Join us for Physical Therapist Anthony Percoco’s lecture on the 3 stages of soft-tissue healing. Anthony has been presenting this lecture to physical therapy students at Northeastern University for years, and we are very pleased that he has agreed to make this presentation for the massage and bodywork community.
This class will cover the cellular dance from Stage 1 (Inflammation) through Stage 3 (Fibrogen and Collagen Remodeling) tissue healing. Having the hard science at your fingertips will enhance your understanding of how and when to work (and when not to work) with soft tissue injuries.
“As a PT, this scientific information has been extremely helpful in guiding my manual work. Having an intellectual map of the healing process enables me to have a far greater tactile understanding of what is going on. This provides me with confidence that I am stressing the tissue at the appropriate time to ensure alignment, physical healing and the psychological confidence of the client.”
NCBTMB Approved CE Hours
Anthony Percoco, PT began his healing career as a Physical Therapist after receiving hisMasters in PT from Northeastern University in 1999. In an effort to better meet the needs of his clients, Anthony continued his training at the New England School of Acupuncture and received a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. While learning Acupuncture, Anthony also completed over 200 hours of training in CranioSacral Therapy.
Following the completion of Acupuncture school in 2002, Anthony was presented with a significant life challenge. While he had devoted his life to a healing path, he had neglected his own well being, and as a result he suffered severe fatigue and hand swelling. At this juncture, Anthony had to change his life or face dire consequences.
Stepping away from a full time job as a PT and Acupuncturist, Anthony turned to the healing traditions of Yoga and Native American healing strategies to look at the stressors and imbalances in his life. Anthony now tends to his own well being and that of others, with the understanding that unless we are connected to ourselves, our attempts to heal and work with others will ultimately lead to stress and exhaustion.
Anthony currently works as a part time PT in the Boston Area, operates a small healing practice in Cambridge, and is currently studying Elemental Yoga with Bo Forbes, and Western Herbs with the Boston School of Herbs. Anthony teaches meditation and holistic principles to Physical Therapy students at Northeastern University in Boston.