CMT Upper & Lower Extremity

Add a new dimension to your therapy practice with our Corrective Manual Therapy seminar.

On our Corrective Manual Therapy ‘Upper & Lower Extremity’ Two Day Seminar you will learn practical and effective approaches for finding and treating chronic pain problems associated with foot, ankle and knee, including conditions such as Bunions, Plantar Fasciitis and Morton’s Neuroma, ligament Sprains and Meniscus injuries. In the upper extremity, we will deal with common pain conditions including Carpal tunnel syndrome, Labral tears and shoulder Impingement.

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Course Overview

Pre-requisite: Holistic Massage, Sports Massage, Orthopaedic Massage or equivalent

What participants are saying about our CMT Seminars:

“This course was well thought out, well structured, with plenty of useful techniques and enough time to understand their purpose, the application and the assessment of the result. Personally, I have already used all of the techniques and found them very effective. I don’t think I have taken away as much usable techniques before and felt fully confident of them…”

“The course added a vital layer of understanding to bodywork over sports and orthopaedic massage which focuses more on myofascial. Already two weeks after taking the course I am getting improved results with my clients.”


Course Content

This visually stimulating Upper & Lower Extremity seminar is based on Aubrey Gowing’s assessment and treatment protocols. This sequencing can help therapists quickly identify and treat common pain-producing conditions such as Tibial rotation, Talar dysfunction, muscle imbalance and foot Pain, Carpal tunnel, elbow and wrist pain. This seminar is specially designed for practicing therapists who wish to dramatically improve treatment outcomes and shorten the route to success with each client.

You will practice pain-free techniques that simultaneously address joint issues, utilise neurological responses and treat soft tissues to increase hydration and pliability.
Restore joint space and the nervous system will reduce guarding.’
Learn to access and treat deep tissues without excessive force, mobilise joints and address myofascial restrictions. By mastering this treatment approach, you will be able to quickly unlock chronic pain conditions.

Course Fees

Time: 9:00am to 5pm
Venue: Holistic College Dublin, 14 Main Street, Swords, County Dublin.

Price: € 295

Course Syllabus

This seminar includes techniques and treatment sequences for:

The Ankle:

  • Soleus and tibialis posterior
  • Assess and mobilise the fibula
  • Talus assessment and correction
  • Decompress the tarsals
  • Bunion correction
  • Plantar fascia treatment

The Knee:

  • Assess for tibial rotation
  • Assess patella tracking
  • Myofascial techniques for the Quads
  • Myofascial techniques for Adductors
  • IT band release
  • De-rotating the tibia

The Arm:

  • Myofascial technique for anterior deltoid and biceps
  • Soft Tissue Release (STR) and ‘fascial bag’ release for bicep
  • Myofascial technique applied to the forearm flexors
  • Active engagement
  • STR applied to the tendons of the wrist flexors

Wrist and forearm extensors:

  • Decompressing the carpals
  • Myofascial technique applied to the forearm extensors
  • STR is applied to the extensor muscles
  • Active engagement for the extensors

The Hand:

  • Treating Trigger Fingers (Tenosynovitis)
  • Mobilising the carpal and metacarpal joints
  • Mobilising the metacarpal / pharyngeal and inter-pharyngeal joints

Course Requirements

Recommended to bring to class:

  • 1 Pillow
  • 1 Towel
  • A pair of shorts
  • Comfortable clothing and footwear are recommended e.g. polo top/t-shirt and tracksuit bottoms/leggings and trainers are ideal.

Course Support

Study is supported with a fully printed course manual and through an online Learning Portal with documents and dozens of demonstration videos, a sample of which you can see here.

Schedule and Location

One weekend in north Dublin Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th November 2023.

North Dublin

Weekend Course


Blended Learning

November 4, 2023

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Times & Dates

Starting Date: Saturday 4th November 2023
Completion Date: Sunday 5th November 2023

  • Dates: Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th of November 2023
  • Time: 9:00am to 5pm
  • Venue: Holistic College Dublin, 14 Main Street, Swords, County Dublin.

*Please note these dates are provisional and, although unlikely, HCD reserve the right to make changes to the timetable if and when necessary.

HCD Swords

HCD, Swords, Co. Dublin

Our Diploma courses, CPD's and Mentoring Workshops take place in the newly refurbished venue 14 Main Street, Swords, North County Dublin. Swords is a vibrant town with a host of fantastic facilities on your doorstep.

14 Main Street,
Co. Dublin
K67 X2C8

Good Availability