Beyond Massage Aspen


Clinical Treatment of the Neck

Instructor: Erica Boulangee

24 CEU’s from the NCBTMB

Are you Ready to really make a difference with your clients? Do you want to know what to work, how to find it, and how to work it effectively and comfortably? Do you want to boost your anatomy and palpation skills? In these course you will receive focused, specific, hands-on instruction in locating and treating the complex structures of the jaw, and entire neck. The neck and TMJ work as a unit, and problems in one area usually affects the other. Almost all chronic neck problems involve the TMJ, and TMJ dysfunction involves muscles of the neck.

This course integrates Trigger Point Therapy and Deep Tissue to address:

  • Neck pain
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Headaches
  • Whiplash
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Included in this course:

  • A detailed manual of the anatomy and dysfunctions of the cervical region and temporomandibular joint.
  • Pictures of each muscle trigger point referral patterns, along with details of client symptoms and contributing factors.
  • Protocols for treatment of the posterior, lateral and anterior neck, and related trigger points.
  • Side-lying position techniques for the posterior neck, designed to protect therapist hands and more easily access the suboccipitals, the multifidi, levator scapula, semispinalis, and splenius.
  • Treatment of anterior neck muscles – often neglected but important in addressing whiplash injuries, thoracic outlet syndrome, and postural distortions.
  • Intra-oral and external treatment of the TMJ muscles and sytlomandibular ligament.