End of Mod Essay; Mtd 214

Topics: Parasympathetic nervous system, Nervous system, Massage Pages: 1 (406 words) Published: June 17, 2013
MTD 214: Neuromuscular/Trigger Point and Muscle Energy Techniques Due Date: May 20, 2013

End of Mod Essay: What I’ve Learned

This mod, my 8th mod, we covered neuromuscular therapy as well as trigger points and muscle energy techniques. We learned in depth about different kinds of trigger points and how to release them. We learned in depth about different muscle energy techniques, MET (Muscle Energy Therapy) and PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation). We began the mod discussing different types of joints and how to assess as well as work on them. We also began our looking deeper into the nervous system and our brain. We took a look back at our SOAP noting and looked once again at the importance of getting it done and used it during our hands on tests. We took a deeper look into our nervous system and learned to differentiate the many parts of it and learned to distinguish one from another, even in some confusing instances, such as the sympathetic vs. the parasympathetic nervous system (Fight or flight vs. rest and digest). We talked about postural analysis and gait assessment as well as different types of Range of Motion (Active ROM, Passive ROM, and Resisted ROM). When it came to learning about MET and PNF techniques, our hands on could not have been more valuable to me. We started out at the beginning of the mod learning the very foundation of these techniques, such as the order in which to do certain things so as to be more effective for your client. We learned to do range of motion techniques first (and use them to assess the client), to follow that with stretches and to them go into different techniques for trigger points, etc. We learned how to incorporate resistance techniques into our session to use MET to isolate muscles as well as maximize the effort we were putting in to repair injured parts of our clients’ bodies. I really feel like I learned something useful that I won’t just use sometimes, but all the time. Most...
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