Washingon Massage Continuing Education Courses

Neurofascial Approach to Entrapment: Upper Extremity (TOS & CTS)

Upper limb nerve entrapment is seen on a daily basis, yet most interventions give only temporary relief. In this class you will learn to treat systematically those fascial adhesions, bony compressions, and neural tensions that underlie Thoracic Outlet and Carpal Tunnel Syndromes.


Fundamentally, we need to stop conceiving of nerves as ‘wires’ strung through a musculoskeletal world. Nerves and their related tissues precede the mature skeleton, and will drive muscular behavior for their own protection. We need a model that starts the physiologic needs of peripheral nerves -- ample circulation and free movement -- and then flexes with the various ecological crises that nerves encounter.

We need nerve palpation skills, and also a respect for the limits of palpation. We need neurodynamic tests that localize and characterize the entrapment at hand. We need a language that lets us work effectively with the whole healthcare team.

Think like a nerve, and you will have either success or illuminating failure.




• General ideas around nerve mechanics and pathogenesis

• Basic physiology of peripheral neuroinflammation

• Local Fascial anatomy of nerves in the upper extremity

• Palpation of common sites of neurovascular entrapment

• Systematic assessment and treatment strategies for Thoracic Outlet and Carpal Tunnel syndromes



• Writing materials
• Set of sheets and emollient
• Wear movement-friendly clothing



• This 8-hour Continuing Education class is open to all healthcare practitioners licensed in Manual/Massage Therapy.
• Other practitioners are welcome to join for the first 2 hours of class. (i.e. Movement Teachers, Allied Healthcare Practitioners, and body nerds).




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If we need extra tables, you may be eligible for a 10% discount. If you have a massage table and are willing to bring it, please contact MikeHammSeminars@gmail.com


Taught By Michael Hamm, LMP CCST
When Saturday, August 24, 2019 09:00 AM
Where 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Suite 202
Seattle, WA 98103
CE Hours 8
Price $120 before 08/10, $135 after
Posted Tuesday, February 12, 2019 06:50 PM