Treating Trapped Nerves - a Myoskeletal Approach

This September we are delighted to be returning to London to present the third in our series of Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques seminars. This workshop will see the first introduction of the incredibly popular Myoskeletal approach to Treating Trapped nerves in the UK. Training will focus and addressing the structures that commonly entrap nerves, assessment for the presence of neural tethering and techniques to restore free movement of the major nerve branches in the upper and lower extremities. Below is an excerpt written by me from ‘Myoskeletal and Sports Therapy’ to give context to some of the techniques covered in this results focused seminar.


Introduction to Myoskeletal Alignment

Over the last three decades I have been fortunate enough to study with many of the great practitioners of our industry, to benefit from their expertise and be influenced by their work. Without a doubt, the most significant of these has been the practice of Myoskeletal Alignment techniques.


Myoskeletal Alignment is a comprehensive approach to bodywork developed by Dr. Erik Dalton. Erik began his career studying the human mind, earning a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oklahoma. It didn’t take long for him to see that mind and body cannot be separated. This lead him to pursue training and practice in massage therapy. As Erik began to see predictable pain patterns occur in his[if gte vml 1]><v:shapetype id="_x0000_t75" coordsize="21600,21600" o:spt="75" o:preferrelative="t" path="m@4@5l@4@11@9@11@9@5xe" filled="f" stroked="f"> <v:stroke joinstyle="miter"></v:stroke> <v:formulas> <v:f eqn="if lineDrawn pixelLineWidth 0"></v:f> <v:f eqn="sum @0 1 0"></v:f> <v:f eqn="sum 0 0 @1"></v:f> <v:f eqn="prod @2 1 2"></v:f> <v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelWidth"></v:f> <v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelHeight"></v:f> <v:f eqn="sum @0 0 1"></v:f> <v:f eqn="prod @6 1 2"></v:f> <v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelWidth"></v:f> <v:f eqn="sum @8 21600 0"></v:f> <v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelHeight"></v:f> <v:f eqn="sum @10 21600 0"></v:f> </v:formulas> <v:path o:extrusionok="f" gradientshapeok="t" o:connecttype="rect"></v:path> <o:lock v:ext="edit" aspectratio="t"></o:lock> </v:shapetype><v:shape id="officeArt_x0020_object" o:spid="_x0000_s1028" type="#_x0000_t75" style='position:absolute;margin-left:200.4pt;margin-top:14.25pt; width:131.35pt;height:307.4pt;z-index:1;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square; mso-wrap-distance-left:4pt;mso-wrap-distance-top:4pt; mso-wrap-distance-right:4pt;mso-wrap-distance-bottom:4pt; mso-position-horizontal:absolute;mso-position-horizontal-relative:margin; mso-position-vertical:absolute;mso-position-vertical-relative:line' wrapcoords="0 35 21600 35 21600 21600 0 21600 0 35" strokeweight="1pt"> <v:stroke miterlimit="4"></v:stroke> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\carole\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.png" o:title=""></v:imagedata> <w:wrap type="through" anchorx="margin" anchory="line"></w:wrap> </v:shape><![endif][if !vml][endif][if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="_x0000_s1027" type="#_x0000_t75" style='position:absolute;margin-left:354.1pt; margin-top:14.25pt;width:119.3pt;height:306.15pt;z-index:2;visibility:visible; mso-wrap-style:square;mso-wrap-distance-left:4pt;mso-wrap-distance-top:4pt; mso-wrap-distance-right:4pt;mso-wrap-distance-bottom:4pt; mso-position-horizontal:absolute;mso-position-horizontal-relative:margin; mso-position-vertical:absolute;mso-position-vertical-relative:line' wrapcoords="0 35 21600 35 21600 21600 0 21600 0 35" strokeweight="1pt"> <v:stroke miterlimit="4"></v:stroke> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\carole\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image003.png" o:title=""></v:imagedata> <w:wrap type="through" anchorx="margin" anchory="line"></w:wrap> </v:shape><![endif][if !vml][endif] clients he set out to develop a streamlined yet comprehensive way of effectively addressing pain. He studied with industry leaders such as Ida Rolph for soft tissue work, Philip Greenman for osteopathic techniques and collaborating with reachers such as Andry Vleeming, Aaron Mattes and long time friend Tom Myers. He was particularly influenced by the work of Vladimir Janda.