Body Connections

Body Connections offers opportunities to advance your abilities as a clinician. We provide continuing education, which teaches you not only how to complete various treatment techniques, but why you want to use them.   We also offer a healthy patient lecture series for the general public, focusing on wellness and navigating through the world of health care.  We look forward to meeting you!

Manual Therapy for the Cranium, Part 2

Yesterday, we completed Manual Therapy for the Cranium, part 2. We had a blast. So many great treatment ideas for diagnoses like migraines, tension headaches, ear pain and TMJ.

Manual Therapy of the Lumbosacral Spine, Level 1

Treatments for the lumbar spine and sacrum are so important when helping our patients who complain of low back pain. This class is the first of a 4 - part series, geared to show our students how to find the problems causing our patients pain.

Manual Therapy for the Lumbar Spine & Pelvis

So many people complain of back pain today.  Manual Therapy for the Lumbar Spine & Pelvis offers us a great set of tools to treat it.  The pelvis can be quite tricky to figure out, especially the sacrum.  One of the main goals of this class is to take the guess work out of finding and treating flexion and extension restrictions of the spine, as well as torsions of the sacrum and obliquities in the pelvis. We were so fortunate to be able to travel to Plattsburgh, NY for this class.   We hope to be able to return again soon!  For those of you who were able to join us, let us know what muscle energy techniques you were able to implement into you practice and how you made out.

Treatment of the lumbar spine.

Treatment of the lumbar spine.

Manual Therapy for the Cervical Spine, Thoracic Spine & Ribs

Manual therapy for the Cervical Spine, Thoracic Spine and Ribs is one of my favorite classes. I especially love evaluation and treatment for the ribs.  When a rib dysfunction is present, it can cause so many unsuspecting problems.  So many different muscles attach to the ribs in one way or another and because of this, determining the originating location for the pain can be illusive and frustrating.  The muscle energy techniques that we learned in this class are so useful and the resulting structural changes can be quite dramatic.  Let us know what you think!  What impact have the treatment techniques had on your practice?

Dural tube stretch in side lying.

Dural tube stretch in side lying.