulate in group discussion at least 3-4 advantages of M.E.T. vs other manual techniques.
  • Describe to treatment partner muscle spindle structure as well as its neuro-faciliatory functions.
  • Demonstrate palpation of a “barrier” and understand the physiologic significance.
  • Identify gait / stance asymmetries as they relate to somatic dysfunction.
  • Demonstrate palpation of basic bony landmarks of the Pelvis, Sacrum and Lumbar spine.
  • Evaluate for and Discuss Finding of asymmetry and hypo-mobility of the Pelvis, Sacrum, and Lumbar spine.
  • Decide on a proper sequence for treating a variety of somatic asymmetries and discuss in small group
  • 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.
  • Describe what aspects of patient care you will do differently due to this course.

M2 Course Objectives-M2:  Muscle Energy Technique for the Ribs, Upper Extremity, Thoracic, and Cervical Spine

  • List and articulate the basic concepts of muscles as they relate to the somatic dysfunctions.
  • Articulate in group discussion at least 3-4 advantages of M.E.T. vs other manual techniques.
  • Describe to treatment partner muscle spindle structure as well as its neuro-faciliatory functions.
  • Demonstrate palpation of a “barrier” and understand the physiologic significance.
  • Identify gait / stance asymmetries as they relate to somatic dysfunction.
  • Demonstrate palpation of basic bony landmarks of the Ribs, Shoulder, Thoracic / Cervical Spine.
  • Differentiate between Vertebral Artery, Upper Cervical Stability Testing and BPPV
  • Evaluate for and Discuss Findings of asymmetry and hypo-mobility of the Ribs, Shoulder, Thoracic and Cervical Spine.
  • Decide on a proper sequence for treating a variety of somatic asymmetries and discuss in small group.
  • 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.
  • Describe what aspects of patient care you will do differently due to this course.
TIPI Course Objectives:  TIPI: Tapping into the Primal Instinct for the Reversal of Central Sensitization & Chronic Pain
  • Describe the extent of the growing epidemic of chronic pain
  • Describe and differentiate between pain and chronic pain
  • Describe the differences between biomechanical model and biopsycho-social model of pain
  • Describe the difference between pain receptors and nocireceptors
  • Describe the basic pain pathways from receptor into the brain
  • Describe the basic mechanisms of central sensitization
  • Understand the development of the human brain over time through lecture presentation
  • Attend lecture and participate in discussion of the basic parts of the human brain’s limbic system and their interrelated functions
  • Attend lecture on the basic history of the development of EFT
  • List several of the alternative names for EFT
  • Discuss the short falls of the original theory of energy shift in explaining EFT
  • List reasons why digital acupoint stimulation is effective on chronic pain
  • Discuss with small group after lecture the link between treating negative emotions and chronic pain
  • Perform basic acupuncture points stimulation to eliminate chronic pain
  • Articulate the variations of acupoint stimulation and what they are used for
  • Be able to perform the basic recipe of digital acupoint tapping and some variations on painful conditions