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Emerging Manual Therapy Assessment and Treatment Techniques for Upper Extremity Disorders

April 22-23, 2017

Presenter:  Kelly Clancy, OTR/L, CHT, LMP

Seattle-Area (Kirkland), WA

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Unfortunately, this course is cancelled due to low enrollment.  Stay tuned for rescheduling!

Contact Hours:  16

Registration Fee:  $425 prior to April 5, 2017

                               $475 on or after April 6, 2017

Who should attend?:  This course is appropriate for occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants​, chiropractors, naturopaths, licensed massage therapists, and athletic trainers with all levels of experience.​​

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Seattle-Area (Kirkland), WA

Saturday and Sunday April 22-23, 2017


Emerging Manual Therapy Assessment and Treatment Techniques for Upper Extremity Disorders

Course Description:

This weekend intensive will combine lecture, hands-on learning and skill building related to the evaluation and treatment of upper extremity pathologies, including thoracic outlet syndrome, carpal tunnel, DeQuervain's tendonitis, rotator cuff impingements, lateral and medial epicondylitis, trigger finger, and post-mastectomy diagnoses.

This course will introduce the myofascial meridians and discuss the specific meridians that relate to each of the common upper extremity pathologies. Participants will learn common neuromyofascial patterns of pathology in the upper extremity, as well as postural assessment and myofascial testing strategies to objectively analyze limitations and changes in the body's structure. Participants will learn new manual therapy techniques to release restrictions impacting the nerves, tendons, muscles and fascia of the upper quadrant, including many light touch techniques that can can alter tension patterns throughout the upper quadrant.  Exercises will be demonstrated to assist in alignment of the whole upper quadrant.   

​Goals and Objectives:

Upon Completion of the course attendees will:

1. Participants will understand the fascial and neuromuscular pathology of syndromes commonly seen in everyday practice.

2. Participants will recognize structural and myofascial patterns that induce certain forms of pathology of the upper extremity.

3. Participants will understand the spiral function of the upper extremity and its relationship to functional movement.

4. Participants will effectively perform neuromyofascial and light touch techniques to release restriction in the upper extremities.

5. Participants will be able to objectively evaluate and document pre- and post-treatment measures in order to determine the efficacy of treatment.

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Kelly Clancy, OTR/L, CHT, LMP

As an Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist, Structural Medicine Specialist and Bowenwork Practitioner, Kelly uses her skills as a manual therapist and ergonomist to address postural and connective tissue restrictions that can contribute to pain and dysfunction.  Along with treating the structural and psychological factors that may be contributing to asymmetry and stagnation within the system, Kelly also assess ergonomics, lifestyle habits, stress and nutritional factors and their impact on the body's regulatory systems.

Kelly is a graduate of Colorado State University's school of Occupational Therapy and has sub-specialty training in the upper extremity and is a board certified hand therapist.  She completed her Bowenwork training through the American Bowen Academy and is currently a North American Senior Instructor.  She is a graduate of the Institute of Structural Medicine and is a board certified Structural Integrator and Licensed Massage Therapist.  She is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is a Holistic Health Counselor.  She is on clinical faculty with the University of Washington's rehabilitation department.

Kelly is the owner of the Seattle Center for Structural Medicine which houses multi-disciplinary holistic practitioners who practice whole mind/body rehabilitation.  She is also the founder of the Northwest School of Structural Therapy where she teaches a methodology that she created called Tensegrity Medicine™. 

Kelly teaches nationally and internationally lecturing on topics related to tensegrity, fascia, therapeutic assessment, and new and emerging manual therapies.

A fun fact about Kelly:  She is a self-professed "movement nerd" and loves everything from analyzing her own running style to people watching at the airport. 

Other courses by Kelly @ Seattle Center for Structural Medicine:

Tensegrity Ligament Stimulation Series: 

Low Back and Pelvis January 16, 2017; Lower Extremity February 27, 2017; Shoulder and Neck March 15, 2017: Arm and Hand April 26, 2017

Mini Mentorship Tensegrity Medicine™

January 20-June 23, 2017

Tensegrity 1:  Postural Assessment and Myofascial Testing

January 21-22, 2017

May 12-13, 2017

Tensegrity 2:  Postural Assessment and Myofascial Testing

May 14-15, 2017

Fresh Tissue Dissection

March 11-13, 2017

For more information, visit her websites at www.kellyclancy.com and www.scfsm.com

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Emerging Manual Therapy Assessment and Treatment Techniques for Upper Extremity Disorders