Anatomy Trains – Structural Essentials: Head, Neck and Jaw

The neck is a remarkable feat of biomechanical engineering, giving a combination of wide range of movement but maintaining a structural strength. It is often seen as the last site of compensation as it corrects for any alteration from below allowing the eyes and ears to orient to the horizon.

Detoxifying Thai Herbal Massage

Participants will observe, learn and practice the art of massage with traditional the Thai Herbal Ball (herbal medicinal poultice) and how to perform a detoxifying hydrotherapy treatment using a portable steam unit.

Clinical Assessment for Massage Therapists

Learn how to integrate assessment for herniated discs, sciatica, shoulder, thoracic outlet syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, knee problems and more into your practices.

Restorative Muscle Techniques – Upper Body

Learn a deeper understanding of physical imbalances in the body. Throughout Restorative Muscle Techniques training, you understand how to gently and simply restore muscles that aren’t firing or that are over firing, bringing the body to balance.

Precision NMT for the Arm and Hand

A great number of people suffer with pain and discomfort in the muscles of the arm and hand. Many of these people are often frustrated with the care available to them; what they need is very thorough, careful, and precise treatment of the musculature. This takes both knowledge and time, something that makes Precision Neuromuscular Therapy an ideal intervention.

Precision NMT for the Shoulder

Attaining full scapular motion is crucial to attaining full range of motion of the humerus. Participants will also learn to measure and treat movement restrictions of the humerus using various testing and assessment techniques. PNMT treatment techniques are flexible in nature, highly targeted, effective and very efficient.

Detoxifying Thai Herbal Massage

Participants will observe, learn and practice the art of massage with traditional the Thai Herbal Ball (herbal medicinal poultice) and how to perform a detoxifying hydrotherapy treatment using a portable steam unit.

The Aspiration to Prevent Hip, Knee and Shoulder Replacements

Dale Alexander 2019

The established models for why knee, hip, and shoulder replacements occur do not include many relevant anatomical relationships that feed into these degenerations.

As Allied Health professionals we can’t help all, yet we can assist many more than we ever imagined if we have the comprehensive understanding and skill sets.

The need is growing: By 2030, total knee replacement (TKR) surgeries will see a 673% increase. In 2008, 63% of all knee replacement operations were performed on women. Half of those seeking TKR’s are younger than 65. (1)

 

During This Workshop You Will Learn: 

  • The “Sacs & Tubes Theory of Stress”
  • The hip and shoulder have an innate evolutionary pre-disposition for subluxation
  • To help the knee, one must begin with the hip
  • The viscera must be mobilized to help the hips... the kinetic chain begins “inside”
  • That there is a fascial linkage between the shoulders, hips, and knees
  • That subcortical reflexes often exist beneath the surface of joint degenerations
  • That attention to these relationships resolves many chronic low back conditions
  • That infections & pathologies may lurk in the background of joint degeneration
  • An assessment protocol for early detection of hip, knee, & shoulder degeneration
  • How to counsel clients toward medical options

 

Techniques Will Be Demonstrated and Practiced That: 

  • Assist the femoral and humeral heads to “recapture” their joint space and the femoral condyles to find their “tracking” in relationship to the tibial plateaus
  • Assist the myofascial suspension and re-balancing of these and related joints
  • Mobilize the related viscera which co-participate in these degenerations
  • Mobilize the joints of the pelvis, lumbars, & cervical spine to assist in distribution of strain
  • Reduce the systemic congestion which inevitably participates in such degenerations

 

Instructor: Dale G. Alexander Ph.D. MA, BSEd, L.M.T. has had a Clinical Massage Therapy practice in Key West, Fla. since 1980. He has specialized in addressing chronic somatic dysfunction throughout his career and was named the top CE Provider of 2016 by the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education.

This course has organically grown out of Dale’s personal experience. In 1983 Dale and his step-son were hit head-on by a drunk driver. Both experienced orthopedic injuries. Dale’s right hip was shattered, the tibial plateaus were fractured, and his ankle broken along with additional facial and neck trauma.

An intrinsic understanding began to grow within his clinical awareness as more and more clients started to show up with varying degrees of hip, knee, and shoulder degeneration.

He believes this course pioneers an understanding of how we as allied health practitioners may contribute to people who desire to lead more full and active lives as they age. Identifying these 3 joint degenerations in their earlier stages is a necessary skill as is a willingness to encourage one’s patients or clients to seek a full medical evaluation.

And, Dale cautions potential participants that if they select to add these skills sets and understandings, they must be willing to fail. Most clients who seek you out in the beginning will be looking for a miracle. Sometimes this does occur. It’s quite exhilarating when it does.

However, it is his considerable experience that assisting clients to make functional progress thus, delaying an eventual surgery or, sometimes even encouraging it happening sooner can be as satisfying as preventing it. Clients often feel like they have a new lease on a healthy life following a joint replacement and most often will work with you to assist their rehabilitation. As a result, long term therapeutic relationships are formed.

This is the pragmatic philosophy behind the title of the course.

What to Bring:

Massage Tables, Linens, Viscous lubricant, 3 pillows, Snacks to keep your blood sugar stable, and Extra clothes should the A/C be cooler than can be controlled.

Attire during the clinical practice exchanges during the workshop should be either your underwear or sports bra and shorts that allow access to one’s abdomen and the ischial ramus and tuberosity whichever you are most comfortable with...


 

Related articles by Dale Alexander

Inside-Out Paradigm - The Aspiration to Prevent Hip, Knee, & Shoulder Replacements.

Part 1

Part 2

 

The "Sacs and Tubes theory of Stress" Article

Registration Details & Options

 

The Aspiration to Prevent Hip, Knee, & Shoulder Replacements

Dates: October 19 - 20, 2019 (Saturday - Sunday)

Check-in: Saturday 8:30am - 9am.

Class Time: 9am - 6:30pm each day

CE: 16 hands-on CE - NCBTMB 055352-00

 

Payment Options

  1. Pay in full: $350 by September 21st, $400 after.
  2. Register by submitting deposit of $150 (non-refundable).  See below for details.

* When paying in full, $150 is allocated as non-refundable deposit.

About Registration by Deposit

 

The date of your deposit payment ($150 non-refundable) determines the remaining balance due.

  • Register by September 21st, balance due: $200 ($350 total)
  • Register after September 21st, balance due: $250 ($400 total)

 

Policies & Refunds:

By registering for this class you are agreeing to the following:

  • General policies listed here and the following class-specific policies:
    • Remaining balance is to be paid in full no later than October 1st. Late fees apply.
    • Refunds can not be provided within 30 days of class
    • In the event class is canceled all payments will be refunded in full.

 

Contact us with any questions or concerns or to setup scheduled payments in advance.

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  • Ph: 404.303.0007

Accommodations

For overnight accommodation near Heal Center, we recommend visiting the following link featuring most convenient and likely most reasonably priced local hotels.  Based on previous experience we recommend the following:

Comfort Inn:  Located directly across the street from the Heal Center. Walking Distance to many food options, including whole foods.

Hampton Inn. 1.7 miles from Heal Center and very close to the Dunwoody MARTA station, a direct line to the airport. Recommended for quality and convenience. Inquire about shuttle service to and from class.

Dale Alexander

Dale G. Alexander Ph.D. MA, BSEd, L.M.T. has had a Clinical Massage Therapy practice in Key West, Fla. since 1980. He has specialized in addressing chronic somatic dysfunction throughout his career and was named the top CE Provider of 2016 by the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education.
This course has organically grown out of Dale’s personal experience. In 1983 Dale and his step-son were hit head-on by a drunk driver. Both experienced orthopedic injuries. Dale’s right hip was shattered, the tibial plateaus were fractured, and his ankle broken along with additional facial and neck trauma.
An intrinsic understanding began to grow within his clinical awareness as more and more clients started to show up with varying degrees of hip, knee, and shoulder degeneration.
He believes this course pioneers an understanding of how we as allied health practitioners may contribute to people who desire to lead more full and active lives as they age. Identifying these 3 joint degenerations in their earlier stages is a necessary skill as is a willingness to encourage one’s patients or clients to seek a full medical evaluation.
And, Dale cautions potential participants that if they select to add these skills sets and understandings, they must be willing to fail. Most clients who seek you out in the beginning will be looking for a miracle. Sometimes this does occur. It’s quite exhilarating when it does.
However, it is his considerable experience that assisting clients to make functional progress thus, delaying an eventual surgery or, sometimes even encouraging it happening sooner can be as satisfying as preventing it. Clients often feel like they have a new lease on a healthy life following a joint replacement and most often will work with you to assist their rehabilitation. As a result, long term therapeutic relationships are formed.

Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function

In this exciting course you will learn about the myofascial tissue and its many roles in the body. You will begin to appreciate how the body incorporates the Anatomy Train Lines to create easy and graceful movement – provided they are in some form of balance and harmony; restriction or weakness in one section can have many compensatory effects elsewhere.

Lymph Massage, Protocol for Detoxification and Minor Pathologies

Learn about The Lymphatic System and its relationship to detoxification and chronic health conditions.  During this three day training, you will learn Full Body Manual Lymph Drainage to incorporate with ease into your practice.