Peripheral nerves are embedded in a myofascial, joint and bony matrix that intimately affects their function. Nerve symptoms can range from tingling, numbness and weakness to aching, pulling and pressure. It is common for nerve problems to coexist with myofascial tension and pain.
This home study program is centered on Doug Alexander's superb Nerve Mobilization DVD which covers the upper extremities. The anatomy of each of the median, ulnar and radial nerves is explored. Upper limb movement patterns, which preferentially place tension on each individual nerve are also taught. You'll learn nerve tension tests enabling you to determine which region of the nerve is most sensitive. Discover a variety of therapeutic techniques designed to free restrictions along the nerve path and normalize tissue function from the neck to the hand.
The manual accompanying the course goes into detail on every aspect of the DVD. You will learn a valuable way of thinking about the body and client symptoms to enrich your practice and help your clients. This course will help any clinically-focused massage professional and is the perfect complement for anyone who administers cranio-sacral therapy.
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This course is very good in the way it shows the integration of muscle and nerves. The DVD makes the movements very clear & I look forward to implementing nerve mobilization into my practice as needed.
- M. Orr, LMT, NCTMB, AMTA
The Nerve Mobilization Course is an excellent attribute to some of the most common nerve challenges we have within our medical practices. Moreover, the Nerve Mobilization Course (NMC) thoroughly exhibits through the workbook, manual and DVD, exact locations of the brachial plexus, median, radial and ulnar nerves. In addition, nerve compressions, nerve testing, and a variety of techniques to release nerve compression and adhesions are introduced in both the easy-to-follow workbook, manual and DVD. I personally appreciated the neural milking, glides, stretching of nerves, fluid techniques, post-isometric relaxation, joint mobilization techniques that all work simultaneously to unleash the nerve compressions. Finally, with practice on my family and clients, I have begun to see the difference in the outcome of the nerve and muscles relaxed allowing a more fluid range of motion. Also, the breathing exercises and home care is also extremely beneficial in aiding both the client and the facilitator! Thank you for an excellent course...I will use these techniques in my practice!
- K. Lidke, LMT, NCTMB
I enjoyed going over this and watching the DVD on my own time. It gave me time to go over it and really concentrate and appreciate what a good and very helpful course this is.
- C. Reitz, LMT, ABMP
CE Hours: 20
The Institute is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Approved Provider 049478-00.
Hours accepted by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).
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|Program Options||Included Materials||Tuition|
|DVD materials with Online Test||DVD, manual; plus online multiple-choice test||$240|
|DVD materials||DVD, manual; plus workbook with multiple-choice test||$240|
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