Postural Assessment

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Event Category: Talks/WorkshopsEvent Tags: Community, Massage, MTI and Networking

Listed by Claire Feldkamp MTI CNHC

  • Many therapists believe there is a relationship between posture and pain. For example, that ‘poor’ back and neck posture causes back or neck pain or that clients with less than optimal shoulder, knee or foot postures have more shoulder, hip or knee problems than clients with ‘normal’ joint postures. Clients too are often fascinated to know more about their posture and may even ask their therapist about it. Therefore being able to perform postural assessments and understanding what your observations mean, is a valuable skill that can help inform your treatment and provide you with a new service to offer your customers.

    The aims of this one day workshop are:

    – to increase your understanding of posture and factors affecting it
    – to enable you to carry out accurate postural assessments

    On this practical workshop you will learn how to carry out a standing postural assessment in a step-by-step fashion and how to document your observations. Under guidance you will learn to asses the posture from the front, back and side views and by the end of the day will be able to carry out a full postural assessment. This day is also an opportunity for you to have your own posture assessed, should you wish.

    Jane is author of 6 books including Postural Assessment and Postural Correction and will share with you the many tips she has picked up having performed hundreds of postural assessments over the last 20 years. She is currently studying for a PhD in this subject area and has up-to-date knowledge of research in this field. Bring your questions, bring your curiosity, bring your posture! All body workers are welcome.

    Jane Johnson MCSP, MSc, BSc, BA(Hons)
    Chartered Physiotherapist


    Postural Correction (Human Kinetics, 2016); Postural Assessment (Human Kinetics, 2012); Therapeutic Stretching (Human Kinetics, 2014); Deep Tissue Massage (Human Kinetics, 2010); Soft Tissue Release (Human Kinetics, 2009); The Big Back Book: Tips & Tricks for Therapists (Thieme Publishers, 2016); Postural Assessment on-line CE (CPD) course (Human Kinetics, 2016); Postural Correction on-line CE (CPD) course (Human Kinetics, 2017)

    Tea/coffee will be provided. Participants must provide their own lunch or can get lunch in Sheffield city centre. There are plenty of car parks close to the venue.

    Places for this amazing workshop are limited and must be booked in advance!

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