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      Neurofascial Approach to Entrapment: Upper Extremity in Seattle

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      February 8, 2020

      Saturday   9:00 AM

      4649 Sunnyside Avenue North
      Seattle, Washington 98103

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      Neurofascial Approach to Entrapment: Upper Extremity

      Upper limb nerve entrapment is seen on a daily basis, yet most interventions give only temporary relief.  In this class you will learn to treat systematically those fascial adhesions, bony compressions, and neural tensions that underlie Thoracic Outlet and Carpal Tunnel Syndromes. 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. Think like a nerve, and you will have either success or illuminating failure. INFO AND SKILLS COVERED General ideas around nerve mechanics and pathogenesis Basic physiology of peripheral neuroinflammation Local Fascial anatomy of nerves in the upper extremity Palpation of common sites of neurovascular entrapment Systematic assessment and treatment strategies for Thoracic Outlet and Carpal Tunnel syndromes WHAT TO BRING Writing materials Set of sheets and emollient Wear movement-friendly clothing CONTINUING EDUCATION CERTIFICATION 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). If we need extra tables, you may be eligible for a 10% discount. If you have a massage table and are willing to bring it, please contact

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