This seminar is essentially the second half of the Lower Extremity seminar. In it, the participant will first explore pain conditions of the knee. There are many soft-tissue conditions that create medial and lateral knee pain, all of them related to different muscles and ligaments. Some of the soft-tissue symptoms overlap with more serious intra-joint ligamentous issues. Participants will learn how to make good judgments as to the source of the pain and how to address it effectively. In the lower leg, conditions affecting the anterior and posterior shin splints, calf pain, and pain syndromes of the feet (such as plantar fasciitis) will be explored. The participant will leave with clear clinical reasoning skills to determine the source of a client’s pain and the technical skills to positively affect that pain. $220 early bird up to two weeks before class date. $250 normal rate within two weeks of class date.
Precision Neuromuscular Therapy
About the Instructor
James Ivaska has been practicing therapeutic massage for 16 years. Originally from Evanston, IL he received his training with the Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 2003. He has also received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois which has given him a love for all things anatomy. James has been a T.A. for multiple kinesiology courses at the University level and has been teaching with PNMT since 2011. Since his training he has treated thousands of people for chronic pain or injuries. James now practices in Arlington, Virginia at the Teal Center and helps to manage their fellowship program to train new therapists. James is always looking to learn about the human body and loves to teach about it.