Advanced Techniques for the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine
with Thomas Damron
November 6, 2022
6 CE hours - $150
*Reminder: Face masks are required and must be worn at all times while on TLC Campus.
About the Workshop:
Structural Bodywork for the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine will provide you with simple and practical techniques to better assess and treat issues of the spine and relate those to breathing and gait. More importantly, though, this workshop will provide you with a basis for understanding how we move at a fundamental level and how good bodywork and movement therapies can help restore our client’s adaptability, awareness, and options for good movement.
You will walk away from this course not only with a bunch of useful techniques but the thought process behind them and the critical thinking necessary to apply them effectively. A few of the topics we will cover:
- The functional anatomy of the spine and how it relates to breathing and walking.
- How to take a client history that both makes your client feel heard and provides you with actionable information
- Static and dynamic movement assessments that guide your treatment strategy
- Direct myofascial techniques incorporating movement and breath
- Test / retest of assessments
- Movement and your client’s home program
The skills gained in this workshop will augment your existing skills and provide you with tools to more effectively engage and empower your clients to take an active role in their physical health both in session and at home.
About the Instructor:
Thomas Damron, LMT, NMT, ATSI, FR, COMT, CSCS, FRC, RKC is a massage therapist, structural integration practitioner, and personal trainer in central Austin. After graduating from Lauterstein-Conway in 2015 he aggressively pursued continuing education opportunities earning certifications in Neuromuscular Therapy, Orthopedic Massage, Functional Range Release, and Structural Integration. His teaching style focuses on helping students develop the clinical reasoning, anatomical specificity, and curiosity necessary to create a sustainable and effective bodywork practice. When not working on the human movement puzzle he can be found playing upright bass in and around Austin.