Posture and Pain

Posture and Pain

 


Gravity takes a toll on our bodies every day, constantly straining our structure and slowly dragging our body into misalignment. This problem is usually not noticed (or perhaps is even considered to be normal) until some sports activity or physical labor aggravates the problem enough to cause persistent pain. The result is a trip to the doctor. Since muscle imbalances are the most common cause of misalignment, massage therapy is clearly the most effective form of treatment.

In this fast-paced four hour class, you will learn all about postural distortions from the serious (Scoliosis, Lordosis, Kyphosis) to the everyday distortions that cause subtle but lingering pain. You will learn about how and why massage therapy works to treat these conditions and how to educate physicians and patients about this as well.

A key part of this class will be learning to perform "body reading" an identification of postural misalignment in patients (or potential patients), with just a brief visual scan. The class will be broken up into small groups where participants, at their option, can be evaluated for misalignments themselves.

In this class students will:

  • Learn primary goals of medical massage including unconstrict muscle, be mindful of fascia and initiate diffusion;
     
  • Understand what connective tissue and fascia is and how dysfunction can lead to pain;
     
  • Discuss key dermatomes, learn about multiple types of pain;
     
  • Review anatomical planes and movements of the spine in relation to postural analysis;
     
  • Learn to view key points of the body, in various planes, from an anterior view, a posterior view and a lateral view;
     
  • Learn to differentiate between favored posture and deviations; ideal alignment and deviations and understand Upper and Lower Cross (Janda) Syndromes;
     
  • Leave the class with multiple “tools” to use in session analysis including SOAP notes, visual assessment, knowledge of biomechanics, palpatory skills, muscle and ROM testing, historical notes, etc.

 

This class is one of six classes that is required as core curriculum in our Medical Massage Practitioner Program. This class is part of our Masters Level Series. Discounted pricing is available when enrolling in a series of classes including the Posture / Upper Extremity Series.

 

Days and Times

This class typically takes place on a Saturday from 8am - 12noon.

This class is also offered at Las Vegas Success School, on Costa Rica Education Vacations and on various Seminars at Sea. Days and times may vary based on the event.
 

CE's

4 live, hands-on, continuing credit hours are offered towards national certification classes, Florida and Texas.

 

 

 

Please enroll early to ensure your place in class. Our class size limits are strictly enforced.

Orlando, FL - February 11, 2023 This class is scheduled to take place on a Saturday from 8am-12noon. All course materials will be provided in a digital format. Please be prepared to log in to your student portal at the time of class. Portal credentials will be provided one week before class to the email that you signed up for this class under. Location: Homewood Suites by Hilton, 8745 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819, #407-248-2232.

Fort Lauderdale, FL - March 11, 2023 This class is scheduled to take place on a Saturday from 8am-12noon. All course materials will be provided in a digital format. Please be prepared to login to your student portal at the time of class. Portal credentials will be provided one week before class to the email that you signed up for class under. Location: To Be Announced

Phoenix, AZ - March 11, 2023 This class is scheduled to take place on a Saturday from 8am-12noon. All course materials will be provided in a digital format. Please be prepared to log in to your student portal at the time of class. Portal credentials will be provided one week before class to the email that you signed up for class under. Location: Springhill Suites by Marriott, Phoenix/Tempe Airport, 1601 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85281, #480-968-8222.

Dallas, TX - April 15, 2023 This class is scheduled to take place on a Saturday from 8am-12noon. All course materials will be provided in a digital format. Please be prepared to login to your student portal at the time of class. Portal credentials will be provided one week before class to the email that you signed up for class under. Location: To Be Announced

Richmond, VA- April 15, 2023 This class is scheduled to take place on a Saturday from 8am-12noon. All course materials will be provided in a digital format. Please be prepared to login to your student portal at the time of class. Portal credentials will be provided one week before class to the email that you signed up for class under. Location: To Be Announced

Baltimore, MD - April 22, 2023 This class is scheduled to take place on a Saturday from 8am-12noon. All course materials will be provided in a digital format. Please be prepared to login to your student portal at the time of class. Portal credentials will be provided one week before class to the email that you signed up for class under. Location: To Be Announced

Chicago, IL - April 22, 2023 This class is scheduled to take place on a Saturday from 8am-12noon. All course materials will be provided in a digital format. Please be prepared to log in to your student portal at the time of class. Portal credentials will be provided one week before class to the email that you signed up for class under. Location: Comfort Inn O'Hare, 2175 E. Touhy Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018 (Room block, based on availability - $95 + tax - call #847-635-1300 x501.)

Atlanta, GA -May 13, 2023 This class is scheduled to take place on a Saturday from 8am-12noon. All course materials will be provided in a digital format. Please be prepared to login to your student portal at the time of class. Portal credentials will be provided one week before class to the email that you signed up for class under. Location: To Be Announced

Boston, MA - May 20, 2023 This class is scheduled to take place on a Saturday from 8am-12noon. All course materials will be provided in a digital format. Please be prepared to login to your student portal at the time of class. Portal credentials will be provided one week before class to the email that you signed up for class under. Location: To Be Announced

Seattle, WA - May 23, 2023 This class is scheduled to take place on a Tuesday from 8am-12noon. All course materials will be provided in a digital format. Please be prepared to login to your student portal at the time of class. Portal credentials will be provided one week before class to the email that you signed up for class under. Location: To Be Announced

Charlotte, NC - May 27, 2023 This class is scheduled to take place on a Saturday from 8am-12noon. All course materials will be provided in a digital format. Please be prepared to login to your student portal at the time of class. Portal credentials will be provided one week before class to the email that you signed up for class under. Location: To Be Announced

Pittsburgh, PA - June 3, 2023 This class is scheduled to take place on a Saturday from 8am-12noon. All course materials will be provided in a digital format. Please be prepared to login to your student portal at the time of class. Portal credentials will be provided one week before class to the email that you signed up for class under. Location: To Be Announced

Las Vegas, NV - June 21, 2023 This class is scheduled to take place on a Wednesday from 1:30pm-5:30pm. Seminar and Room Block Location: The LINQ Hotel, 3535 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109. Room block web link: https://book.passkey.com/go/SQLMT3, Reservation Center #800-223-7277 - group code: SQLMT3. A $15 per person/per day massage table rental has been included in the price of this tuition. If you are able to bring a table and wish to opt out of this fee, please do so on this page: https://www.lmtsuccessgroup.com/LVSS0623 prior to checking out. All course materials will be provided in a digital format. Please be prepared to log in to your student portal at the time of class. Credentials will be provided one week before class.

Portland, OR - July 8, 2023 This class is scheduled to take place on a Saturday from 8am-12noon. All course materials will be provided in a digital format. Please be prepared to login to your student portal at the time of class. Portal credentials will be provided one week before class to the email that you signed up for class under. Location: To Be Announced

Denver, CO - July 15, 2023 This class is scheduled to take place on a Saturday from 8am-12noon. All course materials will be provided in a digital format. Please be prepared to login to your student portal at the time of class. Portal credentials will be provided one week before class to the email that you signed up for class under. Location: To Be Announced

Houston, TX - July 15, 2023 This class is scheduled to take place on a Saturday from 8am-12noon. All course materials will be provided in a digital format. Please be prepared to login to your student portal at the time of class. Portal credentials will be provided one week before class to the email that you signed up for class under. Location: To Be Announced

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DIGITAL FORMAT

All course materials will be provided in a digital format. About a week prior to your class, you will receive an email with credentials to log in to your student portal. You will be able to check in to your course online, view, download, or print your manual prior to the time of class, submit your course evaluation and download your Certificate of Completion, right from your portal page! Even after your class is over you will still have access to your course materials. Please have an internet-enabled device with you at the time of class. It's a super and convenient process.

CLASS SIZES

All of our classes have minimum and maximum enrollments that can be accepted. If a class is getting close to being full, we may close online enrollment. If a class is closed online, you may still call us at #800-201-2247 to see if there are any additional spaces or to go on a waiting list. If you want to go, let us know!  On rare occasions, we do not meet the minimum number of enrollees or an unexpected situation occurs and we need to cancel or reschedule a class. Please confirm that your class will be going forward prior to making any non-refundable travel arrangements. 

STAYING OVERNIGHT?

The best option would be to stay right at the hotel where the class is taught, so we try to set up room blocks for students at lower than listed prices. This is not always available however. When calling, ask the front desk about this. If they are not aware, try the sales office. NOTE: Before doing this, check out discount websites such as hotels.com, trivago.com or tripadvisor.com. Sometimes there are nearby hotels, some even within walking distance, that offer better rates. 

 

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