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Leon Chaitow ND DO
Positional Release techniques (PRT) are soft tissue methods that focus on precise positioning of dysfunctional tissues in ways that allow a spontaneous response that releases or reduces excessive tension and/or spasm.
The mechanisms are thought to result from spindle resetting, reduction in nociceptive sensitivity and circulatory enhancement.
These methods are ideal for acute situations, but can usefully be added to treatment of chronic dysfunction, and can be combined with other soft tissue and joint mobilisation approaches.
PRT workshops include topics which set the use of the methods in context, as well as practical (hands-on) application of the methods.

By the end of the course the participant should have:
  • An understanding of the methodology, cautions and precautions relating to the use of Positional Release Techniques in a clinical setting
  • An awareness of the therapeutic value of Positional Release Techniques, particularly strain/counterstrain (SCS) based on clinical and research evidence as well as experiential evidence
  • The ability to employ PRT for first aid care of recent onset pain - and for self-application
  • The ability to show patients self-management use of this research evidence as well as experiential
  • An understanding of the value of PRT in chronic pain, trigger point and restriction settings
  • An awareness of the wide range of PRT-related approaches used in osteopathy and other physical therapies

Dates: 6-7 Oct 2018

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CPD hours: 14 • cost: £355 • deposit: £250
Leon Chaitow ND DO is a graduate of the BCNO (now BCOM) who has been in practice since 1960. He was until 2004 Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster. He lectures widely in Europe, USA and Australia on osteopathic and naturopathic topics, to chiropractors, osteopaths, physiotherapists and massage therapists; is author of over 60 books (including Positional Release Techniques, 3rd edition (2007) Churchill Livingstone). He is Editor-in-Chief of the peer reviewed Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies, and practises in the UK and Greece.


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