- Terry Bemis
- 5 Hours 35 Minutes
- Audio and Video
- Feb 17, 2016
Now Available: A Gentle and Safe Approach for Treating the Cervical Spine!
Muscle Energy Techniques (MET) are used to treat both adaptively shortened muscles and hypo-mobile joints and the pain associated with these conditions. The problem arises when these techniques are employed with simple gross motions and muscle contractions. This does not address specific segments and is ineffective. By contrast, therapists see much better outcomes when they focus on highly specific and detailed localization procedures to address cervical motion segments for improving neck ROM and reducing pain.
This recording begins with an overview of the key anatomical structures, bio-mechanics, precautions and the science and principles for muscle energy techniques for the cervical spine. Then it is on to the labs, as you get a chance to practice palpation, mobility testing, extension and flexion techniques, and joint evaluation and treatment. The course concludes with demonstrations of appropriate home exercises to support the manual procedures.
|Manual – Muscle Energy Techniques (13.29 MB)||77 Pages||Available after Purchase|
EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE VS. EVIDENCE-INFORMED PRACTICE
ANATOMY OF CERVICAL SPINE
- Structures to palpate
- Upper spine (Occiput, Atlas and Axis)
- Typical segments (C3-C7)
BIOMECHANICS OF CERVICAL SPINE
- OA Joint
- AA Joint
- Typical motion segments (C2/3 to C6-C7)
- Red flags
- Physical Examination
- Special Tests
PALPATION AND SPECIAL TESTS LABORATORY
PRINCIPLES OF MUSCLE ENERGY TECHNIQUES (MET)
- Contraindications and precautions
MET LABORATORY 1
- Cervical Mobility Testing C2-C7
- Extension Technique C2-C7
MET LABORATORY 2
- Flexion Technique C2-C7
- AA Joint Evaluation and Treatment
- OA Joint Evaluation and Treatment
EXERCISES FOR HOME PROGRAM TO SUPPORT MET
TERRY BEMIS, PT, MS, cert MDT, is a licensed Physical Therapist and former Occupational Therapist with 35 years of clinical experience. He has received training in a wide variety of manual therapies and has been teaching manual therapy courses since 1992. Mr. Bemis graduated from Western Michigan University’s program in Occupational Therapy in 1981 and worked as an OT in the U.S. Army for three years. He then completed the U.S. Army/Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in 1985 and continued his military service. Mr. Bemis had the honor of training under Philip Greenman, D.O., while completing his studies for a M.S. In Bio-Mechanics from the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University in 1992. Mr. Bemis retired from the U.S. Army in 1997 with 21 years of total service.
Certifications include being recognized as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist by the APTA in 1995 and in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy by the McKenzie Institute in 2002. He continues to be an active clinician in Asheville, NC where he utilizes the skills he teaches in this course. Mr. Bemis is an experienced clinician and educator and enjoys sharing his knowledge with others in a simple and understandable manner.
Financial: Terry Bemis has an employment relationship with Carepartners, Inc. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Terry Bemis has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.