This was the biggest Massage Therapy Event in Canada this year!
I’m very proud to have been asked back for a second year to be a part of this amazing conference. It’s great to rub shoulders with the likes of James Waslaski, Erik Stephens, Brad and Leslie from RockTape and Chris O’Connor to mention a few.
I presented information on Ligamentous Articular Strain Techniques for the Shoulder and the Knee. It’s always great to have a person on the table who has a real injury or condition that they are suffering with. It’s a great opportunity for me to show what can be accomplished in a short amount of time. We as manual therapists really do have a fantastic opportunity to become very focussed and present and improve the quality of life of a patient immediately. It’s always amazing to attend conferences such as these. You get to acquire new information, talk to learning thought leaders in our profession from all over the world, be challenged on your current understanding, myths and trends and walk away with a better understanding of how the human physiology functions and what we as manual therapists are capable of accomplishing with our patients.
Enjoy the videos.
Saying “Hi” to you from CMC 2016 and talking with Tess who is an assistant instructor for James Waslowski
Here’s a walk through of the conference while it’s still quiet, just before opening time and all the craziness happens!
This is some video from my 3 hr Shoulder course. The therapist on the table had been suffering for 10yrs of shoulder pain that was due to 3 injuries (2 cycling and 1 Skiing). Her AROM was painful and decreased in all ranges. Her forward flexion was limited to 150degrees, her reverse Apply’s (arm behind back to scratch your back and touch inferior angle) was limited to L5. We assessed and treated her forced coupling ROM dysfunctions for her Clavicle (Anterior & Posterior SCJ Ligaments) and 1st rib (Anterior/Costoclavicular Ligament.)
Here is the interview with Momac about her shoulder the next day along with a re-assessment of her AROM 24hrs post treatment. Incredible!
My next 3 hr course was LASTechniques for the Knee. It was great to have Monica (one of the conference organizers) to participate in the class as she was just 2 weeks post surgery to debri her meniscus from an injury she sustained falling off a ladder.
Checking and treating forced coupling dysfunction of the anterior meniscus:
Assessing and treating posterior meniscus and popliteus muscle:
Assessing MCL and techniques to treat:
Assessment and techniques to treat patellar ligament and infra patellar fat pad
Final thoughts about the CMC 2016 and some “Take Aways” for you!
I hope you enjoyed the videos. If you have the opportunity to make it out to next years conference, take it. You won’t regret it!!
For more information on the Conference and the amazing instructors that I spent time with, check out the Main Conference page!