PSNS I: Revisited (SEA)

February 5-6th, 2021 2-Day Course ($500)

PSNS (Parasympathetic) Treatment I Revisited is a 2-Day, lab-based course that explores the work of Henry Head, MD, that illuminates the workings of the cranial nerves. Dr. Head revealed the actions and  interactions of the cranial nerves and how parasympathetic function is very different from sympathetic function. Through a careful study of Dr. Head's work an integrated treatment approach to tinnitus, alterations in taste and smell (such as occurs after viral infections such as Post-Covid Syndrome, Bell's Palsy, ), face, neck, head pain and headache is revealed. Chronic cranial nerve dysfunction is due to aberrant sensorimotor reflex arcs. The basis of all reflex arcs is that there is a sensory input reacted upon by some level of neuronal processing with a motor response of some type. In this case, the motor response is chronic and unvarying which leads to breakdown of the biomechanical system, dysfunction, and sensory irritation (symptoms). This course reveals how to understand these interactions through knowledge of what neurons and ganglia those reflex arcs go through and how to appropriately abolish the aberrant sensory input.


While many treatment approaches attempt to change or cut out the motor response, this course details how to undermine the aberrant sensory impulse by identifying its source and cause of improper feedback. Knowledge of the location and interaction of the specific sensory neurons involved, known as General Visceral Afferents, comes to us through the work of Henry Head, MD in his study of herpetic infection.

The technique this class will focus on is Neural Dynamic Reintegration© (NDR). NDR is a 2-hand technique that relies on palpatory and provocation test feedback obtained during stimulation of autonomically innervated structures. This feedback guides appropriate and effective treatment to undermine aberrant reflex arcs that cause autonomic dysregulation often resulting in pain and specific clinical symptomatology that involves a lack of serous mucous production or decreased tissue perfusion (changes in osmotic and oncotic pressures to control fluid movement). 

In this class, Neural Dynamic Reintegration© will be discussed in relationship to neurologic function, embryologic  and pathologic development and its use as a diagnostic and treatment tool for dysfunction and pathology such as chronic sinusitis, alterations in the sense of smell or taste, headaches, jaw dysfunction, chronic eye strain, tinnitus, tinnitus, headache, face, neck and head pain, results of dental treatment and associated dysfunction, processes and sequelae. The alteration of motion and function that presents as tenderness, stiffness, changes in center of motion (i.e. neutral behavior) and / or loss of range motion will be discussed in light of the type of dysfunction present.

Target audience: Healthcare providers including, but not limited to:

MD, DO, PT, AT, DC, MT, RN, OT, ND and other licensed or certified healthcare providers.

BOC Advanced Level:

16 contact hours – 16 1-A hours anticipated  


Instructor: Neal O'Neal, PT 

Class is held 9-6 Friday and Saturday. 


Fees: $500/student, Course limited to 12 students.


Learning Objectives: Upon course completion, the participant will be able to-

1) List the Cranial Nerves that have Parasympathetic and General Visceral Afferent neurons and their relevant course through the head, neck, abdomen, and pelvis.

2) Identify, palpate and test irritation of the structures innervated by the autonomic nervous system and determine the irritated sympathetic and/or parasympathetic nerves responsible for the clinical symptoms,

3) Demonstrate and describe effective use of NDR as a 2-Hand Technique for treatment of nervous system dysfunction,

4) Perform appropriate Global and Regional provocation tests for the head and neck.


PSNS Centers of the Body

  1. Autonomic Neurology 

    1. Somatic or Peripheral Feed (PNS)

    2. Autonomic Feed

      1. Sympathetic (SNS) Feed

        1. Chain Ganglia 

          1. Symptomatology

      2. Parasympathetic (PSNS) Feed

        1. CN III, VII, IX, X, S2-4

          1. Innervated Structures

          2. Symptomatology

      3. General Visceral Afferents (GVA)

        1. Head and Neck

        2. Abdomen

        3. Pelvis

  2. Global and Regional Provocation Tests

  3. Testing for Irritated Structures

  4. Treatment

    1. Somatic Approaches​

    2. Neurological Approaches

      1. Neural Dynamic Reintegration 

      2. Chapman’s Neurolymphatic Technique

      3. Ganglia Treatment


Materials Provided: A binder of the course materials will be provided to each student to follow along and take notes during the lecture and lab portions of the class.


Purpose: The purpose of this class is to develop an integration of knowledge of PSNS treatment throughout the body to optimize autonomic function and bridge the gap of how to successfully decrease the symptomology caused by dysfunction of the PSNS and how to balance that treatment with treatment of the SNS. This class is important to all healthcare providers especially ATs that come in contact with patients with a loss of serous mucous fluid production with a resultant odd clinical presentation that has exhibited a poor outcome to traditional approaches.

Expected outcomes are to develop effective delineation and treatment strategies based upon a greater integration of knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, and embryology of the autonomic nervous system and recent evidence concerning the role of inflammation.


This class will enhance participant learning through the use of discussion, audio-visual materials, recent research evidence as to the interworking of the parasympathetic, sympathetic, and neurohormonal axis of the body as well as new evidence of epigenetic changes that effect function secondary to inability to mesh parasympathetic center signaling.

Course cost: $500.






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9am – 10:30am       Clinical Neurology (Lecture)

10:30am –  12pm     Motor Neuron fiber types and the clinical relevance

12pm – 1pm             Lunch

1pm – 1:45pm          Global and Regional Provocation Tests (Lab)

1:45pm – 3:45pm     Neural Dynamic Reintegration (Lab)

3:45pm – 6:00pm    Chapman's Neurolymphatic Treatment (Lab)



9am - 10:30am        Clinical Embryology and Neurology

10:30am - 12pm       SNS and PSNS Symptomatology

12pm - 1pm              Lunch

1pm -   3pm             Functional / Weight-Bearing Provocation Testing

3pm - 6pm              Functional / Weight-Bearing Treatment


In The Norsk Complex

14961 NE 95th St

Redmond, WA 98052




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