Massage for Knee Problems

with Marc Frazier

Sunday, November 10th
10am - 6pm
7 CEs - $150

*10% discount for TLC students/grads**

 

About the Workshop:


There is more to chronic knee pain than merely “tight” quads or hamstrings. The knee is a load-bearing joint between the longest bones in the body. Both its structure and function are greatly affected by the mechanical relationships between the hips, ankles, and feet. The knee also reflects the way the weight of the pelvis and trunk are supported and carried by the lower limbs.

In Massage for Knee Problems, Marc Frazier will help you look at these movement-relationships so that you will be able to decide which massage techniques will most effectively reduce tensions and pain the knee.

Students in this training will:

• Better recognize and effectively address compensatory tensions held in the musculature of the back, hips and ankles.
• Better understand (and be able to explain to their clients) how problems from other areas may put stress on the knee.
• Learn to palpate for quality of overall load-bearing in the back and pelvis
• Learn to palpate and massage the hip muscles most related to knee pain
• Learn to palpate and massage the muscles in lower leg, ankles and feet which may contribute to knee pain
• Learn to monitor changes in muscle tone and tension in the leg as you work
• Learn relevance of frequently monitoring range of motion in the hips and ankles
• Learn to assess potential indications and contraindications for massage for the knee

Participants will demonstrate understanding of anatomy and techniques as viewed closely by the instructor.

Learning objectives:

• Better recognize and effectively address compensatory tensions held in the musculature of the back, hips and ankles.
• Better understand (and be able to explain to their clients) how problems from other areas may put stress on the knee.
• Palpate for quality of load-bearing in the back and pelvis
• Palpate and massage the hip muscles most related to knee pain
• Palpate and focus on massaging muscles of the posterior knee
• Palpate and massage the muscles in lower leg, ankles and feet which may contribute to knee pain
• Learn to monitor changes in muscle tone and tension in the leg as you work
• Learn relevance of frequently monitoring range of motion in the hips and ankles

About the Instructor:


Marc Frazier,LMT has been a personal trainer for over 35 years and a massage therapist for 20 years. During that time, he has worked extensively in sports massage and clinical settings. He has travelled with numerous teams and is one of the most valued clinical massage and training resources in the Central Texas. His passion is functional anatomy, massage therapy, and their successful clinical application in helping people improve both their structure and functional health.