Clinical Massage Strategies: Functional Assessment and Treatment of the Thoracolumbar Spine

$330.00

Out of concern for public health and safety, this course has been cancelled.

This technique-oriented course will focus on Functional Assessment and Testing of the thoracolumbar spine in a direct, systematic, and simplified manner.

This two day course will cover:

• basic theory of Functional Assessment and Testing
• specific testing skills for the spine
• implications of structural alignment observations
• how to develop highly specialized treatment plans to address dysfunction in the region including kyphosis, lordosis, lateral bends and rotations

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Clinical Massage Strategies: Functional Assessment and Treatment of the Thoracolumbar Spine

Out of concern for public health and safety, this course has been cancelled.

14 CE hours

How often do your clients present with pain, discomfort or limitations in movement that leave you wondering where to begin treatment?

Functional assessment allows a practitioner to make sound decisions about how, or if, a client should be treated. It is a process of gathering information, providing more data to use in clinical thinking and problem solving that results in quicker, more effective ways to help your clients. Detailed functional assessment is a critical tool in understanding a client’s pain and discomfort, identifying contraindicated conditions, and determining whether massage is appropriate.

Utilizing a combination of visual, tactile and movement methods, functional assessment distinguishes the types of tissues or structures that may be involved, assisting the therapist in designing more focused, specific treatments. It also provides a baseline and way to measure progress through the course of treatment.

Improve your clinical skills by developing competence in testing and treating musculoskeletal dysfunction of the hip, shoulder girdle and spine. In these workshops, you will learn a systematic approach that will help you develop the most effective treatment plans.

We will cover the anatomy and kinesiology for the spine, basic range of motion and Manual Resistive Testing, anatomically specific massage techniques, and clinical reasoning skills. This material provides a useful introduction to clinical massage strategies and deepens proficiency for therapists of all skill levels. It will enable you to help your clients with a wide range of musculoskeletal problems, and to work more efficiently to achieve greater results.

This technique-oriented course will focus on Functional Assessment and Testing of the Thoracolumbar spine in a direct, systematic, and simplified manner. This two day course will cover:

• basic theory of Functional Assessment and Testing
• specific testing skills for the spine
• implications of structural alignment observations
• how to develop highly specialized treatment plans to address dysfunction in the region including kyphosis, lordosis, lateral bends and rotations

You will learn very specific and effective hands-on techniques for many structures involved in the spine. We will include new and different approaches to some of the most commonly treated structures as well as musculature not generally covered in entry level trainings. These strategies will help your clients with a wide range of musculoskeletal problems, and help you achieve greater results!

If you are ready to take your practice to the next level, please join us for any one of the two day trainings for $330, or $1100 for all four regions.

What to bring: Please bring a massage table, rolling stool, sheets, a bolster/ pillow and lubricant (cream or lotion based). If you are unable to bring a massage table, please let us know in the Order Notes section at checkout. We will need one massage table for every two people attending. Wear or bring clothing that allows for ease of movement and visibility of the spine.