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VHT MODULES -  AND SYLLABUS

The Vibromuscular Harmonization Technique (VHT) will be taught to the discerning bodyworker in six robust and intensive hands-on modules. These modules Involve a class room, hands on instruction time of 64 hours. Each student will be supplied with professional educational aids including a modulized step by step manual as well as a professionally produced DVD covering the entire modality.

Depending upon the requirements of each country so the actual structure of each entire course may alter to include assessment and revision days prior to proceeding between levels and before being eligible to become a VHT Practitioner©.  The following modules must be completed successfully before a student may sit the exam or be assessed as being competent to practice VHT on a member of the public.  However before a diploma can be issued the additional requirements may include having a certificate in Anatomy and Physiology as well as a certificate in First Aid. Students who have qualifications in these skills, or who are already qualified as a Licensed Massage Therapist, Chiropractor, Osteopath or Physiotherapist will of course be accredited with these requirements.

Syllabus as in the United Kingdom as of 2009.

(Other countries may vary in construction due to instructor availability)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

-  VHT theories and concepts in the appropriate application and utilization of this          modality
-  On-hands experience to ensure that students develop the appropriate sensorimotor  skills in applying the ‘VHT move’ and carry out procedures
-  Understanding the importance of breathing
-  Assessing Trigger Points, Contra-indications, precautions and other indications
-  Psychological effects and mind body connection
-  Client care and modesty, and towel draping.

Objectives

At the conclusion of this course the student will be able to:

-  Describe the principals, factors and different phases of the VHT ‘move’.
-  Perform the various facets of the VHT ‘move’.
-  Position and prepare the client for the application of VHT.
-  Identify and appropriately perform VHT over different muscles, tendons and other soft tissue as set out by different procedures.
-  Offer beneficial VHT sessions to their case subjects upon successful completion of modules 1 and 2.
-  Address areas of concern in their case subjects after successful completion of modules 3 and 4.
-  Demonstrate palpation skills necessary for assessment that are within the scope of VHT.
-  Demonstrate an understanding of selected potential manifestations of the connections among the body, mind, and spirit.
-  Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of body stance for providing effective bodywork and avoiding unnecessary fatigue or injury to the student. 
-  Communicate directly, honestly, accurately, respectfully, and in a manner that allows clients to feel a sense of trust.
-  Recognize and refrain from working on areas or conditions that are contraindicated for bodywork.
-  Carry out assessments that can indicate which VHT procedures are likely to be appropriate to the client’s individual conditions.
-  Use proper terminology to describe clients’ conditions and produce written records of VHT sessions.
-  Demonstrate an understanding of standards of ethics and professionalism.
-  Be aware of the body's physiological responses during and following the application of VHT.

Course Topics

Introduction to VHT
Theory and Philosophy of VHT
The ‘VHT move’
Facets of Moves in VHT
VHT Procedures – Modules 1 - 4

Module 1:     2 Day Clinic

Basic Body Balancing Procedures:

Lower Back
Lower blocks
Upper blocks

Butt Shots
Lower Blocks with Hip Torque
Lateral Hamstring Duet Release
TFL – Ilio Tibial Band Address

Upper Back
Upper blocks
Opening the upper back
Upper Back Blocks with Torque
Rhomboid Rotation
The Inch Worm
The Scapula Triage
Closing the Upper Back
Trapezius Release
Rhomboid Torque

Middle Back
Lower blocks
Upper Blocks
Opening the Paraspinals
Upper Blocks with Torque

Module 2:   1 Day Clinic

Hamstring Preparation
Opening the Hamstrings
Calf and Achilles address
Soleus Torque
The Sacrum Tilt
Quadriceps release
The Sacrum release
Paraspinal opening address
Coccyx address

Module 3:   1 Day Clinic

Levator Scapula release
Scalenes address
Sternocleidomastoid release
Occiput release
Middle neck release
Throat drainage
TMJ
Breasts
Shoulder
Upper Arm
Forearm
Wrist and Hand

Module 4:    2 Day Clinic

Respiratory address
Opening conception vessel
Abdominal address
Pelvis address
Knee release
Ankle address

Foot address
Sinus address
Thai Spider Dance

Module 5:    1 Day Clinic

Shoulder Procedures 1& 2

Elbow Levator Releases 1,2 &3

Middle Back Development

Trunk Address

Lower Back Development

Energy Pull Up

Energy Pull Down

Logan Basic

Module 6:    1 Day Clinic

Seated Neck Release

Gateway Release

Pectoralis Minor Release

Pectoralis Major Release

Pectoralis Coupe de Grace

Illiacus Address Leg Rotation

New Hip Release

Sciatica

Neuro Lymphatic Address

 

Pre-requisites and co-requisites

Basic First aid and CPR qualification – 5 hours (Practitioner)
This course is highly recommended for students wishing to achieve Professional status.

Students entering this examination must be over 17 years of age on the day of the examination and have already completed a course in Anatomy and physiology and pathology ITEC or in-house course. (Practitioner)
The Professional Course is made up of 60 hour classes taken during a minimum period of one year, plus 60 hours home study. (Practitioner)
Must complete all 6 modules, submit 24 case studies, do written and Practical assessments (Practitioner).
All students attending this course is invited to become a member of the Association (IETA)
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All practitioners must be a member of the Association (IETA).
Demonstrate knowledge of the significance of credentials, regulation, and the activities of professional associations to the practice of bodywork. (Practitioner)
Business Studies/Advertising/Professional (10 Hours) - (optional, but of benefit for a successful practice).
Code of Ethics and Public Relations.

Fire and Health & Safety (UK)

Must be able to demonstrate an understanding of Course Health & Safety and fire regulations. Student will be required to sign an induction form. (5 hours)

Course Policies

All mobile phones must be switched off during the class
The Student is required to be attentive and respectful to the Instructor and others
The student is required to demonstrate that he is proficient in the use of the VHT modality covered in this course, which will be formally evaluated by the instructor

No aromatherapy oils may be used during the class

No other modality may be practised during the class

Essential Reading

Anatomy & Physiology book - Trail Guide to the Body Andrew Biel

The Atlas of Musculo-skeletal Anatomy by Chris Jarmey
Anatomy Trains – Thomas Myers