Precision Neuromuscular Therapy Neck & Head 19 CE hours

November 16 - 18, 2012 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Plaza Hotel & Suites
1202 West Clairemont Avenue
715 834-3181
Eau Claire, WI 54701
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Stephanie Anderson
Phone: 715 379-6361


Member - Price: $190.00
Non-Member - Price: $395.00
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Precision Neuromuscular Therapy - Neck & Head Seminar Friday 9:00 - 5pm, Saturday 9-5pm & Sunday 9 - 3pm

19 CE Hours with Doug Nelson

 The founder and principle instructor of Precision NMT seminars, Doug has taught hundreds of seminars and to various populations from physician’s conferences to educational seminars for lay people. Practicing massage therapy since 1977, he has studied with a host of great educators and worked in several clinical environments. He is the president of BodyWork Associates, a sixteen therapist massage therapy clinic in Champaign, IL which has been in operation since 1982.

 Doug still maintains a very active practice; he doesn’t just teach, he has a busy personal practice (seeing over 1,100 client visits annually); the clinic is the laboratory for the development of PNMT. Doug has treated thousands of clients over the years, from the NBA to the NFL, factory workers,and high level musicians who suffer musculoskeletal pain.

Doug is passionate about the efficacy of the work and has conducted many clinical research studies to investigate PNMT. He is a member of the International Myopain Association and the International Association for the Study of Pain and is currently working on a book on pain mechanisms. He is also a regular columnist for Massage and Bodywork magazine.

PNMT - Neck and Head 19 CE hours

Neck pain accounts for a great percentage of visits to massage therapy offices. Headaches alone account for over 80 million visits to the doctor’s office per year and the number of new whiplash cases is over one million per year. While the need is great, only highly targeted treatments are likely to produce immediate relief. To treat the neck well, you must know the corresponding musculature and functional relationships thoroughly. More complex than probably any other area, vertebral mechanics also play a major role in understanding muscle function.

The neck is a daunting area to study, fascinating because of its complexity, yet the neck is a work of artistic beauty. The neck is subject to all the stresses and imbalances of the body below, yet it carries this task remarkably well.

The Neck and Head seminar has several sections. They include: 1. Contraindications and screening procedures for the neck. 2. Range of motion restrictions. We will explore limitations in all planes- forward flexion, extension, lateral flexion, and rotation. You will be amazed at the changes PNMT can produce in ROM limits!
3. Muscular Influences in Headaches 4. Occular pain 5. Orofacial Pain

This seminar is designed to be a “hands on” experience and the style of therapy is easy to learn; you can utilize the techniques taught in class immediately. At the end of the seminar, you will put the sections of the seminar together with real world treatment protocols and case studies. We think you will find the PNMT Head and Neck seminar to be immediately and profoundly useful!

Students will also find it a great review of the anatomy and function of the neck musculature.
Do you know. . .* which muscles limit contralateral rotation of the neck? * what the Spurling test is and what it tells you? * what the role of facet inflammation is and what muscles affect it? * what role the anterior muscles serve in whiplash? * what muscles limit capital flexion? * what muscles limit cervical flexion? * what muscle is implicated when a headache disappears after ten minutes of recumbancy * what ligaments can be injured in a whiplash? * what the distinguishing characteristics of cluster headaches are? * what muscles create pain behind the eyes? * what muscle is most likely injured in a lateral whiplash?

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