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Cervical Ganglia: C1 to T4

(SEA), October 13-15th, 2017

(Vimeo Video On Demand) 

Cervical Ganglia: C1toT4 is a 2.5 day lab and lecture based class focused on the interplay of the autonomic and somatic neuroanatomy and neurophysiology from the base of the skull down to the diaphragm including the superior, middle and inferior cervical ganglia, nodosal ganglia, ansa cervicalis, the left and right carotid bodies, aortic body, throat, thyroid, thymus, heart, bronchi, lungs, lower esophageal sphincter, and diaphragm.  This class is an introduction to the role the somatic cervico-thoracic and autonomic nerves (sympathetic and parasympathetic) play in the function of the structures of the head, neck, and chest. 


This practical, evidence-informed course educates practitioners, manual therapists and healthcare professionals in understanding the causes and effects of disordered autonomic function and provides strategies and protocols to help restore normal function.


Cervical Ganglia: C1 to T4 weaves together the understanding of how to make use of the good regional information provided by mixed autonomic ganglia with the fine local control of mixed autonomic plexuses and use that understanding to integrate global dynamic equilibrium through manual contacts and treatments. This knowledge will aid the practitioner in their ability to develop an appropriate manual treatment regimen to optimize and improve that patients' reflex arc function in balance, visual field, respiration, cardio-pulmonary, neurohormonal signaling, glandular response and upper body integration through complex movement patterns.

Cervical Ganglia: C1 to T4


Class occurred on October 13-15th, 2017

Pursuit Physical Therapy

Address14940 NE 95th St, Redmond, WA, 98052

Phone(206) 856-9305


Class participants will learn how to:

1. Recognize the somatic and autonomic aspects of symptoms of head, neck, and chest dysfunction.

2. Demonstrate the appropriate local and global provocation tests to determine the sources of head, neck, and chest dysfunctions.

3. Design a manual therapy treatment based on ganglia tenderness, joint dysfunction, and head, neck, and chest symptomatology.

4. Describe the pathophysiology of the musculoskeletal, neural, vascular, and lymphatic structures secondary to faulty adaptive patterns.


Target audience: All licensed or certified healthcare providers including, but not limited to: PT, AT, DC, MT, RN, OT, and ND.


18 contact hours – 18 1-A hours anticipated  


Instructors: Neal O'Neal, PT and Dennis Eaton, MPT


Class is held 9-5 Friday / Saturday and 8-12 Sunday and will be a combination of Lecture and Lab.




8:30am – 9 am            Sign in

9am – 10:30am           Somatic and Autonomic Nerves of the Head, Neck, and Chest (Lecture)

10:30am – 10:45am    Break

10:45am – 12pm         Mixed Ganglia of the Head, Neck, and Chest (Lecture)

12 – 1pm                      Lunch

1pm – 1:45pm             Symptomatology Sources of the Head, Neck, and Chest (Lecture)

1:45pm – 2:30pm        Global and Regional Provocation Tests (Lab)

2:30pm – 2:45pm        Break

2:45pm – 5:30pm        Somatic and Autonomic Nerve Treatment (Lab)



9am – 10:30am           Treatment of Somatic and Autonomic Nerves of Head, Neck, and Chest (Lab)

10:30am – 10:45am    Break

10:45am – 12pm         Treatment of the Mixed Ganglia of the Head, Neck, and Chest (Lab)

12 – 1pm                      Lunch

1pm – 2:30pm             Integrated Somatic and Autonomic Nerve and Mixed Ganglia Treatment (Lab)

2:30pm – 2:45pm        Break

2:45pm – 5:30pm        Integrated Somatic and Autonomic Nerve and Mixed Ganglia Treatment (Lab)



8am – 10:15am           Common Adaptive Postures (Lecture)

10:15am – 12pm        Neurological Approaches- Ganglia Treatment (Lab)

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