Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Proactive, Non-Surgical Approach
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Proactive, Non-Surgical Approach

Author(s): Timothy Agnew

2CE credits 9 Lessons Text

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a common dysfunction that massage therapists may see in their practice. It often affects massage therapists as well, causing down time or a complete change of careers. While traditional treatments might bring temporary relief, CTS can turn into a chronic condition. Treating CTS effectively must include a different, concentrated methodology that considers other possible causes of symptoms.

This course offers an alternative, pro-active approach to treating CTS using a specific, multifaceted philosophy. It presents contributing factors that can lead to CTS. Most importantly, it helps massage therapists understand how to prevent and manage CTS for clients and for themselves.

NOTE: Massage therapists are advised to practice these techniques prior to utilizing them in a clinical setting.

When you finish this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe three traditional treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and why they fail.
  • List symptoms and causes for CTS.
  • Describe the areas of impingement for syndromes that can contribute to CTS.
  • Describe assessments needed when treating CTS.

  1. CTS—a Daunting History
  2. Anatomy of CTS
  3. Symptoms of CTS
  4. Treatment Protocols
  5. Verbal Assessments
  6. Physical Treatment
  7. Creating Space in the Thoracic Outlet
  8. Creating Space in the Carpal Tunnel
  9. Strengthening

Timothy Agnew, BA, NCB, LMT is the author of Dynamic Flexibilty and creator of the video, CFTE: Assisted Clinical Flexibility. He is owner of Intent Publications, which offers dynamic seminars and multimedia to massage therapists and health care professionals nationwide.