In this hands-on session, you will learn how to assess all the major areas of the body and understand how they affect the function (or dysfunction, as the case may be) of the entire body. You will also learn corrective strategies to address any problems you find to help enhance movement, decrease pain and improve function.
A revolutionary approach to total-body training, this Tabata-style, high-intensity workout combines plyometric training and body weight exercises to create core integration utilizing Myofascial Opposition™. This class is a systematic approach to maintaining optimal muscular movement through Total Body Tension™ and innovative self-myofascial release techniques. Come prepared to sweat!
The two primary spaces, the neck and low back, are constantly compromised, whether you are active or sit most of the day. The result is spinal compression, misalignment and damage. You can restore the integrity of these spaces and eliminate the stuck stress that causes chronic inflammation and pain with MELT®. Learn how to add Hands-Off Bodywork® to prepare you for exercise, improve your performance, and keep you out of the chronic pain cycle.
How does cellular fluid play a role in fitness, sports performance, rest, repair and pain-free living? Far beyond the concepts of how fascia supports muscle, you will learn how the fluid, fascial (connective tissue) system supports every aspect of the body and how it’s linked to the nervous system, with models usable by any fitness professional. Learn how your connective tissue system plays an essential role in stability, function, metabolism, gut protection, and overall good health.
This hands-on workshop will address the functional anatomy of the hip and explore useful assessment techniques that fitness professionals can successfully use to determine the action of the hip and its chain reaction throughout the body. Gain an understanding of the expected biomechanical reactions of movement and some of the common compensations through these assessment tools. Trainers will view movement from an entirely different perspective and develop a new thought process for program design and exercise prescription.
This session is for the industry professional who has already been working with clients with movement dysfunctions and chronic pain for some time. This session features advanced corrective exercise techniques to help correct some of the more problematic imbalances that you may observe in your clients.
Using principles from motor control research, the Primal Pattern Movement System uses seven basic patterns to condition the entire body. This interactive session will show you how to use these movement patterns (individually and combined) to produce a practically unlimited toolbox of exercises. Not only will you learn how to regress the patterns to make the exercises easier for deconditioned or rehabilitation clients, you'll also learn how to advance the exercises to increase the challenge for more skilled clients or athletes. Come and see just how flexible the system is!
The human body is pretty smart! If there is weakness or pain, the body will find ways to compensate in order to accomplish the task at hand. If these compensated movements are repeated enough, we are then simply reinforcing dysfunctional patterns. By applying the MELT Method(r) you will see how you can help guide clients out of their dysfunctional patterns before embarking upon a functional training program.
This session will focus on the fundamentals of movement patterns and a standardized screening process that will ultimately improve your client's functional capabilities. We will preview seven full-body movement pattern tests that when accurately applied, will allow you to evaluate movement pattern quality, identify limitations and asymmetries, and develop individualized corrective exercise programs to help your clients obtain/maintain healthy motion and enhanced performance.
This seminar will provide you with insight and understanding into some of the physical changes that occur in the spines of older adults. Actual exercises performed by older adults (ages 70+) will be viewed and discussed during the presentation portion, followed by a lab where attendees will practice and learn exercises, allowing them to immediately adopt and adapt these approaches for their clients.