Taylor Techniques

Fall 2019 Myofascial Workshops

 
 
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October 3: Shoulder, elbow + wrist ***SOLD OUT***

This workshop covers Myofascial assessment of the shoulder, elbow and wrist as it applies to formulating effective treatment goals for a variety of disorders in the region, such as Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Adhesive Capsulitis/”frozen shoulder”, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis, “text thumb”, shoulder tendinosis, epycondylitis, etc. Participants will be shown how to release clavipectoral, deltopectoral, platysmal, sternal, cubital, flexor & extensor superficial fascias, before deeper structures are addressed.

Scapular mobilization supine and prone will be demonstrated, with specific releases to all muscles & fascial tissues involved in upper extremity dysfunction. Clavicle mobilization and abdominal head of pec major release round out the shoulder approaches. In addition, joint mobilizations and osseous techniques are shown for the clavicle, scapula, and upper extremity joints.

Treatment of the elbow and wrist, with focus on decompressing the radius & ulna from the humerus, decompressing the Carpal Tunnel, as well as mobilizing the carpals & phalanges, can improve & prevent many of the above disorders.

$298 + GST
7 CEUs

Location:
Studio 202 ~ Yoga + Meditation
761 Capilano Rd, North Vancouver, BC

9am - 5pm


October 4: Pelvic floor dysfunction, direct & indirect myofascial techniques ***CANCELLED***

Why do so many people seem to have pelvic floor dysfunction? Do they have to live with the pain, or is there something we RMTs can do to help? The floor of the mouth mirrors the pelvic floor/diaphragm, therefore pudendal treatment has a significant positive impact on disorders of the TMJ, Cervical & Cranial region, impacting head, neck and shoulder pain via the deep front fascial line and vice versa.

Direct MFR to the Sacrotuberous & sacrospinous ligaments and lateral rotators of the hip, especially the obturator internus and other muscles attached to the ischial bone, is very effective for decreasing pelvic floor dystonia. Direct work to iliacus and the inguinal ligament, as well as the musculature attaching to the superior aspect of the pubic bone, seems to relieve the trigger points associated with this disorder, by resetting the pelvic fascial biomechanics.

In addition, treatment of the levator ani (made up of puborectalis, pubococcygeous, iliococcygeous), as they all attach to the same tendinous fascial arch and share fascial sheaths with the obturator internus, has a dramatic impact on pain in this region. Indirect acetabulofemoral joint and hip musculature release using PNF stretching is also a great adjunct to the above treatment modalities for this much neglected region.

Finally, osseous and therefore, periosteal work to the sacrum, coccyx, and pubic bone, help to "bow" these muscles, taking strain off the muscle spindles and decreasing nociceptor firing and therefore pain response.

$298 + GST
7 CEUs

Location:
John Braithwaite Community Centre

145 W 1st St, North Vancouver

9am - 5pm

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OCTOBER 5: Lumbar disc herniations & sciatica: treatment and management of back pain and lower extremity disorders

Lumbar Disc Herniations are becoming more and more common in our sedentary, office working culture. People are sitting for extended periods more than ever, and effectively reversing the position of the lumbar lordotic curve, which encourages discs to bulge posterolaterally. Coupled with lack of exercise and weakened core stabilization, True Sciatica symptoms result. This can cause everything from mild lower extremity weakness and instability, to severe debilitating lumbar and Sacro-Iliac joint pain, with accompanying nerve symptoms down the postero-lateral aspect of the thigh and leg.

The key to effective treatment for the patient, is teaching core stability exercises, and re-establishing a normal lumbar lordosis via pelvic repositioning (aka “the MacKenzie Technique” or yoga “cat/cow”). Therapists will learn postural realignment techniques, and transversus abdominus activation exercises, that they can apply to patient treatment and home care. Specific "lordosis creating" manual techniques are emphasized & demonstrated, as well as pelvic bone realignment and balancing. SI Joint, sacrotuberous ligament, the often overlooked Quadratus Femoris muscle, and gluteal muscle focus go a long way to accomplishing successful pain relief. With a lot of hands-on practice both giving and receiving from both class participants and from Carrie Taylor, therapists will feel more confident when confronted with this frustrating disorder in clinical settings.

$298 + GST
7 CEUs

Location:
John Braithwaite Community Centre

145 W 1st St, North Vancouver

11am - 7pm


OCTOBER 6: Migraine, TMJ dysfunction & cervical tension

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Migraines can strike without warning, leaving the victim debilitated and leaving her with a "migraine hangover" that may last several days. Many sufferers, also have TMJ Dysfunction and cervical tension, two of the many contributing factors to the severity and duration of the headache. In this advanced workshop, you will learn the intimate dynamic between these disorders, and how to lessen the severity, impact and frequency of migraines by treating these underlying contributors.

Atlanto-occipital decompression, cranial bone suture treatment modalities, as well as cervical alignment techniques, take the pressure off the sensitive cranio-sacral system and meninges. Muscular & osseous techniques in both the intra/extra oral regions, as well as the throat, also help facilitate "opening" within the cranium. Galea Aponeurotica or "scalp" fascial release and ear unwinding, round out the beneficial modalities used to help the patient feel less cranial & TMJ tension overall.

includes notes and eDownload of workshop

$298 + GST
7 CEUs

Location:
John Braithwaite Community Centre

145 W 1st St, North Vancouver

9am - 5pm