toucing a nerve: fundamentals 

TO PALPATION & TREATMENT

about the course

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

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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