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toucing a nerve: fundamentals 


about the course

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Manual treatment of nerves is profoundly under-taught in physical medicine. A compelling body of evidence suggests that irritated nerves drive protective behavior in both muscular and immune systems -- it would be useful for us all to be able to locate such nerves reliably and administer basic care.


We frequently encounter conditions in our clients and patients that are driven or perpetuated by peripheral nerve pathology:


  • Neural Tension & Entrapment

  • Chronic Spinal Pain

  • Fibrocontractile Disorders

  • Surgical Adhesions & Hardware

  • Cervicogenic Headache


In this class, we will learn to “think like a nerve”, and enliven our existing techniques within a neurofascial paradigm.

info and skills covered

  • Learn the anatomy, mechanics, and physiologic behavior of nerve tissue

  • Perform basic assessment of neural tension, and apply to multiple areas

  • Locate several major nerves (both deep and superficial) in relation to fascial planes

  • Treat entrapped and inflamed nerves using both direct and indirect fascial techniques



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)

upcoming classes

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class format



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class format

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.  A recording of the session will be provided at the end of class.


  • option 2: in-person (11am-5pm)
    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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