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Clinical Massage for Lower Legs and Feet
"Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of painful feet encountered in clinical practice”. - Pyasta RT, Panush RS.
Plantar fasciitis, shin splints, anterior compartment syndrome, painful calves – these are extremely common and important conditions for which massage therapy can be extremely helpful. In Orthopedic Massage for the Lower Legs and Feet you will learn:
- Causes of Plantar Fasciitis, Shin Splints, and other common lower limb problems
- Fascial and muscular anatomy of the lower leg and foot
- Biomechanical dysfunction
- Traditional treatments
- Considerations and cautions
Here are some of the soft tissue manipulations you will learn in this class! You will see demo’s and be closely supervised with instructor guidance on all the techniques and your ideal body mechanics:
Prone, supine, and side-lying positions:
- Lower leg superficial assessment
- Myofascial release for posterior lower leg
- Fiber spreading lower leg
- Deep transverse friction for long plantar ligament and plantar fascia
- Longitudinal stripping for plantar surface of foot
- Deep massage for Tibialis Anterior
- Deep longitudinal stripping and active movement for tibialis posterior and for anterior compartment
- Active release techniques and deep tissue work for gastrocnemius, soleus, tibialis posterior and anterior
For many therapists this will be their first time to really have a thorough protocol of powerful techniques to dramatically help with plantar fasciitis, shin splints and other important leg and foot problems.
Add this important, essential and valuable new skill level to your work!
About the Instructor:
Christopher Fritel completed his massage training at TLC in 2001 and since has dedicated himself to the sharing the message of massage with numerous Lauterstein Conway students and in his private practice. He previously attended the Natural Gourmet Cookery School in New York City, worked in Mali West Africa with the Peace Corps, and hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2006. He prefers to practice Craniosacral Therapy, but enjoyed his training in Zero Balancing 1 and 2.