James Waslaski


Lecture Topic: Orthopedic Massage for Complicated Knee Conditions

After a brief review of Pelvic Stabilization, the therapist will learn assessment and clinical reasoning skills to sort out approximately 12 causes of complicated knee pain. We will be sharing cutting edge research on myofascial pain, scar tissue mobilization, trigger points, and joint pain. Modalities used will be functional assessment, posturology, myofascial release, NMT, joint capsule work, myoskeletal alignment, and specific corrective stretching, and strengthening protocols for each clinical condition. Participants will also be learning our revolutionary technique for releasing complicated hip capsule problems. After Pelvic Stabilization review, we will address Patella femoral Pain, Patella Tendinosis, Chondromalacia, IT Band Friction Syndrome, Fixated Posterior Fibular Head Pain, Abnormal Knee Rotation, Medial & Lateral Collateral Ligament Sprains, Medial and Lateral Meniscus Tears, ACL & PCL Sprains, Popliteal Pain, Hamstring Strains and Plantaris Strains. The key to this seminar is that all muscle groups that affect the hip and knee will be brought into balance prior to treating the clinical symptoms, and the client will be given custom designed self-care for each specific condition, to eliminate pain forever. (70% Hands-on training- Mats or tables required.)

Lecture Topic: Integrated Manual Therapy and Orthopedic Massage for Complicated Cervical Conditions

Imagine if you could restore normal muscle resting lengths to the major muscle groups in the cervical area of the body, and facilitate perfect alignment of the cervical spine. This dynamic multimedia presentation will give you a user-friendly approach to evaluate, treat and custom design a client self-care program that can eliminate complicated cervical conditions forever. You will learn functional assessment and special tests, myofascial and neuromuscular techniques, myoskeletal alignment techniques, scar tissue mobilization protocols, and specific stretches and therapeutic exercises to eliminate both the underlying cause and clinical symptoms of the cervical pain and associated upper extremity numbness. We will specifically cover Atlas/ Axis mobilization, whiplash, cervical sprains and strains, facet joint dysfunction, spinal stenosis, cervical shearing forces, joint capsule adhesions, degenerative disc conditions, bulging discs, spinal stenosis, and joint arthritis. Cutting edge clinical research will be shared throughout this workshop, to support our unique approach to myofascial pain, and muscle-tendon strain pain.


Short Bio:

James Waslaski is an Author and International lecturer who teaches manual therapy at approximately 40 seminars in the US and throughout the world on an annual basis. After graduating from college, he was a paramedic who also taught in hospitals and college for almost 20 years. He is a massage school graduate and a Certified Personal Trainer with NASM. James is also an NCBTMB Board approved educational provider. James has developed 9 Integrated Manual Therapy and Sports Injury DVDs, and authored a manual in Client Self Care. His textbook: Clinical Massage Therapy: A Structural Approach to Pain Management, was published by Pearson Education in 2011. He presents at state, national and international chiropractic, osteopathic, athletic training and massage conventions. James received the 1999 FSMTA International Achievement Award and was inducted into the 2008 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame. James was awarded Massage Therapist of The Year in 2012 at the Canadian Massage Conference. He was also nominated and awarded by his peers and colleagues the designation of Teacher of The Year in 2015 at the World Massage Festival.

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