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9:00 - 17:00
£340 (Early bird registration £300)

Forest Row Community Centre

Hartfield Road, Forest Row
East Sussex
RH18 5DZ
United Kingdom

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51.0958761, 0.0374838

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22-23 May 2021 (module 1-2) 9 am – 5 pm
£340 (Early bird registration £300)

Forest Row Community Centre, Hartfield Road, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5DZ
Instructor: Anneke Loode BSc MCSP HCPC Reg, 07972359891,

The EMMETT Technique is a simple, fast, effective muscle release technique, which can easily be integrated within your existing physiotherapy workload.

Releases taught in module 1 and 2: Iliopsoas, QL, Piriformis and TFL, hamstrings, gastrocnemius, trapezius, levator scapula, rhomboids, SCM, biceps brachii. To address and influence the lumbar spine, the pelvic floor, the core muscles, the thoracic spine, the cervical spine and the shoulder.

The EMMETT Technique uses simple moves with unique micro points that may have been activated through overuse, stress or trauma. This can initiate surrounding muscle tissue to tighten causing pain and restricted movement. Emmett points are known to reset this muscle action returning the muscle memory to a more harmonious state. This activation gives the brain the opportunity to re-evaluate the initial activator that created the neuromuscular problem for that patient. Light pressure sequences are used to desensitise these areas and the effect can be an almost instantaneous result. Special language skills are incorporated to reinforce and anchor the positive physical changes greatly enhancing the outcome.

During module 1-6 over 60 different releases are taught, including a full body lymphatic sequence, starting with the core muscles and increasingly offering students more options of addressing pain and dysfunction for an increasingly wider set of symptoms. The progression during the course modules 1-6 means that releases are reviewed and integrated to result in an ever more specific assessment based, targeted treatment. Tests and assessments are used to determine whether a muscle (group) needs a release, to help the treatment become targeted and client specific. For full course content, visit:

Learning objective in each module include:

1. Understanding the theory and indications about releases taught.
2. Being able to accurately locate the specific Emmett Points for each release.
3. To understand the Emmett Principles.
4. To understand the role of the core muscles within The Emmett Technique.
5. To understand the different Emmett releases (2 holding points/switch/1 holding point with muscle under load or stretch).
6. Being able to feel/sense/see the so-called ‘first jump’.
7. Being able to assess (on the first time the points are held) whether a muscle (group) needs a release or whether eg there’s a clear imbalance and/or left/right difference.
8. Being able to feel/sense when the release has happened, and thereby to determine how long to hold the points.
9. Being able to feel the difference in tissue tension when performing the release for the third time.
10. Applying and understanding the specific Emmett Principles. These principles for the basis of the technique and are introduced during module 1 and will be referred to throughout the course.
11. To recognise, understand and be able to deal with possible client reactions.
12. The students will be able to demonstrate ‘hands on’ accuracy and understanding of application at each level prior to progressing to the next module.