This workshop features my Top 20 Hip & Knee Techniques: assessments, releases and structural re-alignment protocols that target and reduce the most common pain patterns in hips, low-back, knees and feet. Yep, those body parts all connected — you’d be surprised how often fixing someone’s foot mechanics also fixes their hip issues. These 20 techniques help the highest percentage of people who come to me for guidance in getting out of chronic pain.
Using muscle release balls and specialized soft foam rollers, we’ll release trigger points, tight connective tissue and muscles, allowing you to feel and function better right away. All equipment is provided at the workshop and can be purchased for home use.
This workshop is for you if: you experience frequent twinges in your knees or hips OR your walking/running/cycling gait seems to cause pain.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Your body is comprised of a set of layers, which includes skin, fascia, muscles and bones. Sometimes, in an effort to relieve pain, we get a little heavy handed in release techniques. (Ever had someone readjust your back, only to find that it caused more pain?) The Pain Free Body method is different. We’ll work with the least invasive methods first, adding on techniques that go deeper as needed. Many of my clients find that they can get relief using only gentle techniques. Those who need deep tissue techniques often find that prepping the body using PFB tools makes all the difference.
WHAT MAKES PFB DIFFERENT?
Pain Free Body sessions and workshops are very different than physical therapy, chiropractic or massage therapy sessions — you’ll perform all of the techniques on your own body, giving you complete control over the intensity of each technique. None of the techniques cause pain during or after the session. In fact, you’ll likely discover techniques that relieve nagging pain patterns immediately.
Need an exercise to ease your low-back right now? Try toe taps.
DO I NEED TO SEE A DOCTOR FIRST?
If you’ve experienced an accident or a sport injury, or if you’ve been diagnosed with a congenital issue, please do get checked out by a medical professional before attending this workshop. It’s always best to come to the workshop with a diagnosis, so we know what you’re working with.
Those with ongoing conditions like: fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, MS, Parkinson’s Disease or any type of arthritis are welcome. Please use your own judgement on what might be too much for you – it’s always ok to watch and save a technique for a later date.
THE NEXT WORKSHOP:
- Date: Saturday April 20, 2019 10am – Noon
- Location: Friendly House in NW Portland
- Cost: $35 registration + $5 facility fee
- Register via Portland Community College. Use CRN 27305
- YES seniors 62+ can get 50% of the registration fee waived
- YES PCC staff/employees can use tuition benefits for this class
Christine Binnendyk, LMT (Oregon 15587,) has 20 years of study and training in anatomy and movement. She has created original programming for the National Institutes of Health, NIKE fitness centers, NIKE Golf online, Adventist Health and many wellness centers across the United States. Thousands of people have taken Pain Free Body workshops with Christine where they learn how to transform pain, injury and dysfunction into robust wellness.