neurofascial approach to
ENTRAPMENT: LOWER EXTREMITY
about the course
Conditions like sciatica, obturator neuralgia, and pelvic floor pain often have a neurofascial driver — a pattern of inflammation, neural tension, and protective spasm. In this class you will learn to assess and treat systematically the nerves of the lower extremity and their fascial environment.
Fundamentally, we need to stop conceiving of nerves as ‘wires’ strung through a musculoskeletal world. Nerves and their related tissues precede the mature skeleton, and will drive muscular behavior for their own protection. We need a model that starts the physiologic needs of peripheral nerves -- ample circulation and free movement -- and then flexes with the various ecological crises that nerves encounter.
We need nerve palpation skills, and also a respect for the limits of palpation. We need neurodynamic tests that localize and characterize the entrapment at hand. We need a language that lets us work effectively with the whole healthcare team.
Muscle-bone concepts are not doing the trick — let’s get people better!
info and skills covered
Local Fascial anatomy of nerves in the lower extremity
Lower extremity nerve mechanics
Pathogenesis of Sciatica and related conditions
Basic physiology of peripheral neuroinflammation
Palpation of common sites of neurovascular entrapment
Systematic assessment and treatment strategies for Sciatica and related conditions
continuing education certification
This 8-hour Continuing Education class is open to all healthcare practitioners licensed in Manual/Massage Therapy.
Other practitioners are welcome to join for the first 2 hours of class. (i.e. Movement Teachers, Allied Healthcare Practitioners, and body nerds). See "Lecture Only" ticket option.