The myodural bridge is an important soft tissue connection between the suboccipital muscles and the dura mater of the spinal cord. The discovery of these connections is relatively recent (and evolving) in the history of anatomy, and the clinical implications for manual therapists is huge! Potential symptoms related to dysfunction in this area include:
Cervicogenic & tension headaches
Migraine headaches (via sensory modulation difficulties in this area)
Postrual Control Dysfunction
Cervicocephalic pain syndrome including
Auditory disturbances (Tinnitus)
Visual Disturbances (Nystagmus)
Cervical Proprioception Dysfunction
Dural "infolding" interfering with proper sub-arachnoid space
Coccygeal & pelvic difficulties
Related mindbody anxieties and stressors that would accompany the above symptom presentations
What is included in this presentation?
Webinar recording (+1 hour)
Supplemental videos from webinar including:
Interview with industry expert Sandi Howlett, DC, Cst-D
Two dissection videos evidence from unpreserved human cadaver
One midsaggital video demonstrating movement of the spinal dura with paraspinal tissue movement
One video visibly demonstrating spinal dura movement beneath the vertebral bodies with suboccipital fascia mobilization
Downloadable PDF of the power point presentation
What is the myodural bridge?
Anatomy of the myodural bridge
Clinical significance of the MDB to the manual therapist
Techniques for treating the MDB
Interview with industry expert Sandi Howlett, DC Cst-D
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