Shoulder pain is a very common and often misdiagnosed complaint that leads to life upset, unnecessary surgeries and inappropriate treatments. Pain that is ascribed to a torn rotator cuff or frozen shoulder is very often a result of myofascial issues. Thai massage provides an excellent framework for resolving shoulder pain, but only if the student understands what muscles are commonly involved, where they harbor trigger points, and what techniques are most effective at dealing with each aspect of shoulder pain.
We describe the 23 muscles that are commonly involved in shoulder, upper back and arm pain, which muscles are most likely to be active contributors, where trigger points are to be found, and the best way to compress and stretch each area. We also cover perpetuating factors related to this area of the body, and how to not only resolve your clients’ pain issues, but how to teach them lifestyle changes and self-care techniques that will keep them out of trouble.
Clinical Thai Bodywork was developed by Chuck Duff to bridge the gulf between traditional Thai approaches and modern western clinical environments. The framework of CTB constitutes one of the most efficient and effective approaches available for orthopedic rehab, relief of chronic and acute pain, recovery from injury, and correction of myofascially derived dysfunction.
Prerequisites: CTB Shoulder, Upper Back & Arm Pain Online Course & Exam and CTB Fundamentals are required. Functional Anatomy is strongly recommended. About prerequisites: these are for the benefit of the whole class and help us to ensure that our limited time is spent as usefully as possible. We cannot cover basic trigger point info and anatomy in these classes and still have time to cover specific pains and treatments. If you do not have this information, you will be at a disadvantage, however you will still get a lot out of the class. If you are the self-studying type or have equivalent knowledge or are able to attend and keep your questions to yourself rather than disrupting the room, we welcome you.