Functional Anatomy and Treatment: Low Back and Hips- Southern Tier

When:
10/21/17 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
2017-10-21T09:00:00-04:00
2017-10-21T18:00:00-04:00
Where:
Johnson City Senior Center
30 Brocton St
Johnson City, NY 13790
USA
Contact:
Register by clicking on "Event Website" below
585-582-6208

CE’s: 8

Class ​Description:

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.

Pricing:

Early ​registration ​ends ​September ​23, ​so ​register ​today!

Member ​Rate:
Early: ​$120 ​| ​Regular: ​$200

Non-Member ​Rate:
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.)