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Hilton Garden Inn
1975 Rahncliff Court
Eagan, MN 55122
Neuro -> nervous system
Modulation -> change
Dermoneuromodulation (DNM) is a method for handling the human body and, most of all, its nervous system, in order to facilitate change, particularly in terms of its pain and motor outputs. DNM will not replace everything therapists have already learned, but it may provide a new conceptual container for it. At the very least it provides the participant with a novel approach to handling that is patient- and nervous system-friendly.
Light and interactive, DNM ignores musculoskeletal structure and instead targets pain directly, by focusing on the nervous system, continuous from skin cell to sense of self, directly. The only “structures” considered in any depth will be skin and the cutaneous nerve, long ignored in manual therapy - participants will be exposed, perhaps for the first time , to the extensive branched system that innervates skin.
DNM will provide participants with an expanded frame through which they can set up the all important treatment relationship, assess patients and their pain problems from the brain’s perspective, teach the patient about pain production without faulting them, recruit their cooperation for manual handling, and put them in charge of their own recovery.
DNM is based on Melzack’s Neuromatrix model of pain, the most clinically useful pain model in existence from an interactive manual therapy standpoint. Persisting pain is the reason most patients come to see a manual therapist.
DNM is a fully interactive treatment model: unlike a strictly operative model, in which, for example, biomechanical “faults” must be found, then “corrected”, DNM considers biomechanical expression as defense, not defect. By putting “pain” first; i.e., we put the nervous system of the patient (not their anatomy) front and center in the treatment encounter; we add a bit of strategic novel stimuli, then we wait a few minutes, and allow the nervous system to self-regulate. Subsequent improvement in motor output is assessed and regarded as a sign that the nervous system now works with less intrinsic stress.
● Introduction to the Neuromatrix model of pain, pain as biopsychosocial phenomenon
● Overview of CNS and PNS processing (relevant to any kind of manual therapy)
● Neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of the peripheral nerve
● Overview of the cutaneous system
● Examination of “tunnel syndrome”
● Lab: strategic positions of comfort and skin stretch that have clinically been found to help a prepared nervous system to reduce pain output
Participants will come away with:
● Increased awareness of the role the nervous system plays in pain production, and in response to manual therapy
● Better ways of accessing and communicating with the nervous system on every level
● Appreciation for the cutaneous nervous system
● A science-based method of manual therapy handling that takes into account what has been learned in neuroscience and pain science over the last couple decades
● Better palpation skill, and motivation to have manual therapy hands that are warm, slow, light, kind, effective, responsive and intelligent.
Hilton Garden Inn - Eagan, MN
Featuring newly renovated guestrooms with brand new king and queen beds. Each room is equipped with a mini refrigerator, Keurig coffee maker and microwave. The Garden Grille & Bar restaurant on-site offers a wonderful hot breakfast buffet with made-to-order options including omelets, pancakes and French toast. Breakfast is $11.95 per person ($6.95 for children 12 and under). On-site lounge serving cocktails and beverages is a great place to socialize.
A block of rooms (Single King or Double Queen) has been set aside at reduced rates of $149 for the nights of July 20, 21, 22, and 23. Call 651-686-4605 and request the "DNM seminar" room rate.
· Complimentary 24 hour Airport Shuttle
· Complimentary shuttle to/from Mall of America, Twin Cities Premium Outlets
· Complimentary 24 hour Business Centers
· Complimentary internet access in each guestroom
· Fitness Center on-site
· Indoor Pool and Whirlpool
· Meeting Space for up to 80 people at the Hilton Garden Inn with on-site catering options
ACTIVITIES & NEARBY ATTRACTIONS
This hotel is located just 8 minutes from the Mall of America, 15 minutes from the MSP Airport, 7 minutes from the new Twin Cities Premium Outlets and 10 minutes from the Minnesota Zoo/IMAX Theatre. Within walking distance to several area restaurants, Target, Walgreens, Starbucks Coffee, Which Wich, Noodles & Company, Yogurt Lab, Dairy Queen, a 16-screen movie theater complex, Cub Foods, and much more!
Nearby restaurant options:
· Green Mill: www.greenmill.com
· Ansari’s Mediterranean Grill & Lounge : http://ansarisgrill.com
· Doolittle’s Woodfire Grill: www.doolittlesrestaurants.com
· Casper’s Cherokee Sirloin room: www.cherokeesirloinroom.com· Jensen’s Supper Club: www.jensenssupperclub.com