Functional Anatomy and Treatment: The Knee -Western Finger Lakes
Everybody knows somebody with knee trouble, and it’s a major complaint of body work clients. The knee is complex in humans, who stand on two, rather than four legs. When alignment is altered anywhere in the body, we usually see a trace of it in the knee. But the knee can be confusing to understand and treat. Most of its muscles cross two joints and have their major business elsewhere. What’s more, each of the knees has two separate joints, two separate discs, and two sets of very different major ligaments. We’ll learn the functional anatomy of the knee, the muscles and ligaments that affect the knee, postural clues to assessing knee problems, patient education tips, and palpatory/treatment techniques to improve standing alignment and knee function
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.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE CHAPTER OFFICE AT: 585-582-6208 OR OFFICE@AMTA-NY.ORG
Early registration ends September 25, so register today!
Early: $120 | Regular: $200
Early: $200| Regular: $280
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.)