Course curriculum

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    Module A: Neck

    • Orientation to Module A (with explanation of what to watch and do before Lab on Wednesday)

    • **1) Technique Introduction -- the basic neck session (Watch this video first.)

    • **Basic neck session practitioner notes, with session summaries at the end for quick reference.

    • Q&A: vertigo and dizzyness

    • Q&A: tinnitus

    • **2) Demonstration: Nicole's Session 1 (This is an example of the full basic neck session. Watch sometime during the first week of Module A. Instead of following along, make a few notes on what you notice worked well, and what you might do differently.)

    • 3) Technique -- artery supply to trapezius and scalenes

    • 4) Technique -- freeing the subtrapezial plexus and accessory nerve

    • 5) Technique - occipital artery and occipital nerves

    • 6) Technique - supraclavicular nerve

    • 7) Technique - brachial plexus

    • Technique Review - supraclavicular nerve

    • Anatomy Review - supraclavicular nerve, brachial plexus nerves, and circumflex humeral artery

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    Module A class recordings

    • Module A Lab

    • Module A Seminar

    • Module A "office hours" - Session 1

    • Module A "office hours" - Session 2 (brachial plexus review)

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    Module B: Thorax

    • Orientation to Module B

    • 1) First Lesson of Module B - Intercostal work

    • illustrations of intercostal contact points and "wilted flower" contact point

    • 2) Demo - using a ball on the floor to address spinal erectors. This is for spot work after the intercostal work, as needed.

    • 3) Demo - using the ball against the wall to address spinal erectors. This too is for spot work. Easier alternative for people who don't easily get up off the floor.

    • Nicole Session 2 -- full thoracic protocol, working all the intercostal spaces, but no use of ball for spinal erectors

    • 4) Q&A - after practicing intercostal work

    • Nicole Session 5 (an example of using "spot work" for the the thorax)

    • Tiger Stripes article - manual work for intercostal spaces (not required reading, but interesting to check out at some point)

    • 6) ball technique on the floor for spinal erectors (full lesson)

    • Movement-Based NVR notes - erector spinae, floor

    • 7) ball technique on the wall for spinal erectors (full lesson)

    • Movement-Based NVR notes - erector spinae, wall

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    Module B class recordings

    • Module B Lab

    • Module B Seminar

    • Module B "Office Hours" - Session 1

    • Module B "Office Hours" - Session 2

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    Module C: Pelvis

    • Orientation to Module C, priorities and timing for video watching - please read overview for module

    • 1) ball on floor - superior gluteal artery and nerve (includes anatomy)

    • Movement-Based NVR notes - posterior hip, floor

    • 2) ball on wall - superior gluteal nerve and artery (hip abductors)

    • Movement-Based NVR notes - hip abductors, wall

    • 3) iliacus, psoas, and artery supply into lower extremity (we also discuss contraindications and cautions for thoracic and abdominal work)

    • 4) anatomy - posterior thigh, perforating arteries supplying hamstrings (plus how to share your view of the Complete Anatomy App on Zoom)

    • Movement-Based NVR notes - thigh lesson

    • 5a) First part of thigh class - Q&A about psoas work

    • 5b) Anatomy for thigh techniques (more comprehensive than the other anatomy video)

    • 5c) Working around the sitting bone (posterior femoral cutaneous nerve, pudendal nerve)

    • 5d) Working behind greater trochanter and just lateral to upper hamstrings (perforating arteries at posterior lateral thigh)

    • 5e) Artery supply to hamstrings

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    Module C class recordings

    • Module C Lab

    • Module C "Office Hours" - Session 1

    • Module C Seminar

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    Module D: Lower Legs and Lower Body Patterns

    • Orientation to Module D

    • 1) Posterior compartment differentiation, tarsal tunnel, and sural nerve

    • Movement-Based NVR - lower leg posterior compartment

    • 2) Anterior compartment and foot

    • Movement-Based NVR - lower leg anterior compartment

    • 3) Patellar tracking, saphenous nerve, and lower body patterns

    • Movement-Based NVR - patella, ankle, and superficial Foot

    • Movement-Based NVR - lower body patterns

    • 4) Shoe tying lesson - how to make a secure bowknot that allows full foot action and doesn't compress nerves on top of foot

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    Module D class recordings

    • Module D Lab

    • Module D "Office Hours"

    • Module D Seminar

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    Module E: Arms and Upper Body Patterns

    • Orientation to Module D

    • 1) Arms class (includes forearm work, subscapular artery, anterior circumflex humeral artery, cutaneous branches of intercostal nerves, and long lever stretches for neurovasculature into arms)

    • 2) Module E, technique short - subscapular artery and **posterior circumflex humeral artery**

    • 3) Module E, anatomy short - suprascapular artery and **suprascapular nerve**

    • 4) Module E, technique short - suprascapular artery and **suprascapular nerve**

    • 5) Module E, technique short - brachial artery connection to T-4 or T-5 (description without actual demo)

    • 6) Module E, technique short - artery to pectoralis minor

    • 7) Module E, discussion short - trigger finger

    • 8) Module E, discussion short - Pilates and yoga applications, functional challenges as pretests and post-tests

    • 9) Module E, discussion short - winging scapula and handstand/inversion alignment

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    Module E class recordings

    • Module E Lab (includes technique instruction for cutaneous nerves crossing wrist)

    • Module E Seminar

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    Module F: Advanced Head

    • Head class (part 1, balancing the jaw muscles)

    • Technique Notes -- Balancing the jaw

    • Head class (part 2, eye muscles and voice muscles)

    • Head class (part 3, tinnitus question, arteries to thyroid).

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    Module F class recordings

    • Module F Lab (unedited audio recording) - This was a great discussion! Unfortunately, the video recording is unrecoverable, but fortunately we have the audio, and listening to the discussion will be very interesting even without any visual support!

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    Bonus resources

    • 2020 "Fascia and the Circulatory System" (book chapter in Fascia, Function, and Medical Applications)

    • Research articles on iliac vein compression syndrome (internal iliac artery compresses common iliac vein, restricting return blood flow from lower extremity)