neurofascial approach to

HEADACHES (1/2 INTRAORAL)

about the course

Headaches are complex behaviors of the trigeminal system that rise into consciousness from many sources. To navigate the head’s nerves with clarity, to calm the acute pain, and to shift the trigeminal system toward healthier patterns -- these are the aims of this class.

 

 

info and skills covered

  • Primer on contemporary Pain Science

  • Principles of a ‘Neurofascial’ approach to manual therapy.

    • What can be sensed and modulated by the therapist in session?

    • What are the physiological needs of peripheral nerves, and how do they behave when those needs are disrupted?

    • Types of nerve-fascia interface and why they matter for assessment/treatment.

  • Building the Map: The Trigeminal System & Associated Neurofascia

    • Innervation of the skin, muscles, vessels, and meninges of the head and upper neck.

    • The Trigeminocervical Nucleus: What it does, what it wants, and whom it listens to.

  • Five Domains of TMD Assessment:  Spatial, Functional, Temporal, Emotional, Inflammatory

  • Manual Techniques:  Direct, Indirect, & Rhythmic

  • INTRAORAL Manual Therapy:  Hygiene, Communication, & Treatment Principles

  • Longer Term Headache Rehabilitation:  Freedom, Awareness, Connection, Play

 

 

continuing education certification

ONLINE

  • This 3-hour Continuing Education class is open to all healthcare practitioners licensed in Manual/Massage Therapy

 

NOTE: THE ONLINE VERSION OF THIS CLASS ALONE DOES NOT MEET THE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR A MASSAGE THERAPY INTRAORAL ENDORSEMENT IN WASHINGTON STATE

You can expect the following to successfully complete the class​:

  • Watch two 10-15 minute pre-videos prior to class

  • Attend a live web class with lecture, demo, and QA session (link provided via email post-registration). A recording of the session will be provided at the end of class.

    • To participate you will need a phone or a webcam-enabled computer, and be available to participate in a focused way during the live class.

  • Complete a follow-up quiz to grant you a Continuing Education certificate

 

IN-PERSON

  • 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).

upcoming classes

date

TBD

 

location

TBD

 

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