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Manual Therapy of the Thoracic Spine and Respiratory Diaphragm

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Higher level, dynamic function requires a fully functioning thoracic spine and rib cage, making the evaluation and treatment of this critical area a must for any manual therapist. The respiratory diaphragm plays a huge role in the autonomic nervous system, thoracic and lumbar pain, dynamic postural control, and in oxygenation of our tissues. Learn to assess diaphragmatic breathing, rib cage motion, and how to treat the often overlooked respiratory diaphragm.

Ed graduated from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA in 1990 with a B.A. Degree in Exercise Science. Ed then graduated from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Science in Des Moines, Iowa in 1994 with a Masters of Science Degree in Physical Therapy.
Ed has had the great honor of studying for over 10 years with the Ursa Foundation in Edmonds, WA under the leadership of Dr. Loren “Bear”Rex, DO, and Lino Cedric, ATC. He has also taken many classes from Dr. Ed Stiles, DO, whom he credits for helping shape his current manual therapy practice. Ed’s passion lies in manual structural therapy and exercise prescription.
His goal with all of his patients is to help them realize their full potential by maximizing their functional ability. Ed is also a Level 1 Certified Sports Coach through the USA Weightlifting Association.