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Postural assessment (skills for observing and evaluating body patterns)

Middlesex School Of Complementary Medicine

Other Qualifications , Uncategorised

Course Description

5cpd points Validated by ipti - (independent professional therapists international) Accredited by embody This workshop is designed for practitioners, qualified in any form of body massage therapy. It is one of the optional modules within the mscm advanced massage diploma but it is also available as a stand-alone workshop. A vital skill for a quality massage therapist is the ability to perform an accurate postural assessment. The majority of physical aches and pains stem from distorted posture arising from dysfunctional body parts. This in turn forces the body to make ill-fated adjustments. Postural assessment plays a vital role in effective massage treatment allowing you, as a massage therapist, to identify the structural deformities and identify the root cause of your clients' problems. In a sense, the muscles, ligaments and tendons of the body act as 'guy ropes' or 'strainers' for the skeleton. When they become overly contracted, they pull on the bone where they are attached, causing a misalignment in that area. This can have a 'domino effect' throughout the body, causing further distortions. The postural distortions may, in turn, limit nerve supply to the various organs and systems of the body, causing further ill-health. This is why postural assessment is such a vital step in your clients' recovery. Become a more effective practitioner by learning to identify postural deviations and to select appropriate exercises for each typical posture. On the workshop you will receive a detailed postural assessment checklist for use with your clients and practice identifying postural deviations and muscle length on a variety of body types. The training will lead you through a carefully structured sequence of learning experiences which increase, expand and change your skills in analyzing human posture. This is a prerequisite to understanding and implementing an effective approach to intervention. Through active participation in a series of practical exercises you will be introduced to an analysis of body mechanics, including alignment and dimension. Alignment is viewed from different planes and takes into account how the body as a whole is positioned, how adjacent body parts relate to each other, and how alignment of individual parts relates to the whole. Awareness of discrepancies in the alignment of body segments in specific planes is used to draw attention to the importance of interrelationships among body parts. Join us for this unique and useful one-day workshop where by the end of the day you will be able to: Increase your understanding of posture and factors affecting it Carry out accurate postural assessments Identify positions and activities likely to bring about postural stress Create your own postural assessment chart Improve posture through: positioningexercise and stretching Most working massage therapists have never given a thought to postural assessment and yet this single skill can make all the difference in the effectiveness of your treatments. The workshop is largely practical in content and students will be required to wear clinical workwear for the duration of the day. Course fees include: you will receive a comprehensive workbook at the start of the day, which will be useful during your practical sessions and as an invaluable reference upon completion. A certificate of attendance will also be provided for this workshop.

5cpd points Validated by ipti - (independent professional therapists international) Accredited by embody This workshop is designed for practitioners, qualified in any form of body massage therapy. It is one of the optional modules within the mscm advanced massage diploma but it is also available as a stand-alone workshop. A vital skill for a quality massage therapist is the ability to perform an...

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