ONE Concept Presents: Therapist Self-Treatment by Aubrey Gowing
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Therapist self-treatment - How to stay pain free and have a long career !
Module descriptor. The practice of massage therapy, like many physically demanding occupations, can leave practitioners prone to overuse and repetitive strain injuries. In this presentation we will demonstrate a range of self care techniques that target the most commonly dysfunctional tissues to alleviate chronic pain for therapists and provide for a long and successful career. These will include hands on techniques, the use of time efficient and targeted stretching routines, effective use of a stretch rope and the application of fascial floss! When practiced regularly these techniques will help you stay pain free throughout decades of professional practice. Therapist self-treatment learning objectives: Students will be able to assess for dysfunction or restriction in the upper extremity. Students will be able to devise a self-treatment plan and specific rehab to address hypertonicity in upper and lower extremity. Students will be able to safely and effectively apply fascial floss routines for the upper and lower extremity. Therapist self-treatment learning outcomes: Students will be able to describe the typical patterns of dysfunction associated with the physical demands of providing massage therapy. Students will be able to identify fascial restrictions and muscle imbalance. Students will be able to apply self-treatment techniques to target the commonly overused structures in massage practice. Students will be able to implement a targeted stretching routine to address the common muscle imbalances associated with massage practice. Students will be able to apply a variety of tools to aid in self-treatment, such as Facial floss and the use of a stretch rope.