Dimensional Massage Therapy for Ankle and Foot

with Nancy Dail

Saturday & Sunday, June 7-8
14 CE’s


**10% discount for TLC students/grads**

How do structural gait issues have a relationship with knee, hip and back pain? How do the hamstrings impact SI Joint Syndrome?

This workshop will explore, evaluate, and treat a variety of common difficult knee, ankle, and foot conditions. Nancy will lecture on the skeletal and neurological anatomy of the knee, ankle and foot, and specific etiologies, signs, symptoms and massage therapy treatments related to the pathologies of this area. She will demonstrate hands-on evaluation techniques designed to assess the postural considerations of the knee, ankle and foot. Tests including knee, ankle and foot range of motion, muscle length, muscle strength, and orthopedic tests will be explored.

Nancy will provide a thorough understanding of the muscular anatomy of the knee, ankle and foot, trigger points, and referred pain patterns. She will explore the relationship of the knee, ankle and foot to the lower back and neck pain through posture, gait and repetitive actions.  Nancy will demonstrate techniques used in Dimensional Massage Therapy (techniques using deep tissue strokes and methods designed to balance joints by working on all the muscles that produce, assist in, or oppose the actions of, or stabilize the joint). Careful attention will be given to the execution of these techniques, specific muscles and their idiosyncrasies, and the individual structure of the receiving person on the table.

Nancy W. Dail, BA, LMT, NCTMB has been a professional massage therapist and member of the AMTA since 1974. She is the founder and director of the internationally known program at the Downeast School of Massage in Waldoboro, ME (1980). A leader in her field, she has served on the AMTA national board, numerous committees, and was the charter President of the Maine AMTA Chapter. Nancy has taught and presents workshops internationally, is certified in Orthopedic and Sports Massage, and has developed the working philosophy of Dimensional Massage Therapy as lead author in Kinesiology for Manual Therapies published by McGraw-Hill. Her BA in Health, Arts, and Science from Goddard College helps her balance her administrative duties as Director with teaching Dimensional Massage Therapy, Advanced Skills, Kinesiology, Ethics, and related subjects at DSM. Nancy enjoys her therapeutic practice for her clientele, traveling and teaching, and playing with her grandsons Alexander and Kingston whenever possible at her home in Waldoboro.