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 Paul Lewis 2functionally 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 the clinical reasoning and rational for techniques, modalities, treatment positions and structures addressed.

Course summary full day workshop

This workshop will be taught primarily through therapist hands-on participation and demonstrations. Focus will be treating Neck, Arms and shoulder Girdle.Therapists will learn and practice regional advanced treatment techniques to be more efficient and effective in accessing and treating functionally problematic issues in selected upper body regions such as the neck and shoulder girdle.

Paul Lewis 3This workshop will start with a common case presentation of a client to effectively look at the symptomatic presentation in order to support the clinical reasoning and rational for techniques, modalities, treatment positions and structures addressed. The introduction of Dynamic Angular Petrissage(DAP) will be used to augment the treatment and reduce treatment stresses on the therapist. Therapists will be introduced to and practice the various had saving techniques, modalities and treatment positions based on the evaluation of the case presented. Postural positioning for safe application of techniques along with self care exercises will be introduced and practiced. In addition, segmental stretching and triple Knuckle stripping will be demonstrated and practiced- technique which allows control of depth for treating large back muscles.

Learning objective At the end of the course the learner will have:
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Accessing, Activating and treating various muscles in the upper body
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply the concepts of DAP to augment massage treatment
  • Identify and demonstrate postural positioning for safe application of techniques
  • Learn and practice upper body treatment techniques to reduce stress on the therapist
  • Reliably demonstrate the ability to determine through reasoning which structures to address
Course structure / running order
  • Case Study, Appropriate anatomy review,
  • Introduction of Hand saving techniques,
  • Body Mechanics, Advanced techniques,
  • Problem solving and reasoning ,
  • Client comfort

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