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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)
*If you register for both of the above programs, you will get $50 off the second course! Choose the Buy One, Get $50 Off course fee on the January course only.
Description of Courses: These courses 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.
When you register for this first class in the two class series, you are eligible for a discount on the second class. Register for the second class and choose the Buy One, Get $50 Off course fee with a $50 discount applied!
Seats are limited. Register today at
Thank you,
Dan Vaughn and Corey Sobeck
Professional Development Opportunities for Physical Therapists
Grand Valley State University