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FDC2021 Session Directory

Body Praxis: Physical Rehabilitation Program for Dental Professionals — “The Prevention and Reversal of Musculoskeletal Disorders in Dentistry”

Course Code: C67
Speaker: Mr. Rick Williamson, CPT
CE Hours: 3.00
Start: Thursday, June 24, 2021, 9:00 AM
End: Thursday, June 24, 2021, 12:00 PM
Audience: Dentists, Assistants, Hygienists, Administrative Staff, Laboratory Technician, Dental Student


Are you among the growing number of dental professionals suffering from neck and back pain? Does your daily routine cause numbness and tingling sensations or chronic pain that impacts your ability to adequately treat patients? Body Praxis offers an exclusive structural redevelopment and wellness program to address the serious musculoskeletal disorders that afflict many dentists and team members. Mr. Williamson will review clinical observations, muscle recruitment, spine segmental mobility and breathing techniques to restore function and alleviate pain. A unique training regimen will be introduced to address specific injuries and dysfunction caused by repetitive workplace positions and movements. This course will include a live assessment of attendees and offer tips to maintain a healthy, pain-free body. Attendance is limited to 30.

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • implement self-postural assessment, positioning, stabilization and realignment to ensure correct biomechanics when sitting, standing, reaching, etc.
  • learn advanced techniques and pilates principles to retrain the body through oppositional movement patterning.
  • understand the importance of muscle recruitment and balance, spine segmental mobility and breathing techniques.

Speaker: Mr. Rick Williamson, CPT, Body Praxis, LLC

About the speaker: Certified pilates rehabilitation practitioner; bachelor’s degree in biomechanics, Alternative Medicines Research Institute; member, American College of Sports Medicine and the Pilates Method Alliance; past board member, Alternative Therapies at the Erie County Medical Center; creator, Body Praxis System.

Disclosure: I or members of my immediate family have a financial relationship with Body Praxis and Brewer Company that may be relevant to this presentation.

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