Freeing the Layers- Advanced Manual Therapy Techniques

About this Course

Freeing the Layers- Advanced Manual Therapy Techniques

These workshops are limited to 12 people.

Prerequisites: Previous instruction and/or experience in basic Tui Na or other manual therapies. Attendees need to be prepared to both give and receive treatment.

Length: 8 hours each

Cost per workshop: $250. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to hold a spot.

NECK AND THROAT
CEU’s: 7 CEU’s from NCBTMB (Nursing Board)
Course Dates:
November 19, 2016
Course Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm

This workshop will teach you how to give general and clinical sessions for the neck, throat and their associated structures. Going beyond the usual posterior neck instruction, an emphasis will be placed on learning effective and delicate ways of working with the sensitive and often unaddressed anterior region of the throat.

Techniques will progress starting with freeing the most superficial layers and proceed until we reach the deepest structures. Along the way, relevance of certain techniques to specific conditions will be noted. All regional structures will be addressed, including musculotendinous, neurovascular, fascial and articular structures.

Freeing the Layers- Advanced Manual Therapy Techniques

axillaACCESSING THE AXILLA
CEU’s: 7 CEU’s from NCBTMB (Nursing Board)
Course Dates: November 20, 2016
Course Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm

This workshop will teach you how to give a general session for the axillary region and its associated structures. An emphasis will be placed on learning effective and delicate ways of working with this sensitive and often unaddressed region.

Techniques will progress starting with freeing the most superficial layers and proceed until we reach the deepest structures. Along the way, relevance of certain techniques to specific conditions will be noted. All regional structures will be addressed, including fascial, musculotendinous, neurovascular and articular structures.

About the Instructor

a2Jim Donak’s fascination with the human body began at an early age. He began teaching himself anatomy and physiology at age 8 and studying Gung Fu at age 14. Since then, he has committed himself to in-depth studies of the healing arts, ranging from Tai Chi, kinesiology, and The Alexander Technique, to Neuro-Linguistic Programming, manual orthopedic and osteopathic techniques, and musculoskeletal therapy. His dedication to clinical knowledge is matched by his passion for dynamic movement, including practices such as Chinese martial arts, circus arts, sports, dance and outdoor recreational activities. Jim teaches anatomy and physiology, structure based bodywork techniques and sports applications for Tui Na. He has taught circus arts and functional movement for over 30 years and currently coaches at San Francisco’s Circus Center where he teaches trampoline, acrobatics and his popular Physical Limitation Elimination class. Jim also maintains a private practice in Berkeley and San Francisco focusing on musculoskeletal healing and athletic development using manual and exercise therapies.


Refund Policy – Please check with instructor. This course is being produced and managed by Jim Donak.

ACCHS CEU Provider Number: 001
Language of Instruction: All courses taught in English unless otherwise noted
Location of Courses: All courses held at ACCHS (1600 Broadway Ave, Oakland, CA 94606) unless otherwise noted.