neurofascial approach to

SCIATIC & PELVIC ENTRAPMENT

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

ONLINE

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

IN-PERSON

  • This 5-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).

Both meet the WA state CE requirements for physical therapy and massage therapy.

upcoming classes

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date

TBD

 

class format

TBD

 

coming soon

what to expect

Once registered, attendees will:

  • receive pre-class videos via email to watch in preparation
     

  • option 1: virtual
    a Zoom link will be provided for a livestreamed class with lecture, demo, and QA session.  A recording of the session will be provided at the end of class.

     

  • option 2: in-person
    attend class which includes the above lecture, a lunch break, and a hands-on demo/practice session 
     

  • receive a follow-up quiz to grant you a Continuing Education Certificate for completion

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