SYLLABUS

 

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 class room hands-on instruction. 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 certificate 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 States and Canada 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: for lower back, pelvic area, legs, upper and mid back

Module 2:   1 Day Clinic

Continuation of Basic Body Balancing Procedures, with areas of concern and contraindications.

Module 3:   1 Day Clinic

Basic Body Balancing Procedures and areas of concern for shoulders, neck, TMJ, torso, arms, legs

Module 4:    2 Day Clinic

Continuation of Basic Body Balancing Procedures, with areas of concern and contraindications.

Module 5:    1 Day Clinic   and    Module 6:  1 Day Clinic

Review, and advanced procedures for the serious VHT student or Practitioner.

Pre-requisites and co-requisites for VHT Practitioner certification

Basic First aid and CPR qualification
This course is highly recommended for students wishing to achieve Professional status.

Students entering this examination must be over 18 years of age on the day of the examination and have already completed a course in Anatomy and physiology and pathology.
Must complete all 6 modules, submit 24 case studies, do written and Practical assessments.
All students attending this course are invited to become a member of the Association (IETA)
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All practitioners must be a member of the Association (IETA), and keep up to date by commpleting two days of refresh/review every two years.
Demonstrate knowledge of the significance of credentials, regulation, and the activities of professional associations to the practice of bodywork.
Business Studies/Advertising/Professional are optional, but of benefit for a successful practice.
Code of Ethics and Public Relations.

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

Recommended Reading

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

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