Jenice Mattek

Jenice Mattek

About Jenice Mattek

Jenice is the Director of Fitness Education Seminars, as well as, Chicago Integrative Movement Specialists. Jenice oversees and organizes the seminars, product sales, and marketing for Fitness Education Seminars. Jenice has developed seminars for massage therapists in the area of fascial techniques, scar tissue therapy and client education strategies. Jenice is Dr. Osar’s teaching assistant at conferences and for the Integrative Movement Specialist™ certification.

Breath: The Secret to Improving Posture, Movement and Performance

A large percentage of older clients present with chronic tightness, discomfort, and the inability to perform at the level they need or want. Suboptimal breathing strategies are the most common finding underlying postural alterations, limited ROM, decreased strength, as well as chronic tension and discomfort. Strengthening approaches that omit breath training will perpetuate rather than tightness and weakness. During this session, you’ll discover how breathing directly impacts posture, ROM, and stability. Additionally, you’ll discover real-world strategies for seamlessly integrating breathing into your client’s warm-ups, strengthening, and cool-down sessions. You will not look at breathing the same after this session.

Objectives:

1. Describe how three-dimensional breathing impacts posture, movement, and stability

2. Demonstrate how to assess for common suboptimal strategies and utilize the most effective strategy to improve three-dimensional breathing

3. Integrate breathing into a comprehensive training program to improve posture, range of motion, and performance

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