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Journal of Sports Medicine & Doping Studies

ISSN: 2161-0673

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Facial movement pattering


International Conference on Sports Medicine and Fitness

March 23-25, 2015 Chicago, USA

Steve Middleton

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Sports Med Doping Stud

Abstract :

Injuries can occur in many different settings, from acute injuries on the playing field to overuse injuries in the office. People rarely seek immediate treatment feeling that the pain will Ô??go away on its ownÔ?Ł. However, what tends to happen is the body adapts to the injured area but creates distal or systemic dysfunctions in the process. This makes the diagnosis more difficult as the person has symptoms that brought them in but an underlying, unresolved injury that may or may not be symptomatic. Regardless of the situation, patients want to return to their normal activities as quickly and pain-free as possible. Fascial Movement Patterning is based on the works of Thomas Myers (Ô??Anatomy TrainsÔ?Ł). This system will address the paradigm shift from joint-centric dysfunction and rehabilitation to a systemically-focused assessment program. Attendees will be able to identify common compensation techniques and how they lead to further dysfunction. Attendees will then learn quick, global screening techniques to identify the cause of dysfunction regardless of where pain manifests. The dysfunctional movement patterns will then be analyzed from the more traditional joint-centric view to allow for objective data collection.

Biography :

Steve Middleton, MS, ATC, CSCS, CES, CKTP, FMT serves as the Director of Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine at Assess, Treat & Condition, an outpatient clinic in Carbondale, Illinois. He has 15 years experience in a combination of roles treating a variety of patients. He has treated with athletes from high school to college as well as professional athletes in the NFL and Olympics. He has also instructed over 1000 clinicians in continuing education courses emphasizing Fascial Movement Patterning and manual interventions. His treatment and teaching approach is very hands-on from performing manual therapy techniques to corrective exercises. Mr. Middleton earned a Bachelor of Science-Athletic Training from Southern Illinois University. He holds a Master of Science in Exercise Science & Health Promotion from California University of Pennsylvania. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of St Augustine. In addition to his academic degrees, he holds additional certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, National Strength & Conditioning Association and the International Kinesio Taping Association.

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