|Descriptions - Continuing Education: Workshops with Paul Lewis|
*Advanced Upper Body Treatment Techniques using DAP
(Regular 8 hr workshop)
This workshop will be taught primarily through therapist hands-on participation, demonstrations, group participation and discussion with a focus on engagement techniques using Dynamic Angular Petrissage (DAP).
Therapists will learn and practice regional advanced treatment techniques to be more efficient and effective in accessing and treating functionally problematic muscles and fascia, in the neck and shoulder girdle. This one day workshop will start with a common case presentation of a client to effectively look at the symptomatic presentation in order to support the clinical reasoning and rational for techniques, modalities, treatment positions and structures addressed.
Therapists will be introduced to and practice the various Swedish techniques, modalities and treatment positions based on the evaluation of the case presented. Postural positioning for safe application of techniques along with self care exercises will be introduced and practiced. The course will wrap up with an assessment of the participants and problem solving within the group setting.
Post Surgical Treatment of Mastectomy & Implants
(Regular 8 hr workshop -- can be presented as a lecture from 1-4 hours)
This workshop will be taught with lecture and demonstrations. The aim is to bring together learned assessment and techniques to address post surgical issues- such as restricted range of motion, scar work and TOS. Upper body treatment techniques with a focus on engagement techniques using Dynamic Angular Petrissage (DAP) will be introduced. Topics discussed and techniques demonstrated include:Client comfort and care, assessment techniques, use of hydrotherapy, segmental stretching, Myofascial treatment techniques, self-care, Joint Mobilizations and draping for client comfort.
A case study will be used to look at the client symptoms in order to support the clinical reasoning and rational for the techniques and modalities utilized. Therapists will learn and practice body mechanics to reduce stress on the therapist. In addition self-care exercises will be covered for ongoing client treatment and recovery. An overview of Breast massage techniques and scar treatment will be discussed and demonstrated.
*Segmental Treatment Techniques for addressing clients with (GBS) Guillian-Barré Syndrome
(Lecture and demo be presented 1-4 hrs)
Therapists will be introduced to treatment techniques that have been utilized with success to help with client symptoms from admission to hospital discharge. Full body treatment techniques and topics geared toward client comfort will be demonstrated and discussed. Additional relevant treatment topics to be addressed include: Treatment for Constipation, TMJ, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Bells Palsy. Therapist posture and body mechanics will be demonstrated and practiced along with client positioning for structure accessibility and comfort. Therapist will focus on minimizing stress on their bodies while implementing techniques such as (DAP) Dynamic Angu lar Petrissage, Joint mobilization, and Myofascial techniques, to augment the treatment. Infection control for both client and therapist will be discussed.
Guillain-Barre Syndrome first documented in 1916 is the most common cause of acute paralysis in North America and Europe being diagnosed 80-120 times per week in Canada and the United States (Werner, Ruth, p.262). It is a neurological disorder in which macrophages of the body’s own defense system strips myelin from axons in the peripheral nervous system (PNS) (Tortorra and Derrikson p.434). It may result from the immune system’s response to food-borne bacteria (Campylobacter jejuni 40% of cases), viral infections (ei Epstein-Barr), surgery, or the swine flu vaccination (very rare less than 1 out of 1 million vaccinated) (Public Health Agency of Canada, 2009). Also called acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, GBS is characterized by a quick and severe onset usually developing into a medical emergency as numbness and tingling in the extremities progresses from the feet up to flaccid paralysis bilaterally. It may advance to the loss of function in the respiratory muscles with approximately 30% of its victims re
quiring ventilatory assistance(Ashbury, A.K., 2001). Postural hypotension, arrhythmias, facial flushing, sweating and urinary retention is common...
*Comprehensive Approach to In-Chair Massage with Advanced Body Mechanics
(Regular 2 day 12 hr workshop --- 1 day 8 hr workshop -- also as lecture from 1- 4 hrs)
This comprehensive workshop will be taught primarily through hands-on skills in conjunction with demonstrations and explanations.