neurofascial approach to
ENTRAPMENT: UPPER EXTREMITY
about the course
Upper limb nerve entrapment is seen on a daily basis, yet most interventions give only temporary relief. In this class, you will learn to treat systematically those fascial adhesions, bony compressions, and neural tensions that underlie Thoracic Outlet and Carpal Tunnel Syndromes.
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.
Think like a nerve, and you will have either success or illuminating failure.
info and skills covered
General ideas around nerve mechanics and pathogenesis
Basic physiology of peripheral neuroinflammation
Local Fascial anatomy of nerves in the upper extremity
Palpation of common sites of neurovascular entrapment
Systematic assessment and treatment strategies for Thoracic Outlet and Carpal Tunnel syndromes
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.