A personalized approach to manual therapy.

Join Lisa Klein, PT, IMT.C for these unique classes on Comprehensive Manual Therapy Techniques. All classes have been certified by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy for .8 hours of CEU credits, per course.

Klein Institute Courses

Foundations of Manual Therapy Practice Utilizing an

Integrative Approach

Upcoming Course Dates:

Module 5: Manual Therapy for Nerve Tissue

Course is being taught live in Washington, DC and virtually as part of the Avepane diploma program on June 8th, 2024 from 8:00am to 5:30pm.

Module 6: Manual Treatment of Upper and Lower Extremity Compression Syndromes

Course is being taught live in Washington, DC and virtually as part of the Avepane diploma program on June 9th, 2024from 8:00am to 5:30pm.

Module 7: Cranial Therapy: Level 1

Course is being taught live in Washington, DC and virtually as part of the Avepane diploma program on July 27th, 2024 from 8:00am to 5:30pm.

Module 8: Cranial Therapy: Level 2

Course is being taught live in Washington, DC and virtually as part of the Avepane diploma program on July 28th, 2024 from 8:00am to 5:30pm.

Module 9: Manual Therapy for Cardiac Tissue

Course is being taught live in Washington, DC and virtually as part of the Avepane diploma program on September 28th, 2024 from 8:00am to 5:30pm.

Module 10: Manual Therapy for Treatment of Tissue Specific Fascial Mobility

Course is being taught live in Washington, DC and virtually as part of the Avepane diploma program on September 29th, 2024 from 8:00am to 5:30pm.

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All Modules are approved by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for .8 CEU hours. The fee for each Module is $350, or $600 for a 2 course weekend. This includes all course materials.

Module 1: Low Back and Neck – Basic

Module 1: Low Back and Neck – Basic

The course participants will explore the Klein Institute Mindset and Treatment System components of patient care. The course will cover the basic Myofascial Mapping technique, treating the primary diaphragms using Advanced Strain Counterstrain and Myofascial Release. Participants will learn the manual visceral technique to reduce the physiology of shock and adrenal load, Myofascial Release techniques for the pelvis, sacrum and spine, and Myofascial Release technique for the cranio-cervical junction. The course will also teach Strain Counterstrain techniques for the pelvis, sacrum and lumbar spine.

Module 2: Low Back and Neck- Intermediate

Module 2: Low Back and Neck- Intermediate

The course will cover the Multiplanar Myofascial Mapping technique, the 5 Point Diagnostic technique, and the Inhibition and Nullification techniques to find the primary issue. Participants will learn manual techniques for the treatment of bone bruises, soft tissue inflammation, and circulatory shock. The course will also include the Jones 7 Point Sacral Release technique and basic myofascial release techniques for the cranial dura.

Module 3: Sacrum – Basic

Module 3: Sacrum – Basic

The course participants will review the information taught in Modules 1 and 2. The participants will learn the Manual treatment for Physical Trauma Induced Shock, Sacral Plexus, and Compression Syndromes. The course will include Muscle Energy Techniques for Pelvis and Sacrum and Visceral Treatment for Related Pelvis and Sacral Organs

Module 4: Sacrum – Intermediate

Module 4: Sacrum – Intermediate

The course will review the information taught in Modules 1, 2 and 3 including: myofascial mapping, manual treatment for bone, manual treatment for inflamed soft tissue, basic muscle energy technique, and manual treatment for immune deficiency. The participants will learn intermediate sacral muscle energy technique and advanced strain counterstrain (ASCS) for spinal discs. The course will include ASCS for pelvic circulation, cranial circulation, for eyes, and SCS for cervical spine.

Module 5: Manual Therapy for Nerve Tissue

Module 5: Manual Therapy for Nerve Tissue

The course participants will review the information taught in Modules 1-4. The participants will learn the Muscle Energy Technique for the spine: Type 1’s and 2’s. The course will include the Myofascial Release technique to reset nerve tissue, treat adverse mechanical neural tension for the spine, plexi, cranial nerves, upper and lower extremity sensory and motor nerves, and pelvis.

Module 6: Manual Treatment of Upper and Lower Extremity Compression Syndromes

Module 6: Manual Treatment of Upper and Lower Extremity Compression Syndromes

The course participants will learn the conditions for the use of compression syndromes; the contraindications for the use of compression syndromes; the techniques that should be used before and after performing compression syndromes; and how to perform compression syndromes for the upper and lower extremity.

Module 7: Manual Treatment of the Cranium, Level 1

Module 7: Manual Treatment of the Cranium, Level 1

The course participants will learn the appropriate preparation work to be performed prior to treatment of the cranial joints and bones; mobilization of the temporo-mandibular joint and the spheno-basilar joint; mobilization of the basic cranial bones; mobilization of the cranial dura on multiple planes; and treatment for ensuring blood flow in and out of the cranium.

Module 8: Manual Treatment of the Cranium, Level 2

Module 8: Manual Treatment of the Cranium, Level 2

The course will review the information taught in Module 7. The participants will learn the appropriate preparation work to be performed prior to treatment of the cranial joints and bones; mobilization of the temporo-mandibular joint and the spheno-basilar joint; mobilization of the basic cranial bones; mobilization of the cranial dura on multiple planes; and treatment for ensuring blood flow in and out of the cranium; mobilization of the key bones involved in the cranial facial gear mechanism; performing the neuro-fascial releases for the cranium; performing the compression syndrome techniques for the cranium.

Module 9: Manual Therapy for Cardiac

Module 9: Manual Therapy for Cardiac

The course participants will learn the appropriate indications and contraindications for performing manual therapy on the cardiac area; the appropriate preparation work to perform prior to cardiac work. Participants will learn how to treat the appropriate hard frame structures surrounding the heart and how to perform the Advanced Straincounterstrain techniques for the heart and surrounding organs. The course will include performing the compression syndromes for the heart and surrounding organs and treating the biomechanics of the heart and surrounding and affiliated structures.

Module 10: Manual Therapy for Treatment of Tissue Specific Fascial Mobility

Module 10: Manual Therapy for Treatment of Tissue Specific Fascial Mobility

The course participants will learn the philosophy of tissue specific fascial mobilities and how to find and treat tissue specific fascial mobilities in the nervous, cardiopulmonary, hard frame, vascular, lymphatic and visceral systems. The course will include pre and post manual therapy needed when treating tissue specific fascial mobilities and indications and contraindications.

Module 11: Intermediate Fascial Diagnostics

Module 11: Intermediate Fascial Diagnostics

The course will review the information taught in Modules 1-10. The participants will learn the manual treatment for diaphragm fascial tissue, the blueprints for diaphragm fascial tissue, spinal shock, pelvic trauma, and the manual treatment to reset the fascial tissue of the spinal cord and spinal discs.

Module 12: Intermediate Visceral Diagnostics

Module 12: Intermediate Visceral Diagnostics

The course will review the information taught in Module 2. The participants will learn manual forehead diagnostics, the cavity LPS diagnostic technique and the spinal decompression blueprint.

Module 13: Advanced Muscle Energy and Biomechanics

Module 13: Advanced Muscle Energy and Biomechanics

The course participants will learn the mechanics, assessment and treatment of the ascended and descended sacrum, spinal shears, Chiari Malformation, adverse mechanical dural tension, and adverse mechanical peripheral nerve tension.

Module 14: Manual Therapy Protocols

Module 14: Manual Therapy Protocols

The course participants will learn the manual therapy treatment protocols for, migraine headaches and post-concussion syndrome. Participants will also learn manual therapy treatment protocols for, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, dysautonomia, systemic inflammation, fibromyalgia, spinal fusion and laminectomy.

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Testimonials

I was diagnosed with dystonia 20 years ago and lost movement in my right arm. All types of treatments at NIH had no effect. For the last six years I have been coming to Klein Integrative Physical Therapy and have made so much progress. I can now move my arm a good deal. The inward pronation, I previously had, has greatly diminished and I’m able to perform all sorts of tasks I couldn’t do before. Now I use both hands in the kitchen, put on jewelry, pull up socks, and use a knife and fork while eating. Life is a great deal easier. My arm was always across my body, either in front or behind my back. Now it’s mostly by my side. Because this is a neurological movement disorder, which I have been experiencing for years, progress is slow but improvement continues. I am very thankful for IMT and plan to do this therapy for the rest of my life. They have really been good to me and good for me.

—Julie R, Virginia

When I first met Lisa Klein I was in a state of chronic, debilitating and mind-numbing pain – I was barely able to work let alone have an acceptable quality of life. First time in my life I've ever been in real pain. Having had an MRI, cortisone shots in my neck, and hours and hours of PT, I gave Lisa's brand of therapy a try – it worked! I am pain free, back to normal and give 100% of the credit to Lisa and her scientifically grounded and artistically administered treatment.

—Don Neal, Member of the Lisa Klein Fan Club

When I attended my first session at Total Health PT ( just over a year ago), I was experiencing joint pain and could barely walk any distance. I had recently been diagnosed with Lyme Disease and my Doctor referred me to Lisa because she said that LIsa could support my healing process…..After 3 sessions, nearly all my joint pain was gone and I could walk pain-free once more….a member of her team next worked on helping to clear the vertigo and 'brain fog' that had plagued me for a very long time…after two sessions, both the vertigo and the brain fog were gone, have not returned, and I continue to experience a clarity of thought which I hadn't enjoyed in years….. Lisa Klein and her team are caring healers who have helped our entire family on the road back to total health and are an integral part of our wellness regimen…..I couldn't recommend them highly enough!

—Annie H., Chevy Chase, Maryland

I have hope that I can have a healthy gut! After years of suffering from IBS issues, I was referred to Lisa, and now five months into treatment, I have seen a dramatic turnaround. Lisa patiently works in partnership with me, and I'm thrilled to be back on a path toward overall good health.

—Lauren, Washington, DC

The first time I walked into Lisa Klein's treatment room, I was frustrated, frightened, and in significant pain. For decades, I sought help from neurologists, orthopedists, osteopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and physical therapists. No one took the time, nor had the training and expertise, to study my history and look at my body as a singular system to answer fundamental questions about the source of my pain and dysfunction. My world was growing smaller and smaller as I battled to remain functional while enduring daily debilitating headaches and intense neck, shoulder, and hip pain. Lisa was able to quickly determine that the source of my pain was rooted in injuries I sustained in a childhood accident when I suffered a compound tibia-fibula fracture and a severe concussion. She was confident that IMT techniques would bring me the relief I desperately sought. Many hours of treatment later, I am enjoying a life I never imagined I could have. In the words of Emily Dickinson, I am able to "dwell in Possibility." I owe that to Lisa, whose talent, compassion and commitment to healing restored my life.

—Diane

Seeing the whole person.
Caring for the whole system.

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