Treating Pain and Dysfunction Without Drugs and Surgery: Integrating Osteopathic Manipulation and Manual Muscle Testing for Diagnosis and Treatment Protocols

April 20-21, 2022 Event begins at 8:00am

National Capital Region Pain Initiative & Tele-Pain Program Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Location: Virtual due to COVID-19 Date: 4/20/2022-4/21/2022
Hours: 8-11:30am and 12:30-4:30pm
Course: Treating Pain and Dysfunction Without Drugs or Surgery: Integrating Osteopathic Manipulation and Manual Muscle Testing for Diagnosis and Treatment Protocols

Dr. Sandweiss and his assistants will present a 2-day training for the National Capital Region Pain Initiative. Attendees will be offered valuable and effective "hands-on" treatment procedures for managing common patient conditions throughout the body as an alternative to opioids. Dr. Sandweiss will lecture and demonstrate with a high-resolution close-up video camera numerous effective manual techniques for resolving somatic dysfunction problems in the low back, lumbar, sacrum, pelvis, shoulder, thoracic, ribs, calf, ankle and foot. Attendees will have an opportunity to practice these techniques at their viewing locations. Finally, Dr. Sandweiss has agreed to make his popular and and professionally produced instructional videos available for free from (4/11/22 - 4/28/22).

Dr. Sandweiss has been treating patients with "hands-on" manual techniques for 43 years. For the last 33 years he has maintained an integrative medicine solo private practice in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan. His patients are treated with multiple styles of osteopathic manipulative medicine, medical acupuncture, functional medicine, applied kinesiology, and evidence-based standard of care medicine.to all attendees so that they can review the information and refine the techniques that were presented to them in the workshop.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this two-day course attendees will:

  • Understand the fundamental principles of diagnosis and the techniques used to perform osteopathic manipulative treatment
  • Appreciate the role of manual muscle testing to diagnosis dysfunctions of the neuromusculoskeletal system that cause patients' conditions and complaints
  • Practice these manual tests for all regions presented in the course
  • Practice a series of palpation techniques that specifically identify where the patient needs treatment
  • Learn a variety of nutritional pearls that correlate synergistically with patient conditions and manual treatment protocols

Course Agenda

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

  • 0800-0900: PowerPoint presentation: Treating Pain and Dysfunction Without Drugs or Surgery: Integrating Osteopathic Manipulation and Manual Muscle Testing for Diagnosis and Treatment Protocols
  • 0900-1015: Live Zoom demonstration and practice for evaluating dysfunctions in the lumbar spine and pelvis
  • 1015-1030: Break
  • 1030-1130: Live Zoom demonstration and practice for treating dysfunctions in the lumbar spine and pelvis
  • 1130-1230: Lunch Break
  • 1230-1415: Live Zoom demonstration and practice of treatment procedures for the lumbar spine, sacrum, sacro-iliac, and innominate bones
  • 1415-1430: Break
  • 1430-1630: Live Zoom demonstration and practice for evaluation and treatment of the shoulder
  • 1630: Course adjourns, questions welcomed

Thursday, April 22, 2021: (Cervical & Thorax)

  • 0800-0900: PowerPoint presentation: Treatment of the Cervical Spine and the Thorax including thoracic vertebrae, ribs, and diaphragm
  • 0900-1015: Live Zoom demonstration and practice for evaluating dysfunctions in the cervical spine region
  • 1015-1030: Break
  • 1030-1130: Live Zoom demonstration and practice for treating dysfunctions in the cervical spine region
  • 1130-1230: Lunch Break
  • 1230-1415: Live Zoom demonstration and practice of evaluation and treatment procedures for thoracic spine and rib dysfunctions
  • 1415-1430: Break
  • 1430-1630: Treatment of the calf/ankle/foot. Live demonstration and practice for treating dysfunctions in the calf, ankle and foot.
  • 1630: Course adjourns, questions welcomed