Orthopedic Massage The Lower Body Video on DVD & Streaming Version - Real Bodywork

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Functional Assessment, Trigger Points, Referral Patterns.
Address Tendon And Muscle Injuries for the Back, Hip, Knee, Ankle.
Static And Friction Massage, Stretching And Client Self-Care On Over 25 Muscles.
Go Through Each Structure And Describe How It Relates To Common Dysfunctions.
See How To Apply Trigger Point Therapy And Cross-Fiber Friction.
3D Anatomy Animations.

BONUS: How To Work On Large Muscles Using Your Foot With The Client On The Ground.

Format DVD - Region: 0, Worldwide. Run Time: 2 Hours 41 Minutes.

Learn how to address tendon and muscle injuries with skill and confidence. This DVD covers assessment, trigger points and referral patterns, stretching and client self-care on over 25 muscles. Learn from John's 30 years of experience as a bodywork instructor as he clearly shows each step in the treatment process with this hands-on approach.

This 2 hour and 41 minute DVD covers back and hip pain, knee pain and ankle injuries. John methodically goes through each structure describing how it relates to common dysfunctions as he shows how to apply trigger point therapy and cross-fiber friction. In an added bonus section, this DVD also includes how to work on large muscles using your foot with the client on the ground. This option allows the therapist to save their hands while offering an effective treatment.

John Harris, co-author of Fix Pain, has trained thousands of body-workers internationally to treat chronic pain and sports related injuries. An early pioneer in sports massage, he worked at the L.A. Olympics, founded the Massage Training Institute, and has lectured widely on bodywork approaches to pain.


1. Introduction - This lesson introduces the basis of Orthopedic massage. John discusses his experience, and the techniques used in this class, including deep transverse friction, ischemic compression, CRAC stretching. He then discusses contraindications to the work.

2. General Back Pain - This lesson demonstrates orthopedic massage work on the quadratus lumborum, gluteus medius, gluteus minimus, and serratus posterior inferior.

3. Vertical back pain - This lesson demonstrates how to work on the psoas, iliacus, and ilio-psoas attachment.

4. Rectus Abdominis, Iliolumbar Ligament, Paraspinals - This lesson demonstrates how to work on the rectus abdominis, the iliolumbar ligament and the paraspinals.

5. Hips Piriformis Muscle Syndrome - This lesson demonstrates how the piriformis muscle relates to sciatic pain. John shows how to evaluate the muscle for length, and if short, how to release it.

6. Hamstrings - This lesson shows a functional assessment of the hamstring muscles. Then John demonstrates how to work the muscle belly, and the tendinous attachment at the ischial tuberosity (in side posture).

7. Adductor Longus - This lesson shows how to evaluate for riders strain which involves the adductor longus and occasionally the gracilis. The strain happens at the musculo-tendonous junction. John demonstrates how to use cross fiber friction to offer relief.

8. Rectus Femoris - This lesson demonstrates how to assess the rectus femoris for strength, and how to apply orthopedic massage techniques to the muscle.

9. Adductor Magnus - This lesson shows how to perform a functional assessment to the adductor magnus. John speaks about how this muscle can mimic a hamstring tear, and demonstrates how to apply orthopedic massage techniques to the area.

10. Iliotibial Band Sydrome - This lesson demonstrates the anatomy of the iliotibial band, common issues, and how to work on the iliotibial band and tensor fascia latae. This will help trigger point referral patterns, and includes cross fiber friction on the lower part of the band, as well as deep muscular work on the muscle. Finally he shows stretches for the band and muscle.

11. Floor Massage For Large Muscles - Working on some of the larger leg muscles can be difficult with your hands, but incredibly easy if you use your foot. This lesson shows how to perform deep compression to the leg muscles using your feet. This includes working the hamstrings, lateral hip, adductor magnus and achilles tendon.

12. Achilles Tendon - This lesson shows how to work the achilles’ tendon using cross fiber friction. John also shows how to work the gastrocnemius and soleus. Finally he shows how to teach a client to cross fiber friction on themselves as self-care.

13. Ankle Inversion Sprain - This lesson demonstrates how to work on the anterior talo-fibular ligament using lymphatic drainage and cross fiber friction. Then John shows client self-care and strengthening exercises.

14. Peroni Tendons - The peroneus longus and brevis muscles can also be affected by a lateral ankle sprain, and in this lesson John demonstrates how to work these muscles and cross fiber fiber friction the tendons.

15. Ankle Sprains - Continuing working on ankle sprain injuries, this lesson demonstrates work on the tibialis posterior, flexor digitorum and flexor hallucis tendons. John then shows self care work that the client can perform at home.

16. Tennis Leg - Tennis leg is a small tear in the medial distal head of the gastrocnemius. He then discusses non-weight bearing, non-resistive movement to help the healing process, and final includes self care exercises that the client can perform themselves.

17. Tibialis Anterior - This lesson shows how to work the tibialis anterior, including work for trigger points and self care for the client to release the muscles themselves. He also discusses finding a ‘jump sign’ to discover the location of a trigger point.

Streaming Version

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Real Bodywork Orthopedic Massage 2 DVD Streaming Video Set

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About Real Bodywork

Sean Riehl, who founded Real Bodywork over 20 years ago, has taught massage nationally, presented at the AMTA California conference, written multiple articles appearing in Massage Magazine and the Biotone Newsletter, as well as being the author of a number of videos on massage.

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