Working the Four Spinal Curves

Four Two Hour Classes – 8CEs
September 8, 15, 22, 29th (Thursdays)
Time 4PM PDT
NCBTMB Approval in Process
Cost $120 

Cervical Spine: We will approach the cervical spine from both supine and sidelying positions.
From supine, we will review a variety of neck rotations, stretches and   individual vertebral using thumbs to shift the spinus processes side to side. At all times we will support the cervical curve. We will use a neck role to maintain the cervical curve, while work the front of the neck and while creating neck movements, using other parts of the body.

In sidlying positioning we can use the transverse processes to create invividual vertebral movement. We will also work sublingual muscles and hyoid attachments at the top of the throat.

Thoracic Spine: In supine position we will work with rhomboid attachments in the back and sternal costal attachments in the front.

In sidelying position we will work with erector spinae pathways with parallel thumbs and Xthumbs. We will use anchored arm on pelvis using compression and movement along length of thoracic spine. We will also work with specific conditions like rib subluxation and scoliosis.

Lumbar Spine: In supine position we can reset tensions in the QLs, both psoas,  and inguinals as well as illeosacral joints mostly using positional release in combination with client awareness
Most sciatica starts with misaligned tension in the SI joints. We will be performing lumbar sacral work for pregnancy and obesity in sidelying positioning. We will be using decompression for low back pain years after  childbirth. Also checking lumbar vertebrae and obliques for rotation and stinosis.

Sacral Spine: Creating balance between gluteals on each side of sacrum and coccygeals both sides of coccyx, Learning how to decompress hip rotators and piriformis, reducing tension in sacraltubral band and medial hamstring attachments. Create sacral-cocccygeal alignment along with balance of tension betweeen OLs in supine position, and shifting sacrum towards rotated side… also by having client create lateral abduction with weaker rotators against practitioner pressure.