Sports Massage 3: Lower Extremity Common Injuries and Treatments

Date: Apr 15, 2015
Time: 11:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Russ Beasley, LMT
Wednesday, April 15 / 11am – 5:30pm
Full Price: $150
5 CE hour NCBTMB / NYS-certified

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

This class will review injuries to the ANTERIOR & LATERAL THIGH: Rectus Femoris/ Sartorius proximal tendinitis, Patellar Tendinitis, ITB Syndrome, TFL trigger points, Adductor strains (side position)

POSTERIOR THIGH: Hamstring strain

LOWER LEG/ANKLE/TOES: Shin Splints (lateral and medial locations) Anterior Leg Compartment Syndrome with nerve entrapment, Lateral ankle sprains, Plantar Fascia syndromes, Turf toe, Bunions

We will discuss appropriate timeline for working on clients who have suffered these problems or injuries, as well as assessment tests and techniques. Assessment tests will include resisted knee extension for patellar tendinis, AROM extension test, hamstring extensibility testing, Thomas and Ober’s tests for TFL, AROM for adductor strains, and Thomas test for ITB.

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.
  • To recognize certain deformations that can happen with the feet and toes, and that not much can be done by LMTs manually for bunions.
  • That sprained ankle is always contraindicated and should always be x-rayed before working on the area to rule out the possibility of a fracture.

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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