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Advanced Massage & Physical Therapy Techniques with Mike Quirk
January 8, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sundays, Jan 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th
This 4 week course on Sundays is meant for massage therapists, physical therapists and other interested health professionals, taught by a Doctor of Osteopathy.
Osteopathic Physicians learn many of the same techniques used by both Massage and Physical Therapists. They just learn them far more in-depth and with a greater understanding of how the body functions as a whole.
Working with muscles and joints (simple anatomy & physiology).
Throughout the course, you will learn more intricately how muscles and tendons interact. We will explore how to distinguish subtle differences between muscles, tendons and other structures. This includes the ability to detect and work on specific muscles that are covered by other muscles. You also learn how to work with very deep muscles that can’t normally be reached.
One of the most common techniques used to relax muscles and unwind fascia, the tissue between muscles. (~6 hours)
Very gentle, yet effective, this is used to reduce swelling and promote blood flow. (~2 hours)
Called “fold and hold”, this technique can be as effective as a chiropractic adjustment, but without any of the risks. (~8 hours)
Lymphatic drainage is used to reduce fluid buildup caused by cancer or heart disease (if time permits).