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Conference Workshops

DermoNeuroModulating (DNM)

Presented by Robin Kerr

DermoNeuroModulating is a manual therapy system developed by Canadian Physiotherapist Diane Jacobs for the treatment of pain. It is a structured, interactive approach that focuses on 'sensory rehabilitation' rather than the manipulation of 'mechanical tissue' via application of techniques that focus on the cutaneous nerves. Pain reduction is assumed to be due to positive changes in the nervous system. DNM techniques are slow, light, kind, intelligent, responsive and effective, and are increasingly considered to be an important part of the manual therapy of the future.

Body in Motion: Demystifying corrective exercise

Presented by Ian Lim

The aim of the session is to demystify corrective exercise for massage therapists by going back to the fundamentals of human movement and providing alternative corrective exercises for pain management and various musculoskeletal conditions.

We know the benefits of massage therapy for the management pain and musculoskeletal conditions but, to achieve durable results for clients, it is often necessary to address any underlying movement or postural dysfunction. This workshop delves into the use of corrective exercise as a valuable tool for massage therapists to empower their clients and optimise treatment outcomes.

Moving on the table: Using client movement to enhance outcomes

Presented by Colin Rossie

How do we bring the concept of 'motion is lotion' into our massage practice? In this workshop, we will look at ways to enhance client outcomes by identifying when, where and how to include movement-based protocols during a treatment. Active Movement Participation (AMP), Client Assisted Movement (CAM) and other acronyms aplenty will be demonstrated and demystified, including indications for their use (CRAC, PIR, MET, PNF, SARC). These techniques can also be used as client take-homes to support progress between clinical sessions.