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Certification Program – Advanced Orthopedic Massage
|Mon||Sep 11 – Oct 23, 2017||8:30am – 12:30pm|
Rise above to provide the best treatment your clients crave. Provide the corrective care that brings recovery. This is muscle therapy that will rise your practice to the next level.
Become Certified as an Advanced OM Therapist
What is Advanced Orthopedic Massage (OM)?
Advanced Orthopedic Massage is based on the principle of massaging with respect to the musculature’s anatomy. You will be presented with concepts created by your instructor such as: muscle base, scooping and vector of force. Additionally, because the body is designed to move, a strong emphasis of this course is on moving the joints to produce the desired effect - a return to health. Enhance your skills to massage like an orthopaedic surgeon, with precision and results.
How can your clients benefit from Advanced Orthopedic Massage (OM)?
This course will dramatically change your client’s progress and response to treatment.
Learn how to implement Orthopedic Massage in your regular practice and understand it in reference to pathologies.
Specifics of each Advanced OM course
Introduction to Orthopedic Massage: Prepare yourself towards your journey of OM certification. Learn the fundamental steps involved to this superior approach created by Seminars for Health. This path will give you the foundation to confidently begin your OM practice. Incorporate this methodology, become transformed and reach your true potential. Once you understand these principles, bring them into your practice to become the best you can be. Be satisfied that you are making the greatest difference with Orthopedic Massage.
Advanced OM of the Anterior Neck: People are living with constant pain and searching for relief. Achieve best results by regaining segmental C-spine upper and lower mobility to reduce muscle load. An OM therapist gains essential anatomical knowledge and execution of targeted advanced techniques. Understand comprehensible steps to perform a safe and effective treatment. Expertly perform the most precise, safe Longus Colli release technique created by Seminars for Health. Specialize in the highest demand body region, the neck.
Advanced OM of the Posterior Neck: Too often people endure constant pain and are in need of relief. The complex neck is vulnerable and prone to injuries. Forward positioning of the head is epidemic. Achieve results by identifying affected postural structures through precise palpation with confidence. Orthopedic Massage provides optimal recovery, eliminating the extreme tension while maintaining stability. Provide the ability to access deep and superficial posterior neck muscles with OM practices. Obtain lasting relief for clients suffering from postural strain, whiplash, tension headache and stiff neck.
Advanced OM of the Chest and Anterior Shoulder: Forward positioning of the body is epidemic. Your Orthopedic Massage will powerfully influence this growing problem by restoring chest expansion and correcting shoulder alignment. Release and minimize the persistent upper body tension linked to forward positioning. Resolve the conditions rooted with postural alignment issues. Transform your client’s overall health. (Clients who can especially benefit: Office workers, hair stylists, dental hygienists, office workers, teenagers and massage therapists)
Advanced OM of the Rotator Cuff: Upgrade your skills. Master the highly effective OM techniques that treat debilitating tendinopathy. Execute targeted dynamic movement respecting the synergistic relationship between the rotator cuff muscles, the thoracic cage and spine. Provide lasting and permanent pain relief and create optimal function.
Advanced OM of the Lumbar and SI Joint: Facet joints are not meant to bear load creating pain and muscle tension. Orthopedic Massage releases spinal pressure creating ‘Opening’ by targeting key junctions to eliminate the source of pain immediately. Adding segmental mobility and targeted muscle work will restore pain-free postural balance. Perform a focused lumbar or SI treatment. Become empowered, provide relief and slow down the overwhelming number of back pain sufferers.
Advanced OM of the Hip and Thigh: The hip is the quickest joint to show age; the effects are devastating. We are becoming a sitting, immobile society; showing an increase of osteoarthritis. Master Orthopedic Massage and influence the healing of the hip joint, capsule, muscle junction and attachment. Increase range of motion, flexibility, improve joint health, activity performance and slow down the aging process. Be part of preventative and restorative care. Provide quality of life with lasting effects.
Advanced OM of the Leg and Foot: Often unresolved foot and leg problems can lead to conditions that require care. The complexity of this weigh bearing, intricate region is highly responsive to OM treatment provided to both joints and muscles. Restore foot function and unload the muscles with dynamic OM specific joint mobilizations methods. Be part of preventative and restorative care.
Advanced OM of the Forearm, Wrist and Hand: Repetitive and overused of electronic devices clearly affect everyone, even if they don’t know it. Muscle imbalances and premature wear-and-tear of the joints, possibly leading to nerve compression. Bring awareness to unknown potential conditions before it becomes problematic. This can be treated optimally with Orthopedic Massage. OM Therapists excel at providing specific protocol to best target the muscle belly, the tendon and musculotendinous junction. Get results by providing uplifting and preventative care with OM techniques.
Credits per body region course: NHPC: 5 | RMTA: 4 | MTAA: 4 | MTAS: 4 | MTAM: 4 | CRMTA: 4 | NCBTMB: 4
Monday, Sept 11 from 8:30 to 5:30
Course 1: Introduction to Orthopedic Massage
Course 2: Advanced OM of the Forearm, wrist and Hand
Monday, Sept 18 from 8:30 to 5:30
Course 3: Advanced OM of the Anterior Neck
Course 4: Advanced OM of the Posterior Neck
Monday, Sept 25 from 8:30 to 5:30
Course 5: Advanced OM of the Chest and Anterior Shoulder
Course 6: Advanced OM of the Rotator Cuff
Monday, Oct 2 from 8:30 to 5:30
Course 7: Advanced OM of the Lumbar/SI
Course 8: Advanced OM of the Hip and Thigh
Monday, Oct 23 from 8:30 to 12:30
Course 9: Advanced OM of the Leg and Foot
Become Certified as an Advanced OM Therapist
I wanted to take Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage with Seminars for Health to become more confident in treating pregnant and postpartum women as my college didn’t touch on this at all. I honestly feel that a lot of therapist leave school scared and too nervous to treat pregnant and postpartum women. I actively avoided it. Janine does a great job of dispelling the misinformation that’s out there regarding pregnancy and massage. Her knowledge and experience is vast and fills you with confidence. She showed some great techniques and made sure everyone was super confident with the sidelying positioning, draping and bolstering. The booklet we used and took home is great and really useful. I’ve been taking it with me when I have a maternity or postpartum massage just for reference. It gives you all of the contraindications and cautions to watch out for broken down into trimester as well as safe positioning and techniques to use for each trimester. All in all I feel 100 times more confident since taking the course and I feel like clients feel more cofident in you when you know the right questions to ask and understand the issues facing pregnant and postpartum women. I would highly recommend this course to all therapists! Pregnant women aren’t scary and they need massage and support more than anyone.