Treating the Athletes' Respiratory System
Date: Saturday, November 11th, 2017
9:00am-5:00pm (4 CEU's)
(Please arrive at 8:30 for registration so the course may start at 9:00 sharp.)
Location: York University - Stong College, Room 114
Presenter: Jonathan Maister, B.Soc Sci (U.C.T), CAT(C), RMT, SMT(C)
For: RMT's, SMT's, AT's, PT's, Kin
Cost: $300.00 for CSMTA & OATA Members
$330.00 for non-members
Ease of respiration is key to an Athlete’s performance. Yet it is a system that is frequently neglected because the therapist may be apprehensive about treating it, or simply unaware of strategies that can be used for this very purpose. The musculoskeletal nature of the respiratory system renders it susceptible to the same holding patterns and restrictions of the extremities associated with strenuous activity. Yet it is by that very fact, easily addressed by manual therapists. By incorporating these techniques the therapist will elevate his or her skillset to the next level and beyond what is traditionally associated with us as therapists.
Review the anatomy of the Respiratory System
Review the functional mechanics of the Respiratory System
Discuss the clinical significance of the respective respiratory muscles –Diaphragm, Intercostals, Scalenes
Learn techniques to address dysfunction of the respiratory muscles, ribs and pleura
Review the content and ascertain changes in our own respiration consequent to partnered work
Specific Skill Outcomes
The attendee having done the course will be able to:
Describe to a patient/athlete the mechanics of respiration
Explain the anatomy and clinical importance of the muscles of respiration to the athlete/patient
Assess asymmetrical movement of the ribs
Palpate holding patterns and fascial restriction in the respiratory muscles
Perform manual techniques to release holding patterns in the respiratory muscles
Release restricted fascia in the respiratory muscles
Correct the elevated 1st rib
Disengage pleura that has become adhesed to the thoracic wall
Mobilise the thoracic cylinder
Method of Delivery
There will be 2 primary media of instruction. PowerPoint presentation duplicating the handouts, and partnered exchanges once techniques have been demonstrated.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Attendees must wear loose clothing commensurate with the type of work that they will be doing. Attendees are also asked to bring a pillow to assist with bolstering.
All cancellations must be received 7-days
prior to the course and an Admin Fee of $50.00 will be retained.
Non-attendance at a course or cancellations received
with less than 7-days notice will not be eligible for a refund.