Education Events

Positional Release Class

October 14-15, 2017

with Denise Deig, MSPT, GCFP, BFLT/T


This course is an introduction to the principles and practice of Positional Release Technique, an indirect approach to manual treatment. The theoretical foundation for this course is Osteopathic based with a strong focus on neuromuscular dysfunction. The Theoretical Foundations of Indirect work will be presented. Additionally, emphasis during class time will be on laboratory sessions with presentation and guided practice of techniques to peripheral and spinal areas with muscular, joint and isometric applications.


  1. To become familiar with the theoretical basis of osteopathic treatment and indirect techniques for Muscles, Joints and Isometrics.
  2. To become familiar with release techniques for Muscles, Joints and Isometric exercises.
  3. To demonstrate an adequate anatomical foundation to use the techniques presented.
  4. To develop palpation skills as is appropriate for each student.
  5. To enhance joint mobilization skills with an indirect approach.
  6. To become familiar with Positional Release techniques and to recall with 85% accuracy the techniques presented in class.
  7. To have an understanding of the underlying principles presented in class which enables the student to confidently apply these principles and techniques to their unique clinical setting and patient population.

Book is included in this course:

Deig, DK. Positional Release Technique; from a dynamic systems perspective. Revised Edition, Indianapolis, IN Somatic Publications 2006. ISBN #0-9777700-0-1 or #0-7506-7225-0

Course Instructor: Denise Deig, MSPT, GCFP, BFLT/T

Denise Deig authored the book, “Positional Release Technique, from a Dynamic Systems Perspective” originally published by Butterworth Heinmann in 2000. The 2nd revised edition was published in 2006. She has taught Positional Release Muscle and Joint Continuing Education Classes more than 85 occasions to Physical Therapists on a National basis since 1985. Deig taught Manual Therapy and Movement classes in the MHS postgraduate and DPT programs in the Physical Therapy program at the University of Indianapolis, from 1989 through 2014.

Deig has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Indiana University. Her professional training in Physical Therapy was completed at the University of California in San Francisco, in 1976. She completed her MS degree in 1994 from the University of Indianapolis.

She completed the Feldenkrais professional training program in 1992, and became a Bones for Life Trainer in 2006. She is a Senior Trainer in the Movement Intelligence Program, since May 2013. She has been a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner cm for more than 20 years.

Deig has extensive postgraduate training in orthopedic Physical Therapy. Much of her manual training was carried out at the school of Osteopathy at Michigan State University. She integrates Indirect Manual Therapy and Movement Intelligence work into her Physical Therapy practice in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Feldenkrais®, and Feldenkrais Method®, are services marks and Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner® a certification mark of the Feldenkrais Guild of North America. Bones For Life® is a service mark of the Foundation for Movement Intelligence.

Information Sheet for Fall Class in Casper

The Wyoming – AMTA Fall 2017 Class is being held Saturday & Sunday, October 14th & 15th, 2017 at the C’mon Inn, located at 301 E. Lathrop Road, Evansville, Wyoming.

The phone number is (307) 472-6300. Participants are responsible for making their own reservations, if needed. There is a block of rooms reserved at $95/night.

If you need driving directions, please contact the hotel at (307) 472-6300.

Weather & Dress

Please wear comfortable clothing, we recommend dressing in layers as the temperature of the meeting rooms can vary.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made no later than October 1st, 2017. An administrative fee of $25.00 is assessed on all cancellations. Cancellations after the above date and no-shows are not eligible for refunds. All cancellations must be submitted in writing to:

AMTA Wyoming – Education, 827 S. Center Street, Casper, WY 82601 or emailed to

Meeting Schedule and Information

Saturday, October 14th

9:00 am – 12:00 pm Below the Diaphram

Introductory lecture, Palpation Exercise, Demonstration & Practice

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Demonstration & Practice continued

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Board Meeting & Dinner, location to be determined.

All are welcome to attend.

Sunday, October 15th

9:00 am – 12:00 pm Diaphram & Above

Demonstration & Lab Practice

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Demonstration & Lab Practice

Questions, Course Wrap-up & Evaluations

Please show up 30 minutes early on Saturday for setting up. This session is hands-on and requires massage tables & sheets. Please let us know if you are unable to bring one.

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