Saturday, April 28, 2018
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Approved for 7
Core Competency/Primary credits
Course is limited to 50 participants
Fee includes course handouts and lunch.
ABOUT THE COURSE
Imagine if you could restore normal muscle resting lengths to the major muscle groups in the cervical area of the body, and facilitate perfect alignment of the cervical spine. This dynamic multimedia presentation will give you a user friendly approach to evaluate, treat and custom design a client self-care program that can eliminate complicated cervical conditions forever. You will learn functional assessment and special tests, myofascial and neuromuscular techniques, myoskeletal alignment techniques, scar tissue mobilization protocols, and specific stretches and therapeutic exercises to eliminate both the underlying cause, and clinical symptoms of the cervical pain and associated upper extremity numbness.
We will specifically cover Atlas/ Axis mobilization, whiplash, cervical sprains and strains, facet joint dysfunction, spinal stenosis, cervical shearing forces, joint capsule adhesions, degenerative disc conditions, bulging discs, spinal stenosis, and joint arthritis. Cutting edge clinical research will be shared throughout this workshop, to support our unique approach to myofascial pain, and muscle-tendon strain pain.
In the afternoon participant will focus on Corrective Exercises for Pain Free Living and Performance Enhancement. As a certified personal trainer, for the National Academy of Sports Medicine, it is vital for all manual therapists to evaluate and treat overactive and under active muscle activity throughout the body. When certain muscle groups get tight and facilitated, and opposing muscles get weak and inhibited, it leads to musculoskeletal pain and decreased athletic performance.
Classic examples are Lower Crossed Syndrome where the hip flexors get tight causing the hip extensors to not only get weak, but to not fire in the proper firing order. In Upper Crossed Syndrome the anterior shoulder muscles get tight and facilitated, causing pain in the upper back due to weak, inhibited shoulder and cervical stabilizers. Based on the stretching protocols of Aaron Mattes, and strengthening exercises from NASM, therapists will learn to eliminate supination and over-pronation of the foot, rotational patterns of the knee, low back pain, cervical pain and shoulder and arm pain. This dynamic multimedia presentation will take you inside the human body to eliminate joint pain throughout the body, and increase athletic performance to a whole new level.
ABOUT THE MODERATOR
James Waslaski is an Author & International Lecturer who teaches approximately 40 seminars per year around the globe. He’s served as AMTA Sports Massage Chair and FSMTA Professional Relations Chair. He’s developed 8 Orthopedic Massage and Sports Injury DVDs, and authored manuals on Advanced Orthopedic Massage and Client Self -Care. His new book: Clinical Massage Therapy: A Structural Approach to Pain Management, was published by Pearson Education in 2011. James is a Certified Personal Trainer with NASM. He presents at state, national and international massage, chiropractic, and osteopathic conventions, including keynote addresses at the FSMTA, World of Wellness, New England Regional Conference, the World Massage Festival, and Australian National Massage Conventions. His audience includes massage and physical therapists, as well as athletic trainers, chiropractors, osteopaths, nurses and physicians. James received the 1999 FSMTA International Achievement Award, and was inducted into the 2008 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame. James was awarded Massage Therapist of The Year in 2012 at the Canadian Massage Conference. He was also nominated and awarded by his peers and colleagues the designation of Teacher of The Year 2015 at the World Massage Festival. ww.orthomassage.net
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COURSE CANCELLATION DATES
Cancellations made by March 26, 2018 receive a full refund. Cancellations made from March 27 – April 6, 2018 receive a 50% refund on the full cost of the course. No refunds will be given on cancellations made after April 6, 2018 at 4:30 pm