Vascular and Neural Manipulation
“By liberating a femoral artery one can easily gain a 10-30 degrees of extension of a hip, or when normalizing a vertebral artery one can realize a gain of 10-30 degrees of sideband” Chauffeur, Pratt & Michard (2009)
This course will review the global fluid exchanges, pressures and circulations in the body and their significance for health and dysfunction and then focus on the faster flowing fluids of the vascular system , the biomechanics of its connective tissue matrix and how to manipulate vessels, directly and indirectly, in both the musculoskeletal and visceral networks to improve musculoskeletal mobility, visceral function and tissue quality.
On average 50% of peripheral nerves consist of connective tissue, which forms a matrix extending through the body which behaves biomechanically in a similar way to other connective tissue. This course will review the research evidence for the biomechanics of the peripheral nervous system, its pathways and how to release restrictions of the nerves with both direct and indirect techniques to diminish neurogenic pain and increase musculoskeletal mobility.