Kinetic Chain Patterns Causing Complicated Knee Conditions Including Ascending Syndromes and Total Body Lesions
January 25-26, 2020, 16 CEU NCBTMB
Classes are Sat/Sun 9-6pm
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Manual Therapists will thoroughly understand why over 90% of knee pain comes from the foot and hip. Thorough Gait Analysis, Functional Movement Screening, and thorough Orthopedic Assessment, this seminar will show therapists how a high arch or flat foot will cause the loss of the normal stirrup spring system. Therapists will understand the biomechanics of both open and closed chain kinetic foot strike. This ascending syndrome can causes multiple variations in tibial and sacral torsion patterns, and can ascend into roto-scoliosis of the lumbar spine and compensatory scoliosis and kyphosis of the thoracic spine, locking down the OA joint in the neck. Therapists will assess and treat the following complicated knee conditions: tibial torsions; ACL, PCL, MCL and LCL injuries; meniscus tears; IT band pain; patellar tendinosis; pes anserinus tendinosis; bursitis; patellar tracking; stuck fibular head pain; fibular and tibial nerve pain; excess supination and over-pronation of the foot; compensatory OA joint fixations and sacral torsions; distal hamstring and plantaris strains; and popliteal pain. Therapists will also learn to assess for total body joint and muscle lesions. Based on new research, therapists will know why vacu-therapies (cupping) must replace foam rollers for IT band release, rectus femoris release, and releasing the retinaculum of the knee.
James Waslaski’s an Author and 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 6 Orthopedic Massage and Sports Injuries DVDs and authored manuals on Advanced Orthopedic Massage and Client Self Care. He has also produced a motivational audio series called Quest for Excellence, Success Strategies. James presents at state, national, and international massage, chiropractic and osteopathic conventions including keynote addresses at the FSMTA, World of Wellness, 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 was inducted into the 2008 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame.