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The 21 CE hour Positional Release Techniques home study course is an advanced course defining and explaining the massage modality of positional release and its many components. Positional release is based on the principle of placing the body in a pain free position of ease to release muscle and fascial tissue restrictions. The value of positional release techniques lies in its non-invasive nature and ease of application. There are many positional release methods such as strain/counterstrain, functional technique, facilitated positional release, McKenzie method, and taping. This course also presents research evidence supporting the use of positional release. Please note that this course does use advanced terminology throughout the textbook. This course includes a textbook and online technique presentations.
This Course Will Present:
Major positional release methods such as strain/counterstrain, functional technique, taping, and McKenzie methods, as well as summaries of their research evidence
Detailed step-by-step application of the positional release methods
Side effects and cautions, as well as indications of positional release methods
How the positional release methods can be applied on bed ridden patients as well as those with spinal problems
How to safely use positional release techniques in both acute and chronic conditions
You Will Receive: Positional Release Techniques 4th Edition, by Leon Chaitow, access to online techniaue demonstrations, guide with instructions, exam of 105 questions, course evaluation, certificate of achievement upon completion, and unlimited phone support for any of your questions.
The Center for Massage Therapy Continuing Education, LLC is an Approved Provider through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB); Approved Provider number 409296-00.
Our continuing education courses are also accepted by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP), and most state boards.
For more information on individual state requirements and approvals, please visit our Approvals page and click on your state.
To the point and strait forward and received info fast. - M. Dixon, LMT
I learned concepts that I can incorporate into my massage practice. - Charlene Taylor Gray, LMT
For a home study course, it contained a ton of valuable information. I especially liked the research that backed up each positional release method. - Phil Madison, LMT
What is the best known and most widely used positional release variation?
A. Osteopathic functional technique (FuPR)
B. Facilitated positional release (FPR)
C. Strain counterstrain (SCS)
D. McKenzie’s method
All of the following are ideal settings for application of SCS/PRT EXCEPT:
A. For reduction of stiffness (hypertonia) in pre- and postoperative patients
B. In cases of acute and multiple strain – whiplash, for example
C. In cases of recent major trauma or surgery
D. In treatment of sensitive, frail, delicate individuals or sites
Which of the following is an essential difference between SCS and functional technique?
A. In SCS, there is no reliance on feedback from the patient as to reduction in pain during the process of positioning and fine-tuning
B. In functional work, there is no reliance on feedback from the patient as to reduction in pain during the process of positioning and fine-tuning
C. In functional work, tissues are not placed into a position of ease, but rather stretched to the maximum range of motion
D. In SCS, tissues are not placed into a position of ease, but rather stretched to the maximum range of motion