T35 – Fitness 101 For Dental Professionals: Secrets for Comfort and Career Longevity

AGD Code: 130

3 Hour Lecture

Dentists: $65 | Hygienists: $50 | All Other Categories: $45
In this lecture, a special system of evidence-based exercise, pain therapy, self-treatment and stress management interventions will be
introduced to help dental professionals take control of their own health and extend their careers. Attendees will actively participate and discover muscle imbalances to which they are uniquely prone in the profession and how to select corrective therapeutic exercise. Generic exercise routines that aren’t a problem for the general public (Pilates, yoga, P90X and Crossfit) can throw dental team members into the viscious pain cycle and must be modified. Discover how to release painful accumulated tension in muscles with easy self-treatment strategies.
Course Objectives:
• Learn why dental professionals require specific exercise guidelines
• How to identify generic exercises that can actually create & worsen pain syndromes
• How to incorporate chairside stretching into their workday
• Learn self-treatment techniques for painful, ischemic muscles and trigger points
• Learn which pain therapies/treatments are most effective, based on the current research
• How to combat the detrimental physical effects of stress

Location: Room TBD Date: February 20, 2020 Time: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Dr. Bethany Valachi