Myofascial Release and Breathwork to Heal the Upper Body
September 20 @ 9:00 am - September 21 @ 6:00 pm$299
Complaints of back pain, stiff neck, and sore shoulders are a common theme in our practices, even amongst ourselves, as therapists. Our clients spend much of their day sitting at computers, driving, and communicating on devices, a general lack of proper movement, creating an ideal scenario and posture to experience chronic pain conditions.
This in-depth class focuses on the cervical spine, shoulders, thoracic spine, and costal cage which are greatly impacted by this lifestyle. Building a firm foundation of anatomy and kinesiology of the upper back, we will apply skills to decrease pain, improve functional mobility, and prevent injury.
Help your clients meet the challenges of today’s lifestyle in maintaining a healthy back, commit to excellence in care.
- Decrease pain
- Improve functional mobility
- Prevent injury
This class, by Jessica Hartmann, PT, is appropriate for practitioners interested in working with myofascial release as a healing modality.
We will begin by discussing the mechanics of the breath, as well as, the importance of proper breathing mechanics in our daily lives. The course will include an in-depth anatomical study of the respiratory diaphragm, the thoracic spine, the rib cage, and the cervical spine. You will learn treatment techniques to be used with clients and for self-care. We will review pathophysiology of the shoulder and upper extremity, also including injury prevention strategies.
Dates: Friday & Saturday, September 20-21, 2019
Time: 9:00am – 6:00pm both days
Credit Hours: 16 CEs
Meet your instructor:
Jessica Hartmann PT graduated from the Physical Therapy program at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She began her PT career with a focus on Osteopathic Manual Therapy, and she is now the owner and operator of Integrative Rehab and Wellness, Inc. Jessica specializes in treating back and neck pain, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, sciatica, musculoskeletal issues, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, migraines/headaches, anxiety, arthritis, and TMJ.
In addition to private practice, Jessica serves as part time faculty at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences. In 2016, she joined Juul Bruin, founder of Holistic Massage Education, to support her mission of educating massage therapists in a healthy and happy lifestyle. Jessica also teaches anatomy in various 200 and 300 hour yoga teacher trainings across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.