Topics - Massage Therapy Winter Symposium 2013
Listed in chronological order.
Overview of Orthopedic Massage
James Waslaski, LMT, CPT
Learn to combine neurology and human dissections in the lab with computerized 3D functional anatomy to eliminate the mystery of complicated shoulder conditions.
Explore assessment, pathology and clinical reasoning to demystify your work and allow you to treat complicated clinical conditions such as rotator cuff injuries, shoulder impingment, bursitis, neck and shoulder nerve entrapments, adhesive capsulitis and advanced stage frozen shoulders.
Blend manual therapy modalities such as myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, scar tissue mobilization and joint capsule release techniques. Learn methods to teach clients corrective stretching and strengthening techniques to reduce or eliminate pain.
Cadaver Work - A Visual Tour
Kim Swineheart, DC
Observe Dr. Swineheart dissect a cadaver in the auditorium and be able to ask questions via our close circuit camera and microphone. She will skillfully unravel the layers of the body so you can visually understand the specific tissues you work on to help your clients manage their shoulder pain.
Hands-on Technique Workshop Day 1 and 2: Manual Therapies for Complicated Shoulder Pain
James Waslaski, LMT, CPT
Learn orthopedic assessment for complicated shoulder conditions followed by manual therapy treatment, corrective stretching and strengthening techniques. Switch partners for the Day 2 session.
Fantastic Fascia - Exploring the Structure and Function of a Dynamic Tissue
Mary Tuchscherer, PhD, DC
Review the histological, physiological and neurological details of the various forms of fascia in the body. Discuss various pathologies of the fascia with and emphasis on the benefits and contraindications of massage therapy.
The Obesity Epidemic
Paul Ratté, ND
The latest statistics on obesity are alarming: More than one-third of U.S. adults (over 72 million) and 17% of children are obese. Most of is believe this stems from two things: eating too much and exercising too little. Find out about an alternate hormone hypothesis which describes the major role that insulin and cortisol play in energy allocation in human metabolism. Learn how these hormones work and how to control their release which may lead you to a better understanding of the obesity epidemic.
Marketing to Set Yourself Apart
Lynn Jaffee, LAc
Whether you started your own business or are employed in a clinical setting, your success as a massage therapist depends in part on your ability to effectivey attract and retain clients. Focus on strategies for marketing without the hard sell or expensive advertising.
Learn how to set yourself apart from other therapists and communicate exactly what you do. Discuss how to ethically and professionally maximize your online presence.