During our recent session – Clinical Decision Making: How To Choose the Best Treatment Path, we took an in-depth look at all of the factors needed for manual therapists to make more effective treatment choices.

This class, held at our new location in the Kennedy Krieger Institute International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at White Marsh on April 20-21, 2024,  reviewed all of the necessary steps in the clinical decision making process, including, how to see the big picture via a thorough evaluation, create a complete problem list, understand necessary biomechanical and physiological concepts, determine a proper treatment order, decide which techniques to use at each step, and perform a good layer palpation to ensure treatment is localized to the right tissue layer.

Participants learned and practiced a thorough series of scan tests that examined all areas of the body, including the musculoskeletal and fascial systems, autonomic nervous system, and specific areas of lymphatic congestion via Chapman’s neurolymphatic reflexes.  A series of case studies were the presented to help develop a keener understanding of  the steps needed to develop an effective treatment plan.

We look forward to our next class on October 5-6, 2024, An Integrated Approach to Treatment of the Thorax – Biomechanical, Visceral, and Autonomic Concepts.