About the Presenter
Dr. Erson Religioso III graduated from D'Youville College in 1998 with a dual Bachelor's of Science and Master's of Science in Physical Therapy. His interests in Orthopaedics and Manual Therapy lead him to pursue a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine. Studying under Stanley Paris, PhD, PT, internationally known for his manual skills and knowledge of the spine as well as his distinguished faculty, Dr. Religioso earned his DPT and Manual Therapy Certification in 2000. He later became credentialed in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine in 2000, and in 2008 became one of four mentors in the country who can train orthopaedic manual therapy to MDT Diplomats, of which there are only several hundred in the world.
Thanks to extensive training and certification from Dr. Mariano Rocabado, PT, of Chile, one of the world’s foremost experts in treatment of temporomandibular joint dysfunction, Dr. Religioso became certified in evaluation and treatment of oromaxillary, craniofacial, and temporomandibular pain in 2005. Later in 2005, he obtained Fellow status in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists and serves as a mentor for future Fellows through Daemen College’s Fellowship in OMPT program. He recently became certified in FMS level 1 in December 2011 and expects certification in level 1 of the Selective Functional Movement Assessment soon. In January 2013, Dr. Religioso became an official FMT level 2 certified Rock Doc, a state of the art method of kinesiology taping.
Dr. Religioso is adjunct faculty of SUNY at Buffalo, where he teaches orthopaedic manual physical therapy in the DPT program. He founded themanualtherapist.com to help mentor and teach professionals around the world and physioanswers.com to help educate consumers and the general public on the profession of physical/physiotherapy. He also is the creator of the EDGE Tool, a high quality stainless steel tool for assisted soft tissue manipulation, the EDGEility Tool, a lower cost, high quality plastic tool for IASTM, the CupEDGE, silicone cups for cupping massage and assisted tissue manipulation, the EDGE Mobility Bands, for enhancing mobility with compression wrapping and self mobilization from neck to foot, and the Stop Thought Viruses Challenge, for individuals in chronic/persistent pain states. He also is an importer of high quality Mirror Boxes for pain, arthritis, stroke rehab, and neuro-orthopaedic problems.
Enhance your existing toolbox with an evidence-based framework for assessment and treatment.
Have you been wanting to expand your knowledge by learning a comprehensive assessment and treatment protocol to upper quarter pain and dysfunction? If so, this course will provide you the assessment and treatment tools for working with the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine as well as the shoulder, elbow, wrists, hip, knee, and ankle.
A comprehensive movement screen and repeated motions will be used as evaluation tools. Home exercises for patients will be covered as there is an emphasis on patient education and self treatment.
The course will cover:
o The principles of Eval, Reset, and Stabilize
o Movement Screen and Repeated Motions based evaluation
o Neurodynamic testing median, radial, ulnar nerves and sciatic and femoral nerves
o Thrust manipulation of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine
o Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage (IASTM) with the EDGE Tool
o Neurodynamic treatment
o Functional mobilization of the hip, knee, and ankle
o Home exercises, repeated motions based resets and using the EDGE Mobility Bands
o An emphasis on patient education and self treatment
September 16 - 17, 2017
Saturday: 8am - 5pm
Sunday: 8am - 5pm
(Greater Calgary Area)