NY-based Orthopedic Massage Therapist, Kiambu Dickerson uses a combination of methods that he’s learned from Tom Myers, James Waslaski, Erik Dalton, Jerry Hesch, David Weinstock, and Gary Ward (internationally recognized pain resolution and structural alignment experts). He locates the cause of the pain rather than the symptoms of it. We talk about his teachers, the modalities he uses, internal martial arts and oh yeah, he also raps in a group called Get Open! You can listen to their song called “The Weekend” at the bottom of the page.
- What Orthodedic Massage Therapy is and how it deals with pain and movement
- Why he decided to become an OMT
- How he applies the methods of Tom Myers (Anatomy Trains), Erik Dalton (Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques), James Waslasky (Orthopedic Massage) Jerry Hesch (Hesch Institute)
- How he uses David Weinstock’s Neurokinetic Therapy muscle testing method
- How he applies Gary Ward’s Anatomy in Motion Method – how you can work the feet to fix the back. and how it looks at the body from the eccentric deceleration model
- The constant interplay between stability and mobility
- How “proprioception is like a second brain in that it governs how we move.”
- Why we need to stop telling kids to be still (this is something I am working on!)
- His extensive internal martial arts training and practice
- And finally his career as a rap artist! He performs in a group called Get Open (Track below)
Erik Dalton/Freedom From Pain Institute
Jerry Hesch/Hesch Institute
James Waslaski/Orthopedic Massage
The Weekend by Get Open
[The body teasers play off of the idea of brain teasers. The goal is to get us thinking about how we move and ultimately to improve how we move.] I’ve got two suggestions for this Body Teaser: Listen to The Weekend by Get Open and get your dance on. OR you can explore the concept of regional interdependence aka it’s all connected. Locate a common recurring site of pain or discomfort in the body and then explore what else it could be connected to. For assistance you can look up myofascial lines such as Tom Myers Anatomy Trains and follow the lines. Share your thoughts and findings in the comments below!