The Steiner Method

Residency Program

the knowledge

What You Will Learn

This program will provide you with the ability to identify the underlying or root cause of a patient’s problem/dysfunction/dis-ease process. You will gain a deep appreciation of the interrelatedness of the entire system. In every aspect of this training all aspects of the body will be considered in relationship to the whole.

You will learn techniques that help you identify when beliefs held in the body and mind are suppressing someone’s strength, endurance, or capacity to heal. You will also learn strategies to bring these beliefs to consciousness when the patient is ready and facilitate them to release and shift when they no longer are serving the person.

It provides a comprehensive system that will tailor your approach to the unique needs of each patient in order to maximize effectiveness.

the result

What You Will Gain


Course Highlights

  • Advanced diagnostics
  • Diagnostic manual muscle testing
  • Steiner Method Myomechanics SM
  • Sympathetic/parasympathetic balancing
  • Steiner Method BioActivation SM
  • Intrinsic/extrinsic neuromotor training
  • Neuromotor Reeducation to facilitate accurate muscle firing patterns
  • Strategies to break up adaptive movement patterns
  • 30+ interventions to test and improve the brain’s capacity to recruit muscles
  • Trauma based autonomic nervous system treatment techniques
  • Skills to achieve lasting results in 1-3 sessions for common issues such as tendonitis and S-I instability.
the Process

What to Expect


  • Demonstration of advanced knowledge base and/or extensive years of practice.
  • A three year commitment to the program.
  • Obtaining of books and materials to supplement classes. A list will be provided upon acceptance into the program.

During the Course

  • Prior to class, you are expected to have proficiency with manual therapy, orthopedics, and arthrokinematics.
  • Between classes, you will practice what you learned. During the next class, you will demonstrate your proficiency and be tested for accuracy. The ideal scenario would be to do the training with a local colleague whom you can practice with.
  • You will demonstrate how you have integrated the information from the previous class and how it has informed your daily treatment sessions through case study presentations in the following class.
  • A meditation practice will be essential to being deeply effective at everything you will learn. You will be taught the Centering Method which is currently a required practice for the medical students attending UT Austin.


Applications for the Fall 2023 class will be available in late 2022-early 2023.