Massage for the Cyclist and Runner (Live)
This course is structured to teach therapists how to cater a massage session to issues specific to the runner, the cyclist, and their common injuries.
By the end of class students will have the tools and knowledge to help athletes stay on a regular massage program to help treat chronic injuries, overcome acute injuries, and understand muscular imbalances of strength vs flexibility.
Specifically, students will learn:
- Anatomy and physiology of primary, secondary, antagonist, and synergist muscles used for cycling and running.
- Proper bike fit and riding position to avoid injury.
- How to evaluate gait and shoe wear.
- Common running injuries, major stress areas, and the strengthening/stretching exercises necessary to keep runners injury-free.
- Neuromuscular, trigger point, cross-fiber friction, and therapist-assisted stretching techniques.
- The benefits of hydrotherapy to make their physical work easier and massage effects longer lasting
- Self-care for longevity of the sports massage therapist
- Thursday Aug 17, 2017 *** 9a - 5p
- Thursday Aug 24, 2017 *** 9a - 5p
- Friday Aug 25, 2017 *** 9a - 5p
About the instructor
Bettina’s fount of knowledge concerning the body and its mechanics can be attributed to a career in the medical field, as well as a lifetime dedicated to competitive sports and training. An avid cyclist and gymnast, she has catered her private massage practice of ten years to helping clients rehabilitate from injuries, as well as recognize habitual body patterns and help prevent injury. Her forte is deep tissue work, using trigger point therapy, myofascial techniques, shiatsu, and even her feet with the help of overhead bars. She has also worked closely with clients in advanced age and relies heavily on hydrotherapy techniques for all of her clients. She is a 1997 graduate of the UNC Chapel Hill School of Journalism and a 2001 graduate of the Center for Massage and Natural Health.