Education right in your own home! Self-study with these instructional DVDs is perfect for the massage therapist who doesn’t need to take a Continuing Education Course, or who wants an introduction to MAT. Review the lessons as many times as you need to learn new techniques that adrenalize your massage practice.
Posture.Pain.Performance DVD Set
This is an excellent choice for learning a comprehensive set of skills working with common problems in the body core. The MAT techniques contained here emphasize the neck and lower back, two regions of the body frequently plagued by pain. Learn to address postural problems and mobility issues using a combination of foundational MAT maneuvers and a simplified assessment formula.
The content in these DVDs will help address pain associated with neck cricks, rib fixations, dowager’s humps, scoliosis, forward head and exaggerated lordosis. Sports massage therapists working with athletes will be especially pleased as they are able to help their athletes achieve peak performance using these techniques. This course is specially designed to deliver immediate tools for bodyworkers who are already in practice.
An excellent addition to the content in this set is the Flexion Addiction & 42 Pound Head Poster Set.
3 DVD set
Upper Body DVD Set
With specific focus on approaches to work with the shoulder girdle, arms, neck and torso, these DVDS prepare manual therapists to help relieve painful myoskeletal issues in the upper body. Through video demos and animation, you’ll learn to identify several common compensatory movement patterns and their associated reflexogenic pain. With this understanding of where the true source of problems arise, bodyworkers are able to develop highly effective treatment protocols and deliver lasting results.
The manual therapy tools in this DVD set showcases Dalton’s “Dirty Dozen,” twelve key MAT routines to correct postural Upper Crossed Syndrome. Also featured are various receptor techniques and other approaches that can be utilized to address whiplash, migraines, scoliosis, and dural drag.
This DVD set is complemented by the Dirty Dozen Poster & Workbook Set.
2 DVD set
Lower Body DVD Set
Whether standing or sitting, we use the lower body continuously throughout each day. Pain and misalignment in the lower back, pelvis, legs and feet therefore have significant impact on the entire body. With the in-depth knowledge of myoskeletal anatomy and function delivered in this package, massage therapists are able to approach their work with a new level of expertise. Rather than treating superficial problem areas, the video here teaches how to pinpoint underlying compensatory kinks that initiate the pain-spasm-pain cycle, as well as to create a protocol for resolving the problem.
Using techniques such as deep tissue, joint stretching and myofascial mobilization, bodywork therapists can better treat plantar fasciitis, runner’s knee, sciatica, functional scoliosis, shin splints, and referred pain from lower back spasticity.
6 DVD set
Shoulder, Arm & Hand DVD Set
The human shoulders and arms are comprised of several intricate, interlocking myoskeletal structures. With complex joints and vital nerve and arterial plexuses, problems here can cause a lot of pain for clients and a lot of frustration for bodyworkers. The advanced explanation of anatomy, functionality, and treatment methodologies in this set of DVDs empowers massage therapists to reach a new level of professional service addressing the upper appendages. Incorporating 65 sports therapy, structural integration and pain management techniques, the maneuvers in this set will help relieve chronic muscles spasms caused by limited mobility and joint blockages.
The methodical approach covered in this program enables bodyworkers to conduct focused sessions, delivering positive results for problems including: frozen shoulder, thoracic outlet syndrome, rotator cuff impingement, tennis and golfer’s elbow, as well as painful wrist and hand conditions.
3 DVD set
Technique Tour DVD Set
This set in another great choice for manual therapists looking for a foundational overview of Dalton’s Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques for the entire body. A comprehensive guide to treating several of the most common client complaints, this set features Dalton demonstrating transformational deep tissue, joint stretching and muscle balancing routines that bring lasting results. With extra 3-D animation and illustration, both the causes of dysfunction and how to correct them are clearly explained.
Bodyworkers looking to incorporate fundamental MAT into their practice for more effective sessions will be able to utilize this knowledge immediately. The information in this set leaves practitioners better prepared to help clients with tight hamstrings, crossed posture, functional scoliosis, foot and knee pain, and more.
Goes with the Dirty Dozen Poster & Workbook Set.
3 DVD set
Treating Trapped Nerves DVD Set
The pain caused by sciatic or radial nerve impingement can be excruciating for a client, and there’s nothing a massage therapist wants more than to be able to effectively provide relief. With specific nerve mobilization techniques developed on the research of influential physiotherapists, this DVD set equips bodyworkers with a powerhouse of skills for relieving painfully compressed nerves. With the ability to help restore unimpeded, full-range function for their clients, massage therapists utilizing these MAT techniques are able to build a loyal client base of repeat customers and referrals.
The neuromobilization maneuvers covered in these DVDs can be used to relieve pain caused by mechanical entrapment in the neck, thoracic outlet and sacroiliac. Conditions that can be treated include cubital tunnel, Guyon’s tunnel, carpal tunnel, peripheral numbness and motor weakness, sciatica, and low back pain.
3 DVD set
Motion Is Lotion DVD Set
Over time, it is common for tension, trauma and poor posture to cause the brain to stiffen the body’s musculofascial system resulting in limited mobility, protective muscle guarding, and loss of coordinated movement. In this highly educational series, Erik Dalton teams up with senior MAT teacher Paul Kelly to present how to integrate manual myoskeletal techniques with corrective movement exercises. The combination of bodywork and intentional muscular retraining can reverse these painful patterns in connective tissue and muscles, bringing relief and restoring optimal movement.
The content in this package teaches massage therapists how to lubricate stuck fascial layers, restore motion in adhesive joint capsules, and promote healing in injured ligaments. Bodyworkers are able to elevate the value of their services by teaching clients specific at-home exercises to further enhance the efficacy of each bodywork session.
3 DVD set
Art of MAT
Corrective Exercises Single DVD
with Senior Myoskeletal Instructor Paul Kelly
Chronic tension, trauma, and poor posture habits degrade the body’s functional ability over time. When the nervous system senses a loss in coordination or hindered mobility, it responds by contracting those supporting muscles even tighter. Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques are essential for restoring the body to its optimal condition. However, to prevent relapse, the nervous system must permanently re-map correct motor coordination with therapeutic movement retraining.
Featuring instructional excerpts from the Motion is Lotion DVDs, Senior MAT instructor Paul Kelly walks through corrective muscle training exercises step-by-step. The information contained in this information-packed video can be used with any manual myoskeletal therapy techniques.