You're half way there . . .
and Year 2 is NOT to be missed!

☑️ NCBTMB-Approved CE hours for massage. Don't want to have to think about your CEs for years to come? Year 2's weekly lessons award 1-2 hours per week, making this training alone a great value even without the AcuDoctor EPS.

☑️ Finally get to some of those confusing headaches, forearm, hand and foot pain complaints! Your work in Year 1 has fully prepared you for taking on these challenging cases, as most of these complaints stem from the shoulder and hip muscles. 

☑️ Get exciting new techniques with the use of the EPS, learning how to identify and treat some of the smallest and hardest to pinpoint muscles. The EPS will assist you in your muscle identification in the neck, hand and forearm and can be key to issues relating to spinal compression and nerve entrapment. 

☑️ Prevent your friends, family and clients from unnecessary and potentially life-threatening back surgeries! And get rid of those nasty migraines and the dangerous pharmaceuticals used to treat them!

☑️ Extend your opportunities with specialist certification – now including specialties in headaches/migraines, plantar fasciitis/foot pain, carpal tunnel/hand/wrist pain and low back pain.  Become part of our growing CTB™ Specialist referral network via our Pain Hacker's Directory

 

 

"The CTB Membership has been very impactful. I've had several clients with amazing transformations. from Frozen Shoulder to sciatica and even heel spurs." -- Chris Eliades, CTB Member Year 2

Year 2 is the final leg of the CTB Membership journey. We want to prepare you for tackling pain in the entire body and are confident that your Year 1 training has prepared you for what's to come.

 

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What people are saying..

So Impressed!

I am so impressed with your Coaching the Body training! I thought that I had studied TrP therapy! But, I never got the detailed referral patterns or the synergistic kinesiology. I'm really excited about opportunities this is creating in my career!

-- Valoree Gift, CTB Membership Student

Amazing Information!

This is one of the best techniques that I have ever learned. Very helpful to my patients. I truly believe that the Liberator facilitates faster and lasting results in reducing muscles tightness and pain. I have been doing bodywork for 50 years, wish that I had known about this sooner. People now will often text me about having better range of motion and less discomfort as they go about their daily life. This is rewarding to know that this technique is changing their quality of life. Thanks again for providing this information in a format that is easy to follow. 

- Joanne Verone, CTB Membership Student, LMT

HUGELY EMPOWERING!

This course has resonated to the very core of my practice and I am very excited to helping my clients with huge results. I have received one the most beautiful compliments. A client stated "She wished she could give me to the World." I felt very grateful and blessed to have been able to have this knowledge.

-- Dawn DeHamer, CTB Membership Student

THE ACU-DOCTOR

A therapeutic vibration tool designed specifically to facilitate trigger point work and Coaching the Body™ techniques. 

  • Trigger points are a local disruption of the neuromuscular junction, where the motor nerve meets muscle fiber.
  • Electrical stimulation saturates the motor endplate zones in a region with stimulus, causing sarcomere twitch contraction, improved metabolism, reduction of tenderness and hardness.
  • With single-point electric current, the EPS can target an individual muscle fiber
  • Stimulating a motor response from the dysfunctional muscle can easily break up contracture fibers and increase your efficiency

We utilize the EPS in many areas of the body, but it's particularly useful with the small muscles of the neck, forearm and hand, as it not only can make a fast a effective treatment, but it can assist in locating and identifying specific tiny muscles through the muscles' motor response. 

Diane Sawtell
CTB™ Membership Student and LMT

 

Best information and teaching I have ever had in my 20 years of taking classes.

Vera Zarth
CTB™ Membership Student

 

I should have learned all this 35 years ago when I started out as a LMT. Now this will carry me 4 more years til retirement! Phew...

Thurman Roberts
CTB™ Membership Student and LMT

 

. . . loving the structure of the program. I did a 650 hour massage program out of Northern California and the things covered there are being totally pulled together for me. It's the answer to some of the questions I didn't know how to put words to. 

Course Breakdown

Introduction to Head & Neck Pain

Focus: This week's lesson provides an overview of the analysis and treatment of head and neck pain. This area is subject to a wide range of perpetuating factors, and proper analysis is critical if we're to be successful in treating the pain in a lasting manner. Breathing, anterior and lateral posture, stress, work and sleep ergonomics and many other factors must be uncovered in order to treat pain in the head and neck successfully.

 

  • Head & Neck Pain Overview Slides & Downloads
  • Head & Neck Pain Overview Lecture

Head & Neck: Treatment Principles & Assessments

Focus: Many factors tend to converge at the head and neck, so we have to undertake a thorough analysis of several perpetuating factors to get to the source of pain in this area. The muscles that stabilize the head and neck are sensitive to lateral and anterior postural asymmetry, breathing dysfunction, shoulder positioning, overall stress, sleeping position, and much more. In this week's lesson, we will go into detail on how to conduct this analysis and each of the key assessments.

 

  • Treatment Principles
  • Postural Assessments
  • Head Range of Motion Assessments
  • Postural Assessments Demo

Introduction to the EPS

Focus: The electronic point stimulator is a very useful tool for CTB work. Because it directly influences the neuromuscular junction and stimulates sarcomere contraction, it can be very effective at quickly softening taut fibers and removing peripheral sensitization. The EPS is particularly useful in certain muscles, often in areas that have superficial exposure through the skin. This week's lesson will introduce the tool and show several common treatment examples. We use the EPS heavily in the neck muscles, and it will show up in many of the weekly head and neck lessons.

 

  • EPS Overview
  • EPS Example: Forearm
  • EPS Example: Vastus Medialis
  • EPS Example: Neck Muscles

Detailed Treatment of High Trapezius & Sternocleidomastoid

Focus: Basic high trapezius and SCM treatment begin any head/neck protocols, as down-regulating these muscles can provide an immediate relaxing effect to the entire upper body, as well as soften 2 muscles that may prevent progress in other areas if not treated first. Both tend to be headache and migraine muscles, so this work early on in the session can provide significant keys to how to focus the rest of your session.

 

  • High Trapezius & SCM - Anatomy and Theory
  • High Trapezius - Palpation
  • High Trapezius - Treatment (Manual & EPS)
  • High Trapezius - Treatment (Muscle Liberator)
  • SCM - Treatment 1 (Manual & EPS)
  • SCM - Treatment 2 (Manual & EPS)

Detailed Treatment of Levator Scapulae & Scalenes

Focus: Levator Scapulae is known as the "stiff neck" muscle.  It can severely limit neck rotation when there are trigger points due to pain on movement.  Trigger points in this muscle commonly react and produce pain when the muscle is shortened, actively or passively.  For example, when a person turns their head to the right and they feel pain on the right posterior lateral neck, this is due to the shortening levator scapulae muscle on the right side.  The referral pain also commonly spreads downward into the upper back and sets up problems in the mid and low trapezius.

Levator scapulae attaches above to the transverse processes of the first four cervical vertebrae and attaches below to the superior angle of the scapula.  So when the scapula is fixed, levator scapulae turns the head to the same side and side flexes.  When the neck is fixed, it rotates the scapula downward and elevates the scapula.  Both levator scapulae acting together are extensors of the neck and checkrein flexion.

Trigger points in levator scapulae can occur during sudden overload, as in whiplash or a fall.  Also TrPs commonly develop when the muscle is actively or passively shortened for an extended period of time, such as during sleep with the head turned or when working without arm support.  This muscle responds wonderfully to both EPS and Muscle Liberator treatment.

The scalenes are neck stabilizers and side flexors of the neck.  The anterior scalene also assists in flexion.  These muscles produce a wide array of referral into the shoulder, upper back, arm and hand.  They can also entrap the brachial plexus by closing the space between the clavicle and first rib.

These muscles do not produce head or neck pain.  For more extensive information on scalenes, please refer to Year One, Week 16 of the membership where they are covered extensively in relation to shoulder pain.  In terms of head or neck pain, if the scalenes have trigger points, they will limit side flexion and can block the lengthening of the high trapezius and levator scapulae, so need to be treated in head/neck focused sessions.

 

  • Levator Scapulae & Scalenes - Anatomy & Theory
  • Levator - Treatment
  • Scalenes Treatment 1 -
  • Scalenes Treatment 2 -
  • Levator & Scalenes Treatment -
  • Levator Scapular Treatment - Muscle Liberator

Complete Head & Neck, Foot/Ankle, Low Back, Forearm & Hand...
and More!

We will continue to delve deeply into head & neck pain thru week 62, also diving into tinnitus. From there, we jump into foot pain and ankle mobility, as there is a powerful, hidden relationship between foot and ankle issues and pain complaints in other parts of the bodyWe then move into low back pain (incl. gluteal, sacral & pelvic), as low back is one of the most common and disturbing issues that therapists see. er important and common areas of pain complaints: knee pain, sciatica, low back, mid back, hip pain and much more. Given that this is a multi-year program, we have time to explore deeply each pain complaint. Students have opportunities to interact with instructors via a private Facebook group, course comments and live events.

Head & Neck Pain Treatment

With all these mobile devices taking over, head and neck pain are becoming more and more common(and severe) interaction between head and neck pain and shoulder pain, so this series of lessons will build on the foundation established in the first 20 weeks of Year 1.

Foot, Ankle & Lower Leg Pain Treatment

There is a powerful, hidden relationship between foot and ankle issues and pain complaints in other parts of the body. You will learn not just how to treat the muscles in this area, but how to analyze and correct conditions like hyperpronation, leg length discrepancy, and more. This is crucial, considering the commonality of hyperpronation and gait disturbance, which can contribute to issues ranging from low back pain to headaches.

Low Back Pain Treatment

Low back pain is one of the most common and disturbing issues that therapists see, and it often leads to lost work days, unnecessary surgeries and addiction to painkillers. We cover analysis, treatment, and common perpetuating factors so you can provide your clients with relief that doesn’t fade.

END YOUR FULL-BODY JOURNEY WITH YEAR 2

As you've likely seen in your practice, pain can travel from the toes to the nose. While Year 1 gave you training that will help you tackle 80% of the pain complaints that come through your doors . . . there will always be those tricky and unusual cases.

You're going to LOVE getting to know the tiny muscles of the neck and forearm through the EPS. We can't wait to hear how this knew training improves your Pain Hacking.

And remember, you will always retain access to the lessons that you've already paid for.

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