CE HOURS: 17
Prerequisites: Level 1, Functional Anatomy (or CTB Membership Shoulder Module) and CTB Fundamentals
This course covers the analysis, assessments and treatment for addressing the most common upper body complaints seen in clinical practice.
Coaching the Body™ provides a unique and powerful framework for understanding and addressing the true origins of pain. Over the last 15 years, CTBI founder Chuck Duff has integrated an updated understanding of trigger point therapy (Trigger Point 2.0) with techniques from Thai and other bodywork styles and current neuroscience into this revolutionary approach to pain.
You will learn to address the most common types of shoulder, upper back and neck pain by understanding the role of proper scapular positioning, the various muscular sources that can feed the upper body with satellite referral, key functional relationships, perpetuating factors for upper body pain, and key treatment modules for the most important muscles in this area.
There is a relatively small set of muscles and relationships that set up a high percentage of upper body complaints. This course prepares you to design and execute effective treatments for most of the upper body cases that you will see in practice.
This course is valuable for massage therapists, yoga teachers, physical therapists, trainers and anyone looking for deep insight about the true origins of upper body pain. The concepts are continued and refined in our Clinical Core for Upper Body 2 course.
Protocols are an extremely valuable resource that we have developed over the years and refined in two decades of clinical practice. The practitioner is guided through the key muscles for prominent complaints, and decisions are made at each point about which muscles to treat based on what the client is experiencing and the condition of each muscle.
Treatment modules are a way to visit functionally related muscles in an iterative manner until significant tissue change and ROM improvements are achieved. They incorporate knowledge of the neurological relationships that can keep muscles in distress and frustrate treatment.
We describe the common protocols, modules and techniques that will guide the core of your upper body approach for many years to come. This course has a significant online component, and we encourage you to review that material prior to attending class. It will also provide an excellent framework for integration after you attend.