Corrective Exercises for Pain-free Living and Performance Enhancement

It is vital for all manual therapists to evaluate and treat overactive and underactive muscle activity throughout the body. When certain muscle groups get tight and facilitated, and opposing muscles get weak and inhibited, it leads to musculoskeletal pain and decreased athletic performance. Classic examples are Lower Crossed Syndrome where the hip flexors get tight causing the hip extensors not only to get weak, but to not fire in the proper firing order. In Upper Crossed Syndrome the anterior shoulder muscles get tight and facilitated, causing pain in the upper back due to weak, inhibited shoulder and cervical stabilizers. Based on the stretching protocols of Aaron Mattes and strengthening exercises from NASM, therapists will learn to eliminate supination and over-pronation of the foot, rotational patterns of the knee, low back pain, cervical pain and shoulder and arm pain. This dynamic multimedia presentation will take you inside the human body to eliminate joint pain throughout the body, and increase athletic performance to a whole new level.

James Waslaski is an author and international lecturer who teaches 40+ seminars around the world every year. He served as AMTA sports massage chair and FSMTA professional relations chair. He has developed eight orthopedic massage and sports DVDs and written manuals on advanced orthopedic massage and client self-care. His book Clinical Massage Therapy: A Structural Approach to Pain Management was published in 2011. James is a certified personal trainer with NASM. He presents at state, national and international massage, chiropractic and osteopathic conventions, including keynote addresses at the FSMTA World of Wellness New England Regional Conference, the World Massage Festival, and Australian National Massage Conventions. His audience includes massage and physical therapists, as well as athletic trainers, chiropractors, osteopaths, nurses and physicians. He received the 1999 FSMTA International Achievement Award and was inducted into the 2008 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame. He also was awarded Massage Therapist of the Year at the Canadian Massage Conference and in 2015 was named Teacher of the Year at the World Massage Festival.

Sunday, 2:30 pm/ Hall O, 4 CE Hours- Massage Therapy (S230-O)

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