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Module II

Workshop Philosophy

This Manual Therapy programme aims to facilitate a clinical approach presented from a broad perspective with respect for the integration of articular, muscular, fascial and neurogenic structures. Emphasis is given to the new insights of connective tissue.  Functional anatomy and kinesiology of the ventral and dorsal slings are intensively studied and the role of fascia structures are discussed in a new perspective.

This MTFI workshop provides a critical insight into the complex anatomy and function of the musculo- fascia-skeletal system. The course facilitates analysing the mechanism behind possible dysfunctions, providing new clinical skills to enhance rehabilitation strategies and to treat the dysfunctions.


CONTENTS OF MODULE II-A (Manual Therapy Techniques on Muscle Energy Techniques, Myofascial Release Techniques and High Velocity Thrust Techniques)

Course Benefits:
This course facilitates the identification of muscular imbalances, the fascial concepts and the various joint dysfunctions. In present day many patients come with trigger points along with muscular and fascial tightness. The MET and MFR techniques are very useful for correcting the muscular and fascial dysfunctions. The High Velocity Thrust techniques are excellent techniques to correct several articular dysfunctions of vertebral region, pelvic complex and peripheral joints.

Course Contents:

Introduction: 3 Hrs 
Hand posture and skills, Contact points of manipulators hand, Flicking Techniques ( Triceps flick, Double triceps flick, Wrist flick), Thrusts(Pectoralis thrust, Shoulder arm pull thrust, Body drop), Concept of somatic dysfunction, Rhythmic Techniques( articulation and springing, Low velocity stress techniques, Modifying factors in techniques.

Muscle Energy Techniques (Fred Mitchell's Concept): 10 Hrs 
Introduction to MET. Definitions of MET. Mechanism. Patterns of function and dysfunction (Vladimir Janda concept of postural and Phasic muscles). Methods of using MET. Sequence of assessment and treatment of Muscular dysfunctions. MET and joint treatments.

Myofascial Release Techniques: 09 Hrs 
Definition of MFR, Classification (Direct & Indirect, Intrinsic & Extrinsic), Description of fascia [Basic techniques (Feedback, Stretch, Hold, Release, End-feel)], concept of postural and phasic muscles (Vladimir Janda's concept), MFR treatment concepts [POE(T)], Steps to MFR, MFR Techniques (Stroke release, strum release, Focus strum, Dural tube stretch and combination stretch.

High Velocity Thrust Techniques:
10 Hrs 
Introduction about HVT, Cavitation mechanism, Indications, Contraindications. HVT Techniques for cervical spine, Thoracic spine, Lumbar spine and Sacroiliac joint. TMJ and peripheral joints.

CONTENTS OF MODULE: II-B ( Manual Therapy Techniques on Positional Release Techniques, Lymphatic Manipulations and Craniosacral Therapy)

Course Benefits:
The positional release techniques are useful to treat acute pain in muscles and joints. The lymphatic manipulation techniques are useful to facilitate the lymphatic drainage. The lymphatic drainage gets affected in case of chronic involvement of joints and skeletal muscles. In craniosacral therapy the therapist gently work with the spine,the skull and its cranial sutures, diaphragms and fascia. In this way, the restrictions of nerve passages are said to be eased, the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the spinal cord is said to be optimized, and misaligned bones are said to be restored to their proper position. Craniosacral therapy is used  to treat mental stress, neck and back pain, migraines, TMJ Syndrome, and for chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia.

Course Contents:

Positional Release Techniques: 10 Hrs
History, Definitions (Jones, Glover and Yates & Roth), Physiology of PRT (Proprioception-Neuromuscular feedback, Nociception-pain pathway, Facilitated segment with neural crosstalk, Fascial dysfunction, Jone's discoveries, Concept of Counter-strain, Indications for PRT, Basic steps to treat counterstrain, Treatment techniques for various muscles and joints using PRT.

Lymphatic Manipulations: 10 Hrs 
Palpation of lymphatic rhythm. Release of fascia and viscera with lympho-fascia release (LFR), Release of interstitial fluid, Release of body articulation (synovial fluid), Drainage of the pia and dura, brain ventricles and central canal of the spinal cord.

Craniosacral Manipulations: 12 Hrs
Palpation: gross-subtle, active-passive, Three rhythms; heart, breathing and craniosacral. Palpation during flexion and extension phase, still point during CV4, CST as semi-closed hydraulic system. Primary respiratory mechanism, Articular mobility of the cranial bones, Mobility of the cranial and spinal dural membranes, Mobility of the central nervous system. Fluctuations of the Cerebrospinal fluid, Treatment techniques (Frontal lift, parietal lift, sphenoid compression and decompression, temporal mobilizations).

Resource Person:

Prof.Umasankar Mohanty,
B.P.T(Hons), M.P.T( Manual Therapy),
S.R.P(London),MISEP(U.S.A), M.I.A.P, F.A.G.E
[ Trained under faculties of Loma Linda University( USA), Orthopedic Medicine International(Belgium), University of Queensland ( Australia), McConnell Institute (Australia), Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (U.K), BCOM (London)]

President, Manual Therapy Foundation of India (R.)
Member, International Society of Educators in Physiotherapy( under WCPT)
International Partner, Americal Physical Therapy Association (A.P.T.A,U.S.A)                      
Author of the book titled “Manual Therapy of The Pelvic Complex” 

Programmes conducted successfully by the resource person at Ahmedabad , Bangalore,
Bhopal,Bhubaneswar, Chennai,Coimbatore,Delhi,Dehradun,Dharwad, Faridabad, Ghaziabad,Guwahati, Hyderabad,Jalandhar,Kolkata, Latur,Ludhiana, Mangalore,
Mumbai,Nagpur,Noida,Panipat,Pune, Surat,Thrissur,Udaipur,Vadodara, Warangal,Wardha, Colombo, Dhaka, Dubai, London, Manila and  Sharjah.

Contact Hours :  32 Hours (For each part)

Timings: 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. for 4 days (For each part)
Fees: Rs. 8,000/- (For each part per participant) for Indian registrants. $ 400 (For each part per participant) for Foreign registrants.

Workshop includes:

  • Study Materials
  • Workshop Participation Certificate
  • Transcript of Workshop
  • 1 CD containing some important techniques
  • Lunch.

No of Seats: 40 ( Max.)
Physiotherapists(DPT/BPT)/ Physiotherapy Students from reputed Institutions. There is no prerequisite in terms of Manual Therapy Experience.              
The venue of the programme will be informed to the registered participants 05 days prior to the programme.
 The Registration Form can be downloaded from the website.

You may follow any one of the following methods for registration

Method 1:The payments to be made in form of Demand Draft(DD) in favor of "Manual Therapy Foundation Of India" payable at "Mangalore". No cheques accepted. 

For sending DD prepare the DD favoring  “ Manual Therapy Foundation of India” payable at “Mangalore”  and send to  “Manual Therapy Foundation of India”, 302, 3rd Floor, Janvi Plaza, Bunts Hostel Road, Mangalore-575003, Karnataka, India.
Method 2: You may transfer from any bank in India with CBS facility using NEFT/ RTGS to our account.

You have to take the following details for transfer.
Bank Name: Bank of Maharashtra, Bharat Building, P.M.Rao Road,Mangalore-1,Karnataka, India.
Account Name: Manual Therapy Foundation of India.
Account Number: 20065016289
IFSC Code: MAHB0000381
The International registrants can transfer by using the Swift Code of Bank of Maharashtra "MAHBINBB" in addition to the details provided above.

Once you transfer your payments you may send an e-mail to with details of transaction along with the registration form downloadable from www.mtfi.nett. Along with the e-mail do sms or call to MTFI Course Co-ordinator 00-91-9901659074, 9845303805.

If you are keen to organize courses or for any further queries about Courses/ Workshops of MTFI contact Course Coordinator 00-91-9901659074,9448104132, 9845303805, 9448696414,0824-4254132, 0824-6453510.

Note: Each part (II A and II B) are independent programmes. It is for convenience the parts are divided. After completing both the parts the participant is eligible to appear for the Mastery Certificate course in Manipulative Therapy(M.C.M.T) examination.

  1. Group discounts are available for group registrations. For details visit the programme schedules.
  2. If there are group of 30 participants from any Institution/ City MTFI can hold the programme at the suggested place.
  3. All disputes and legal proceedings are subject to the exclusive Jurisdiction of competent courts and forums in Mangalore only.

Look for your suitable place of attending Manual Therapy programme in the Program Schedules.

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