February 5, 2019

Resources for Nerve Entrapment Treatment

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Clinical Neurodynamics – Michael Shacklock

ISBN 0-7506-5456-2

Aids to the Examination of the Peripheral Nervous System

ISBN 978-0-7020-3447-3

Peripheral Nerve Injury – Stephen J. Carp, PT, Ph.D., GCS




Treating Trapped Nerves DVD set – Erik Dalton


Manual Therapy To Eliminate Multiple Nerve Compression Patterns 3 Pack DVD Set – James Waslaski




Nerve Glide Techniques – Massage Library

Contralateral Nerve Root Mobilisations – Michael Shacklock

Dermal Traction Method – formerly Yank Away Pain – Dr. Phillip Snell and Dr. Justin Dean 

The Hidden Nervous System – Whitney Lowe

The Long and Winding Nerve – Whitney Lowe

Deciphering Elusive Symptoms of Nerve Injury – Whitney Lowe

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome – Learn Integral Anatomy – Gil Hedley




Understanding and Treating Peripheral Nerve Entrapments (1.5 CEUs)

Neurodynamic Assessment

Multiple Sclerosis

Comparison of a Targeted and General Massage Protocol on Strength, Function, and Symptoms Associated with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Randomized Pilot Study

Intermittent Traction Devices

Fisher Traction – https://www.fishertraction.com/

Nerve Entrapment Assessment

Tension the nerve at the proximal end.

Upper extremity – head and neck flexed and rotated away, shoulder depressed.

Lower extremity – head, neck, and upper back slumped forward

Gently tension the nerve at the distal end until pain or discomfort is felt.

Relieve the tension at the proximal end. If the pain diminishes, the problem is from the nerve. 

If the pain doesn’t diminish, the problem is likely musculoskeletal.


Nerve Glide Protocol

Assess nerve by tensioning.

Massage or cup areas of nerve restriction.

Tension the nerve at the distal end while relaxing it at the proximal end.

Tension the nerve at the proximal end while relaxing it at the distal end.

Repeat steps 3 and 4 up to six times.

Reassess the nerve by tensioning.


Nerve Glide or Nerve Flossing Techniques

There are many youtube videos showing nerve glide techniques. 


Peripheral Nerve Sliders & Tensioners | Upper Limb Neurodynamics

Median Nerve Flossing or Gliding for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Advanced Median Nerve Flossing Techniques

Median Nerve Glides or Nerve Flossing – Ask Doctor Jo

Ulnar Nerve Glides – Ask Doctor Jo

Ulnar Nerve Flossing/Gliding for Forearm, Little or Ring Finger Pain

Radial Nerve Glides or Nerve Flossing – Ask Doctor Jo

Treating Radial Nerve Entrapment – Erik Dalton

Nerve Glide – Sciatic – Ask Doctor Jo

Sciatic Nerve Flossing/Gliding for Sciatic (Leg) Pain, Numbness, etc.

Lower Limb Neurodynamic Techniques | Sliders & Tensioners

Meralgia Paresthetica! *Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Flossing/Gliding Exercises* | Dr Wil & Dr K

Top Tips for Meralgia Paresthetica

Femoral Nerve – Nerve Flossing – Kinetic Health

Flossing the Tibial Nerve

Peroneal Nerve – Flossing and Tensioning – Kinetic Health

Flossing the Obturator Nerve – Obturator Nerve Entrapment

Resolve Obturator Nerve Entrapment – Motion Specific Release


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