Biomechanics of the Lower Body with David R. Gonzalez
This course will allow participants to learn and understand basic concepts related to
different kinetic chain patterns and how massage therapy can help improve those faulty movement through proper assessment, and treatment. This lecture will emphasize in the proper sequence of muscle activation and how the body react depending of muscles pattern weather they are upper or lower extremity related. The information will allow the massage therapist to understand different movement patterns and how injuries may develop when patients showed faulty movement short and long term.
David R. Gonzalez holds a master’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science with a concentration in Performance Enhancement & Injury Prevention, and a post master certificate in Rehabilitation Sciences from California University of Pennsylvania. He also earned his bachelor’s degree in Sports and Exercise Science with concentration in Cardiac Rehab & Strength & Conditioning from Florida International University. David also graduated from the Physical Therapy Assistant and the Emergency Medical Technician program at Miami Dade College.
David is the owner of the Institute of Functional Performance, a company dedicated to providing quality and professional services in the areas of Fitness, Massage & Bodywork and Physical Therapy. He also provides educational seminars and CEU classes for massage therapists and personal trainers. He is licensed as a physical therapist assistant and massage therapist in the state of Florida and has been a certified personal trainer for the last 22 years. By combining his expertise, David has been able to maximize his practice by integrating the best of bodywork manipulations and exercise in order to help improve health, resulting in excellent quality of care to his patients and clients.