Anatomy and Movement: Western

Date: Mar 3, 2014 - May 19, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Online bookings are not available for this class, please see registration info below.

Class One: Monday, March 3rd/ 1 pm – 5 pm
Class Two: Monday, March 17th/ 1 pm – 5 pm
Class Three: Monday, March 31st/ 1 pm – 5 pm
Class Four: Monday, April 21st/ 1 pm – 5 pm
Class Five: Monday, May 5th/ 1 pm – 5 pm
Class Six: Monday, May 19th/ 1 pm – 5 pm
24 CE hour NCBTMB / NYS-certified

This workshop series describes the relationship of musculoskeletal anatomy to the body in motion, and in active or passive stillness. Skeletal anatomy, joint structure and movements, muscular anatomy, basic kinesiology, palpation, and movements/exercises from a variety of physical disciplines will be examined to demonstrate how muscles and structures relate and react during activity.

We will also investigate faulty alignment during activities, and the kinds of stresses our anatomy is subjected to due to misalignment. A discussion of the ways in which this information could be utilized by massage therapists and other health professionals to develop treatment strategies for their clients is another key component of the course.

Kriota will palpate and draw on a live model (wearing a unitard), locating bones and joints as well as describing muscular layering. As the model demonstrates movement, exercise, and activity, we will transpose two-dimensional visualization onto a living, moving body.

Using a regional approach, the trunk, upper extremities, and lower extremities will be explored in separate classes. Be prepared to move by wearing comfortable non-restrictive clothing.

Although sections may be taken independently, each section contains unique material that will not be reintroduced in consecutive classes. Participants should anticipate cumulative use of information and not expect re-introduction of concepts presented in previous classes.

Topics Include:

  • kriotaKriota Willberg, MFA, BA, LMT
    In her first decade of practice, sports massage and injury rehabilitation were the focus of Willberg’s massage career. She was a member of the American Massage Therapy Association’s National Sports Massage Team and was a massage therapist for the New York Giants football team. Later she gained valuable clinical experience with many orthopedic conditions (osteoporosis, chronic pain, etc.) through her practice at The Integrative Care Center affiliated with the Hospital for Special Surgery. Currently Willberg is a massage therapist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s Integrative Medicine Center.

    At The Swedish Institute College of Allied Health Sciences, Willberg served as Chair of the Western Massage department and taught massage, anatomy, and pathology classes. She has taught anatomy in the dance departments of Marymount Manhattan College, Bard College, and NYU, as well as at the Center for Cartoon Studies.

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