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ZZZZZZF.) Addressing Upper Extremity Nerve Entrapment & Facilitated Stretching: Both Classes (Seattle October 10-11, 2020)


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Instructor: Robert McAtee, LMT, CSCS; NCBTMB #294954-00

Saturday Class--Addressing Upper Extremity Nerve Entrapment Syndromes

Assessing and treating nerve entrapment conditions can be intimidating for massage therapists. This intensive seminar provides training in understanding and assessing possible nerve entrapment conditions and having the confidence to safely decide when massage interventions are appropriate, and when the client needs to be referred back to the doctor.

This course extensively reviews the major nerve pathways of the upper extremity, including the most common nerve entrapment sites for the brachial plexus, and the median, ulnar and radial nerve; reviews basic neural assessment tests, including Adson's test for scalene and first rib involvement, Eden's test for costoclavicular syndrome, Wright's test for pectoralis minor syndrome, ulnar tunnel tests, and median nerve tests for pronator teres syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome. Nerve glide assessments are used to enhance assessment of the median, ulnar, and radial nerve.

This seminar includes demonstration and extensive supervised practice in the application of effective soft-tissue interventions, including pin and stretch, superficial and deep transverse friction, and facilitated stretching, to help alleviate these conditions.

At the end of this class, therapists will have the knowledge and practical experience necessary to identify, assess, and treat the most common entrapment syndromes of the upper extremity, leading to better treatment outcomes, happier clients, and a more profitable practice.

What to Bring: set of sheets, face cradle cover, and a pillow/bolster. Wear a loose fitting top and for women please be able to expose the shoulder girdle (i.e. wear/bring a tank top, bikini top or have a bra that easily shows the chest wall and axila).

Sunday Class: Facilitated Stretching for Massage Therapists

Many massage therapists would like to include effective stretches in their client sessions but feel they don't have the training or may not know how to incorporate stretching into their sessions or may feel that stretching takes too much effort. Facilitated Stretching is a safe, simple, yet dramatically effective stretching technique that can be used with a wide variety of clients to regain or improve flexibility. This method of stretching is easy on the therapist, engages the client in the process, and easy to incorporate into a massage session.

Facilitated stretching is based on the principles of PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) and consists of three simple steps: stretch the muscle, contract it isometrically against resistance, then stretch it again. This active-assisted technique is easy to learn and to incorporate into your current massage work. Combined with soft tissue work, Facilitated Stretching will enable the therapist to obtain greater overall success in client treatment sessions. Additionally, a program of self-stretching using these techniques can be invaluable for clients in their home stretching programs.

At the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Clearly understand the theoretical basis and principles underlying the development and use of Facilitated Stretching.
  • Be able to perform effective facilitated stretches for the muscle groups covered in class.
  • Be confident in using partner-stretching techniques with clients and self-stretching techniques to teach them to use at home.
  • Understand safety factors in the use of facilitated stretches.
  • Be able to use proper body mechanics when doing Facilitated Stretching.

Recommended Text: "Facilitated Stretching", 4th ed.,Robert E. McAtee and Jeff Charland, Human Kinetics Publishers. (not required for the class)

What to Bring: set of sheets, face cradle cover, two pillows; wear loose fitting clothes for ease of movement

Registration Options: We are offering these 2 classes at a discounted group rate if you register for both classes at once, versus taking each individual class. If you would like to register for just one or both days, please click on the following links to register, otherwise continue on to register both classes. Please note that by signing up for both classes, you save $45 over the individual classes.

Class Dates: October 10-11, 2020
Class Times: Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location: Seattle Location 2 -- Staybridge Suites (please click on the link for location details)
Cost: $310 if registered by 10/2/20; $340 if registered after 10/2/20
Cost/Hour: $19.38/hr if registered by 10/2/20; $21.25/hr if registered after 10/2/20
CE Hours: 16