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1308 – Resolving Tech Neck

Beginner / Land Workshop

Washington, DC / Thursday, February 13, 2020 – 1:00-3:00 pm – 2.0 credit hours

(Classroom: 1:00-3:00 pm)

Chicago, IL / Friday, April 24, 2019 – 1:00-3:00 pm – 2.0 credit hours

(Classroom: 1:00-3:00 pm)

Faculty: Donna Lewen, BA, ATRIC

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Learn where pain may refer from using technical equipment, including a cell phone, computer, IPad, Kindle, etc. Discover common hand and wrist pain diagnoses resulting from Tech Neck, as well as specific manual techniques for the upper extremities. Review general myofascial release techniques, including skin rolling, oscillation, Advanced Aquatic Release and AquaStretch™ techniques. Use Myofascial release to form an integrated approach. Dorsal and radial pain, thumb and wrist pain and epicondylar pain techniques will be explored, along with upper extremity sequencing to alleviate neck and shoulder pain. This workshop is ideal for those with limited shoulder and neck ROM, as well as general aquatic stretching techniques for clients/patients with UE issues.


1)  Explore Advanced Aquatic Release for the upper extremities, and hand-wrist pain.

2)  Apply a combination of contract-relax, intuitive movement, accentuation, skin rolling and intentional movement to optimize manual aquatic therapy treatments.

3)  Experience Trigger Points and their interrelation to UE Intentional Sequencing.

FACULTY: Donna Lewen, BA, ATRIC, has dedicated her life to aquatics for more than 25 years, and currently works with aging adults and persons with disabilities. She was an Arthritis Foundation Trainer for over 20 years, a consultant at Ability360, and an AquaStretch™ Facilitator/Trainer. She was the recipient of the 2016 ATRI Aquatic Therapy Professional Award, the 2012 ATRI Tsunami Spirit Award, and the 2013 Arthritis Foundation Regional Public Service Award-University of Pittsburgh Community Service Award. She continues her studies in Energy Medicine, and is a Reiki Master/Trainer. Beyond her active practice, she offers intuitive guidance and wellness coaching.