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VIDEO TRAILER

SUMMARY

Manual Therapists have realized for years that specializing in just one modality is no longer sufficient to treat complicated musculoskeletal pain conditions. Integrated Manual Therapy presented by Massage Hall of Fame’s James Waslaski brings together the work of leading manual therapists in order to eliminate the cause of complicated pain conditions, rather that treating just the clinical symptoms.

This introductory recorded seminar of James Waslaski's work will open your eyes to new and innovative ways to approach both the way you assess clients and how you ultimately treat the under-lying causes, not just the symptoms.

MODULE DETAILS

Cost: $30.00
Theory Presentation: 1 Hour
Technical Presentation: 1 Hour
Total Presentation Duration: 2 Hours
Assessment: Online short quiz (70% pass rate required)
Certificate of Completion: Downloadable on successful quiz completion

 

Treating Low Back Pain, Hip Pain, SI Joint Pain and Sciatica

This presentation will address the treatments of acute and chronic low back pain and sciatica. Revolutionary hip capsule adhesion release techniques will be highlighted.

James will discuss how the majority of clinical conditions such as pain from spinal stenosis and bulging and ruptured discs do not require surgery, if the muscles and joints are balanced out, and normal muscle firing orders are restored.

In the second half of the seminar, James will demonstrate a series of techniques on a member of the audience to highlight the benefits of integrated manual therapy, while Q and A's will be fielded from the live audience and those viewing the live webcast.

Watch below for a sample of James' techniques:

About the Presenter

James Waslaski is an Author & International Lecturer who teaches approximately 40 seminars per year around the globe. He’s served as AMTA Sports Massage Chair and FSMTA Professional Relations Chair. He’s developed 8 Orthopedic Massage and Sports Injury DVDs, and authored manuals on Advanced Orthopedic Massage and Client Self -Care. His new book: Clinical Massage Therapy: A Structural Approach to Pain Management, was published by Pearson Education 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. James received the 1999 FSMTA International Achievement Award, and was inducted into the 2008 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame. James was awarded Massage Therapist of The Year in 2012 at the Canadian Massage Conference.

He was also nominated and awarded by his peers and colleagues the designation of Teacher of The Year 2015 at the World Massage Festival.

MODULE DETAILS

Cost: $30.00
Theory Presentation: 1 Hour
Technical Presentation: 1 Hour
Total Presentation Duration: 2 Hours
Assessment: Online short quiz (70% pass rate required)
Certificate of Completion: Downloadable on successful quiz completion



VIDEO TRAILER

SUMMARY

This webcast will focus on a number of musculoskeletal pathologies which will include the more sinister inter-vertebral disc pathologies and spinal nerve root encroachment leading to neck and referred pain down the upper limb. Facet joint irritation and syndromes which can lead to cervical headaches, stiffness and decreased range of motion.

Join Rob Orr (Soft Tissue Lecturer, Victoria University) as he presents an easy to follow detailed two part presentation seminar firstly covering a theoretical review of specific regions with a focus on altered biomechanics and various regional postural syndromes which can cause dysfunction, followed by Rob demonstrating a variety of Assessment approaches and Treatment options with a multi-camera production allowing the live audience and home audience a bird's eye view of the action on the large screen.

MODULE DETAILS

Cost: $30.00
Theory Presentation: 1 Hour
Technical Presentation: 1 Hour
Total Presentation Duration: 2 Hours
Assessment: Online short quiz (70% pass rate required)
Certificate of Completion: Downloadable on successful quiz completion

 

VIDEO TRAILER

SUMMARY

In recent times, manual therapists are changing their client Assessment approach to now incorporate testing for neural tissue pathologies. Neural tension tests assess the mobility of neural tissue in the extremities and spinal canal. Positive adverse neural tension tests suggest poor mobility of neural tissue, resulting in clients presenting with pain and decreased range of motion. Reports of improved treatment outcomes following neural tension assessment and treatment suggest that adverse neural tension should be considered as a possible source of pain and dysfunction.

Join Rob Orr (Soft Tissue Lecturer, Victoria University) as he presents an easy to follow detailed two part presentation seminar firstly covering a theoretical review of specific regions with a focus on altered biomechanics and various regional postural syndromes which can cause dysfunction, followed by Rob demonstrating a variety of Assessment approaches and Treatment options with a multi-camera production allowing the live audience and home audience a bird's eye view of the action on the large screen.

MODULE DETAILS

Cost: $30.00
Theory Presentation: 1 Hour
Technical Presentation: 1 Hour
Total Presentation Duration: 2 Hours
Assessment: Online short quiz (70% pass rate required)
Certificate of Completion: Downloadable on successful quiz completion

 

VIDEO TRAILER

SUMMARY

The 'bread and butter' region for many manual therapists, our livew webcast will focus on musculoskeletal conditions of the shoulder, but also importantly, Rob will spend time reviewing postural syndromes effecting the scapula region that has a direct effect on the glenohumeral joint and other musculoskeletal syndromes. Adverse neural tension is often over-looked and Rob will review this condition and how as manual therapists we are able to correctly assess for an unstable scapula which is sometimes due to abnormal movement tracking.

Join Rob Orr (Soft Tissue Lecturer, Victoria University) as he presents an easy to follow detailed two part presentation seminar firstly covering a theoretical review of specific regions with a focus on altered biomechanics and various regional postural syndromes which can cause dysfunction, followed by Rob demonstrating a variety of Assessment approaches and Treatment options with a multi-camera production allowing the live audience and home audience a bird's eye view of the action on the large screen.

MODULE DETAILS

Cost: $30.00
Theory Presentation: 1 Hour
Technical Presentation: 1 Hour
Total Presentation Duration: 2 Hours
Assessment: Online short quiz (70% pass rate required)
Certificate of Completion: Downloadable on successful quiz completion

 

VIDEO TRAILER

SUMMARY

Thoracic back pain can occur as a result of trauma or sudden injury, or it can occur through strain or poor posture over time. The most common cause of thoracic back pain appears to originate from muscular irritation or other soft tissue problems. These can arise from lack of strength, poor posture, prolonged sitting at a computer, using a backpack, overuse injuries (such as repetitive motion), or trauma (such as a whiplash injury caused by a car accident or as a result of a sports injury).

Presenter, Rob Orr (Victoria University) will discuss causes of Thoracic pain, as well as ways in which we, as Soft tissue therapists can have a positive impact on alleviating pain by various treatment options. In addition to treatment, Rob will also discuss lifestyle changes for the client which may assist, along with samples of corrective exercises and stretches for the client during the technical demonstration segment of the webcast.

MODULE DETAILS

Cost: $30.00
Theory Presentation: 1 Hour
Technical Presentation: 1 Hour
Total Presentation Duration: 2 Hours
Assessment: Online short quiz (70% pass rate required)
Certificate of Completion: Downloadable on successful quiz completion

 

VIDEO TRAILER

SUMMARY

This webcast will focus on the knee & ankle region looking at restricted range of movement, local musculoskeletal structures producing pain & distal musculoskeletal structures that can refer to the knee, musculoskeletal injuries/syndromes, postural syndromes & altered biomechanics of the knee & ankle region  leading to acute & chronic musculoskeletal conditions.

Ideal knee stability is dependant on correct neuromuscular firing patterns & ideal range of motion of multiple muscle groups and joints, the hip & ankle region should always be considered a contributing factor to the clients knee complaint due to the significant impact that the hip & ankle have on the knee joint in regards to altered biomechanics leading to painful musculoskeletal pathologies.

Altered knee mechanics (PFJ) can lead to a number of musculoskeletal conditions/injuries such as PTS, lateral pressure syndrome, ITBFS, patella tendinopathy, popliteal syndrome, hamstring strains, hamstring hypertonicity & so on. Altered biomechanics of the knee & ankle region over a period of time could (especially in individuals that participate in regular activity) lead to ligament laxity due to permanent creep leading to increased joint play that may increase the incidence of acute & chronic injury.

This Webcast will focus on altered biomechanics of the knee & ankle region, assessment & treatment of specific musculoskeletal conditions of the knee & ankle, & specific corrective stretching & corrective exercises for the knee & ankle region to aid in ideal stability & range of motion resulting in the reduction of  associated musculoskeletal injuries/conditions.

MODULE DETAILS

Cost: $30.00
Theory Presentation: 1 Hour
Technical Presentation: 1 Hour
Total Presentation Duration: 2 Hours
Assessment: Online short quiz (70% pass rate required)
Certificate of Completion: Downloadable on successful quiz completion

VIDEO TRAILER

SUMMARY

This topic will focus on restricted range of movement, local & radiating /referred pain, associated musculoskeletal injuries/syndromes, postural syndromes & altered biomechanics of the lumbopelvic & hip region.

Ideal lumbopelvic stability & a strong/stable flexible hip joint provided through correct neuromuscular firing patterns plays a significant role in lumbar stabilisation & maintaining ideal lumbar spinal posture. Ideal lumbar spinal posture is important for the muscle length tension relationship, correct force transfer & absorption of forces through the lumber spine, de-loading compression rates to the facet joints, de-loading compression rates to the intervertebral disc, help maintain a healthy opening at the intervertebral foramen.

Lumbopelvic instability & restricted hip range of motion can lead to a number of lumbopelvic & hip musculoskeletal conditions/injuries such as disk pathologies, facet joint pathologies, compression injuries, stenosis, piriformis impingement of the sciatic nerve neural adhesions, gluteal dysfunction, tendinopathys, impingement syndromes & clicking hip syndrome.

This presentation will focus on postural syndromes, altered biomechanics, assessment & treatment of specific musculoskeletal conditions, & specific corrective stretching & corrective exercises for the lumbopelvic & hip region to aid in ideal stability & range of motion resulting in the reduction of lower back & hip pain & associated musculoskeletal injuries/conditions.

MODULE DETAILS

Cost: $30.00
Theory Presentation: 1 Hour
Technical Presentation: 1 Hour
Total Presentation Duration: 2 Hours
Assessment: Online short quiz (70% pass rate required)
Certificate of Completion: Downloadable on successful quiz completion