Workshops

WORKSHOPS

A weekend of workshops with Joe Muscolino

Friday February 9 & Saturday February 10, 2018, 9am-5pm, Optimal Fitness, Dubai

WORKSHOP #1

Fundamental Biomechanics for Fitness and other Movement Professionals is a 1-day lecture workshop that covers the fundamental musculoskeletal mechanics of anatomy and physiology (kinesiology) for fitness trainers and other movement professionals, including Pilates and yoga instructors.

The topics covered are:

  • Basic kinesiology terminology
  • Bones and major bony landmarks of the body
  • Joint mechanics and review of the major joints of the body
  • Muscle function, including concentric, eccentric, isometric (stabilization), open- and closed-chain contraction scenarios
  • Fascia and myofascial meridians
  • Nervous system control
  • The underlying biomechanical principles are discussed and applied to exercise and movement.

The approach of this workshop is to teach from the perspective of critical thinking so the trainer/instructor can creatively apply their exercise techniques with their clients.

 

WORKSHOP #2

Common Musculoskeletal Pathologic Conditions – A Workshop for Fitness and other Movement Professionals is a 1-day lecture workshop that covers the common musculoskeletal pathologic conditions of the body, with an emphasis on application for fitness trainers and other movement professionals, including Pilates and yoga instructors.

Some of the conditions covered are:

  • Bulging and herniated discs
  • Sciatica
  • Upper crossed and Lower crossed syndromes
  • Scoliosis
  • Sacroiliac conditions
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative joint disease (Osteoarthritis)
  • Sprains, strains, tendinitis/tendinosis, and myofascial trigger points
  • Overpronation of the foot (flat foot)
  • Knee meniscus and patellofemoral syndrome
  • Tennis elbow, Golfer’s elbow, and carpal tunnel syndrome
  • The underlying mechanisms for these conditions is discussed and applied to assessment and rehabilitation approaches for the fitness and movement professional.

The approach of this workshop is to teach from the perspective of critical thinking so the trainer/instructor can creatively apply their exercise techniques with their clients.

Investment: Early bird AED900 per workshop or AED1,500 for both by January 15. Thereafter AED1,100 per workshop or AED1,900 for both.

More information and to register: info@themindfulbody.ae

About Dr. Joe Muscolino: Acclaimed soft tissue oriented chiropractic physician and continuing education instructor, Dr. Joe Muscolino has a knack for making anatomy palatable and applicable to every day life, but more importantly, to manual and movement therapists, instructors, and trainers when working with their clients.  He has been teaching musculoskeletal and visceral anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, pathology, and palpation and orthopedic assessment courses for over 30 years. He also runs numerous advanced study hands-on manual and movement therapy workshops, including those on deep tissue, body mechanics, stretching, joint mobilisation, and Anatomy in Clay®; cadaver labs; as well as in-services for Pilates and yoga instructors of manual and movement therapies. Joe also offers his own Certification series, Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) and has authored scores of articles and blogs. He  recently launched, Digital Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy (Digital COMT), an online video streaming subscription service resource for therapists and movement educators. More info: www.learnmuscles.com

Shoulder makeover

February 16, 2018, 10am-12pm, The Body Tree, Abu Dhabi

Did you know that Adho Mukha Sivasana (Down Dog) is one of the most complicated and misunderstood postures in Yoga? It requires multiple joints and large muscle groups to be flexible and strong. No matter what your Down Dog has felt like in the past, this is your opportunity to get a fresh perspective. Learn the body mechanics behind this classic posture, practice fun techniques to give you more access to the key joints and experience the comfort of your new Down Dog.

Fee: AED 225 (therapy balls will be loaned for the duration of the workshop but if you have your own feel free to bring them!)

To book your spot visit www.bodytreestudio.com, 02 443 4448, info@bodytreestudio.com

Are you interested in a specific topic?

From back pain and anatomy, to arm balances and deconstructing movement, we can design a class or workshop specifically for your needs