Advanced Techniques for the Ribcage, Shoulder Girdle, and Breath

Advanced Techniques for the Ribcage, Shoulder Girdle, and Breath

with Thomas Damron

May 8, 2022

Sun, 9am - 5pm

6 CE hours - $150 

*Reminder: Masks are required to be worn at all times while on the TLC Campus.

About the Workshop:

This workshop will provide you with breakthrough techniques to better assess and treat issues of the upper extremity and thorax. More importantly, though, this workshop will provide you with a basis for understanding how we move at a fundamental level.  Learn how good bodywork and movement therapies can help restore our client’s adaptability, awareness, and options for optimal movement. 

You will walk away from this course not only with 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 breathing and how it relates to shape change in the ribcage
  • 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, 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.