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DermoNeuroModulation – Releasing Your Inner Calm

Presenter: Richard Finn LMT, CMTPT, MCSTT
Hours:  14 Approved for PA License Renewal
arly Registration Fee: $275   (if paid 14 days in advance of workshop)
Registration Fee: $295
$100 deposit required to register.

Times: Saturday – Sunday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
January 19 – 20, 2019

Your days of going home wiped out can stop.  Focusing on the nervous system takes a good deal of the work out of Bodywork! It is time for the pain to end – your pain.  You can save yourself and still help your clients.  Learn how to apply neurological principles to your thinking and technique.  See how gentle stretching of the skin in the right place can result in warmth, softening, and surprise at the effortlessness of movement.

This course emphasizes pain science and neurology.  The result is a highly effective therapy founded on the newest understanding of research.   DermoNeuroModulation is a technique pioneered by Diane Jacobs PT.  In this course you will practice nerve evaluation and treatment via skin stretch.  This approach works in a manner that is gentle on both therapist and client.

What to expect:

  • Less work on Your part
  • Decreased pain
  • Surprisingly Effortless Movement
  • Decreased wear and tear on you!
  • New insight to difficult cases!
  • Happier healthier clients!

Course Outline
Day 1:
A.      Morning Lecture
Indicators of Sensitivity
Documentation of Sensitivity
Origins of Pain
Types of Sensitivity
Operator/Interactor Perspectives
B.      Client Evaluation
Sympathetic Dominance
Neurodynamics – SLR/Slump
Dermatomes/Cutaneous Nerves
C.     Cervical Treatment and Evaluation
D.    Thoracic Treatment and Evaluation (flat Back and Skin Rolling/Paperclip)
E.     Upper Extremity Treatment and Evaluation
Day 2:
A.     Lumbar Treatment/Evaluation
B.     Thigh
C.     Leg/Foot

Presenter:  Richard Finn LMT, CMTPT, MCSTT – Richard is a graduate of the Academy of Myotherapy and Physical Fitness and the Academy of Health Sciences (Fort Sam Houston USAR – Physical Therapy Specialist, He is not a PT). He earned his CMT through the Life Credit Program at the Colorado School of Healing Arts. He is a Board Certified member of the National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists, and served as president from 1992-94.  Richard has served on the Board of Advisors of the Fibromyalgia Research Foundation, and on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists. He has coauthored a set of wall charts of muscle length tests with C. M. Shifflett and a textbook Myofascial Pain Syndrome: Manual Trigger Point & S-EMG Biofeedback Therapy Methods with Gabriel Sella MD. He recently created a video on the Spray and Stretch technique that can be viewed at He demonstrates myofascial trigger point treatment on his YouTube channel at His Christian Pain Management Blog appears at He is the Developer of the Fusion Movement Approach. License # MSG005261

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 To register for this workshop call 800-860-1114 and place your deposit on a charge card or mail a check for the required deposit to:
Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy
3600 Laketon Road
Pittsburgh, PA  15235

Include check made payable to “Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy”, your name, address, email address, phone, name of the workshop and workshop dates. We will send you a confirmation in the mail.  If you are traveling by plane, please confirm the workshop with the school before buying your ticket.  Occasionally we do have to cancel workshops due to low enrollment.  If a workshop is cancelled for any reason our liability is limited to a return of the deposit paid.  If you cancel your participation in a workshop within 21 days of the workshop, there will be no refund of the deposit paid.  Cancellation earlier than 21 days before the workshop will incur a $25 processing fee.  The balance of your deposit will be refunded.