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about the course
There is increasing evidence that a skilled and discerning manual therapist can make a big difference in the healing process after surgery. Whether it is early outcomes like pain relief or mood regulation, or later boosts to daily function, we have a role to play.
But there is also a greater risk in the weeks and months post-surgery. Many of us lack specific knowledge about operative procedures and their stages of healing, nor do we often get proactive referrals from surgeons. The only way this can change -- and it should change for our patients' sake -- is if we equip ourselves with contemporary models of surgical recovery and how we can safely help.
Join veteran manual therapist and teacher Michael Hamm LMT CCST in this fun and integrative day of post-surgical theory and methods. You are perfect for this class if you have a solid background in manual therapy methods, decent anatomical knowledge, and direct clinical experience in integrative healthcare teams.
WE WILL COVER
Surgeons & Manual Therapists: Can we speak a common language?
Evidence review for MT post-surgery: What we know and don't
How can we help: Key principles of clinical strategy
Orthopedic Surgery: Types of Incision/Approach, Hardware, Fibrous tissue repair, Joint revisions/replacements, nerve health
Visceral Surgery: Sutures, Serous membranes, Adhesions, Immune Activity
Peripheral Neurosurgery: Tunnel releases, grafts/transfers, the spinal cavity, and its malcontents
Cancer Surgery: Biopsies, Tumor removal, Special considerations
Wrap-up: Working and learning within the healthcare team
continuing education certification
This 3-hour Online Continuing Education class is open to all clinicians, movement teachers, somatic educators, and artists.
This 5-hour Continuing Education class is open to all clinicians, movement teachers, somatic educators, body nerds and artists.
Both meet the WA state CE requirements for physical therapy and massage therapy.
Saturday September 4th
11:00AM - 4:00PM
In-Person with Livestreamed Option for Virtual Attendees
Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Ste 300
Seattle, WA 98103
what to expect
There are two methods for attending this class: virtually and physically. Please read the ticket descriptions during checkout and choose the best option for yourself.
Once registered, attendees will:
receive pre-class videos via email to watch in preparation
option 1: virtual (11am-1pm)
a Zoom link will be provided for a livestreamed class with lecture, demo, and QA session
option 2: in-person (11am-4pm)
attend class which includes the above lecture, a 1 hour lunch break, and a 2 hour hands-on demo/practice session
receive a follow-up quiz to grant you a Continuing Education Certificate for completion
Visceral mobilization can lyse and prevent peritoneal adhesions in a rat model
Bove GM, et al. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2012.
Myofascial Massage for Chronic Pain and Decreased Upper Extremity Mobility After Breast Cancer Surgery
Massingil et al 2018