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My only USA workshop in Oklahoma City June 24-26th is filling fast. ABMP will be filming this event as part of a daylong podcast. Get enrolled if you want to take part in this very special and reasonably priced ($495) event. I will be teaching some unique new mobilization and nerve gliding routines including the carpal tunnel technique shown in this article and video…Click here: erikdalton.com/workshops/oklahoma-city/ In Touch, Erik

A 2015 study published in The Journal of Pain reported physical manual therapies that included central nervous system desensitization maneuvers were effective in improving CTS pain. By restoring proper carpal joint positioning, massage helps lower intra-tunnel pressure and boosts median nerve glide. I've found gentle carpal stretching facilitates longitudinal nerve excursion and reduces protective guarding in the arm flexor muscles. To test this hypothesis, let's first assess and correct the most common carpal bone fixation (lunate), get the median nerve gliding, and retest.

ADDRESSING LUNATE-TRIQUETRUM-SCAPHOID MOBILITY
Of the eight carpal bones, the lunate is notoriously the most problematic. It's prone to sticking, and researchers have discovered that during falls or motor vehicle accidents with the hand outstretched, the lunate can dislocate, compress the flexor tendons, and occlude the median nerve. Several orthopedic tests are beneficial in identifying motion-restricted wrist and hand joints, but let's focus on a single neurological exam I've found effective... erikdalton.com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-revisited/
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My only USA workshop in Oklahoma City June 24-26th is filling fast. ABMP will be filming this event as part of a daylong podcast. Get enrolled if you want to take part in this very special and reasonably priced ($495) event. I will be teaching some unique new mobilization and nerve gliding routines including the carpal tunnel technique shown in this article and video…Click here:  http://erikdalton.com/workshops/oklahoma-city/  In Touch, Erik
 
A 2015 study published in The Journal of Pain reported physical manual therapies that included central nervous system desensitization maneuvers were effective in improving CTS pain. By restoring proper carpal joint positioning, massage helps lower intra-tunnel pressure and boosts median nerve glide. Ive found gentle carpal stretching facilitates longitudinal nerve excursion and reduces protective guarding in the arm flexor muscles. To test this hypothesis, lets first assess and correct the most common carpal bone fixation (lunate), get the median nerve gliding, and retest.
 
ADDRESSING LUNATE-TRIQUETRUM-SCAPHOID MOBILITY
Of the eight carpal bones, the lunate is notoriously the most problematic. Its prone to sticking, and researchers have discovered that during falls or motor vehicle accidents with the hand outstretched, the lunate can dislocate, compress the flexor tendons, and occlude the median nerve. Several orthopedic tests are beneficial in identifying motion-restricted wrist and hand joints, but lets focus on a single neurological exam Ive found effective... http://erikdalton.com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-revisited/

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Kelly DonnellyWas in attendance last year and can't even begin to describe the amount of valuable information you will take home and then be able to use to help your clients as well as enhance your practice!

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Ari GlobermanI look forward to see everyone, this is going to rock!

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Dawn Melvin RamsdenNow my only question is: Do I hold out for Costa Rica or go to Oklahoma City?!

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New "Carpal Tunnel Revisited" article out today in Massage & Bodywork magazine. Also check out articles by Whitney Lowe, Til Luchau, Anne Williams... and others. Click this link: In touch - Erik
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New Carpal Tunnel Revisited article out today in Massage & Bodywork magazine.  Also check out articles by Whitney Lowe, Til Luchau, Anne Williams... and others.  Click this link: In touch - Erik
http://www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com/i/665755-may-june-2016

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Deanna McDonaldOne of your videos for iliac sacrum issue helped me significantly....thank you so much.

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Testimonials...how MAT has improved practices

  • “Loving what I do for a living! Continuing my personal education, I believe I have found the best method with your Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques. I consider myself a medical professional and am looking forward to making a difference in my clients, rather than “just chasing the pain.” Thank you for sharing.” Carol McCorvie

    Carol McCorvie
  • “Dalton without a doubt raises the bar for massage therapists. This is the type of information we as a group need to learn if we really want to help those in pain.” James Moon

    James Moon
  • “This course was exactly what I needed to revive my interest in myoskeletal bodywork and application. I have recently transitioned into a clinical environment as a practitioner and have found the information invaluable. Thank you.” Shelby Wohleber

    Shelby Wohleber
  • “This was the best learning experience I ever had. The audiovisual and course material were excellent. I integrated it in my practice with good results. Working for 30 years hands-on and still learning. This was great!” Catharina Oberholzer

    Catharina Oberholzer
  • “I have been a massage therapist for over 14 years, and had become stagnant in my practice. Through the years I have taken many CE classes which were a complete waste of time.. his courses actually deliver. As soon as I received the material, I got started right away. I was amazed when my clients were getting great results. Thank you, Mr. Dalton for sparking a new, creative and remarkable passion in my practice.” Tracy D. Frazier, LMT

    Tracy D. Frazier, LMT
  • “It’s amazing how you developed these techniques that literally change the quality of life for people getting this treatment. My fibro client is raving about how much better she feels and told her doctor who wants to refer his other patients to me. The only problem I have with using these techniques in my practice is that I have a waiting list and I am booked solid.   Dorie Miller

    Dorie Miller