is a term used to describe what happens when sufferers experience swelling, pain
and stiffness in their joints. The pain can move from one part of their body to
another from day to day, often making everyday activities painful and difficult.
The major causes of arthritis are; joint injuries, infection, trauma,
degenerative joint disease, metabolic disorders and periarticular conditions.
cannot ignore the positive findings reported in most trials on the benefits of
manual therapy to alleviate the characteristics of arthritis. However the
scientific evidence is insufficient because of the poor methodological quality,
the absence of an adequate statistical analysis, and the absence, for the
client, of most essential outcome measures (pain, self assessed function,
quality of life). The psychosomatic and biomechanical factors involved with the
condition of arthritis offer real challenges to the clinical tactile therapist.
Massage/manual application must be adjusted to each individual situation and my
intention in this workshop is to offer some practical guidance as to how you
might design an appropriate massage/manual treatment for the individual
situations you may be confronted with.
During the workshop we will cover:
components to an initial consultation with an Arthritic (OA/RA) client and
how to design a Manual Therapy programme (therapeutic process and treatment
plan) from their responses
on the tendons, ligaments, muscles and holding fascia around these
articulations using an assortment of manual techniques
range of motion exercises that can be incorporated into the total treatment
which can have the effect of increasing the presence of synovial fluid in
manual vibratory massage directly over connective tissue followed by light
traction to further increase circulation and to remove toxins.
thermotherapy which involves applying heat or cold to joints to improve the
symptoms of OA and can be done with packs, towels, infra-red lamps, wax,
thermal stones, etc.
Greg, the powerful process of touch
cannot be discounted as a major reason for the success of our work with
This workshop will run over 1 day. Comprehensive notes and
a certificate are given at this workshop.
Date: Sunday, 15 January 2012; 9am to 5pm both days
Venue: British School of
Osteopathy, 275 Borough High Street, London SE1 1JE
Cost: £150 (deposit
£75) £120 Early Bird Discount if paid in full by 30 November
To book: +44 (0)7526
925734 or email@example.com
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