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Due to the success and resounding demand for her Australian-based, hands-on  Chapmans Reflexes workshop, Paula Nutting – Your Musculoskeletal Specialist (YMS) – is set to launch a new addition to her suite of pain management protocols in the form of a state-of-the-art online program.

Paula Nutting knows a thing or two about pain and how to manage it. A qualified nurse, personal trainer and specialist in remedial massage and musculoskeletal therapy, Paula has lectured at tertiary level, as well as planned study units for vocational and higher education.

Popular on the massage industry circuit in Australia and Canada – as well as having served on various industry governing boards – she has presented on musculoskeletal dysfunction, instability of the core, acute and chronic muscle imbalance, and various muscle and joint techniques. Her growing list of videos, demonstrating the treatment of various conditions of the body, numerous scholarly articles, and book series on the best treatment options for those in the remedial body work industries, also add credence to her expertise in her field.

When asked what therapists stand to gain on taking up her new online program, Paula explains:

“They [therapists] can really improve their client/patient outcomes, at the same time lessening the excessive workload that comes with heavy bodywork. The course is all about how to work smarter, not harder, and teaches how to stand apart from competitors.”

“Therapists can enjoy the flexibility to complete the training in the privacy of their own homes at a pace that suits them, saving travel time and money. The premium course also offers ongoing support and feedback options.”

What are Chapmans Reflexes?

Chapmans Reflexes approaches the testing and treatment of injuries systemically, aiding the management of pain and delivering the ultimate in client satisfaction. The original workshop was developed with massage therapists, personal trainers, osteopaths, chiropractors and body workers in mind, to help them tackle the fundamental cause of physical pain, rather than addressing the symptoms.

Chapmans Reflexes are so named after osteopathic physician, Frank Chapman, who discovered their location and therapeutic value in diagnosing and treating disease. Over two hundred separate reflexes exist, each having a precise effect upon the endocrine gland or organ it is associated with.

Chapmans Reflexes, or neuro-lymphatic points, are located in the lymphoid tissue of the superficial fascia (connective tissues). In the acute stage, they present as soreness or tenderness at the distal (far) ends of the spinal nerves. This tenderness results from hyper-congestion of gangliform contractions in areas of the lymphatic system, more commonly known as a Chapmans Reflex points.

Benefits of Chapmans Reflexes

Chapmans Reflexes work to alleviate all musculoskeletal pain, including headaches, back pain, hip or pelvic instability – practically anything muscle or nerve-related with physical or emotional stress as its origin. Because the treatment involves a lighter touch than traditional massages, it works just as well on children and the elderly as with sports enthusiasts and those that are deskbound for most of the day. Chapmans Reflexes is also safe to use during most stages of normal pregnancy.

Recipients of the technique benefit from rapid results in pain management, a speedy return to normal strength of affected muscles, and a general feeling of empowerment which uplifts mood and spirit levels. The simple, time-efficient therapy ‘homework’ also offers a sense of regained control over their own progress.

The technique is also helpful for therapists, with immediately-reduced stress on the hands and thumbs achieved by incorporating this simple procedure into their daily treatment routines. The assessment and treatment are simple to learn and apply, while the therapy is quick and efficient, so blends in well with many other modalities already used.

About the Chapmans Reflexes eCourse

Carried out over a period of up to six months, Paula Nutting’s Chapmans Reflexes online program sets out to instruct therapists in identifying the problematic zones of the body and establish their connection to surrounding dysfunction. Afterwards, the specific technique of stimulation may be applied to successfully treat the existing condition.

Priced from just AU$199 for the Silver Plan, the course is administered via traditional reading matter, video and audio content and webinars, plus a collection of relevant questionnaires. Assessment is through the submission of demonstration videos and/or questionnaires dependent on the level of study chosen.

The gold standard and platinum levels benefit from inclusion to the YMS website therapist directory, offering access to clients searching for those specialising in Chapmans Reflexes, and the chance to earn valuable continued education points.

The platinum level offers one-to-one contact with Paula, and early access to research developments on the Chapmans Reflexes modality, as well as the opportunity to get involved with case studies and clinical trials. All levels will gain access to the dedicated Facebook support group.

Registrations and enquiries are currently being taken for course commencement, which will begin on 17 December 2017.

Visit the Chapmans Reflexes online program to learn more about the eCourse or to register your place.

About Paula Nutting

With over 30 years’ experience in health and massage, and specialising in musculoskeletal therapy since 2007, Paula Nutting owns and operates a successful remedial massage therapy clinic in the north of Brisbane. She has lectured extensively and has also been involved in the creation of various vocational and tertiary units of study.

Paula has been published in numerous journals and text books, as well as authoring her own series of books. She has presented courses, seminars and workshops locally and internationally on musculoskeletal dysfunction, instability of the core, acute and chronic muscle imbalance and many muscle and joint techniques.

Paula has been involved on various Australian and international associations, such as the Australian Association of Massage Therapists (AAMT), including the Chair Ethics Committee and the Education Committee, the Australian Massage Research Foundation (AMRF), and the National Health Practitioners of Canada.

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