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Upper Cross Syndrome - Newcastle

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CPE: 12 CPE points

Items to Bring: A massage table and towels.

To ensure the success of this seminar, it is a requirement that you bring above items to the event. If you do not have a massage table, please arrange table hire via or company of your choice.

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Upper Cross Syndrome - Newcastle

Upper Cross Syndrome is a term that describes a number of different types of altered postures through biomechanical changes over a long period of time. These changes can lead to a number of musculoskeletal conditions that can lead to pain, decreased range of motion, and poor functional movement patterns needed on a daily basis. Not only can Upper Cross Syndrome lead to soft tissue pain and
dysfunction, but it can also cause cervical and thoracic spinal based pain that presents locally and that radiates away from the spine.

This two day practical workshop will cover specific musculoskeletal conditions related to Upper Cross Syndrome, corrective exercises and corrective stretching will be implemented to help reverse these postural changes leading to a reduction in pain, and significant increases in range of motion. Manual handling in the form of specific myofascial techniques and specific joint mobilisation
techniques will also be included. 

By the end of this two day practical workshop the participant will be able to accurately assess and treat the cervical and thoracic region for Upper Cross Syndrome with a range of different soft tissue modalities, joint mobilisation techniques, and will be able to prescribe specific cervical and thoracic exercises for long term management. 

Presenter: Rob Orr

Rob Orr is a clinical myotherapist and a Credentialed McKenzie Therapist (one of only 170 in Australia).

He specialises in acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain of the spine and the extremities, sciatica, musculoskeletal injuries related to sport and altered bio-mechanics, corrective exercises, functional stretching, and client education/self-management.

With over 15 years of experience in myotherapy and lecturing, Rob is currently working in a private practice and lecturing at Victoria University Polytechnic.

Rob is passionate about continuously updating his knowledge in the most current evidence-based research and strives to never stop learning. He is an enthusiastic participant of all forms of exercise including rugby, weight training, martial arts, Olympic lifting, swimming boxing and yoga.

Cancellation: If it is deemed that a seminar is not viable, it may be postponed or cancelled by ATMS.

Please note that it is not permissible to bring children to ATMS seminars.

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