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Manual Therapy for Instant Relief: Effective Techniques for Neck and Shoulder Dysfunction

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Contact Hours: 2

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Massage Therapists, and Athletic Trainers.

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Course Type: Seminar-On-Demand

The course materials for this Seminar-On-Demand are available in our online format available instantly, or by mail. Our mail order format allows you to obtain a hardcopy of the course materials. 

Personnel Disclosure:

  • Financial — Lu Mueller-Kaul is the ownder of a private practice and receives a salary. Lu Mueller-Kaul receives royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection.com for the presentation of this course.
  • Nonfinancial — No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.
  • No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee.

Content Disclosure: 

This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.

Limited range of motion and pain in the shoulder girdle are one of the most common problems. A lot of treatments in the massage practice or in physical therapy only show results after several visits, so that patients get frustrated.

In this class, Lu will explain and illustrate her strategies for instant relief. A patient will be more compliant about exercises and happy to come back for more treatments if their therapist can give them better range of motion and pain relief with the first visit. The techniques Lu will be demonstrating are ones that she has found most successful in her 15 years of practice, providing at minimum, temporary relief in 80% of cases.

This Seminar-on-Demand is 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).

Course Outline:

Hour 1

  • Techniques for fast relief
  • Causes for shoulder pain
  • Posture and movement evaluation video
  • Causes for soft tissue pain
  • Basic techniques

Hour 2

  • Mobilization techniques Prone video
  • Mobilization techniques on the Side video
  • Mobilization techniques supine video
  • Mobilization techniques Seated video
  • Rotator cuff tears and frozen shoulder

 

Course Goals:

This course is intended to instruct the professional through a study of techniques to provide relief for neck and shoulder dysfunction.

Professional Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. List three causes of shoulder pain that are usually taught.
  2. Define stiff kyphosis.
  3. List two factors that influence how pain is experienced.
  4. Recognize that lifting the arms up is part of a quick evaluation for the shoulder girdle.

Criteria for Completion:

A score of 70% or more is considered passing.  Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved. 

Course Expiration:

The participant will have one year from the date of purchase or until the course expiration date to complete this course, whichever comes first.

Course Expiration The participant will have 1 year from date of purchase or until the course expiration date to complete this course, whichever comes first. View course expiration dates.

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  • Approved 2014SOD094 - HomeCEUConnection.com, a CA Approval Agency, has approved this course.
  • Category 1 Satisfies CE Requirements
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About Lu Mueller-Kaul, LMT, MA

Lu Mueller-Kaul started her career in alternative medicine as a naturopathic physician in Germany. In addition to traditional chinese medicine, Lu uses a variety of bodywork techniques including Neuromuscular and Trigger Point techniques, TuiNa (traditional Chinese massage), Reflexology, stretches and strengthening exercises, and other manual therapy styles. As a specialist for back problems, Lu has had sucess in treating sciatic pain, tense neck and shoulders and the resulting headaches, vertigo and tinnitus.

Lu came to the U.S. in 2006 to study Rolfing Structural Integration. Today, she works as a Certified Rolfer and Rolf Movement Teacher, which enables her to utilize all the tools from her previous education in the Rolfing context. Lu is the owner, workshop instructor and Yoga therapist at Balance Education, in Orlando, FL.



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