Workshop Descriptions

Clinical/Orthopedic Assessment for the Upper Body part 1

Course summary This course will provide you the skills and base assessment tools to allow you to successfully determine sources of your clients pain and/or dysfunction.Participation and completion of this workshop will allow you to return to your practice with the confidence to assess your clients and determine the sources of their pain and/or dysfunction. You will be taught technical skills of physical assessment and how to apply them in a logical and thorough manner.Successful physical assessment leads to effective...

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Comprehensive Approach to In-Chair Massage with Advanced Body Mechanics

This comprehensive workshop will be taught primarily through hands-on skills in conjunction with demonstrations and explanations. This hands-on workshop prepares therapists for performing a safe and effective therapeutic in-chair massage on a client according to the highest standards of practice. You will learn and practice basic and advanced in-chair massage techniques incorporating modified Swedish techniques. This will include assessment tips and discussion of other modality use such as Joint mobilizations. You will learn strategies for land marking and assessment over-the-clothing....

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Therapists will be introduced to treatment techniques that have been utilized with success to help with client symptoms from admission to hospital discharge. Full body treatment techniques and topics geared toward client comfort will be demonstrated and discussed. Additional relevant treatment topics to be addressed include: Treatment for Constipation, TMJ, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Bells Palsy. Therapist posture and body mechanics will be demonstrated and practiced along with client positioning for structure accessibility and comfort. Therapist will focus on minimizing...

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Post Surgical Treatment of Mastectomy & Implants

This workshop will be taught with lecture and demonstrations. The aim is to bring together learned assessment and techniques to address post surgical issues- such as restricted range of motion, scar work and TOS. Upper body treatment techniques with a focus on engagement techniques using Dynamic Angular Petrissage (DAP) will be introduced. Topics discussed and techniques demonstrated include:Client comfort and care, assessment techniques, use of hydrotherapy, segmental stretching, Myofascial treatment techniques, self-care, Joint Mobilizations and draping for client comfort. A...

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Advanced Upper Body Treatment Techniques using DAP

This workshop will be taught primarily through therapist hands-on participation, demonstrations, group participation and discussion with a focus on engagement techniques using Dynamic Angular Petrissage (DAP). Therapists will learn and practice regional advanced treatment techniques to be more efficient and effective in accessing and treating functionally problematic muscles and fascia, in the neck and shoulder girdle. This one day workshop will start with a common case presentation of a client to effectively look at the symptomatic presentation in order to support...

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