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Lumbar and Thoracic Spine and Rib Cage Balancing


Instructor: Mike Dixon RMT
Instructional time: 14.5 hours
Duration: 2 days
CMT CECs: 14 PE/2
Instructor/student ratio: 20 to one
Course booklet/Notes will be provided
Time distribution Practical vs. lecture: 70/30

Course description:
This course is designed to address methods of assessment and treatment for the thoracic spine and rib cage dysfunctions and pathologies.

The participant will learn effective treatment techniques for: Postural Strain, Gastroesphogeal Reflux Disease (GERD), Hyperkyphosis, Scoliosis, Winging Scapula, Rib subluxations, Depressed rib dysfunctions, Dural Strain, MVA Seat Belt Injuries, Vertebral rotations/Subluxations and general conditions like relative capsular fibrosis.
The thoracic spine and rib cage is a complex structure with many moving parts. It is a structured to protect many organs, like our heart and lungs but also provide support to our musculoskeletal systems.  In this course we will take an in depth look into what can happen to this structure and organs that lie within, and what a Massage Therapist approach to effective treatment can look like.

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