Scoliosis

Muscle Chains

25th November - 28th November 2017  

Spiral Stabilization Course with Dr R Smisek

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  • Foundation Course
  • DATE: 25th November – 28th November 2017, 20 CPD points

    25th - 9am - 5pm, 26th, 27th & 28th - 10am - 6pm

    WHO IS IT FOR?

    • Medical doctors
    • Osteopaths
    • Chiropractors
    • Physiotherapists
    • Massage therapists
    • Health & Fitness professionals 
    • General Public

    COURSE TUTOR: Dr Richard Smisek 

    COURSE ORGANISER: Jana Mitackova

    AIMS & OBJECTIVES:

    The aim of the course is to clarify the anatomy of the muscle chains and their function, muscle chains activation and relaxation during Spiral Stabilization exercises and to demonstrate the possibilities of their use within treatment, prevention and sports.

    Muscle chain training (Spiral Stabilization exercises) allows for the treatment and prevention of:

    - Intervertebral disc herniation

    - Chronic back pain

    - Complications after spinal surgery

    - Scoliosis

    - Hip and knee joint disorders

    Doctors, therapists and practitioners will be informed about effective treatment of the above disorders and taught therapeutic exercise programme and manual therapy techniques using spiral muscle chains. They will be then able to begin using Spiral Stabilization method in their respective practises.

    The course exercise and manual therapy techniques can also be applied to different conditions apart from the above. Please visit http://www.spiralstabilization.co.uk/the-method/ and click on What does it treat? for a list of other conditions.

    COURSE CONTENT:  

    DAY 1

    Muscle chains

    • Classification according to the function (spiral & vertical chains)
    • The main spiral and vertical chains, their use for walking and running, the effect on the spine
    • The main principles necessary for the correct spiral chain activation
    • Spiral muscle chains
    • Movement stabilization

    Spiral muscle chains

    Muscle anatomy – Latissimus dorsi (LD) A, B, C and Trapezius (TR) chains

    • Function within gait
    • Effect on the spine and joints
    • Activation of the chains during exercises
    • Reciprocal inhibition
    • Muscle chain disorders (compensatory mechanisms, effect on the spine and joints)
    • Negative factors preventing LD, TR chain activation
    • Treatment & prevention of spine, joint and internal organ disorders using spiral chains
    • Stable gait training – spirally stabilized gait
    • Running technique – spirally stabilized running
    • Athletes training – conditioning, regeneration, overload and injury prevention, correct movement coordination during sports
    • Exercises for spiral chains activation – sitting, standing positions, exercise technique correction, chain palpation, group exercise session

    DAY 2

    Muscle anatomy – Latissimus dorsi D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K chains and Serratus anterior (SA) A, B, C, D, E, F chains

    • Function within gait
    • Effect on the spine and joints
    • Activation of the chains during exercises
    • Reciprocal inhibition
    • Muscle chain disorders (compensatory mechanisms, effect on the spine and joints)
    • Negative factors preventing LD chain activation
    • Treatment & prevention of spine, joint and internal organ disorders
    • Stable gait training – spirally stabilized gait
    • Running technique – spirally stabilized running
    • Athletes training – conditioning, regeneration, overload and injury prevention, correct movement coordination during sports
    • Emphasis on spine stabilization, traction, pelvis rotation (LD-F, LD-E)
    • Exercise practice for spiral chains activation – sitting, standing double and single leg positions, exercise technique correction, chain palpation, group exercise session

    DAY 3

    Muscle anatomy – Pectoralis major (PM) A, B, C, D chains

    • Stabilization at rest
    • Function within gait
    • Effect on the spine and joints
    • Activation of the chains during exercises
    • Reciprocal inhibition
    • Muscle chain disorders (compensatory mechanisms, effect on the spine and joints)
    • Negative factors preventing PM chain activation
    • Treatment & prevention of spine, joint and internal organ disorders
    • Stable gait training – spirally stabilized gait
    • Running technique – spirally stabilized running
    • Athletes training – conditioning, regeneration, overload and injury prevention, correct movement coordination during sports
    • Emphasis on abdominal wall muscles activation, lumbar spine traction, pelvis rotation, pelvic floor muscles activation
    • Exercise practice for spiral chains activation – sitting, standing positions, exercise technique correction, chain palpation, group exercise session
    • Exercise practice for chains activation

     
    DAY 3 & 4

    Vertical muscle chains

    Muscle anatomy – Erector spinae (ES) chain, Quadratus lumborum (QL) A, B chains, Iliopsoas (IP) A, B chains, Rectus abdominis (RA) chain

    • Stabilization at rest
    • Function within gait
    • Effect on the spine and joints
    • Activation, relaxation and stretching of the chain during Spiral Stabilization exercises
    • Reciprocal inhibition
    • Muscle chain disorders (compensatory mechanisms, effect on the spine and joints)
    • Treatment & prevention of spine, joint and internal organ disorders using chain inhibition
    • Stable gait training using chain inhibition – spirally stabilized gait
    • Running technique using chain inhibition – spirally stabilized running
    • Athletes training using chain inhibition – conditioning, regeneration, overload and injury prevention, correct movement coordination during sports
    • Emphasis on lumbar spine compression (main cause of low back pain), relaxation
    • Exercise practice – exercise technique correction for inhibition and stretching of vertical chains, chain palpation and reciprocal inhibition, group exercise session

    Q & A

    If you wish to discuss your clients’ treatment programmes please bring their X-rays and MRI scans for a discussion (examination, diagnosis and a treatment programme).

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

    To ensure that you fully grasp and perform Spiral Stabilization exercises correctly, there will be continual assessment throughout the course, Dr Smisek and Jana Mitackova will examine, correct and provide feedback for the duration of the course, particularly during the exercise and manual therapy section.

    All course participants (except general public) will receive a certificate for attendance and completion of the Spiral Stabilization course, allowing them to introduce and begin using the Method in their respective practises.

    The course will start at 10am and finish at 6pm every day with tea breaks and lunch break incorporated. Refreshments will not be provided.

    We will be going through exercises every day, so please ensure that you bring suitable clothing to enable you to perform the practical part of the course comfortably. Female course participants are advised to wear a sports bra or bikini top for manual therapy techniques. We recommend not wearing jewellery for these parts of the course.

    We advise all course attendees to have professional liability insurance to cover them for the practical part of the course.

    Should you wish to take notes during the course, we recommend that you bring your own note pad or tablet.

    Exercise equipment and Spiral Stabilization equipment will be available for use only during the course. But exercise merchandise will be available to purchase. Both cash and card payments are acceptable on the day.

    RACC
    Parkshot
    Richmond Upon Thames
    London
    TW9 2RE

    COURSE DATE: 25th November - 28th November 2017

    4 Days Course PRICE: New Attendees £569, Previous Attendees £469

    Please register the course by filling out the REGISTRATION FORM. Once you have completed the registration form, please purchase the course below. 

    We look forward to seeing you at the course. 

    Spiral Stabilization Course

    ''I have attended 3 Spiral Stabilization courses so far and I am planning to attend all other ones that are on schedule. I don’t want to miss any. I loved the fact that after practising and using Spiral Stabilization method thinking that I already know this method inside out, I still learn every time plenty of new useful skills. This method has not only helped me with my imbalances due to scoliosis and getting rid of migraines, but it has helped me to become the trainer I am. My knowledge has been broadening up so much that I tent to not only train my clients as a personal trainer but I treat their pains, injuries and rehabilitate them. Because of this method I found an amazing way to train and treat my clients so well that we prevent injuries and pains. I have definitely gained more trust from my clients. It has boosted my self-esteem and I can now offer lot more to everyone that wants to feel amazing in their own skin.

    I would recommend this course to everyone actually. Everyone should know how to take care of their back and this method is an amazing way to learn. And if you don’t want to be just a “typical personal trainer” and you want to be able to offer lot more to your clients and build stronger and bigger clients’ database, this is definitely the answer. Courses are very well organized and I can’t wait to attend the next!!!''

    Lucie Noskova, Personal Trainer

     

    ''Great  course with a very enthusiastic tutor.  I would personally recommend to anyone wanting to learn about Spiral Stabilization exercise method for the treatment and prevention. One of the best and the most interesting courses I have ever attended.  The theory and practical parts were very clear and easy to understand.  Dr Smisek’s passion has inspired me to apply this amazing Spiral Stabilization Method and very effective movement programme for my patients with scoliosis, spinal related conditions mainly in the lower back and neck with great result. Thank you again, can't wait for the next one.''

    Wioleta, Physiotherapist

     

    ''I first heard of Spiral Stabilisation last year from a colleague of mine who did an assessment on my spine as I was getting regular lower back pain on one side and discovered that I have scoliosis. I started using the method to help with my own imbalances. I was so amazed that ever since I started using the ropes I never have suffered from back pain. My understanding of my own body, spine alignment and muscle weakness have opened up such amazing opportunities to help myself and my clients. When I heard that there will be UK courses and I can learn from Dr Smisek who developed this method, I signed up to all courses so far. I have done 3 courses and looking forward to the next one. After the 1st course I realised that this method can safe peoples’ lives literally. I am a yoga instructor and a personal trainer and always looking to learn and grow and offer the best to my clients. After introducing the Spiral Stabilisation to a few of my clients, the results are absolutely astonishing. They have no pain and also they feel stronger and more aware of their posture.  The system is easy to follow at home and I encourage my clients to do the exercise every day even for as little as 10 min it can have a massive effect. Everything that I have learned from this method and Dr Smisek has empowered me to be very mindful of my spine and body as a whole and  how I approach each session with my clients.  In yoga we say that we are as young as our spine, so I am strong advocate of the Spiral Stabilisation method and will do everything in my power to introduce more people to it. This method is for everyone not just for those who know that they have a spinal disorder or imbalance. If we are all taught how to lengthen the spine and release tension in the body, we are all going to live longer pain free.  I feel blessed to have been introduced to this method. Thank you Jana and Dr Smisek.''

    Vessy, Yoga Teacher

     

    ''I was very pleased with this course, we learned an enormous amount and I'm convinced that Spiral Stabilisation is something everyone needs to learn and practice. The combination of movement, massage and manual techniques is very effective for rehabilitation and cures many ailments that plague us today, all backed up with scientific evidence which is amazing when you look at how effective their results are. I'm signing up for all and every course 🙂 the doctor's knowledge is inspiring, he presents well and is very helpful along with his assistant Jana. They did their utmost to transfer what they know to us, I highly recommend doing a course with them.'' 
     
    Roland Stimpson, Pilates Teacher

     

    Spiral Stabilization Foundation Course 

    Exercise technique using muscle chains

    DATE: Upon request, 9am – 5pm, 12 CPD points

    LOCATION: Garden road, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4NR (North Sheen train station - 5 min walk, Kew Gardens tube station - 15 min walk)

    TUTOR: Jana Mitackova, Spiral Stabilization LTD

    ATTENDEES: Maximum 2 attendees

    AUDIENCE: Health & Fitness professionals

    REQUIREMENTS: Basic anatomy and physiology knowledge

    PRICE: £269

    BOOKING: Please contact me directly for registration, payment and further available dates  

    AIMS & OBJECTIVES:

    • Fully understand Spiral Stabilization (SPS) method and its main principles
    • Learn Spiral Stabilization exercise technique using spiral muscle chains
    • Learn to successfully treat and prevent clients’ various conditions (back pain, spinal disorders, intervertebral disc herniation, chronic back pain, low back pain, post spinal surgery complications, scoliosis, hip and knee joint disorders, migraines, headaches…)
    • Receive a certificate for attendance and completion of the Spiral Stabilization Foundation course, allowing you to introduce and begin using the Method in your respective practise

    The course exercise technique can also be applied to different conditions apart from the above. Please visit http://www.spiralstabilization.co.uk/the-method/ and click on What does it treat? for a list of other conditions.

    CONTENT:

    DAY 1

    Lecture Part 1 - Introduction into Spiral Stabilization

    • What is SPS
    • History and development
    • Client’s treatment – What conditions can I treat? Who can I treat & how?

    Lecture Part 2 - Spirally stabilized gait

    • Back pain causes & symptoms
    • Dynamic & static spine stabilization
    • Spirally stabilized gait & running
    • Spine regeneration & spine degeneration

    Lecture Part 3 - Muscle chains

    • Main muscle chains
    • Spiral muscle chains anatomy & function
    • Vertical muscle chains anatomy & function

    Lecture Part 4 - Spiral Stabilization exercises

    • SPS main principles
    • Spinal decompression/traction & spinal compression
    • SPS principles of optimal movement
    • SPS parameters for measuring the extent and coordination of movement
    • SPS exercise main elements, guidelines, technique
    • SPS principles of movement control

    Lunch

    Practical - Spiral Stabilization exercises

    • Basic 12 exercises in sitting and standing positions
    • Exercise coordination and stabilization using muscle chains
    • Correction of exercise technique (individual and in pairs)
    • Exercises for different levels of ability
    • SPS parameter – extension in the pelvic girdle (testing)
    • Correct gait
    • Individual and group training
    • Developing exercise programme for therapy (client consultation)
    • Group exercise session
    • Q & A

    DAY 2

    Group exercise session (Day 1 SPS exercises, correct gait, SPS stretching)

    Lecture (Videos)

    • Foot arch formation
    • Client testimonials with various conditions

    Practical - Spiral Stabilization exercises

    • Building the arch of the foot
    • 40 SPS exercises using balance mat
    • Correction of exercise technique (individual and in pairs)

    Lunch

    Practical - Spiral Stabilization exercises

    • Correction of exercise technique (individual and in pairs)
    • Exercises for different levels of ability
    • SPS parameter – extension in the pelvic girdle (retesting)
    • Individual and group training
    • Client follow up session programme
    • Spiral Stabilization stretching
    • Group exercise session – conditional training, cardiovascular training, SPS exercises for sport and athletes
    • Q & A

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

    To ensure that you fully grasp and perform Spiral Stabilization exercises correctly, I will examine, correct and provide feedback for the duration of the course, particularly during the exercise technique section. You will work in pairs to practise working with a client.

    All course participants will receive a certificate for attendance (valid for 2 years) and completion of the Spiral Stabilization course, allowing them to introduce and begin using the Method in their respective practises.

    Tea breaks and lunch break will be incorporated within the course times. Tea break refreshments will be provided. Lunch break refreshments will not be provided.

    We will be going through exercises each day, so please ensure that you bring suitable clothing to enable you to perform the practical part of the course comfortably.

    I advise all course attendees to have professional liability insurance to cover them for the practical part of the course.

    Should you wish to take notes during the course, I recommend that you bring your own note pad or tablet.

    Exercise equipment and Spiral Stabilization equipment will be available for use only during the course. But exercise merchandise will be available to purchase. Both cash and card payments are acceptable on the day.