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Functional Muscle Testing med Ulrik Sandstrøm


Functional Muscle Testing med Ulrik Sandstrøm
22.09.2018 10.00 - 23.09.2018 - 15.00
Vejlefjord Hotel og Konference - Stouby


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A screening routine as well as a simple concept for using muscle testing in your daily practice, regardless of your treatment technique.


Would you like a window into why your patients keep breaking down and whether your therapeutic intervention is on the right track? Then manual muscle testing can be a hugely powerful tool for pre and post testing of your patients’ function.

Muscles protect us from everything life throws at us by providing strength, control, flexibility and stability. The majority of the neurological control mechanisms happen with no conscious control through a series of spinal cord and cerebellar reflexes. These reflexes are continuously fed with afferent input from joints, tendons, muscles, fascia etc. This means that we as humans can concentrate on the task in front of us, be it running past defenders with a rugby ball, pole vaulting or bending down to pick up a piece of paper, without having to worry about the vast number of coordinating and stabilising reflex movements that need to happen in order that we can do these tasks safely.

This seminar describes a theory where a disturbance to normal afferent input from - for example a poorly functioning joint, a hypertonic muscle, an injured ligament or myofascial adhesions - has the potential to disturb these reflexes. Essentially, if the aberrant afferent input is ‘different’ enough from what is expected by the massively complex ‘black box’ of neurological coordination, then efferent firing to the muscles that need to protect and support us is compromised.

Functional muscle testing relies on the fact that a muscle can resist a higher eccentric load that it can concentrically contract. This is an important safety mechanism which enables a voluntarily maximally contracted muscle to still resist an external force. However, this depends on appropriate afferent input and any disturbance to neurological coordination can compromise this reflex. This shapes our testing procedure, where we ask the subject to maximally contract against a static load and then gradually increase an external force.
And when you find and treat the source of the disturbed sensory input which compromised the efferent output to the muscle – and then return the muscle to full strength – you have an important insight into what may have compromised this patient’s adaptive capacity and caused the injury.

This concept works regardless of your treatment technique. It is not meant as a ‘system’, a cookbook approach or the only way to get your patients better, but it is a simple yet hugely effective tool, which is easy to apply and integrate into your existing examination procedures


This lecture will examine the neurological basis for functional manual muscle testing and present a screening routine as well as a simple concept for using muscle testing in your daily practice. We will look at a new paradigm for understanding injury, which is rooted in well understood principles and research and which offers a different yet very logical approach.

The following Monday morning, you will be able to:
• Immediately show the effect of your treatment
• Hugely increase patient compliance by showing immediate functional change
• Get clues to help you find those difficult underlying problems – not just treat compensations
• Screen asymptomatic patients and athletes and show them why they are seeing you for preventive care
• Help in preventing injury and optimise sporting performance
• Present a model of patient management focused on maintaining your patient’s adaptive range and patient led outcome goals


A mixed mode of lecture presentation of the underlying concepts and principles, but with a main focus on hands-on workshops.


Ulrik Sandstrøm, kiropraktor uddannet fra AECC
Ulrik Sandstrøm har årtiers erfaring bag sig i undervisning til kiropraktorer, fysioterapeuter og sportslæger. Ulrik har arbejdet med elitesport på det højeste plan inden for bl.a. rugby i England og blev valgt til at arbejde med verdens topatleter til både OL i London og i Rio


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DKK 3.800,00
Kursusprisen er inklusiv forplejning i løbet af dagen.

Dato og tid

Lørdag den 22. september 2018 kl. 10.00 - 17.00 og
Søndag den 23. september 2018 kl. 9.00 - 15.00

Overnatning og middag

Overnatning og middag finder sted på kursusstedet.

Enkeltværelse DKK 1.115,-

Dobbeltværelse pr. pers. DKK 858,-

Middag inkl. vin og kaffe DKK 665,-


Senest den 17. august 2018


Kurset udløser ikke kompensation for tabt arbejdsfortjeneste.


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