Advanced Integrative Diagnostic Series, Levels One and Two
Duration: 3 days
Credits: 2 credits
Pre-requisites: Any Three CSIMT Classes, including CTIS 101 and INTDG 100
Recommended Reading: W. Giammatteo, Sharon & Kain, Jay B. (2005). Integrative Manual Therapy for the Connective Tissue System. Using Myofascial Release: The 3-Planar Fascial Fulcrum Approach (Giammatteo, Thomas Ed.)
W. Giammatteo, Sharon (2002). Body Wisdom: Light Touch for Optimal Health (Giammatteo, Thomas Ed.)
This course is the beginning of the advanced Integrative Diagnostics Series. This course is introduced during the second year of the AI program because at this point, students have learned multiple IMT techniques and have a level of proficiency in assessment and basic diagnostics as well as critical thinking. During this course, students will begin their learning in development of a comprehensive treatment plan. This process will integrate learning in Neurofascial Process, Myofascial Mapping, and Nullification as well as other IMT assessment and diagnostic procedures. Often, there is a special body system focus placed on this course to provide the student with an opportunity to focus their learning on treatment plan development.
1. 3-Planar Myofascial Mapping: to locate specific areas of body dysfunction; to differentiate between physical tissue dysfunction and energy-induced pain and disability.
2. Neurofascial Process: to locate primary and dominant areas contributing to pain and disability; to understand the 'process' involved which needs to be addressed to correct the problem/s causing the pain and disability.
3. Neurofascial Release: as an effective, and efficient approach to treatment of brain and spinal cord fibrosis; Multiple diagnostic tools for understanding: significance; relationship; severity; chronicity; process and more.
4. To develop effective, efficient and cost effective treatment plans for all patient populations.
5. Neurofascial Process for assessment and treatment of all pain, dysfunction and disability.