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Cervical Spine I: 

Manual Treatment of the Cervical Spine

(SLC), Sept 21-23 (Th-Sat), 2017

This class explores the basis for treatment of the cervical spine and cranial base. Specific focus will be given to global and local challenge testing, clinical knowledge of embryology, anatomy, and neurology, and selective tissue palpation as diagnostic tools and guides to treatment.

Proper assessment of somatic dysfunction requires identification of altered tissue function that results in altered mechanics, altered autonomic tone, aberrant reflex arcs, and abnormal fluid mechanics. This class focuses on the development and advancement of clinical skills to differentiate normal vs. abnormal tissue states (i.e. sympathetic / parasympathetic dominant tone vs. neurohormonal vs. reflex arc driven dysfunction). Specific focus will be given to the identification, localization and treatment of Jones Tender Points, Trigger Points, and 2-Hand techniques in the head, neck, upper thorax and upper extremity. This course is recommended for manual therapists and those licensed to treat patients with hands-on technique. 

Cervical Spine I: Manual Treatment of the Cervical Spine (SLC)


September 21, 22, and 23rd, 2017 at


Courtyard Salt Lake City / Sandy

10701 S Holiday Park Drive

Sandy, Utah 84070 USA


Target audience: Licensed healthcare providers including, but not limited to:

PT, AT, DC, MT, RN, OT, and ND.


BOC Essential Level

18 contact hours – 18 1-A hours anticipated  


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

Class is held 9-5 Thursday / Friday and 8-12 Saturday.


Fees: $650/student, Course limited to 24 students.


Learning Objectives: Upon course completion, the participant will be able to-

1) Palpate the discrete structures of the cranial base, cervical spine, clavicles, sterno-manubrium, and upper thoracic cage;

2) Ask appropriate patient history questions that take into account new, research-based understanding of cervical function;

3) Identify, palpate and test motion or irritation of the occiput and cervical spine and the suboccipital to T1 nerve roots.

4) Demonstrate various treatment strategies such as muscle energy, counterstrain-positional release, Neurolymphatic and Neurovascular Techniques,

5) Perform appropriate Global and Regional provocation tests for the head and neck.


 Materials Provided: A binder of the course materials will be provided to each student to follow along and take notes during the lecture and lab portions of the class.


Purpose: The purpose of this class is to provide the clinical practitioner with the knowledge of how recent research has changed current clinical treatment approaches to the cervical spine. 

Expected outcomes are to develop effective delineation and treatment strategies based upon an integration of new information and the extensive body of knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, and embryology of the head and neck. This class will enhance participant learning through the use of discussion, audio-visual materials, recent research evidence.




ANS Balance HRV understands that emergencies happen and that plans change; therefore we have created policies to deal with requests for refunds on courses.


Refunds can be requested prior to attending a course sponsored by ANS Balance HRV, however if you have attended the course and received your CEUs no refund will be given.


All classes are confirmed 30 days prior to the start date and are dependent upon sufficient registrants. Classes may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. ANS Balance HRV is not responsible for any loss of funds due to cancellation of a course.


A full refund will be issued if ANS Balance HRV cancels the course. No refund will be issued if a course is in progress and is interrupted by an Act of War or God, weather, natural disasters or issues beyond our control.


Cancellations will be posted on our web site and registered attendees will be notified by email.


Full refund will be provided if you cancel the course at least 30 business days before the course for any reason. Full refunds can be obtained up to 20 business days before a course if an emergency has occurred.


To receive a full refund less $100 administration fee for a class, registrant must submit request in writing 30 days prior to the start date of the ANS Balance HRV course.


After these deadlines, you will only receive a 50% refund or full credit toward a future class less a $100 administration fee.


If a registrant cancels after the 30-day period, the tuition less $100 administration fee may only be applied toward a future ANS Balance HRV course within a twelve-month period from the original cancellation date. This may only occur once within a twelve-month period. After the twelve-month period, all monies will be forfeited.







9am – 10:30am        Neurology of the Head and Neck (Lecture)

10:30am – 10:45am Break

10:45am – 12pm      Neurology of the Head and Neck (cont’d) (Lecture)

12 – 1pm                   Lunch

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

1:45pm – 2:30pm     Testing for Irritated Structures (Lab)

2:30pm – 2:45pm     Break

2:45pm – 5:30pm     Somatic Treatment of the Head and Neck- Counterstrain



9am – 9:30am          Current Research discussion (Interactive Discussion)

9:30am – 10:30am   Somatic Treatment of the Head and Neck- MET (Lab)

10:30am – 10:45am Break

10:45am – 12pm      Somatic Treatment of the Head and Neck- MET, STM (Lab)

12 – 1pm                   Lunch

1pm – 1:45pm          Case Studies (Lecture and Interactive Discussion)

1:45pm – 2:30pm     Strengthening the Cervical Spine-  (Lab)

2:30pm – 2:45pm     Break

2:45pm – 5:30pm     Neurological Approaches- 2-Hand Technique (Lab)



8am – 10am              Neurological Approaches- Chapman’s Neurolymphatic Approach (Lab)

10am – 10:15am      Break

10:15am – 11:15am Neurological Approaches- Ganglia Treatment (Lab)

11:15am – 12:15pm Case studies

12:15pm-12:30pm   Assessment- Interactive Discussion of Learning Objectives

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