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Mark Kane Dry Needling and Mobility Workshop @ Pride Conditioning
Saturday, November 22, from 11am to 1 or 2
As many of you already know, Doug, Matt, Lindsay and many of your gym-mates have seen Mark Kane for dry needing, soft tissue work and physical therapy work. Some of you are intrigued, others horrified, but you’ve all heard how it has worked wonders for anyone who’s had it done.
This is your chance to see it before you try it: Mark will be performing Dry Needling demos on athletes in front of those who attend, so you will be able to see how an appointment with him works: from assessment, to treatment, and to the reassessment. Not only will he be doing demos of dry needling, Mark will also be going over some basic mobility drills for everyone!
Mark Kane, the owner of Kane Training, is one of the few Dry Needling therapists in the Charlotte area. Mark has been using this technique the past 3 years after meeting the training requirements for the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapists. Dry Needling is technique in which a very teeny tiny acupuncture needle is used to release the tension in the muscle via a Trigger Point. A Trigger Point is a band or nodule in the muscle (often feels like a rope or a small ball in the muscle tissue) which can limit soft tissue mobility and produce a referred pain pattern. Almost all joint mobility problems and pain during a certain movement is caused by a tight muscle or a trigger point that is going crazy, this causes you to not move as well as normal and can cause intense pain.
Dry Needling can successfully treat a wide range of soft tissue related problems in a timely manner including, but not limited to, the following:
Low Back and Neck Pain
Rotator Cuff Dysfunction
Dry needling can also be used to assist with soft tissue recovery and mobility after prolonged bouts of training or competition. You will hear many of us talking about getting needled after putting in several weeks of hard training for competition or race or other event. After pushing our bodies for several weeks and then giving every ounce of energy we have on competition or race day we often need a lot of physical therapy, soft tissue work, joint and spine manipulation and almost always we need to get those trigger points needled.
During the seminar Mark will go over some mobility drills for the typical exercises we do here and then he will have an open ended assessment where you can tell him “my knee hurts when I do this” or “after running this muscle hurts” or “last week I pulled this muscle doing kettlebell snatches and now I can’t turn my head to the right”, Mark will assess the injury or problem, find the cause and then administer treatment while the group watches and Mark explains what he is doing and why he is doing it.
Mark earned his Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Massachusetts/Lowell and completed his two-year manual therapy residency training at the Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy in Burlington, MA. He is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) and personal trainer (CPT). He also completed a mentorship program with with JC Santana at the renowned Institute of Human Performance in Boca Raton, FLA. Additionally, Mark is a Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Certified Specialist and certified by the Titleist Performance Institute as a Level 3 Medical Practitioner. Mark has been a practicing physical therapist for over 20 years and specializes in developing injury prevention and performance enhancement programs for post-rehabilitation clients, CrossFitters, endurance athletes, golfers, fitness participants, and weekend warriors.
NOW IS YOUR CHANCE TO SEE WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT!