Do you have SHOULDER PAIN? Then check the Gall Bladder, Liver, Spleen, Lung and Cervical!
John Gibbons is a registered Osteopath, Lecturer and Multi-published Author and in this video he will be teaching pathologies of the Shoulder and cervical spine and how they cause pain to the back, neck, shoulder, arm and hand.

Shoulder and Neck (cervical) pain can be caused by a multitude of issues like a SLAP tear, Bicipital tendinopathy, AC Joint, SC Joint, Ligament injuries, Rotator cuff tears of the Supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis and trees minor and also to the subacromial bursa under the acromion. John mentions the Gall bladder, spleen, liver that can cause shoulder pain as referring via phrenic nerve of the diaphragm to C3, C4 and C5 of the cervical spine. He also discusses murphy’s and kerning sign and also pancoasts tumor from lung cancer and Virchows lymph nodes enlarged due to stomach or intestinal cancer. Cervical Facet joint and disc pathology is also another cause of shoulder and arm pain. Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis is mentioned and is a tricky one to treat.

John also has Hip videos and he discusses an acetabular labral tear and also a femoroacetabular impingement called an FAI – these are cam and pincer type of impingement. He also mentions perthes disease and osteoarthritis of the hip joint. John also discusses how the hip flexors (psoas) are involved and the iliofemoral ligaments and how they cause an inhibition to the gluteus maximus (Gmax) through the hip extension firing pattern test. Janda and the lower crossed syndrome is also mentioned and how this can cause lower back, facet or disc pathology of L5 or L5 and involve the nerve roots.

John also shows you in his other videos to assess the nerve root level of the adductors (obturator nerve through L3 reflex), patella tendon (femoral nerve through L4 reflex), semitendinosus (tibial / sciatic nerve of L5 reflex) and Achilles / plantar (tibial nerve of sciatic through S1 reflex) and a normal response is classified as 2++. Any reduced hypo-reflex (1+) or increased hyper-reflex (3+++) with Clonus and Babinski positive as might indicate some form of upper motor neurone lesion like Multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal cord tumour or brain injury.

These techniques and more is taught on the Shoulder and Cervical Master-Class at the University of Oxford.

In terms of his courses he offers, you can attend one at a time if you prefer or book all ten and receive a discount. Once you have completed all the courses you will be able to call yourself a Bodymaster Method ® Practitioner and be registered on his website with the letters ‘BmP’ after your name.

John is the Author of the highly successful book and Amazon No 1 best seller called ‘Muscle Energy Techniques, a practical guide for physical therapists’. John has also written many more books and these include:

1. A Practical Guide to Kinesiology Taping and comes with a complimentary DVD.
2. The Vital Glutes, connecting the gait cycle to pain and dysfunction
3. Functional Anatomy of the Pelvis, SI joint & lumbar spine
4. The Vital Shoulder Complex
5. 2nd Edition of Kinesiology Taping
6. The Vital Nerves (released Oct 2020)

All his books are available to buy now through his website… or from Amazon

John now offers Advanced Training in all aspects of Sports Medicine to already qualified therapists (athletic trainers, sports massage therapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, physiotherapists, physical therapists, personal trainers, pilates teaches etc) in manual therapy to ‘Diploma’ Level. You need to have attended all of his ten individual Therapy Courses before the diploma is awarded. His venue is based at the idyllic venue of Oxford University, home of the first four-minute mile by Roger Bannister.

Courses available and all the dates are online

1. Spinal Manipulation & Mobilisation
2. Advanced Spinal Manipulation
3. Kinesiology Taping
4. Muscle Energy Techniques
5. The Vital Shoulder Complex
6. The Vital Cervical spine
7. The Vital hip & groin
8. The Vital Knee
9. Advanced Soft Tissue techniques
10. The Vital Neurological system
11. Pelvis, SIJ & Lumbar spine
12. The Vital Glutes & Psoas
13. Acupuncture & Dry needling

The Bodymaster Method ® Diploma is now recognised as a training provider and accredited with the STO – Sports Therapy Organisation

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