SRT for the Neck
7 or 8 Continuing Education Hours
Involuntary muscle contracture of the neck develops from injuries such as whiplash, ergonomically poor posture, and/or sleeping positions. This can lead to more chronic conditions such as headaches, limited range of motion, and pain. Deep tissue massage may feel good, but most symptoms return by the next week. In this class, you will become confident with feeling and working the structures of the neck. Using SRT, you will learn to treat the 2nd part of TOS, decrease headaches and neck pain, and dramatically increase the range of motion.
In this hands-on class, you will learn to:
- Understand the activities which lead to symptoms including Taya’s view of the true function of the muscles involved.
- Recognize the symptoms that patients present.
- Assess the ROM and structure of each area.
- Palpate the involuntary muscle contracture to locate the SRT Tender Points.
- Discern the possible positions to decrease the pain of the SRT Tender Points.
- Feel the release of the involuntary muscle contraction and the increase in ROM in the area.
- Participate as the therapist and as a patient to enhance your learning experience.
- Release fascia quickly using Taya’s gentle tissue techniques.
- Use and integrate a new tool that will gently decrease pain and increase ROM.
- Understand the body from a new perspective and think “outside the box.”
“This is the class for:”
Headaches and/or Migraine-like Headaches.
1st & 2nd cervical instability.
Pain and/or tenderness in occipital area and/or one side of the upper neck.
Dizziness and/or nausea.
Possible anxiety and/or hyper-reactive responses and/or depression and/or moodiness.
Limited Range of Motion.
Pain when flexing, extending, rotating, and/or side-bending neck.
2nd part of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.
Tightness, tenderness, and/or ache in upper back and/or low neck.