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Lakeland Regional Rehabilitation Experts Raise the Bar with Mastery Certification in Manual Therapy

Friday, February 3 2012

(L to R) Mir, Youngblood and Giovannucci

Lakeland Regional’s rehabilitation services team members are now more equipped than ever to meet the needs of patients experiencing intense pain, immobilization and physical discomfort. Three of its staff members, Rizwana Mir, PT, CLT, MCMT; Steve Youngbood, PT, MCMT; and Kelly Giovannucci, PTA, CLT, MCMT recently received their Mastery Certification in Manual Therapy (MCMT) – a continuing education, comprehensive manual therapy certification program, focusing on:

• The treatment of Myofascial pain though trigger point therapy
• Muscle energy techniques to treat joint dysfunction
• Strain and counter-strain joint therapy
• The treatment of NeuroFascial dysfunction, including entrapment syndromes, radiculopathies, nerve compression syndromes, neuropathies, chronic pain problems

The certification was offered through Hands-On Seminars, the leader in manual therapy continuing education and publications. The comprehensive course involved hands-on learning, case-studies, and a written and practical examination.

For information regarding these therapy techniques and to learn more about Lakeland Regional’s Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Clinic, please call (863) 687-1189 or visit

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