Upcoming Fall Workshops
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- Saturday & Sunday
April 8, 2017 - April 9, 2017
5:30 pm - 1:30 pm
- Saturday & Sunday
- Max: 18 participants
Treating Pelvic Conditions
Increasing awareness about the role of pelvic floor dysfunction in a variety of conditions calls for an expanded role for massage therapy. Chronic pelvic pain, urinary frequency, postpartum pelvic issues and sexual dysfunction, just to name a few, may all have musculoskeletal components that massage therapists can work with externally. In this 2-day workshop we will learn simple, non-invasive techniques for safely and effectively treating clients with a range of chronic pelvic issues. The workshop will start with a review of pelvic region anatomy and assessment. We will learn detailed pelvic floor anatomy and consider the many conditions/diagnoses that may affect, or be associated with, compromised pelvic health. Most of the two days will be devoted to learning and practicing techniques for treating the pelvic area, as well as the abdomen, adductors, coccyx, and other soft tissue work related to pelvic health. On Day 2 there will be opportunity to treat a client with pelvic health issues and to practice the techniques taught in the workshop.
Cathy has been an RMT for 26 years, specializing in pelvic health for the last 12 years. She has worked at an integrative medicine clinic at Mt. Sinai Hospital and a clinic affiliated with the Wasser Pain Clinic in Toronto. She is currently at the Living Well Integrative Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Cathy has been involved in massage therapy education for over 13 years, including several years as a sessional instructor at Sutherland-Chan before she moved to Halifax. She has been teaching continuing education workshops on pelvic pain and promoting pelvic health to massage therapists for nine years, both in Toronto and Halifax. Cathy is currently a PhD student at Dalhousie University where she is studying the integration of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine in primary health care settings in Canada.
Sutherland-Chan School 330 Dupont St, Suite 400, Toronto
Robert Rodbourne Phone: 416-924-1107 ext. 19