Treating Trapped Nerves

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Learn How to Treat Pinched Nerves in the Neck, Back and Periphery!

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Erik Dalton


 With over thirty years educating massage therapists around the world, Erik Dalton is among the most highly regarded educators in the profession. With a comprehensive understanding of the interplay between mind and body, structure and function, he has developed Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques which is changing the world of pain treatment and management.


This course is your starting point into the world of Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques (MAT) and provides a thorough grounding in MAT principles. This course is fully updated to reflect the latest findings in manual therapy and pain science.

Course Description:

A variety of problems arise when nerves become impinged or trapped in key joints throughout the body. Compression of nerves in the body’s peripheral nervous system can lead to numbness, motor weakness, muscle spasms, pain, and the development of protective scar tissue.

With a professional level of understanding of neuromuscular anatomy, you can easily begin to correct these problems for their clients. Neuromobilization techniques addressing nerve impingement were originally developed from research of physiotherapists Geoffrey Maitland, Michael Shacklock and David Butler. This course covers that research in-depth, with a full-color manual, videos, worksheets and supplemental reading.

These resources are bursting with colorful illustrations, demos and diagrams explaining the anatomy and function of joints, nerves and muscles. All 3 DVDs feature Erik Dalton demonstrating a Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy for neuromobilization, correcting nerve impingements and reducing inflammation. If you would like to master advanced skills to help clients recover from a variety of nerve entrapments, you’re going to love this work!

In this course you’ll learn how to:

  • Isolate the source of nerve pain and limited mobility
  • Release reflexive muscle spasms that affect neuromuscular function and cause inflammation
  • Restore pain-free, full-range movement to the spine, arms and legs
  • Address complex issues around the thoracic outlet, cubital tunnel, low back, sciatic nerve and more
  • Address a variety of pain and mobility problems caused by nerve impingements in the body’s joints.
  • Perform accurate assessments of joint positioning and mobility
  • Encourage joint mobilization with maneuvers such as traction and gliding
  • Combine soft tissue massage with active stretching and muscle energy techniques
  • Educate clients on corrective home exercises to assist your work
  • Utilize over 65 nerve mobilization assessments and corrective techniques

Included in the home study course are three DVDs packed with technique demonstrations and educational graphics and a full color reference manual for your treatment room. Rich in detail and explanation, these resources teach how to work with the anatomical structures of muscles, connective tissue and joints.

BONUS! Purchase the Home Study and we’ll give you access to the eCourse for free! (valued at $249). You receive the entire contents of the program online where you can access through any device: computer, laptop, tablet or phone. You’re no longer tied to your DVD player and can enjoy the course wherever you have Internet access.

Earn 16 CE hours! Upon successful completion, you will earn 16 CE hours, for your bodywork licensure, recognized by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB), Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) and most State Licensing Boards. You will have also taken a step toward completing the Master Myoskeletal Therapist (MMT) Certification. Upon completion of the requirements of the course you’ll receive your Certificate of Completion and be listed in our highly searched Online Directory of bodyworkers with MAT training.

If you’d like to take your practice to a whole new level and help clients with issues arising from impingement and and other problems arising from peripheral nerves, then this course is for you.

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Treating Trapped Nerves Home Study materials. DVD, Manual, Certificate

16 CE $295! Only $206.50 with coupon code: ABMP

Treating Trapped Nerves Home Study Course

Home Study Course Includes:

  • 3 x DVDs packed with technique demonstrations and educational graphics 
  • A full-color reference manual for your treatment room
  • Printed test 

BONUS: Order the home study version and get access to the eCourse for free!  


16 CE $249! Only $174.30 with coupon code: ABMP

Treating Trapped Nerves eCourse

eCourse Includes:

  • Online streaming videos
  • Detailed instructions for all techniques
  • A downloadable full color reference eBook 
  • Online tests and printable certificate of completion

Get access to all course materials online. Lifetime access and no shipping fees! 



The eCourse contains:

  • Online streaming instructional videos.
  • Detailed instructions for all techniques
  • A downloadable full color manual
  • Online tests and printable certificate of completion
  • Lifetime access to all course materials

The Home Study format contains hard goods that are shipped to you. This includes:

  • All course material on instructional DVDs
  • Full color printed textbook or manual
  • Mail-in test (or option to take tests online) and professionally printed certificate of completion is mailed to you
  • FREE BONUS: When you purchase the Home Study version, you’ll get access to the eCourse as outlined above

You save with eLearning: Because there is no hard product to produce or ship with the eCourse format, we can pass the savings onto you!

Upon successful completion of a course, you will earn continuing education credits for your massage or bodywork licensure. All our courses are recognized by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and most State Licensing Boards. 

eCourse: As soon as your payment posts the eCourses are delivered to your inbox.

Home Study Course: When you purchase a Home Study Course your course materials will be shipped to you. You will also get access to the related eCourse. *For Shipping Orders: Please note there may be delays from shipment carriers that are beyond our control. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate through these unprecedented times.

Most courses can be completed in a weekend of intensive studying, like a self-guided workshop. However, you’re welcome to spread your study time out across weeks or even months. There are no time restraints on taking the courses. You’ll have lifetime access to the online materials and can complete the exam whenever you’re ready.

No. You can start with any course you like, and complete the courses in any order. Each course is standalone and does not require prerequisites. However, to get the most out of your learning experience we highly suggest you start with the foundational courses so you have a solid understanding of the principles behind Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques. You can purchase the foundational courses in a bundle for a significant discount. Click here for details.

You are required to pass any tests for each course before we can issue your certificate of completion. All tests are multiple choice and you’ll have the opportunity to repeat the tests if you do not pass the first time. 

For eCourses, there is a short test to complete after each lesson. Once you’ve successfully completed all tests, you’ll be automatically issued an online certificate of completion for you to print. 

For home study courses, you’ll have the option to do a final written test and mail it in to us or do the online tests.

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