neurofascial approach to
DIAPHRAGM, BREATH, & VOCAL COLUMN
about the course
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Breath and Voice. Two words poised between noun and verb. Both central to the daily life of humans. To work with these in your practice requires oscillating between treating the nouns and verbs of the vocal column.
It is useful to understand the architecture of the human diaphragm, especially its attachment to the pericardium above (Think: ‘heart with a hoop skirt’). This muscular dome has as much versatility as the human face--if you think it does only one thing, you'll miss its messages.
Likewise with the larynx. See how it suspends itself in the hyoid muscles like a monkey in the vines. Then see it in action--how the vocal folds can be like skydivers, resting on an uprush of air.
If you can contact the diaphragm with sensitivity and clear intent, you have a chance to improve breath restriction, vocalization, spinal posture, and core movement patterns in many clients. In this class, you will learn to feel and treat the diaphragm in context: its organ attachments above and below, the nerves of the vocal column, and the larynx.
info and skills covered
A Hands-on Palpatory Map of the Diaphragm: Attachments, Fluid Volumes, and Innervation
Breath and Vocal Assessment: Visual, Palpatory, Auditory
Fascial Treatment Methods: Direct, Indirect, and Active Release
Breath Rehabilitation: Freedom, Awareness, Connection, Play
continuing education certification
This 3-hour Continuing Education class is open to all healthcare practitioners licensed in Manual/Massage Therapy
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.
NOTE: All virtual classes have a 'live' option, or can be viewed on your own time. All attendees will receive pre-class content, live class recording, supplementary materials, and a follow-up quiz for CE credit.
ONLINE ONLY TICKET: Participate in a live or recorded zoom class (11am-1pm) with lecture, demo, and QA session.
IN-PERSON TICKET: Attend the morning lecture in-person, plus an additional 3 hours (2pm-5pm) of hands-on demo + practice time (limited to 6 tickets)
There are two methods for attending this class: virtually and physically. Please read the ticket descriptions during checkout and choose the best option for yourself.
Once registered, attendees will:
receive pre-class videos via email to watch in preparation
option 1: virtual (11am-1pm)
a Zoom link will be provided for a livestreamed class with lecture, demo, and QA session
option 2: in-person (11am-5pm)
attend class which includes the above lecture, a 1 hour lunch break, and a 3 hour hands-on demo/practice session
receive a follow-up quiz to grant you a Continuing Education Certificate for completion