James Waslaski

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Manual Therapy to Eliminate Multiple 8 hours total, split into two 4 hour sessions
Nerve Compression Patterns of the Upper Body

COURSE DESCRIPTION

State of the art anatomy and nerve graphics will allow manual therapists to look inside the human body. Starting with the brain and spinal cord, therapists will use positional release, muscle energy techniques, and soft tissue balancing protocols to address OA & C1-C2 fixations, cervical kyphosis (military neck), spinal stenosis patterns, stuck facet joints, and treat sprains and strains throughout the upper body. Nerve tests include: Spurling Test: spinal nerve compression; Eden’s Test: costo-clavicular syndrome; Adson’s Test: scalene and first rib involvement ; Wright Abduction Test: pectoralis minor involvement; Tests to identify Cubital Tunnel and Guyon’s Canal (ulnal tunnel) conditions; Test for Bicipital Aponeurosis tendinosis: median nerve scarring; Pronator Teres Test: median nerve entrapment; and Tests for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome including the Tinnel’s Test, Phalen’s Test, and Tethered Median Nerve tests. Complicated shoulder capsular adhesions will also be addressed, and home care retraining will include spinal decompression, nerve glides and nerve tensioning protocols.

Manual Therapy to Eliminate Multiple
Nerve Compression Patterns of the Lower Body 8 hours total, split into two 4 hour sessions

COURSE DESCRIPTION

State of the art anatomy and nerve graphics will allow manual therapists to look inside the human body. The Weber-Barstow Maneuver, and Supine to Sits Test will evaluate for functional versus anatomical leg length discrepancies. Pelvic stabilization will use positional release, muscle energy techniques, and muscle balancing protocols to address sacral torsion patterns, iliosacral upslips, joint capsular patterns, femoral nerve compression, and normal muscle firing patterns. Therapists will level the sacral base, and release the Sacrotuberous ligament for sciatic nerve pain. The Straight Leg Test and Braggard’s Test will identify L5/ SI bulges or herniated discs. The Slump Test will identify hamstring strains or adductor strains that scar down the Sciatic Nerve. Tibial Torsions and Fixated Fibular Head Conditions will be corrected, by releasing the biceps femoris muscle, to address the Tibial and Fibular Nerve Entrapments. Manual therapists will also evaluate and release Tarasal Tunnel and Morton’s Neuroma. Home care retraining will include nerve glides and nerve tensioning protocols.

Elite Sports Therapy Class – 4 hours
Clinical Sports Massage and Corrective Stretching and Strengthening Exercises for Performance Enhancement

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This unique course takes you far beyond the traditional event sports massage training. We will be looking at on site sporting event work, injury prevention, injury rehabilitation, and performance enhancement techniques. Olympic and professional athletes realize the benefits of elite sports therapy to fit their specific needs. How do you customize your techniques to compliment the work of the athletic trainer, sport medicine physician, physiotherapist, or chiropractor? Are you familiar with the biomechanics of the various different athletes? What about proper muscle firing orders for optimal performance? You will know which techniques can have a negative effect on performance, if applied too close to competition. You will look at protocols to enhance transitions in endurance events like triathlons. You will analyze movements of multiple sports, and eliminate overactive and underactive muscle activity to prevent sports injuries and enhance performance potential. This incredible course looks at Elite Sports Therapies that will set your work apart from the average sports massage therapist, and could pave the way to working at international sporting events, or securing a career with your favorite professional sports team.


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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