Take Advantage of the Discounted Class Price: $550
Class Length: 3 days
B2 teaches the form, function and response mechanisms of the brain's various components and offers hands-on techniques to effectively release many primary restrictions that can affect the whole body. In this class we will learn different ways to find primary lesion in the brain and we will focus a little more on the spinal cord grey and white matter.
Class Highlights (Subject to Change):
Reticular formation (RF) / Reticular Alarm System (RAS): the median, medial and lateral column of the RF.
Ventricles of the brain: fluid assessment and treatment
Corpus Callossum: assessment and treatment
Anterior Commissure: assessment and treatment
Commissure of the Fornix
Basal Nuclei / Internal Capsule: motor/coordination/balance assessment. Applications in motor deficit, fine motor skills.
Thalamus afferents, applications to physical body lesions
Release of the superior, middle and inferior peduncles of the cerebellum: fascia and fluid approach.
Tissue trauma and hands-on downregulation of the RAS and clinical cases
RAS Clinical cases
Finding dominant lesions in the CNS: fascia and fluid approaches.
Release of Spinal Cord tensions: fascia and fluid approach.
Caudal meningeal attachments of the spinal cord: Filum terminale internum and externum
Cephalic meningeal attachments of the spinal cord: occipital and cervical dural attachments. Foramen Magnum fascial release.
Time: All time EST time (New York time)
Day 1: 10am - 6pm EST
Day 2: 10am - 6pm EST
Day 3: 10am - 6pm EST
Lunch Break: Approximately 45 minutes
Class Pre-requisites: LDT1
Continuing Education (CE): 18 CEUs from NCBTMB for MTs and from Procert for PTs.
You will need a model to practice on for each technique.
Remember if your partner is a manual therapist she/he will ethically need to pay for the class.
After you complete your payment, you will receive an email with all needed information about the class (including Zoom link and password).
You will not be filmed during this webinar.
Please do not film or take screen shots during this webinar.
The DVD "Dissection of the Brain" and Spinal Cord is a great preparation for the Brain 2 class.
Be sure you understand the following words and, as applicable, know precisely where these structures are located in the body.
For this class it is more important to know their 3-dimensional location and relationship with one another, than their classically described physiology.
Reticular alarm system: median (raphe nuclei), medial and lateral columns, locus coeruleus, sulcus limitans, rhomboid fossa.
Frontal and occipital forceps of corpus callosum
Anterior commissure, medial and lateral olfactory striae, posterior commissure
Commissure of fornix (psalterium or lyre of David)
Posterior limb of internal capsule, pyramidal decussation, corticospinal tracts
Dentate gyrus, gyrus fasciolaris
All nuclei of thalamus, including midline, medial dorsal (MD), all lateral and all ventral, intralaminar nuclei (centromedian, central lateral, parafascicular), etc.
Nucleus accumbens, septal nuclei, nucleus basalis (of Meynert), ventral tegmental area (VTA), stria terminalis, stria medullaris
Vermis, superior, middle and inferior cerebellar peduncles
Periaqueductal gray matter (PAG)
Dura, arachnoid, pia, in the brain and spine
Spinal cord, foramen magnum, C1, C2, cervical and lumbar enlargements, dorsal and ventral roots, dorsal root (spinal) ganglion, conus medullaris, cauda equina, filum terminale
It will be helpful to read the article "CSF and Lymph: Is Human CSF Reabsorbed by Lymph?" from "Silent Waves, Theory & Practice of Lymph Drainage Therapy", Part 5, Chapter 8.
Be familiar with the brain structures from each of the following pages of "Netter's Atlas of Human Neuroscience" 1st Edition (and 2nd Edition in parenthesis):
Page 24 (page 35-36): Areas 3, 1, 2, 4, 6 of Brodmann, somatosensory, motor and premotor cortex
Page 25 (page 37, 47): Anterior commissure
Page 29 (page 38, 46, 50, 63): Denticulate ligament, dentate gyrus, gyrus fasciolaris
Page 30 (page 47): Olfactory bulb, septal nuclei, anterior nuclei of thalamus, mammillary bodies, indusium griseum, hippocampus, amygdala, stria. terminalis, stria medullaris, habenular nuclei, interpeduncular nucleus
Page 31 (page 48): Frontal and occipital forceps of corpus callosum, medial and lateral longitudinal striae
Page 34 (page 52): Thalamus; all nuclei: midline, medial dorsal (MD), etc.; all lateral, all ventral, and intralaminar nuclei (centromedian, central lateral, parafascicular)
Page 35 (page 54-55): Pulvinar, pineal, inferior and superior colliculi, medial and lateral geniculate bodies, cerebellar peduncles, pyramid, inferior olive, choroid plexus of 4th ventricle
Page 36 (page 56-57): Cerebellum, vermis, paravermis, lingula, central lobule, culmen, declive, folium, tuber, pyramid, uvula, nodule, cerebellar nuclei
Page 38 (page 62): Filum terminale, cauda equina, conus medullaris
Page 39 (page 63): Meninges, nerve rootlets (filaments of nerve root), and nerve roots
Page 40 (page 64): Meninges, nerve roots
Page 41 (page 65): Have a specific concept of ascending, descending and bilateral pathways of the spinal cord
Page 44 (page 70-71): Cerebellar peduncles, locus coeruleus, sulcus limitans, tuber cinereum, colliculi, choroid plexus
Page 57-58 (page 96-97): Meninges layer
Page 87 (page 139): Dural sac (black), filum terminale, cauda equina, conus medullaris
Page 169 (page 251): Reticular formation, raphe, PAG
Page 170 (page 252): Thalamus reticular nuclei, reticular Formation
Page 174 (page 256): Cerebellum, vermis, paravermis, lingual, central lobule, culmen, declive, folium, tuber, pyramid, uvula, nodule
Page 175 (page 257): Cerebellar peduncles
Page 176 (page 260): Thalamus projections to cerebral cortex
Page 191 (page 290): Amygdala, nucleus basalis (of Meynert)
Page 195 (page 298): Superior cerebellar peduncle
Page 206 (page 316): Locus coeruleus
Page 207 (page 317): Raphe nuclei
Page 209 (page 319): Septal nuclei, nucleus basalis (of Meynert)
Page 237 (page 353): Cerebellar peduncles
Page 243 (page 363): Corticobulbar tract
Page 244 (page 364): Corticospinal tract
Page 258 (page 380): Cerebellar nuclei: fastigial, globose, emboliform, dentate, vermis, vestibular nuclei
Page 292-293 (page 417-418): Olfactory bulb, septal nuclei, hippocampus, amygdala, stria terminalis
Page 295 (page 420): Septal nuclei
Page 298 (page 423): Anterior commissure, medial and lateral olfactory striae
Bring comfortable, loose fitting clothes.
Short finger nails are required for some techniques.
Tuition Transfer: The tuition is fully transferable up to 7 days prior to the start of the class.
Within 7 days, a $100.00 administrative fee will apply.
Tuition Refund: Tuition refund requests must be made in writing. Emails are acceptable. Tuition is fully refundable up to 30 days prior to the start of the class, after which your tuition is non-refundable. In case of emergency, any requests for a refund later than 30 days prior to class start, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.