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What is your favorite classroom CE that you have ever taken? 4 Replies

What is your favorite classroom CE that you have ever taken?Why was it great? Who taught the class?Continue

Started by Tina Holt. Last reply by Gary W Addis, LMT Feb 6, 2014.

KT3 seminars

Hey everyone!  I already took my KT1 & KT2 courses but I can't find any classes for KT3 in the Chicago or Arizona areas.  I already looked on the Kinesio Taping International website and couldn't…Continue

Tags: chicago, arizona, courses, taping, kinesio

Started by Courtney Smith Jan 23, 2014.

KT3 seminars

Hey everyone!  I already took my KT1 & KT2 courses but I can't find any classes for KT3 in the Chicago or Arizona areas.  I already looked on the Kinesio Taping International website and couldn't…Continue

Tags: chicago, arizona, courses, taping, kinesio

Started by Courtney Smith Jan 23, 2014.

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Comment by Dawn Lewis on February 21, 2014 at 10:27am

I had an interesting incident at my chiropractor's office this week.  My chiropractor likes to use electrostimulation before each adjustment.  While I was prone on a table with my head turned to the side and electrostim pads on my mid and lower back, the man on the other table, who had had the pads on his hip, got up and walked to the restroom.

I remarked to the receptionist that he had a shortened psoas.  "A short what?"  She asked.  "It's the main hip flexor muscle.  His left side is short and imbalancing his hips."  I said.  Then I apologized for mentioning it.  "No," she said, "tell me more, that's my husband."  "Oh, well then maybe I can just fix it before he gets his adjustment."  I said.  "That would be great."  She said.

So, we put him back on the table in a supine position.  I did 2 moves on each iliopsoas muscle.  It all took about 2 minutes, and he went in to be adjusted.  The chiropractor later told me he had adjusted better than he ever had.  The next day, this man emailed me and asked if he could get an appointment with me.  Although he had been getting consistent massage for years, he informed me that his hip had not felt this good in a decade and he felt it was "a miracle".

I would love to see you in Winter Park, FL and show you how to release iliopsoas in 2 minutes. 10% tuition discount ends March 4, 2014.

Comment by Walt Fritz, PT on February 20, 2014 at 2:37pm
I wanted to let you know of an upcoming class I will be teaching at Cortiva Boston. Foundations in Myofascial Release Seminars are a more science-based approach to this effective modality. There is a very high degree of one-on-one instruction in a small group setting.

You can save $100 off of the normal registration fee if you register by next Tuesday, 2/26. Full details are at the website:

Please email me at with any questions.
We will also be in:
Northern, NJ
Nashville, TN
York, PA
Newington, CT
Seattle, WA
Tampa, FL

Walt Fritz, PT
Comment by Dawn Lewis on February 19, 2014 at 3:56pm

        I have just finished proofing the video for our Lower Extremities DVD.  This DVD set will be over 6 hours long with extras.  The Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique information is exciting, from the ability to quickly release the deltoid ligament in the medial ankle to the ACL release that creates instant mobility in the knee, from the move that softens the ITT in 30 seconds to the ability to unlock the groin muscles without working directly on the pubic bone, from the release for the connective tissue at the popliteal fossa to the instant removal of adhesions between the hamstrings, it is fabulous.  And the extras in this set really excite me.  Patti does a take on active isolated stretching, both on the client and for you, the therapist, and Rhonda's yoga flows beautifully, and is designed to enhance your body mechanics.  Full Circle is an approved massage therapy continuing education provider through the NCBTMB, as well as in NY and ND.  This set is approved for 24 CE's.  To order,

Comment by Dawn Lewis on February 17, 2014 at 1:03pm

        Gluteus Maximus is a large muscle with many attachments.  It originates from the posterior iliac crest, the posterior inferior sacrum and the posterior coccyx.  This means tension in gluteus maximus can affect the position of these bones.  It also means that a shift or compression in these bones can have an effect on tension in gluteus maximus.  If there is an imbalance between the left and right gluteus maximus (i.e. one is hypertonic, the other is hypotonic), these bones will be pulled to the hypertonic side.  This muscle inserts on the gluteal tuberosity and the iliotibial band, which means that tension in gluteus maximus can pull the femur into a lateral rotation or a posterior position.  Additionally, since it attaches to the IT band, any imbalance can cause either too much or not enough tension in the IT band.  This link is to a video that shows an SMRT release for gluteus maximus:  This release will take tone down in hypertonic muscles and bring tone up in hypotonic muscles.  If you find that it does not work, it is possible the issue is a bony misalignment.   Get more SMRT releases for the hip at

Comment by Dawn Lewis on February 14, 2014 at 8:51am

Can't wait to go to Winter Park, FL the beginning of April!  It is so cold here in Colorado, I am looking forward to teaching this course just for a change in weather!  We had such amazing things happen in the last hip, lower back, and abdomen course though, that I am also really looking forward to the fantastic things that will happen in class in FL.  One of the reasons to take CE's is just to get worked on, to be reminded of why we do what we do, and to get the work that our bodies crave.  Some massage therapists get regular massage, but most do not.  We are busy taking care of others and neglect us.  But attending  a CE class has the advantage of letting us know why we became massage therapists in the first place, and, hopefully, of fixing some of our own issues.  Personally, I had been having sacral pain for over a year.  I finally had some SMRT work done on myself, and the pain has lessened significantly.  Hope to see you in Winter Park!

Comment by Dawn Lewis on February 12, 2014 at 8:26am

Full Circle has put 3 new video clips of Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique on youtube.  All of these clips are taken from our NCBTMB approved continuing education videos.  Check out the following link for a gluteus maximus release - - this next link will give you an idea of how SMRT releases cervical ligaments - - and finally this link will show you how to take tension out of internal oblique - - If you would like to learn more about this massage continuing education modality, check out our website at

Comment by Dawn Lewis on February 10, 2014 at 2:57pm

2 live seminars in Seattle, WA:  SMRT:  Thigh & Knee, May 9th and 10th, and SMRT: Lower Leg & Foot, May 10th & 11th.  Each course is NCBTMB approved for 12 CE hours.  In the Thigh & Knee course, you will learn to instantly soften IT bands, painlessly remove adhesions and tension from adductors, release ligaments of the iliofemoral joint to mobilize the femur and knee, and work with chondromalacia, ACL replacements, MCL and LCL injuries, etc. In the Lower Leg & Foot course, instruction will be given in how to balance gastrocnemius, alleviate shin splints, lessen lymphedema, remove chronic ankle inflammation, release ligaments in the talocrural joint for natural realignment, and work with plantar faciitis and tarsal tunnel syndrome.  Get more information or register at

Comment by Dawn Lewis on February 8, 2014 at 10:49am
Hi Kelly - I am excited that you are coming to class! Will remind you March 3rd!
Comment by Kelly Sanders, LMT on February 8, 2014 at 10:24am

am planning on attending the smrt pelvic piriformis class 4/4-6/14

Comment by Dawn Lewis on February 8, 2014 at 8:07am

        Last night I woke up as 4 a.m., as I do most nights.  I was on my right side and my hand was asleep.  In my half conscious state I evaluated my hand.  I felt that it was the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and half of the ring finger that were numb.  My brain told me that these were carpal tunnel symptoms and meant an impingement on the median nerve.  Still mostly asleep, I evaluated my wrist.  My wrist was straight.  I pulled my shoulder down out of my ear.  The numbness began to subside immediately.  My elbow was in full flexion.  I relaxed the position and brought my forearm toward extension a couple of inches.  The numbness went away completely and I went back to sleep.  The median nerve can be impinged upon in numerous areas, including the carpal tunnel, the forearm, the elbow, and the medial upper arm.  If you would like to know how to treat carpal tunnel, please join me for a webinar on "Treating Carpal Tunnel".  Hit the Tools For Touch link on our website -


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