The tricky “hinges” of the spine. We will be focusing on the CervicoThoracic hinge and its direct relationship with headaches, cervical discs and radicular issues in the Upper Limb.
To master many different neck and upper extremity patient symptoms, the hinges require special attention due to their importance in tensegrity, fluid dynamics and far reaching effects.
The C.T. Hinge (or junction!) is a great example of the cervical and thoracic spine interdependence. This relationship is complex and is usually NOT discussed with Dynamic Stability and Mobility.
Dynamic stability and mobility depend upon the following factors:
A. Segmental structural components… the individual joints, capsules, discs and fascia! We will focus on this one!
B. The overall posture and curves
C. Segmental mobility which leads to global or “functional ability”
D. Strength and activation
1. A deep dive into the relational anatomy, with a focus on cervical to trunk and thoracic components.
2. The CT hinge and its major dysfunctions
3. How to improve the fluid mobility and tendon/ligamentous part of the puzzle.
4. The tricky C7/T1 and some pearls.
5. Exercise and specific movements to decompress and CHANGE the CT hinge.
* This webinar is intended for Healthcare Professionals. PLEASE READ: If you are unable to join us Live, be sure to register and you will receive a link to the recording when it is available on our website www.webexercisesacademy.com
Dr. Jason Amstutz has been teaching the intricacies of fascia and tensegrity in the clinical setting for 14 years. His extensive rehabilitative work with professional athletes in the NHL, NFL, PGA, LPGA, MLB, and NBA has stemmed from these revolutionary concepts. His complex understanding of the properties and anatomy of fascia and how it relates specifically to PFS will improve your practice and patient outcomes.