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S.) "Alleviating Piriformis Syndrome & Freeing the Shoulder" and "Upper Extremity Nerve Entrapment": Both Classes (Seattle March 3-4, 2018)


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

Saturday Class--Morning: Alleviating Piriformis Syndrome

This course is designed to demonstrate an array of soft tissue techniques for one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints presented by clients. We'll discuss the causes and prevention of piriformis syndrome, review and palpate the relevant anatomy, learn basic assessment tests, and practice hands-on techniques that include transverse friction, pin and stretch techniques, and isometric contractions.

By the end of the morning, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the causes and prevention of piriformis syndrome.
  • Identify the relevant bony and soft-tissue structures.
  • Demonstrate appropriate assessment techniques to determine the proper therapeutic intervention.
  • Demonstrate transverse friction techniques, pin-and-stretch techniques, and isolytic contractions.
  • Return to your practice confident and capable of integrating these techniques into your work.

Saturday Class--Afternoon: Freeing the Shoulder

This interactive applied anatomy seminar uses visual and kinesthetic aids with practical palpation exercises, to bring shoulder anatomy to life. The seminar also includes demonstration and practice of therapeutic interventions (pin and stretch, transverse friction, and facilitated stretching) to access and release the soft tissues of the shoulder girdle, allowing for more freedom of movement around the joint. We'll explore the role of the rhomboids, serratus anterior, pectoralis minor, latissimus dorsi, and the four rotator cuff muscles in the health, function and mobility of the shoulder.

By the end of the afternoon, you will be able to:

  • List at least 14 muscles that attach to the scapula.
  • Palpate the major muscle groups of the shoulder.
  • Demonstrate a 7-step protocol designed to enhance freedom of movement around the shoulder girdle.
  • Perform a self-care program to stretch and strengthen your own shoulder girdles.
  • Return to your practice confident and capable of integrating these techniques into your work.

What to Bring: set of sheets, face cradle cover, two pillows. Wear loose fitting clothes. For the piriformis class, please do not wear blue jeans or corduroy pants as lubricants are not used for this class. For the shoulder class, for woman, please wear a bikini top or bra that provides access to the armpit and a good portion of the anterior/posterior shoulder.

Sunday Class: Addressing Upper Extremity Nerve Entrapment Syndromes

This course extensively reviews the major nerve pathways of the upper extremity, including common nerve entrapment sites, reviews basic neural assessment tests, and provides palpatory practice to locate the nerve pathways on self and each other. Participants will also learn and practice effective soft-tissue interventions to help alleviate these conditions. This class is 75% hands-on. Participants will learn:

  • the common mechanisms of nerve injuries
  • to identify the brachial plexus complex
  • to delineate the pathways of the median, ulnar, and radial nerves through the upper extremity.
  • the major entrapment sites for the median, ulnar and radial nerves of the upper extremity.
  • typical nerve assessment tests
  • simple nerve glide maneuvers
  • practical treatment interventions
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).

Registration Options: We are offering this class both as a full two-day class, or as two individual one-day classes. If you would like to register for just one or both classes, please click on the following links to register, otherwise continue on to register for this class. Please note that by signing up for the two-day class, you save $25 over the individual classes.

Class Dates: March 3-4, 2018
Class Times: Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location: Seattle Location 4 -- Holiday Inn Express (please click on the link for location details)
Cost: $295 if registered by 2/9/18; $325 if registered after 2/9/18
Cost/Hour: $18.12/hr if registered by 2/9/18; $20.31/hr if registered after 2/9/18
CE Hours: 16