Try this — before a walk or run, take a few minutes to massage only one of your feet. Then see how your body moves and feels. You are likely to feel a difference between the sides, not just in the foot, but in all the places under that foot’s influence. Which turns out to be many places.
What is the combination of structural behavior and neurofascial self-regulation that causes the foot to be such a dynamic bridge between body and ground? What should be done when this system functions poorly?
That’s what this hands-on class covers: The nerves and neural behavior of the foot and how these interact with its mechanics. We will also learn some useful principles for assessment & treatment of the foot.
‘Neurofascial Approach’ is a centering of your clinical attention on the interface between the nervous system and its container. That means we work with:
1. The innervated tissues and compartments,
2. The neurovascular bundle, and
3. The representations of these in the brain.
SPECIFIC TOPICS COVERED
• What is ‘health’ in this system? Principles of neurofascial physiology
• What can go wrong? Common conditions viewed through a neurofascial lens
• Movement Experiments: Foot anatomy & mechanics
• Palpation: Innervation & Inflammatory behavior of the foot
• Generally useful Assessment & Treatment Techniques with a neurofascial aim
WHAT TO BRING
• Writing materials
• Set of sheets and emollient
• Wear movement-friendly clothing
CONTINUING EDUCATION CERTIFICATION
• 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). See "Lecture Only" ticket option.
Please visit www.mikehamm.eventbrite.com
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.