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Manual Neurovascular Release (NVR) Part 1 - Neck, Upper Thorax, and "Roots of the Arms"
Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 9:00 AM to Thursday, June 23, 2022, 5:00 PM EDT
Category: National CE Courses

Course Title: Manual Neurovascular Release (NVR) Part 1 - Neck, Upper Thorax, and "Roots of the Arms"
Course Location: Walpole, ME USA
Course Date(s): June 21 - 23, 2022
Course Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm each day
Course Instructor(s): Kieran Schumaker
Organizational Host: Anatomy Trains
Registration Fees: $600 / $700 after May 20th
Registration Process: For the Manual NVR course series offered in Maine, you will register in two stages: Register for the live classes portion of the course through the Anatomy Trains site for $700 (Early Bird price $600). Register for the pre- and post-course mentoring package for $300 directly through Kier. This includes: A one-to-one video call with Kier in preparation for the course. Private fifteen-minute student consultations via Zoom (short mentoring sessions, each focused on one client case, as many as you need, scheduled when you need answers to your questions throughout the year after your course has completed). Student discount on longer 45-minute mentoring sessions via Zoom ($80 instead of $150). A three-month subscription to the NVR Monthly Seminar Series (a total of six hours of live sessions and recordings). Every month there will be one session scheduled at 9 am Pacific time and another approximately two weeks later at 4 pm Pacific time. (After the initial three free months, the regular subscription price is $150 per three-month package.) Online access to videos documenting all the techniques taught in your live course.
Registration/Point of Contact Email Address: [email protected]
Registration/Point of Contact Phone Number: 888-546-3747 / 207-563-7121
IASI CE Credits: 21 Category 1



Course Description: Ready for a transformational shift in the way you practice your craft?In the Manual Neurovascular Release course series, you will learn how to work strategically with the vascular system to release hypertonic muscles that are shortening the myofascial tracks, distorting posture, and limiting movement. You will also learn to free up peripheral nerves, cranial nerves, and dural restrictions to improve structural balance and function.While learning these techniques, you will improve your sense of layer palpation, you’ll gain new strategic approaches for classic problems, your work will become more subtle and more efficient, and you will find yourself using less physical effort.In this course, Manual NVR Part 1, we will focus on the neck, head, and upper thorax, including the shoulder girdle and the lungs. We will discuss using these techniques to address persistent issues such as forward head posture, thoracic outlet related nerve symptoms, shoulder injuries, and the discomfort and thoracic movement limitations related to scoliosis.We will also explore working with vagus nerve tension to lungs, heart, and stomach, phrenic nerve tension, and artery tension to diaphragm.The manual techniques you will learn in this course series are subtle and precise. Yet they are presented in a context that helps you with body-wide goals for improving structural balance and movement quality. As we work toward these goals, you will also learn how to cultivate your clients’ proprioception and interoception, nervous system regulation, and an appreciation and understanding of how smart and adaptive their body is.In this context, we will discuss how to sensitively and safely work with trauma response and somatic experience. We will also discuss general cautions and contraindications to consider when you are reviewing medical history, signs, and known diagnoses and when you are planning your way through a session.

Instructor Bio(s): Kieran Schumaker is a Board Certified Structural Integrator who specializes in freeing myofascial restriction of nerves and vasculature, with the goal of helping clients to enjoy moving with greater comfort, ease, and agility. Their gentle and specific work can resolve longstanding issues with posture and function. They have studied in depth with several masters, and have a deep appreciation of the science and art of manual therapy. Kier is a Certified Teacher of Anatomy Trains Structural Integration and they offer advanced training for manual therapists and structural integrators through their Anatomy Trains supported courses in Neurovascular Release.