Seminar Descriptions




The STRAIT Method™  Scar Tissue Release
Integrated Therapeutic Stretching ™
“Your Left …No Your Other Left”
The Whole Picture

 

The STRAIT Method™

The STRAIT Method™  Scar Tissue Release Seminar

Foundations

(pre-requisite for all other levels)

Receive solid training in the physiological and anatomical effects and principles of fascial restrictions, scar tissue and adhesions, the latest research on fascia and Biotensegrity, as well as the skills to apply the STRAIT Method™ in your private practice.

What you will learn in this course:

  • The long- and short-term effects of scar tissue — from the physiological to the psychological
  • Which orthopedic and neurological factors to take into account when working with a new patient
  • Understand the wound healing process (normal and abnormal)
  • Identify/Recognize different types of physiological scars and understand their impact on the patient.
  • The indications and contraindications for Scar-Tissue Release Therapy relating to diseases, injuries, joint replacements, and aging factors
  • Introduction to Integrated Therapeutic Stretching
  • The art of effective client communication.
  • At the conclusion of the presentation, the participant should be able to:     List the problems/physiological/emotional issues affects of scar tissue on posture, circulation and range of motion. (Knowledge)   Differentiate between types of scar formation and the situations/probable cause occurrence. (Analysis)   Develop effective treatment and rehabilitative strategies for muscle strengthening and neuromuscular control for overall body stability and reconditioning. (Synthesis)   Recommend a self administered preventative & rehabilitation protocols for patients with facing and recovering from surgery/injury. (Evaluation)

Find out how to assess fascial restrictions throughout the body and how to breakdown scar tissue and adhesions — from superficial to deep fascia.

Discover a detailed eight-step approach to manually releasing scar tissue and adhesions — including techniques for lengthening and increasing the lymphatic and venous circulation to the connecting tissues.

This workshop will give you hands-on practice with different types of scar tissue. You’ll also be given instruction on how to utilize body mechanics that will support your clients and yourself in your work as a scar-tissue release therapist.

Personal experience is essential to understanding the effectiveness of this technique — be prepared to give as well as receive a treatment.

 16/24 Continuing Education Units (CEU)

 

 Scar Tissue Release for the Thoracic Region Seminar

Receive solid training in the physiological and anatomical effects of fascial restrictions, scar tissue and adhesions in the Thoracic Region.

What you will learn in this course:

  • Review Scar Release Tissue Technique
  • The Pathology of
  1. Asthma
  2. Lung transplant
  3. Open heart surgery
  4. Mastectomy
  5. Breast Reconstruction/implants
  6. Breast Reduction
  7. Chest trauma
  8. Diaphragm
  9. Upper spine
  • costotransversectomy and discectomy
  • transthoracic decompression
  • video assisted thoracoscopy surgery (VATS)
  • fusion
  • cages
  • bone graft
  • rods
  • Lymphatic patterns
  • Full Integration Protocol
  1. Integrated Therapeutic Stretching
  2. Body Mechanics
  3. Corrective exercises
  4. Proprioceptive Taping
  • Practice development
  1. Integrated Therapeutic Stretching for Thoracic region
  2. Client communications
  3. Advertising
  4. Doctor’s letters

At the conclusion of the presentation, the participant should be able to:

o   List the problems/physiological/emotional issues affects of scar tissue on posture, circulation and range of motion associated with the covered surgeries.

o   Differentiate between types of scar formation and the situations/probable cause occurance associated with the covered surgeries. (Analysis)

o   Develop effective treatment and rehabilitative strategies for muscle strengthening and neuromuscular control for overall body stability and reconditioning. (Synthesis)

o   Recommend a self administered preventative & rehabilitation protocols for patients with facing and recovering from surgery/injury. (Evaluation)

 

This workshop will give you hands-on practice with different types of scar tissue and protocols. You’ll also be given instruction on how to utilize body mechanics that will support your clients and yourself in your work as a scar-tissue release therapist.

 16/24 Continuing Education Units (CEU)

Pre-Requisite:

Scar Tissue Release Foundations &  Integrated Therapeutic Stretching Upper Body

 

 Scar Tissue Release for the Abdominal/Pelvic Region Seminar

Receive solid training in the physiological and anatomical effects of fascial restrictions, scar tissue and adhesions in the Abdominal/Pelvic Region.

 

What you will learn in this course:

  • Review Scar Release Tissue Technique
  • The Pathology of
  1. C-Sections/laparotomies
  2. Appendix, Liver, Gallbladder, Colon surgeries
  3. Hysterectomies
  4. Laparoscopies
  5. Gastric bypass
  6. Diaphragm
  7. Back trauma
  8. Lumbar spine
  • fusion
  • cages
  • bone graft
  • microdiscectomy
  • laminectomy
  • rods
  • Lymphatic patterns
  • Full Integration Protocol
  1. Integrated Therapeutic Stretching
  2. Body Mechanics
  3. Corrective exercises
  4. Proprioceptive Taping
  • Practice development
  1. Client communications
  2. Advertising
  3. Doctor’s letters

At the conclusion of the presentation, the participant should be able to:

o   List the problems/physiological/emotional issues affects of scar tissue on posture, circulation and range of motion associated with the covered surgeries.

o   Differentiate between types of scar formation and the situations/probable cause occurance associated with the covered surgeries. (Analysis)

o   Develop effective treatment and rehabilitative strategies for muscle strengthening and neuromuscular control for overall body stability and reconditioning. (Synthesis)

o   Recommend a self administered preventative & rehabilitation protocols for patients with facing and recovering from surgery/injury. (Evaluation)

This workshop will give you hands-on practice with different types of scar tissue and protocols. You’ll also be given instruction on how to utilize body mechanics that will support your clients and yourself in your work as a scar-tissue release therapist.

 16/24 Continuing Education Units (CEU)

Pre-Requisite:

Scar Tissue Release Foundations &  Integrated Therapeutic Stretching Lower Body

 

 

Scar Tissue Release for the Joints Seminar

Receive solid training in the physiological and anatomical effects of fascial restrictions, scar tissue and adhesions in the Joints.

 

What you will learn in this course:

  • Review Scar Release Tissue Technique
  • The Pathology of
  1. Carpal Tunnel
  2. Frozen Shoulder
  3. Joint replacements of the
  • Shoulder
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Ankle
  • Fusions
  • arthroscopic
  • Lymphatic patterns
  • Full Integration Protocol
  1. Integrated Therapeutic Stretching
  2. Body Mechanics
  3. Corrective exercises
  4. Proprioceptive Taping
  • Practice development
  1. Client communications
  2. Advertising
  3. Doctor’s letters

 

At the conclusion of the presentation, the participant should be able to:

o   List the problems/physiological/emotional issues affects of scar tissue on posture, circulation and range of motion associated with the covered surgeries.

o   Differentiate between types of scar formation and the situations/probable cause occurance associated with the covered surgeries. (Analysis)

o   Develop effective treatment and rehabilitative strategies for muscle strengthening and neuromuscular control for overall body stability and reconditioning. (Synthesis)

o   Recommend a self administered preventative & rehabilitation protocols for patients with facing and recovering from surgery/injury. (Evaluation)

 

This workshop will give you hands-on practice with different types of scar tissue and protocols. You’ll also be given instruction on how to utilize body mechanics that will support your clients and yourself in your work as a scar-tissue release therapist.

 16/24 Continuing Education Units (CEU)

Pre-Requisite:

Scar Tissue Release Foundations &  Integrated Therapeutic Stretching Upper  & Lower Body

 

 

Scar Tissue Release for cervical and face Seminar

Receive solid training in the physiological and anatomical effects of fascial restrictions, scar tissue and adhesions in the cervical region and face.

 

What you will learn in this course:

  • Review Scar Release Tissue Technique
  • The Pathology of
  1. Oral and maxillofacial surgery is surgery to treat many diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral (mouth) and maxillofacial (jaws and face) region.
  2. TMJ
  3. Thoracodomy
  4. Cervical Spine
  • fusion
  • cages
  • bone graft
  • microdiscectomy
  • laminectomy
  • rods
  •  Lymphatic patterns
  • Full Integration Protocol
  1. Integrated Therapeutic Stretching
  2. Body Mechanics
  3. Corrective exercises
  4. Proprioceptive Taping
  • Practice development
  1. Client communications
  2. Advertising
  3. Doctor’s letters

At the conclusion of the presentation, the participant should be able to:

o   List the problems/physiological/emotional issues affects of scar tissue on posture, circulation and range of motion associated with the covered surgeries.

o   Differentiate between types of scar formation and the situations/probable cause occurance associated with the covered surgeries. (Analysis)

o   Develop effective treatment and rehabilitative strategies for muscle strengthening and neuromuscular control for overall body stability and reconditioning. (Synthesis)

o   Recommend a self administered preventative & rehabilitation protocols for patients with facing and recovering from surgery/injury. (Evaluation)

This workshop will give you hands-on practice with different types of scar tissue and protocols. You’ll also be given instruction on how to utilize body mechanics that will support your clients and yourself in your work as a scar-tissue release therapist.

 16/24 Continuing Education Units (CEU)

Pre-Requisite:

Scar Tissue Release Foundations &  Integrated Therapeutic Stretching Upper Body

 

 

 Scar Tissue Release for Burns Seminar

Receive solid training in the physiological and anatomical effects of fascial restrictions, scar tissue and adhesions of burns.  

 

What you will learn in this course:

  • Review Scar Release Tissue Technique
  • The Pathology of  Burns
  • Lymphatic patterns
  • Full Integration Protocol
  1. Integrated Therapeutic Stretching
  2. Body Mechanics
  3. Corrective exercises
  4. Proprioceptive Taping
  • Practice development
  1. Client communications
  2. Advertising
  3. Doctor’s letters

At the conclusion of the presentation, the participant should be able to:

o   List the problems/physiological/emotional issues affects of scar tissue on posture, circulation and range of motion associated with burns.

o   Differentiate between types of scar formation and the situations/probable cause occurance associated with burns.. (Analysis)

o   Develop effective treatment and rehabilitative strategies for muscle strengthening and neuromuscular control for overall body stability and reconditioning. (Synthesis)

o   Recommend a self administered preventative & rehabilitation protocols for patients with facing and recovering from surgery/injury. (Evaluation)

This workshop will give you hands-on practice with different types of scar tissue and protocols. You’ll also be given instruction on how to utilize body mechanics that will support your clients and yourself in your work as a scar-tissue release therapist.

 16/24 Continuing Education Units (CEU)

Pre-Requisite:

Scar Tissue Release Foundations&  Integrated Therapeutic Stretching Upper & Lower Body

 

 Scar Assessment & Research Seminar

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Integrated Therapeutic Stretching™

Find out more about the latest research on fascia — Biotensegrity, a new approach to understanding how our bodies work — and learn how to restore a patient’s overall wellness through physiological reeducation.

This course is rooted in the principles of Integrated Therapeutic Stretching™, or ITS — an intricate, dynamic form of stretching based on the elemental actions of joints, ligaments, and muscles. The goal of ITS is to help the body become more efficient, thanks to an increased range of motion and the re-education of muscles.

Once the muscles and surrounding fascia have been released using ITS™, the body-mind complex needs to be re-trained to function in its renewed state. Discover how to assist a patient in becoming aware of these changes to their body mechanics, and find out the myriad ways the changes will manifest in their daily activities.

What you will learn in this course:

  • The effects of fascia and its importance to our overall wellbeing
  • How to assess your client’s range of motion limitations
  • To isolate and stretch individual muscles and fascial pathways
  • Re-establish muscular balance with restored joint range of motion
  • Increase stability through strength training
  • How these techniques can assist recovery from injury, disorders, and disease
  • The art of effective client communication
  • How to empower your clients to stretch themselves
  • How to utilize proper body mechanics — for you and your client

 

At the conclusion of the presentation, the participant should be able to:

o   List the problems/physiological/emotional issues affects restricted fascia on posture, circulation and range of motion..

o   Differentiate between types of tissue vs muscle restrictions and the situations/probable cause occurance associated with the covered surgeries. (Analysis)

o   Develop effective treatment and rehabilitative strategies for muscle strengthening and neuromuscular control for overall body stability and reconditioning. (Synthesis)

o   Recommend a self administered preventative & rehabilitation protocols for patients with facing and recovering from surgery/injury. (Evaluation)

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Four-day events – 30 CEU

Three-day events – 22 CEU

Two-day events – 16 CEU

One-day advanced intensive – 8 CEU

One-day events – 6 CEU

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“Your Left, No Your Other Left”

Proprioception & Body Mechanics Course

This course is designed to increase body awareness for you and your clients. The information contained can easily be integrated into your therapeutic practice with immediate effect.

As I travel around the world teaching, it has become increasingly apparent to me that there is a huge need for us to understand and apply proprioception and body mechanics in both our therapy practices and everyday lives.

Your state-of-mind is intrinsically connected to your physiology. In fact, the two are so closely intertwined that even slight changes in one can lead to significant changes in the other.

Our five senses — sight, taste, hearing, touch and smell — advise us about our outside environment, but our sixth sense, proprioception, provides us with the status of the body itself. And yet we are not born with this sense “turned on” — proprioception has to be learned. And, of course, anything we learn can be incorrectly taught or insufficiently absorbed.

Body mechanics refers to the way we move during our everyday activities. We all know that proper body mechanics are necessary to prevent or correct physical injuries. They are also extremely important for opening up healthy channels of communication with our clients.

What you will learn in this course:

  • The basics of proprioception
  • Conscious & unconscious proprioception
  • The effects of proprioception on the body
  • Proprioception exercises
  • Proprioception as therapy
  • Proper body mechanics for your therapeutic practice and your daily activities
  • How to use your body correctly during patient treatments
  • Body mechanics exercises
  • How to correct your poor posture & that of your clients
  • How to recognize and correct body compensation for imbalances
  • Proper client communication strategies

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

One-day events – 8 CEU

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“The Whole Picture”

Client Communications Course

Did you know we store all of our life experiences in our soft tissue?

Clients generally book sessions with therapists because they’re in physical pain. They are usually unaware that their symptoms have roots in an emotional issue.

The body responds to the way we think, feel and act — and this mind-body connection should be acknowledged before, during, and after each bodywork session.

What you will learn in this course:

  • How stress & trauma can alter the brain and impair social reasoning
  • How to identify features of high-conflict individuals with certain personality, mood, anxiety or anger issues
  • How to use your observations skills to interact more effectively with your clients
  • Interventions to help protect and enhance you when working with toxic people.
  • How focusing therapeutic work on the soft tissue can release emotions that have been otherwise hidden under the surface.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

One-day events – 6 Ethics CEUs
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