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CONTINUING EDUCATION

 

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  • NeuroMuscular Reprogramming - Module 4 with Jocelyn Olivier. Lateral lines, torsions, spirals, and remote relationships. Analyze the significant details of injury history and subsequent use patterns developed as default strategies in order to resolve muscle relationships in our clients. Healus Institute, Mill Valley, CA. December 2017

 

  • NeuroMuscular Reprogramming - Module 3 with Jocelyn Olivier. Kinetic Chains & the Neck. A continuous sequence of muscular activity creates the beauty and power of the expression of the human body. When these lines of force and movement become inhibited, we feel glitches and restrictions when sequencing a movement. In Mod 3 we learn to re-condition full and graceful movement top to bottom and front to back. Apply the NMR protocols to resolving sequencing problems among the muscles responsible for flexion and extension from head to foot. Rebuild the support and free the expression of the neck. A safe protocol for rebuilding support in the whole spine. Healus Institute, Mill Valley, CA. June 2017.

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  • Neuromuscular Reprogramming - Module 2, Jocelyn Olivier. Integrating Hips & Shoulders. (Effective protocols to work with the organizational integrity between hip and shoulder functions. It includes a deeper look at Contralaterals, Diagonals, forward, back and side Gaits, and the functional integration between the hips and low back and the big movers of the shoulders, ie. Trapezius, Latissimus, Supraspinatus, Posterior Deltoid, and Anterior Serratus. Local reprogramming of all shoulder functions follows, and is accomplished much more easily following big system integration). American Institute of Alternative Medicine, East Brunswick, NJ. November 2016.

 

 

  • Neuromuscular Reprogramming - Module 1, Jocelyn Olivier. Protocols for Hip & Low Back (Corrections for complex coordination dysfunctions of the hips and low back. Correcting poor sequencing among the muscles controlling movement and stabilization in these areas quickly restores proper biomechanics and range of motion, alleviating chronic and acute pain of the Gluteals, SIJ and Lumbar Spine). American Institute of Alternative Medicine, East Brunswick, NJ. October 2015

 

 

  • ​Sound Bodywork - Sound Healing for stress relief and wellness - Finger Lakes School of Massage - June 2014

 

 

  • Addressing the Myofascial Component of Musculoskeletal Pain - University of Pittsburgh - May 2010

 

  • Rehabilitation for the Osteoporetic Spine - September 2008

 

  • An Evidence Based Guide to Treatment of Fibromyalgia for Massage Therapists - November 2007

 

  • Assistant Lab Lecturer - Physical Therapy Student Massage Lab, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA - October 2007

     

  • Assistant Lab Lecturer -Physical Therapy Student Massage Lab, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA - October 2006

 

  • Assistant Lecturer - Lymphedema Management - University of Pittsburgh/CRS. Pittsburgh, PA - January 2001

 

  • Lymphedema Management for the upper and lower extremity - University of Pittsburgh/Centers for

    Rehab Services - Pittsburgh PA - July 2000

  • Swedish Massage Certification - Pittsburgh Center for Health 2000

  • Associate of Science in Physical Therapy - University of Pittsburgh 1999

Erica is a New York state Licensed Massage Therapist with over 20 years of experience providing skilled massage therapy in a variety of settings & with diverse client populations. From post operative pain management to working with professional athletes (Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh Steelers, professional dance companies - Wicked, Rockettes, & the WNBA)

 

Erica received her associate of science in physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh in 1999. She first became exposed to the therapeutic benefits of massage therapy after working as a physical therapist assistant at Magee Women's Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. She worked with women post mastectomy and provided skilled physical therapy intervention to restore range of motion post operatively and improve soft tissue mobility with scar tissue management and lymphatic drainage massage. The results achieved by the massage therapy work & physical therapy intervention with her patients at Magee Women's Hospital ignited her passion to further her education and career as a massage therapist.

 

She received her certificate of Swedish massage therapy from the Pittsburgh Center for Health in 2000, a 600 hour certificate of therapeutic massage from Career Training Academy in 2007, and a 1000 hour certificate in therapeutic massage & hydrotherapy from the Finger Lakes School of Massage in March 2013. She attends regular continuing education courses with a focus in myofascial, orthopedic, women's health, movement correction and pain management studies. 

 

"I am so happy to be a part of the Horseheads, NY community & Finger Lakes, NY region. I enjoy the natural resources for an active lifestyle that are available in our area and I look forward to providing quality therapeutic massage therapy, wellness services, to you and our community. Each appointment is customized for you and your individual needs.

 

Whether your goal is chronic pain management, stress relief, or just to experience the benefits of a relaxing therapeutic massage, my goal is to provide you with a customized  experience, education, and to create a comforting and therapeutic environment to assist you in your journey." - Erica