Upcoming Trainings & Workshops
What is The LIFT Method:
Creating muscle and fascial function via ligament stimulation was inspired from the Logan Basic Technique, developed by Hugh B. Logan in the early 1900's. The Logan Basic utilizes directional pressure to the sacrotuberous ligament, reducing hypertonicity in the para-spinal musculature. This technique is still widely used within the chiropractic community. Until recently, medical science had regarded the primary role of the ligament system as tissue that attaches bone to bone. We now know that the ligaments and fascia do so much more. Scientists, specializing in fascial research show that the ligament system contributes proprioceptive information to the nervous and fascial systems and that ligaments have 10 times the mechanoreceptor feedback to the brain than the muscles. New information shows ligaments contain Ruffini Corpuscles and free nerve endings, all of which supply the brain with information. The fascia and CNS use the ligaments to monitor and influence muscular tonicity and function.
Once the fascial tensions are reset with ligament stimulation, neuromuscular function testing lets the practitioner know what and where the system is not functioning correctly. The tests are ingenious in that they help systematically break down the often complex myofascial line/meridians. With fascial length and muscle function testing, therapists can see what part of a fascial line is restrictive by taking away all compensation patterns. If a muscle is just "released" but is not functioning neurologically, the aberrant tension patterns will return.
With extensive research, The LIFT Method, Ligament Influenced Fascial Technique was developed. A vast background of methodology such as neuromuscular reeducation techniques, Pilates principles, fascial tensegrity and function, myofascial testing, muscle testing at end range for neurological feedback have all contributed to the evolutionary LIFT Method. This approach not only restores fascial length, but restores the muscle's ability to function on demand by addressing the fascial component of muscle structure. LIFT testing and treatment provides measurable pre and post treatment proof of the positive changes produced. The neuromuscular reeducation while utilizing the ligaments creates tensegrity change that lasts! LIFT brings all of these concepts together allowing the therapist to treat patients quickly and effectively. LIFT, an extremely gently manual therapy technique even effects the autonomic systems allowing the parasympathetic system to restore relaxation.
LIFT was selected to present as a "poster presentation" at the 2015 International Fascial Congress meeting in Washington DC.
What Participants can Expect:
Students will learn how fascial alignment and restriction affects movement patterning, dysfunction and pain. Learn how to interpret what you see in posture, movement and what your client's positioning while on the table means. The rotations, hip hikes, spinal shifts and bends all affect the client's perception of who they are and what they feel within their bodies. What you see is a big clue to understanding their dysfunction and pain. Is the location of the paint actually the cause of the pain? Learn precise myofascial and neuromuscular testing to take the guesswork out of treatment. This class will focus on understanding how the deep front fascial line - our core - affects the periphery. Take home gentle and effective ligament stimulation protocols that will reset the entire fascial system.