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Functional Massage™: Examination/Intervention for Lumbar Spine, Lower Extremity Muscles and Soft Tissue


January 27 & 28, 2017 - 12.5 Contact Hours

Presented by John Krauss, PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT and Christie Booth, PT, OMPT

Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm and Saturday 8:00am - 3:00pm (check-in begins at 7:30am on Friday)

Location: Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences, Pew Campus of Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI

Cost: $400 PT alumni and DPT Program CIs or $450 all others* (training materials and morning and afternoon refreshments are included)

Description of Courses: This course provide a concise overview of principles, examination, and treatment of muscles and associated soft tissues. It will introduce the clinician to an adaptive, systematic approach to the management of patients experiencing musculoskeletal and neuromuscular impairments involving the spine and upper/lower extremities across a lifespan. Principles of symptom localization, muscle investigation and anatomy review will be combined with manual techniques of Functional Massage™ to muscles incorporating bone, soft tissue movement and muscle tissue stretching.

Orthopedic pathologies and clinical relevance pertaining to the application of techniques will be thoroughly investigated. Given the understanding of this approach with a complete anatomy review of musculature, participants will be able to flexibly use these additional techniques in order to optimize functional outcomes in each patient and help them achieve their goals.

Seats are limited. Register today at

Thank you,

Dan Vaughn and Corey Sobeck

Professional Development Opportunities for Physical Therapists

Grand Valley State University