Elevating assessment skills using kinesiology and palpation: Neck, head and face muscles
By the end of class, students will demonstrate knowledge of the kinesiology of the area of the body (hip, lower leg, arm, trunk, neck, head and face and shoulder) that is the focus of that class. They will lead partner/client through muscle movements to assess variations in subject’s movement and palpate the muscles of the area of the body discussed. Class will discuss modifications of treatment plans resultant of findings during palpation and kinesiology assessment.
Mask must be worn in class. Students should bring linens.
About the Instructor: Christine Merrill changed careers from teaching and coaching at the high school level to practicing massage in 2006. After graduating from the Nevada School of Massage Therapy, she worked at Massage Envy in Oro Valley, as an independent contractor at a local Pilates studio and at Miraval Life in Balance for a few years before finding her niche as a sole practitioner in her own evidence-based practice. Teaching at ASIS brings her career full-circle, allowing her to use all of her skills.
Presented by the Academy of Lymphatic Studies - This course will assist therapists in developing treatment sequences for the management of edema of various geneses including post-traumatic and post-surgical edema; as well as several pathologies such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraines, chronic pain reduction and others.
Kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of movement. In this class, we will build on participants’ kinesiology knowledge to explore how understanding how our muscles move can enhance our treatment planning and massage sessions. We will review joint movements, muscle attachments and movements and strategies to palpate these muscles efficiently. We will use these tools to explore how we can incorporate this knowledge into treatment planning, providing our clients an effective massage session. This course is a series of 6, 3-hour classes broken down into different regions of the body. Participants may choose any number of classes in the series to attend in any order.