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April 22, 2016 Advanced Upper Body Treatment Techniques Using Dynamic Angular petrissage: Stoney Creek

April 22, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


April 22, 2016
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Ontario College of Health & Technology
1040 South Service Rd
stoney Creek, on l8e 6g3 Canada
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To register go to https://theculinarycollege.com/courses/view/256  $190 8:30-4:30 pm at Ontario College of Health & Technology.
or for questions contact paul lewis at 416-895-7689 or www.paullewis.ca events

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, shoulder, and arm. (Incorporating Myofascial, Petrissage and non-Petrissage, segmental stretching for longer lasting results)
This 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 hand 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.
The efficacy of this technique will be demonstrated and discussed for clients in wheelchairs and seated massage chair. Learning objective At the end of the course the learner will have:Demonstrate proficiency in Accessing, Activating and treating various muscles in the upper bodyDemonstrate the ability to apply the concepts of DAP to augment massage treatment Identify and demonstrate postural positioning for safe application of techniquesLearn and practice upper body treatment techniques to reduce stress on the therapistReliably demonstrate the ability to determine through reasoning which structures to address and whyCourse structure / running orderCase Study, Appropriate anatomy review,Introduction of Hand saving techniques,Body Mechanics, Advanced techniques,Problem solving and reasoning , Wheelchair patients, other applicationsClient comfort

Patient Comment: DAP is not a deep pressure treatment but because of the detail work involved, the client may feel as if it is. Each client may interpret and feel different based on their own response to touch. For example, a post-surgical mastectomy client from North Carolina writes: “This method of massage that I have never experienced before uses your own body for resistance and movement to work muscles and goes deep into muscle groups for optimum results. While his methods are painful at times, the end result is well worth the discomfort. In the course of two sessions, my range of motion improved and level of pain decreased. This method should be a must for all massage professionals who work with surgical patients to get them on their feet and moving sooner than later.” 1 Hour Telly Award Winning DVD will be available for sale at the workshop. Available in 5 Languages on 1 DVD (English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish) Multipage Booklet will be provided.The one Hour Telly Award Winning DVD will be available for sale at the workshop. Available in 5 Languages on 1 DVD (English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish) Multipage Booklet will be provided. Participants should dress comfortable, and bring a little lotion.