- Recall the historical development of positional release therapy (PRT).
- Understand how PRT works to treat painful tissues.
- Understand the difference between the application of strain counter strain (SCS) and the application of PRT.
- Discuss the common assessment and documentation methods for tender and trigger points.
- Demonstrate how to apply PRT to relieve somatic dysfunction.
- Understand how sensory stimuli travel in the somatic nervous system and their influence on the development and maintenance of somatic dysfunction.
- Describe basic muscle spindle and Golgi tendon organ functions and understand how their manipulation may release tissue lesions.
- Articulate how the gamma motor neuron system affects spindle sensitivity and pain.
- Discuss the prevailing and emerging theories of somatic dysfunction.
- Understand the neurophysiological basis for how positional release therapy (PRT) assists in the resolution of somatic dysfunction and how it can be applied to clinical practice.
- Understand important considerations when working with special populations.
- Articulate special considerations and therapeutic interventions to be taken when working with youth and elderly patients.
- Treat unique injury conditions such as mastectomy pain based on somatic lesion patterns.
- Apply special therapeutic considerations and precautions when treating competitive athletes and pregnant clients with positional release therapy (PRT).
- Clinically approach the evaluation and treatment process for patients with diseases and disabilities such as obesity, diabetes, and fibromyalgia through the lens of PRT.
BOC: 3.25 Continuing Education Units
NATA PDC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Program Faculty: Course content includes chapters 1-3 of the book “Clinical Guide to Positional Release Therapy” by Timothy E. Speicher, PhD, ATC, LAT, CSCS. Assessment created by Jeremy Eusea, DAT, CES.
The passing score for this course is 80%. The course is self-paced, home study format. All materials are available ONLINE immediately after purchase and is available for 6 months.
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This course is intended for Certified Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, Strength & Conditioning Specialists, etc.
Sport Medics is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers.