Sports Massage 1: Upper Extremity Common Injuries and Treatments

Date: Apr 1, 2015
Time: 11:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Russ Beasley, LMT
Wednesday, April 1 / 11am – 5:30pm
Full Price: $150
5 CE hour NCBTMB / NYS-certified

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The first in Russ Beasley’s four-part Sports Massage series, this workshop will cover:

SHOULDER INJURIES: rotator cuff tears, biceps brachii tendinitis, Tennis elbow, Golfer’s Elbow, Pitcher’s elbow; Dislocations/Separations (post surgery treatments)

WRIST INJURIES: Carpal Tunnel (mechanical/structural), Ganglion formations, Sprains

FINGER INJURIES: Dupuytren’s Contracure, Trigger Finger, “Jammed” fingers/thumbs (subluxations)

We will discuss the appropriate timeline for working on clients who have suffered these injuries, as well as assessment tests and techniques. Assessment tests include speeds test, empty can test, phalens test, and active resisted range of motion (AROM). Techniques include localized friction, muscle stripping, fascial release, and trigger point release. The use of tools will be demonstrated for hypermobile therapists. Additional non-mechanical modalities will be discussed (the application of cold/heat). Finally, we will discuss rehabilitation protocols.

You will learn:

  • Appropriate hands-on techniques to treat abovementioned conditions.
  • To recognize cautions and contraindications.
  • What you can safely do for clients post injury.

Russ Beasley Russ Beasley has been a NY State licensed massage therapist since 1990. Upon graduation from the Swedish Institute in Manhattan, he was hired as an instructor there and has been a faculty member ever since. In 2002, he was named the Senior Clinical Practitioner for the Western Massage Division of the Institute and is the only instructor to hold that title.

His classes at the Swedish Institute have covered all aspects of Western Technique levels as well as the Institute’s courses of Pathology and Assessment of Soft Tissue Conditions. Additionally, he was a supervisor in the PH LING Medical Clinic of the Swedish Institute for 12 years and has taught workshops for the college’s Continuing Education program and for CATA in NYC.

His professional massage career reflects work in health clubs, the 4 Seasons Hotel, physical therapy and chiropractic offices, and he has a 23 year association as a Senior/Lead Therapist with the US OPEN TENNIS TOURNAMENT where he provides sports­-based treatments for the players throughout the 3 weeks of the event. He has been the official backstage massage therapist for over 25 Broadway and Off­ Broadway productions and will begin work with the new Broadway musical DR. ZHIVAGO in the early Spring of 2015. He is frequently an adjunct therapist for the legendary Mariiknsky (aka Kirov) Ballet Company of St Petersburg, Russia when it appears at the Kennedy Center and in New York City. His massage clients have included a number of dance companies including those of Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, Karole Armitage, David Parsons, and Complexions Dance Company.

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