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S.) HEADACHES: Concussions, Dents and Dings (Seattle March 22, 2020)


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Instructor: Joseph Rodin, LMT, Certified Trager Practitioner; NCBTMB #681

Many who suffer from headaches have histories of high intensity impact to the the neck and head including from MVA's; extreme sport; other acute trauma; long term, low grade deforming impacts; and more. While these patients may vary in headache presentation, they often share a common thread of excessive force and subsequent compression to the structures of the face, head, neck, jaw and cervical spine.

Even skillful massage often leads to temporary results, due to muscle dominant treatments that only affect certain contributors to the problem. The most effective treatments use a range of palpatory approaches with a variety of structures--differentiating types of tenderness, grades and causes of hypertonicity, and their contributions at different segments.

In this class, therapists will learn an array of soft tissue techniques and approaches to release locked in, compressive forces from the cervical spine, jaws, face and cranium, differentiating and minimizing these forces on chronic headache presentations. Assessment and techniques focus on myofascia, joints, sutures, and bones, with special focus on the upper cervical spine and cranial helmet. You will also learn to rule in or rule out contributions from the thorax and below and look at treatments to address them, when relevant.

What to Bring: Set of sheets, pillow/bolster; wear loose clothing.

Class Date: March 22, 2020
Class Time: Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location: Seattle Location 1 -- Therapeutic Training Center (please click on the link for location details)
Cost: $170 if registered by 3/13/20; $190 if registered after 3/13/20
Cost/Hour: $21.25/hr if registered by 3/13/20; $23.75/hr if registered after 3/13/20
CE Hours: 8

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