Tumwater – Targeted Movement for Massage Therapy
September 24 @ 8:30 am - September 25 @ 4:30 pm$325
15 CE Hours
About this Event
Practical Movement targets neuromuscular re-education to specific muscle groups, thereby retraining them to address dysfunctional movement patterns and postural imbalances.
This seminar introduces you to the entire Practical Movement curriculum and covers the key movements that will address the most common issues that you encounter in your practice. Join us for a weekend packed full of information that you can incorporate into your sessions on Monday morning.
The material includes:
- Structured movement that brings a different level of softening to the musculature and enables your hands-on work to be more effective with less effort. The techniques can easily be incorporated into your sessions to
- Quickly soften muscles during your hands-on work as they are easily performed on a draped body
- Reinforce your hands-on work with client take-home education
- A systematic approach to therapeutic movement that teaches you how to teach your clients how to move. You’ll learn the basic template of how to apply movement using the framework of the specific movements below.
- A common structural imbalance in the pelvis and how to address it.
- How to change faulty movement patterns and address postural imbalances via retraining the nervous system to restore physiologically correct movement.
The movements include:
- Movements for the shoulder girdle to address adhesive capsulitis and other shoulder disorders.
- Self care interventions for disorders of the elbow, forearm, hand and wrist.
- Breath movements to address various spinal and postural imbalances including rib rotation.
- Spinal movements to address kyphosis, lordosis, a flat thoracic spine, and rotational issues.
- A movement that wakes up the spine and is great for low back pain.
- How to re-balance the arches of the feet…and when not to.
- A common mistake practitioners make in treating plantar fasciitis.
Deborah Kimmet M.S., LMT, BCTMB, CMBE
Deb is a massage therapist and movement educator with over 34 years of experience in addressing chronic pain and injury issues. She developed Practical Movement™ through many years of clinical practice, research and learning – from teachers, students, and clients. Her clinical experience includes working at Hand Therapy of San Francisco, a clinic specializing in treating dysfunction of the upper extremities. Her clients have included musicians, computer athletes, and voice therapy patients.
Deb is one of the first instructors (#2) to be credentialed as a Certified Massage & Bodywork Educator (CMBE) through the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education. She has presented at the National AMTA Convention (twice), the Washington and Indiana AMTA Chapter Conventions, , the World Massage Festival, and the World Massage Conference, teaching seminars across the country. Deb is committed to excellence in education and brings many years of group facilitation and teaching skills to the classroom. She teaches with a dose of humor and a focus on finding innovative methods to help students understand and retain the coursework.