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Holistic Manual Medicine

Course Title: Holistic Manual Medicine

Format: On-line and Residential
Total Hours: 142
Completion Time: 6 months
Entry Level

Description

This course is designed to teach participants how to treat their clients with the most healing tools known to medicine – our hands. Learn specialty manual medicine techniques to encourage healing and facilitate function through movement. Techniques will include: Myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, Positional Release, Acupressure, Rolfing, Cranio-sacral and Cranio-osteopathy and several other specialty techniques. In addition participants will learn key Western orthopedic and neurological testing as well as the Eastern art of body reading and differential diagnosis skills to ensure proper assessment of your patient’s health conditions.

After completion the student will receive a Diploma. This training does not include the right to diagnose or treat any medical condition.  In California you must abide by the rules of SB 577.

Outline:
Anatomy and Physiology (30 hours) on line

Systems covered:

  • Skeletal
  • Integumentary
  • Muscular
  • Nervous
  • Lymphatic

Practicum (32 hours) Residential

  • History
  • Theory
  • Definitions
  • Contraindications
  • Techniques
    • Myofascial Release
    • Positional Release
    • Strain-Counterstrain
    • Reiki (Level I)
    • Acupressure
    • Unwinding
    • Craniosacral/Osteopathy
    • Extremity & Spinal Mobilization

  • Discussion of different manual medicine styles along with hands on work.
  • Discussion of different Western orthopedic and neurological screening tests with hands on work.
  • Discussion of different methods for Eastern Body Reading for differential diagnosis.
  • Discussion of different methods for Manual Muscle Testing & Clinical Kinesiology Testing

Practicum- supervised classroom clinical work. Summary Test with 110 questions, essay and multiple choice.

80 Hours off campus

40 Hours of documented manual treatments.
15 individuals, receiving 3 sessions each and 15 different individuals receiving one.

40 Hours of home study, with reading of required               
 Books:

  • Steven D. Waldman, M.D., J.D; Physical Diagnosis of Pain; Elsevier Inc., 2006.
  • John E. Upledger, D.O., O.M.M.; Your Inner Physician & You; UI Enterprises, Inc., 1997.
  • Mirka Knaster; Discovering Your Body’s Wisdom; 1996.
  • Leon Chaitow, N.D., D.O.; Modern Neuromuscular Techniques; Elsevier Science, 2003.
  • Susan L. Levy, D.C. & Carol Lehr, M.A.; Your Body Can Talk; 1996.
  • James J. Spoerl, M.Ed., P.T., ATC; Soft Tissue Mobilization Techniques, Second Edition; JEMD Publications, 1994.

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California College of Natural Medicine
107 Figueroa, Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: (800) 421-5027, Fax: (805) 830-1107

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