Kinesiology for Manual Therapies with Muscle Cards (Massage Therapy)

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Kinesiology for Manual Therapies introduces the philosophy of Dimensional Massage Therapy as well as Clinical Flexibility. . This text connects techniques to individual joints and body areas based on the structural foundation of the muscular skeletal system. Learning intensive guides help students develop palpation skills, understand anatomy from a functional stand point, and build a toolbox of techniques for individualized treatments. This text can be used in a multitude of manual therapies, from physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training to yoga and massage therapy.

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Nancy Dail, BA, LMT, NCTMB, is a coauthor, with Timothy Agnew and R. T. Floyd, of McGraw- Hill’s Kinesiology for Manual Therapies. She began her professional massage therapy career in 1974 in New Mexico, combining her education in acupuncture, aikido, and Western massage. After returning to Maine, Nancy built her massage therapy practice, became an EMT, served with the local ambulance service, and worked with two chiropractors in the midcoast region. In 1980, she founded and developed the comprehensive COMTA accredited program at the Downeast School of Massage in Waldoboro. A leader in her fi eld, she helped create the AMTA National Sports Massage Team, the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation, and the AMTA Council of Schools. She has served on the AMTA National Board, has participated on numerous committees, and was the charter president of the Maine AMTA chapter. As a sports massage therapist, she volunteered her services at the 1996 Atlantic Olympic Games in the Olympic Village Sports Medicine Clinic, numerous Boston marathons, and local Maine events. An international representative for massage, Nancy has presented workshops at the University of Belgorod in Belgorod, Russia, in the fall of 1997; at the Complementary Medicine Symposia for Harvard Medical in Boston, annually for nine years; at many New England AMTA conferences; for Colby College; and at many more educational venues. She has been a consultant for several Maine hospitals on integrating massage clinically and has assisted the credentialing of massage therapists in many institutions. At home in Waldoboro, she reviews and has written books and articles for the industry, including her college thesis “Tension Headaches,” and she edits the Downeast School of Massage In Touch newsletter. In July 2008 she directed and produced, with her daughter Emily Waltz, A Gift of Touch, a DVD on foundational massage, and the accompanying Manual for A Gift of Touch. The DVD is used as a teaching tool at the Downeast School of Massage and is internationally sold through the DSM Bookstore. Her BA degree in health, arts, and science from Goddard College helps her balance her DSM administrative duties as director with her teaching of dimensional massage, advanced skills, kinesiology, and other related subjects. Nancy is licensed in massage therapy in the state of Maine and has been nationally certifi ed in therapeutic massage and bodywork since 1993. She is certifi ed in orthopedic massage and has taken countless workshops in continuing education at Downeast and internationally over the years. Her education, background, and experience are the foundation of her contributions and her success as a therapist, writer, and teacher in the fi eld of massage therapy. Nancy can be reached through the Downeast School of Massage in Waldoboro and through the school’s website at www.downeastschoolofmassage.net.

Timothy Agnew, BA, NCTMB began his study of human anatomy in 1982 at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL. In drawing the human figure, he realized he could apply his new knowledge to help his occasional competitive running injuries. After working in the art field in various capacities, he returned to school and earned a degree in English literature while working as a certifi ed personal trainer. Seeing a need for a more hand’son approach to wellness, Timothy shifted his studies to physical therapy, and applied to different programs in the hope of once again returning to school. When a client introduced him to renowned kinesiologist Aaron L. Mattes, he became fascinated with kinesiology and its more specific focus on human movement. After serving an internship with him, Aaron convinced Timothy to pursue kinesiology as a course of study. He completed the ATC (Athletic Trainer Certified) course requirements under the guidance of Dr. Carl Cramer at Barry University in Miami, and finished the program at the University of South Florida. Upon completing his college track, he became a nationally certified massage therapist. He continued his studies in orthopedic rehabilitation, including symposiums with the Cleveland Clinic of Sports Health, focusing on upper and lower extremity dysfunctions. Having begun training in the Japanese martial art aikido in 1991, he applied the philosophy of aikido with his kinesiology knowledge and opened a private practice concentrating in rehabilitation. At his clinic in Sarasota, he specializes in improving the quality of life for his patients, which include Olympic athletes, renowned artists and dancers, as well as stroke, MS, and Parkinson’s patients. Timothy has been an educator in the health fi eld for over 15 years, presenting his modality Clinical Flexibility and Therapeutic Exercise (CFTE) seminars to international and regional conferences, students, and the general public. He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and served as a continuing education provider for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and currently the National Certifi cation Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). In 1998, Timothy formed Intent Multimedia, an educational media company that produced the DVD’s CFTE: Assisted Clinical Flexibility, and Dynamic Flexibility: a Safe and Effective Self-Stretching Program, as well as the The Dynamic Flexibility Manual: a Safe and Effective Self-Stretching Program. Timothy continues to play an active role in the production of his media, including human anatomy animations used in his videos. He also wrote, directed, and edited his most recent DVD, designed for the general public. His current project is a brand new edition of the Dynamic Flexibility manual that is to be used with the Dynamic flexibility DVD. An avid reader and writer, Timothy’s short stories have appeared in The Roanoke Review, Skylark (Purdue University Calmont), and the anthology A Cup of Comfort, and he has won regional awards for his fi ction. He continues to teach and train in aikido, a true study of human movement. He lives with his family in Sarasota, FL and can be reached at www.stretchme.com.

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