Advanced Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques for Head & Neck


Do your clients suffer from tension, trauma, poor posture? Improve your pain management skills with Erik Dalton’s “3 Lines of Defense” for chronic myoskeletal pain. The two-disk set includes Dalton’s “Dirty Dozen techniques”, Myoskeletal Zone Therapy, and Receptor Techniques for difficult necks caused by conditions such as whiplash, migraines, scoliosis, dowager’s hump and dural drag. You will also learn immediately applicable muscle/joint modalitites.

These two beautifully produced, state of the art DVDs, with approximately 3 hours of instructional clinical training by Dr. Erik Dalton. Learn immediately applicable clinical massage deep tissue techniques for clients suffering neck, scapula, back, and visceral pain. Special dissection video, computer animation, and lively demos help massage therapists determine if pain originates from muscles, ligaments, joint capsules, or nerve impingement.

Improve your pain management skills today with Dr. Erik Dalton’s “3 Lines of Defense” for Chronic Myoskeletal Pain:

(1) Dalton’s very popular “Dirty-Dozen” cervico-thoracic techniques for correcting chronic neck, head, scapular, and rib pain. 12 deep tissue, myofascial release, assisted stretching (MET) and joint capsule routines.

(2) Myoskeletal Zone Therapy for twisted diaphragms. How 3rd trimester fetal developments lead to predictable torsional patterns manifesting as chronic head, neck, rib, lower back & visceral pain.

(3) Advanced Receptor Techniques for complex upper quadrant pain. Relieve pain caused by conditions such as whiplash, migraines, scoliosis & dural drag. Learn low force “receptor recoil” to restore soft tissue pain free movement.

Learn practical assessment techniques for painful conditions such as:

  • Forward head posture
  • Neck “Cricks”
  • Head and Rib Pain
  • Whiplash
  • Dowager’s Hump
  • Sports Injuries
  • Hiatal Hernias
  • Thoracic Outlet
  • Scoliosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Postural Disorders

“Using Erik Dalton’s three lines of defense for chronic myoskeletal pain the—“dirty dozen” techniques, myoskeletal zone therapy and neuro-receptor routines–therapists will enhance their skills in correcting complex pain conditions. Rated 10 our of 10″ -Massage Today Magazine
On disk one, Dr. Dalton reviews his” dirty dozen” techniques, which are 12 advanced methods for the correction of the Upper Cross Syndrome. Disk 2 reviews the treatment of more chronic and difficult cases seen involving the head, neck and upper extremity. You will learn fascial release techniques for the diaphragm, thoracic outlet region, and other areas of compensation. Later on, he reviews treatment to the base of the skull and release techniques for the sub-occipital muscles in cases of whiplash, headache and neck pain. Evaluation techniques are also demonstrated for altered biomechanics and release methods for the anterior and posterior cervical musculature. A great concept is utilized here: Myotherapy procedures are delivered on a glass surface under the patient, allowing the viewer to see the hand action of the practitioner. I thought it was a unique concept in teaching manual methods on patients while they are supine. Overall, you will find these clips superb. There is a lot of information to learn and review; however, being able to spin through it on this form of media allows you to learn as time allows. Dr. Dalton does a good job of passing on the work of the late Dr. Janda. -Review from Chiropractic Today