CORE Myofascial Therapy –
Health, Fitness, Sports, and Performance Bodywork
with George P. Kousaleos
Fri-Sun, May 3-5
9:00am - 6:00pm
$475 - 24 CE’s
What is CORE Myofacial Therapy?
ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSED! WALK-INS WELCOME!
- Tuition in full
- Note-taking supplies
- 2 Sheet sets
- Side-lying bolsters or pillows
- Loose, Comfortable Clothing
- Athletic shorts
- Bathing suit top or tube top for female therapists
- A light sweater or jacket is recommended as temperatures in meeting areas are sometimes difficult to control
About the Workshop:
CORE Myofascial Therapy – Health, Fitness, Sports, and Performance Bodywork
A 4-System Approach
Virtually all clients these days are active in yoga, sports, martial arts or other fitness activities. This 3-day, 24 CE seminar will train and prepare practitioners to effectively treat the myofascial tissues of active people. It will give you skills to work with a wide variety of overuse patterns, even with athletes, ranging from martial artists, yogi’s, “weekend warriors” to those engaged in high-level training and performance. Participants will learn fascial anatomy, structural integration theory, and clinical protocols that advance recuperation, performance, increase flexibility and balance, reduce compensatory patterns, and diminish pain and soreness. Students will learn about classical somatotypes and their performance qualities, including the somatotypes that are prevalent in endurance, power, sprint, and multi-skill sports.
Day One will focus on a comprehensive myofascial therapy treatment for the pelvis, hips, legs and feet. This treatment works from the anterior, lateral, posterior and medial side of both legs, which allows the client to experience an integrated sense of wholeness and well-being. Treatment protocols address both extrinsic and intrinsic tissues that are fundamental to optimal performance.
Day Two will focus on Back Specific, a one-hour treatment plan for the paraspinals, scapular and shoulder tissues, thoracolumbar fascia, lumbo-sacral region, ilio-femoral tissues and the cervical attachments to the cranium. Back Specific has become a favorite treatment for many active people and athletes who use the strength and leverage of the back for powerful movement patterns.
Day Three focuses on the lateral ribcage, thoracolumbar attachments, anterior chest, shoulders, cervical tissues, cranium and face. This treatment protocol restores a more complete respiratory function, lengthens the lateral thoracic and lumbar space, while increasing the movement potential of the shoulders, arms and neck.
Active people and athletic clients will notice an improvement in structural balance, movement patterns and flexibility, while experiencing a decrease in acute and chronic pain.
About the Instructor:
George P. Kousaleos, LMT, NCTMB, founded the CORE Institute in Tallahassee, Florida in 1990. He is a renowned international teacher in the disciplines of Structural Integration, Myofascial Therapy and Sports & Performance Bodywork. George was the founding Chair of the National Certification Council and also served as an officer and trustee of the Massage Therapy Research Foundation. He served as the General Manager of the 1996 British Olympic Preparation Camp Sports Massage Team and was the Co-Director of the Athens Health Services Sports Massage Team for the 2004 Athens Olympics and Paralympics. He has taught continuing education courses to over 5,000 massage therapists in the U.S., Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, Sweden, Spain, Germany, Greece and Australia.
George is currently the Director of Sports Bodywork for the XPE Sports NFL Combine Prep and serves as the Director of Sports Bodywork for the Florida State University Football Team.