Functional Anatomy and Treatment: Low Back and Hips- Southern Tier
This course approaches the several things we think of as the lower back, the area from the lower ribcage to the sitting bones. The anatomy of the area is briefly covered, along with the miraculous multitasking of the lower back and abdomen, center of our core strength, seat of many of our most important organs, lifer of our legs, flexible support for much of the body’s weight, and connector of our two weight-bearing organs – the legs – to the weight masses of the upper body, to make standing, balance, gait and gesture possible without falling over. Approaches to restoring both strength and flexibility in this crucial area will be discussed, as well as the role a healthy lower torso and legs must play in holding us together while at the same time leaving the upper body free for breathing, doing crucial things with our arms with grace and dexterity, and expressing ourselves to others.
About the Instructor; Dr. George Russell
Dr. George Russell is a bodyworker, chiropractor, dancer, teacher and movement specialist. He teaches alignment, improvisational dance, and movement for actors, as well as many anatomy, technique and theory courses to bodyworkers, yoga practitioners, and other body-based therapists. Dr. Russell is a long-time student of Iyengar Yoga, the Rosen Method, Alexander technique, energy medicine, the 12 steps, Irene Dowd, and psychotherapy all inform his approach. Dr. Russell holds a master’s degree in Movement Studies from Wesleyan University and a summa cum laude doctorate from the University of Bridgeport.
Dr. Russell’s teaching philosophy is based on the idea that information is only useful when presented in the context of people’s lives and work. No information is presented without practical application, and spontaneity, humor, personal attention and warmth are central to his work. He has been teaching for 35 years.
Teaching credits include ongoing supervision and seminars in his own office in New York City; the American Massage Therapy Association’s National Convention; Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy; the Swedish Institute (New York); Atlantic Theater Company (New York University); Kripalu Center; The New School; Wesleyan University; Vassar College; Rutgers University; Oceanside Yoga (Virginia Beach); Evolve Yoga (Annapolis); Rivertown Yoga; Yoga Teachers’ Association of Westchester, Tao Porchon Lynch’s Teacher Certification; Yoga to the People’s Certification Program; Yoga Sutra Philadelphia Teacher Training Program; Club Fit Katonah (Massage Therapy) and de Facto Dance Company, among other places.
Early registration ends September 23, so register today!
Early: $120 | Regular: $200
Early: $200| Regular: $280
Student Member Rate:
Early: $96 | Regular: $176
Payments of cash will not be accepted at the door - only checks or credit cards.
CEH’s will be granted only to those who register and attend the entire class. No partial credit can/will be awarded.
Cancellations of more than 14 days prior to a class are eligible for a full refund. Cancellations less than 14 days are not refundable, but monies less a $100 processing fee may be applied to any future AMTA-NY Chapter event. No shows are not eligible for refund or use on future classes. Cancellations are based on post mark or email date and all cancellations must be in writing. Exceptions made only with approval of the AMTA-NY Chapter Board of Directors. Continuing Education Credit Certificates given only upon successful completion of class. No partial credit will be issued. Partial refunds for non-completed classes given only in emergency situations and with Chapter President’s approval.
AMTA New York Chapter is an Approved Provider for continuing Education by the NYSED Office of the Professions State Board for Massage Therapy (#003)
and by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) (#450787-08).
We welcome all licensed massage therapists and currently enrolled massage therapy students to our classes, however per New York State law, you must have a New York State massage therapy license to participate in the hands-on portions. (Currently enrolled students may participate in hands-on if accompanied by their school instructor.)