Integrated Evaluation and Treatment Strategies

Healthcare professionals often say that they understand how to perform the individual techniques taught in manual therapy courses but they have a difficult time knowing which techniques to use, when to use them, and how to integrate them during a treatment session. This presentation focuses on evaluation and treatment principles, causes of somatic dysfunction, and these four key questions: How do I decide which part of the body to start my treatment? How do I decide which techniques to use? Muscle, Fascial, Joint or Fluids? How do I decide which part of the body to go to next? How do I decide when the treatment is over? In the video portion of the presentation Muscle Energy Techniques, Positional Release Therapy, Osteoarticular Techniques, and Fluid Drainage Techniques will be demonstrated.

Kerry D’Ambrogio
Dr. Kerry D'Ambrogio, is a Physical Therapist, Osteopath, and Board Certified Acupuncture Physician. His unique approach integrates several schools of thought including Maitland, Kaltenborn, Cyriax, McKenzie, Norwegian approach, and Osteopathy (Muscle Energy, Strain and Counterstrain, Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy/Cranial Osteopathy, and Visceral Manipulation, among others). Kerry also has a background in Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Applied Kinesiology, Body Talk, Orthotics, Muscle Imbalance and various exercise and movement therapies (Janda, Somatics, Florence Kendal, Shirley Sahrman and the Norwegian approach, among others). Kerry lectures internationally and is president of Therapeutic Systems Incorporated. He is recognized throughout Canada, the United States, South America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, the Philippines, New Zealand and Australia as a teacher of manual therapy, exercise therapy and Body Talk.

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