Course Description: This course will demonstrate how to access muscle balance of the musculoskeletal system, particularly in reference to somatic dysfunction. The primary goal is to prescribe an exercise program and self-mobilization technques to fit patients’ somatic dysfunction in order for them to manage themselves. (download brochure)
1. To understand the functional anatomical connections of upper and lower quarter musculature to the proximal trunk and pelvis.
2. To introduce the concept of neuromuscular imbalance as a contribution to musculoskeletal dysfunction.
3. To learn exercises to address specific somatic dysfunctions found in the vertebral column and pelvis.
4. To be able to design and sequence a home exercise program for patients to complement manual medicine.
5. To be able to instruct patients on an exercise program based on their functional goals and lifestyle.