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MMT I: Cervical Spine Pain & Dysfunction
Part of our online Masterclass
Earn a Certificate of Achievement for 72 “Home Study” CE Hours
A pre-requisite for attending our optional 4-day live Techniques Intensive to earn 28 Live CE Hours and your Certification as a Medical Massage Therapist

Beginning with a review of functional anatomy, you will learn systematic treatment protocols for every major soft tissue condition in the head and neck. You will learn orthopedic assessment skills, trigger point techniques to eliminate referred pain and myofascial techniques to effectively treat conditions including:mmt1pg441muscles-of-the-brachial-plexus

  • Headaches
  • Temporomandibular Pain
  • Whiplash
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Facet Joint Syndrome

Course instruction will include lecture, demonstration and extensive hands-on practice.
Rehabilitation exercises and practical hydrotherapy will be suggested for all conditions treated.


Each seminar comes with a 45 page illustrated manual.


Acknowledgements    3
Introduction    5
Functional Anatomy Review    6
Postural Analysis    9
Physical Assessment    12

  • Active ROM Testing    13
  • Temporomandibular Joint Test    14
  • Passive ROM Testing    15
  • Manual Resistive Tests    16
  • Special Regional Tests    17

Overview of Techniques    18
Contraindications and Cautions    19

Pathologies    20

  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
    • Anterior Scalene Syndrome
    • Costoclavicular Syndrome
  • Posterior Cervical Pain Syndrome
  • Whiplash Syndrome
  • Headaches-Tension, Sinus, Cluster, Migraine
  • Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction
  • Tension Myositis Syndrome

Manual Treatment Techniques    23

  • Supine    23
    • Sinus Pressure Release    26
    • Passive or Active Assisted Table Stretches    28
  • Sidelying    30
  • Prone    32

Hydrotherapy    34
Rehabilitation Exercise    35
Glossary of Terms    41
References and Suggested Reading    43
Appendix – Muscles     45

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