May 3-5, 2018 • Red Lion Hotel • Cheyenne, Wyo.
Presenting Jason Erickson
Research: Correlation, Causation, and Common (Non)Sense (4 CE hrs)
This irreverent research class looks at real life examples of statistics and scientific research and how they have been (mis)used to make (in)credible connections and (non)sense of the world around us. Critical thinking skills are tested, questions are asked, and testable hypotheses are generated via interactive dialogues. Participants get a taste of doing scientific research, learn about resources that can help them find better quality research, improve at spotting everyday nonsense, and enjoy laughing throughout.
Restoring Range of Motion (16 CE hrs)
Altered (increased or decreased) range of motion at any joint may impact tissues both immediately adjacent and distant from the joint. Physical and physiological functions adapt, leading to compensations that may have positive or negative consequences for quality of life. Informed by important concepts from pain science, restoration of optimal range of motion considers the neurology of pain and psychosocial factors related to the client’s perceptions andlived experiences. Biological factors involving age, tissue injury, pathology, morphology, etc. are also considered and assessed.
Participants will learn a pragmatic approach to assessment that considers the biopsychosocial nature of pain and how altered ROM impacts both biomechanical functions and quality of life. Clinical reasoning first considers whether restoration of ROM is possible or even desirable, and treatment may include both manual and movement methods. Both hypo- and hypermobility will be discussed, along with appropriate cautions regarding assessments and interventions.
Manual and movement methods are presented in a concept-oriented, principle-based manner that can be immediately applied in practice without rote memorization of techniques and protocols. Participants will learn to consider the safe applications of post-isometric relaxation, reciprocal inhibition, dermoneuromodulation, mobilizations, novel movement, strengthening, and other concepts … and may practice them in techniques from Orthopedic Massage, Strain Counterstrain, Myofascial Release, Active Isolated Stretching, PNF stretching, Muscle Energy Technique, CRAC stretching, static stretching, dynamic stretching, Circular Strength Training, corrective exercise, yoga, tai chi, etc. Participants see how diverse approaches can be complementary and may be integrated into a session.
Jason Erickson co-owns and practices massage at Eagan Massage Center where he is best known for therapeutic and sports massage. He has a reputation for providing pain relief, improving function, and enabling athletic performance. A former chronic pain patient, he is passionate about helping people understand, manage, and reduce pain, preferably via manual and movement therapies. He can be reached via HealthArtes.com or JasonEseminars@gmail.com
He is an internationally recognized continuing education provider, teaching classes on pain science, pain management, and other topics. His articles have appeared in Massage & Bodywork Magazine, Massage New Zealand Magazine, the Japanese Journal of Acupuncture and Manual Therapies, Massage Today, Massage Magazine, and other publications.