This class is a live webinar. Live webinars are interactive and as such, are live credits, not distance learning. Anyone registered for this live webinar will receive instructions for how to sign in to the webinar. You will need speakers to hear the instructor; it is ideal if you have a webcam and microphone so you can interact with him. Most laptops, tablets and smartphones have these features. If you do not have a microphone, you can call in to the webinar to speak or you can ask a question in live chat.
Course Intended For Massage Therapists Only – NCBTMB Approved for 3 CE Credits
Did you know that you can use your client’s posture to guide your massage techniques? The structure of the client will give you the inside scoop on what muscles and muscle groups would be tight and which ones will be weak. This live webinar will teach you about normal posture, how to read your client’s posture and use their posture to guide your massage techniques. This course will be unlike any educational program you have experienced as a massage therapist.
Introduction to Posture and Postural Evaluation (9:00 – 10:30 AM)
- Discuss Normal Posture
- Discuss the Cartesian Coordinate System
- Cartesian Coordinate and Posture
- Postural Rotations along each axis
- Postural Translations along each axis
- Postural Analysis
Using Posture to Guide Massage Techniques (10:40AM – 12:00PM)
- Digital Postural Analysis
- Common Posture seen in the Cervical and Thoracic Spine
- Common Postures seen in the Lumbar and Pelvis
- Muscle Groups associated with the most common Postural Patterns
By the conclusion of this class, participants should be able to:
- Analyze whether posture deviates from normal using the Cartesian Coordinate System
- Identify common posture seen in the cervical, thoracic, lumbar spine and pelvis
- Explain how to use a client’s posture to guide massage techniques
Instructor: Dr. Marco Ferrucci, DC
Dr. Ferrucci runs a premier wellness center in Cedar Grove, NJ, treating patients for all aspects of chiropractic, health and wellness. He is also an adjunct professor at William Paterson University, Department of Kinesiology. He has special certification in Spinal (Postural) Corrective Care as well as post-graduate training in Functional Neurology and Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis.