Carrie Taylor – Thoracic Outlet and Brachial Neuralgia: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
March 26 @ 10:00 am - March 27 @ 6:00 pm$285
Carrie Taylor – Thoracic Outlet and Brachial Neuralgia; Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Masks must be worn at all times while in the building
Thoracic Outlet and Brachial Neuralgia: Level 2
This course is an adjunct to the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Double Crush Phenomena, which continues the treatment progression proximal to the wrist, forearm, and elbow. Quite often, patients present with both issues, exhibiting Double Crush Phenomena with associated painful signs & symptoms, thus requiring a full arm & neck treatment approach. Many people will suffer from these disorders at some point in their career, due to overuse and poor bio mechanics. This class will give you ideas on how to alleviate and help manage the dysfunction, with an on-going treatment plan, self-care stretches & hydrotherapy homework.
Treatment of the various ailments that occur for anyone who works intensively with their hands, starting with the elbow, then progressing proximally towards the Thoracic Outlet, surrounding musculature and fascias will be shown. Demos will be given on how to release brachial, then SCM, Upper Trapezuis, & Pectoralis superficial fascias, before deeper structures, such as pectoralis minor, anterior & middle scalenes and their attachments are addressed.
Focused decompression of the structures which make up Thoracic Outlet, such as clavicle/ first rib mobilization, as well as coracoclavicular/coracoacromial ligament treatment, and subscapularis release at the fossa as well as the humeral head, can improve shoulder girdle and cervical bio mechanics.
All techniques shown will assist in reversing many of the issues associated with these disorders, and help with long term pain management for the patient. Patient education in self care, hydrotherapy considerations, and stretching/strengthening exercises are also covered, to progress long term treatment goals.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Treatment of Double Crush Phenomena: Level 2
This class will give you ideas on how to alleviate the pain and help with long term patient management.
Treatment of the various ailments that occur for anyone who works intensively with their hands, starting with the elbow, and surrounding specific musculature and fascias will be shown. Intensive and specific palpative review of forearm attachments is emphasized, in order to successfully apply decompression of the elbow and wrist. Demos will be given on how to release the more general fascial “arm sleeve” via limb unwinding, as well as specific approaches to releasing cubital, flexor & extensor retinacular, and palmar superficial fascias, before deeper structures, such as the interosseous membrane, are addressed.
Focused decompression of the radius & ulna from the humerus, periosteal treatment, mobilizing the carpals, and releasing the Carpal Tunnel & Tunnel of Guyon, will help release pressure on the median and ulnar nerves respectively. Treatment of individual flexor and extensor tendons as well as intrinsic hand muscles, can improve & prevent many of the issues associated with these disorders. Postural and ergonomic suggestions, as well as home care hydrotherapy, stretching & strengthening exercises are recommended for long term relief.
Times: Day 1: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm; Day 2: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Class capacity: 20
*Refunds are subject to a $10 processing fee.
Location: Gwinnett College – Sandy Springs, 6690 Roswell Road, Suite 2200, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Contact: Please call us at (770) 381-7200 if you have any questions.
Refunds: No refunds within 2 weeks of class. If there is a documented emergency, you may transfer after to a later class by this instructor.
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If minimum enrollment is not met, the class may be subject to cancellation.