Alberta Massage Therapists
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS and approved CECs for MTAA
Optimizing Shoulder Function
Covers shoulder anatomy, function, and critical role of the scapula. Learn the most effective exercises for shoulder injuries (impingement, rotator cuff tear, bursitis, adhesive subluxations, dislocations) and how to prevent them! Become the expert on the most mobile joint in the human body!
Part 1: Optimizing Hip and Knee Function: Fresh Ideas for Management of Osteoarthritis and Hip/Knee Joint Replacements"
Feeling uncertain about how to best train clients with hip or knee replacements or osteoarthritis? Learn the latest total joint surgical procedures and the most effective prehab/posthab exercises. Correct common muscle imbalances, prevent dislocations, and improve gait in your clients with osteoarthritis or hip/knee replacements. With 1 in 5 people living with osteoarthritis, find out how the right neuromuscular exercises can help this condition and even prevent surgery! Learn about the new core stability
"wrap around your glut" technique!
(no prerequisite for this course)
Part 2: Optimizing Hip and Knee Function: Taking it to the next level.
*must complete Part 1 to attend Part 2
Learn how to help your clients' achieve their life goals and effectively return to sport and work post joint replacement. Many in the younger population are undergoing joint replacement surgery and they have ambitious goals to live life to the fullest. This workshop covers post op musculoskeletal complications, return to work and sport exercises, targeted stretching and gait analysis and tips relevant to this active population.
Optimizing the Kinetic Chain
Learn about the kinetic chain which starts at our feet and moves upward. When alignment is optimized, this translates into improved function and injury prevention. Whether you are looking to learn about common postural ailments or hoping to discover ways to enhance your client's dynamic stability and strength for sport, this course is for you. In this self paced, 8 hour course, discover how the kinetic chain is dynamic and active!