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An Introduction to Self-Mobilization Techniques

An Introduction to Self-Mobilization Techniques

An Introduction to Self-Mobilization Techniques

Dec 13, 2023 - 19:00 (EST)
1 hour


Dinah Hampson and Dr. Amy Werner are physical therapists who share 35 years of high-performance clinical practice with dancers and artistic athletes. Although they live in Toronto and Portland respectively, they have come together to present at the International Association of Dance Medicine in Ireland and again in San Diego to create workshops of clinical pearls for their fellow clinicians.  
This free webinar is an opportunity to meet Dinah and Amy and learn more about working with a stretchy patient population and why nuances to your clinical toolbox are important.  
This workshop was designed to give you access to Dinah and Amy’s favourite self-mobilization techniques. They will explain the role of self-mobilization and the importance of these self-care tools in a bendy population.  
This is a unique opportunity to ask questions to two international presenters about their work and how it might apply to your clinical practice.

Learning Objectives

In this webinar, participants will:
  • Have an opportunity to review orthopaedic concepts and gain an understanding of how hyper-mobility and extreme range of motion demands impact those orthopaedic concepts.
  • Gain a greater appreciation for stretching vs mobility.
  • Receive a backstage perspective for working with dancers and artistic athletes.
Dinah and Amy look forward to an interactive discussion with participants! During the webinar, they will also discuss their new online course Self Mobilization Techniques for Dancers, Performers and All Humans, which includes 11 self-mobilization videos that can be prescribed to patients!


This free webinar is for:
  • Clinicians working with or interested in working with dancers and artistic athletes.
  • Clinicians interested in orthopaedic joint mechanics.
  • Clinicians looking for clinical tools and self-care mobility techniques they can offer their patients.


Registration and Replays

There's a maximum of 500 seats available in the webinar room. If you cannot attend live, please do not register. This will allow people who can attend live to ask questions and interact with the instructor.

If you can't join live, don't worry! We will stream the live webinar to our YouTube channel and leave it up for 48 hours after the live webinar. You can subscribe to Embodia's YouTube channel here.

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This webinar will be recorded and available as an on-demand course on Embodia Academy, free for all Embodia Members. You can learn more about our membership offerings here.

The instructors
Amy Werner

Dr. Amy Werner has over 15 years of experience treating dancers of all levels. Based out of Portland, Oregon, USA, she spends her day treating athletic artists from 50+ dance schools, professional companies and studios.

Dr. Werner provides backstage care for traveling Broadway shows as a consultant with NeuroTour, and is a primary PT for the Portland based BodyVox, NW Dance Project and Oregon Ballet Theater (OBT). Previously the Care Coordinator for OBT, where she administered pre-season injury assessments and oversaw an on-site health and wellness program, she now designs strengthening classes for OBT2, the junior company.

An advocate for dance wellness in the community, Dr. Werner hosts workshops related to dancer health for pre-professional dancers, parents and educators. She is a member of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) and Pivot Dancer, as well as a consultant with The Ellové Technique®. Dr. Werner has broad national and international presentation experience, including IADMS, Oregon Dance Education Association, and Dance and Drill Coaches Association of Oregon. Her passion lies with working with dancers at the personal level while running her IG education account @dancedpt.

Dinah Hampson

FOUNDER Pivot Dancer
Registered Physiotherapist

Dip. Manual & Manipulative Physiotherapy, Dip. Sport Physiotherapy, Progressive Ballet Technique (PBT) Certification Jr to Advanced levels, Certified pelvic physiotherapy

Dinah Hampson is a registered physiotherapist with 20+ years experience. She holds both a post-graduate Diploma in Sport Physiotherapy and in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy. Dinah is a member of the Healthy Dancer Canada Network and of the International Association of Dance Medicine Science. Dinah was classically trained in ballet, danced with the Young Dancer’s Company of the Newfoundland Dance Theatre and Musical Theatre productions. Dinah regularly assesses and treats dancers from professional dance training programs and companies as well as community/competitive dancers. Dinah is the owner of Pivot Sport Medicine in Toronto, Ontario.

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