POST-SURGICAL RECOVERY

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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 TherapistsCan 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 SurgerySutures, Serous membranes, Adhesions, Immune Activity

  • Peripheral NeurosurgeryTunnel 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

ONLINE

  • This 2.5-hour Continuing Education class is open to clinicians, movement teachers, somatic educators, and artists. It meets the WA state CE requirements for physical therapy and massage therapy.

 

NOTE: THIS VERSION IS ONLINE ONLY, but entitles you to attend a later in-person component (typically held in Seattle, WA)

You can expect the following to successfully complete the class​:

  • Watch two 10-15 minute pre-videos prior to class

  • Attend a live 1.75 hour web class with lecture, demo, and QA session (link provided via email post-registration). A recording of the session will be provided at the end of class.

    • To participate you will need a phone or a webcam-enabled computer, and be available to participate in a focused way during the live class.

  • Complete a follow-up quiz to grant you a Continuing Education certificate

 

IN-PERSON

  • This 8-hour Continuing Education class is open to clinicians, movement teachers, somatic educators, and artists. It meets the WA state CE requirements for physical therapy and massage therapy.

  • Other practitioners are welcome to join for the first 2 hours of class. (i.e. Movement Teachers, Allied Healthcare Practitioners, and body nerds)

upcoming classes

date

Saturday August 1st

11:00AM - 12:45PM

 

location

Zoom Online Webinar

related content

research /

Visceral mobilization can lyse and prevent peritoneal adhesions in a rat model


Bove GM, et al. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2012.

research /

Myofascial Massage for Chronic Pain and Decreased Upper Extremity Mobility After Breast Cancer Surgery


Massingil et al 2018

research /

Attenuation of postoperative adhesions using a modeled manual therapy

Bove GM, Chapelle SL, Hanlon KE, Diamond MP, Mokler DJ. 2017

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