Continuing Education Calendar


Foundations in Manual Therapy Seminar

(Reminder: Our address is 1556 Crestview Drive Madison, TN 37115. Parking for all CE classes located in the rear of our building as Limited Front parking is reserved for clients receiving massage)

Date: December 3-4, 2021
(Requires attendance on Friday & Saturday)
Time: 9 am - 6:30 pm
CE Hours: 16.5
Cost: $450.00  

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Course Description:
The Foundations in Manual Therapy Seminar introduces a simple to comprehend
means of engaging your patient’s pain/dysfunction in a manner presented from the
broader biological and behavioral science applications. This seminar will provide the
learner with access to an approach that can be applied across the manual therapies
and exercise and stretching-based interventions. It introduces the learner to a patient-
centered evaluation and treatment model and relies heavily on shared decision-making
principles (SDM). While this model contrasts sharply with the more common manual
therapy model of promoting clinician expertise and training as a primary predictor of
success, SDM is becoming the norm in most healthcare fields. While the work is
presented from a dry, static type of manual therapy perspective, often represented as
an MFR-style of engagement, you will spend time exploring its uses in other modality
styles. Using a neurological-based intervention model, with vigorous nods to behavioral
aspects of pain and movement dysfunction and rehabilitation, the clinician will work to
form a therapeutic alliance with their patient. This partnership is key to introducing
lasting changes in pain, movement dysfunction, and loss of range of motion. There will
be an emphasis on the neck and torso, including the low/back/pelvis region. We will
include work to the arms and legs and more general engagements that teach the
patient-centered approach that can be universally applied. Also included will be
area/symptom-specific techniques that Walt has used with success for decades. Some
specific issues covered will be posture and function, head/torso carriage and pain,
breathing and thoracic/diaphragm movement patterns, and pelvic floor/low back stability
and pain.

The Foundations Approach is less about learning techniques and more about learning a
deeper understanding of pain, therapeutic interaction, and ways to utilize that alliance to
introduce change. Older and other existing models of care will be discussed and
compared with this newer model, but the clinician need not feel that they must abandon
their current work to benefit from this seminar.

Foundations in Manual Therapy is designed for both beginner and advanced therapists.
Massage therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and
speech-language pathologists will find value in this seminar. Those who have taken
other manual therapy (and myofascial release) seminars will find fresh a fresh approach
to evaluation and treatment. Advance your practice and your mind with plausible,
enjoyable learning experiences. This class is taught in a combination format of lecture,
demonstration, and lab practice to ensure completion of objectives/learning through
one-on-one interaction and observation, both of the spoken/written content and the
hands-on sequences. Walt Fritz personally teaches all of the lectures, demonstrations,
and lab portions of the class.

Supply List:  Masks are required. 

Instructor: Walt Fritz
NCBTMB #451098-09

Event Properties

Event Date 12-03-2021 9:00 am
Event End Date 12-04-2021 6:30 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price $450.00