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Resources for Nerve Entrapment Treatment

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Neurodynamic Techniques – NOI Group and David Butler

The Sensitive Nervous System – David Butler

Clinical Neurodynamics – Michael Shacklock

Aids to the Examination of the Peripheral Nervous System

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


Treating Trapped Nerves DVD set – Erik Dalton, Ph.D.

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



Nerve Glide Techniques – Massage Library

Lumbar Radiculopathy – Contralateral Techniques – 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


Exploring Neurodynamics in Your Massage Practice – Erik Dalton, Ph.D.


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

Entrapment Neuropathies: Challenging Common Beliefs With Novel Evidence

Do ‘sliders’ slide and ‘tensioners’ tension? An analysis of neurodynamic techniques and considerations regarding their application

Slump stretching in the management of non-radicular low back pain: A pilot clinical trial


Intermittent Traction Devices

Fisher Traction –

Nerve Entrapment Assessment

Tension the nerve at the distal end.

Gently tension the nerve at the proximal end, assessing for pain or discomfort.

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

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

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

Tennis Elbow – Centre Court (Radial Nerve) – David Butler

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

Femoral Nerve Glide – Erik Dalton

Flossing the Tibial Nerve

Peroneal Nerve – Flossing and Tensioning – Kinetic Health

Flossing Exercises for Peroneal/Fibular Nerve Entrapment

Flossing the Obturator Nerve – Obturator Nerve Entrapment

Resolve Obturator Nerve Entrapment – Motion Specific Release

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