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415 MYOFASCIAL RELEASE: Evidence-based Clinical Applications Two-Day Intensive Hands-on Seminar

Motivations, Inc.

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Athletic Training
Contact Hours:   14
Registration Fee:   $425

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
Describe the anatomy and function of the fascial system.
Perform a myofascial evaluation of posture and motion testing to identify motion barriers.
Discuss the mechanism for myofascial release and indications and contraindications.
Define myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia and discuss the differences between them.
Apply myofascial techniques to the spine and extremities to improve functional mobility as part of a therapeutic program. (lab)
Discuss the evidence-based research regarding the impact of the fascial system and efficacy of myofascial release.

Confirmation Notes
This is a 14-hour course equivalent to 1.4 CEUs. Intermediate level. Lecture and Lab. Motivations Inc is an approved provider by The Texas Chapter of the APTA. We follow the PT licensing Board guidelines in the states in which the course is held. Motivations, Inc. is an approved CEU provider by NATA BOC. Students must bring draping (sheet), and lab clothes to wear for practice, such as halter tops and shorts or patient gowns. Bring massage lotion and hand sanitizer. Participants must bring a massage table or mat and pillow for practice since this course emphasizes hands-on lab. This is a hands-on intensive interactive class. Clinicians may apply techniques learned immediately upon return to clinic. Review muscle anatomy prior to class to enhance your learning experience.

Day 1
8:00-9:15 Anatomy and Function of Fascia in Normal and Pathological Conditions 9:15-9:30 Break 9:30-10:15 Differential diagnosis of MPS and Fibromyalgia 10:15-11:00 Examine: Identify restrictions using posture assessment with lab 11:00-12:00 Lunch 12:00-1:00 Principles and Procedures of Myofascial Release, How MFR works, indications/contraindications, guidelines 1:00-1:45 Myofascial examination, Palpation, General and Local Listening assessment 1:45-2:15 Examine: motion palpation, layer assessment superficial and deep layers 2:15-2:25 Break 2:25-3:30 Myofascial techniques: demo and lab: skin glide, skin rolling, laminar release 3:30-4:30 Cross-hand releases spine and extremities, demonstration
8:00-9:15 Cross-hand releases lab 9:15-9:25 Break 9:25-10:25 Techniques: demo and lab: circular friction demo and practice, elbowing, knuckling, circular finger and thumb releases, muscle play 10:25-11:00 Myofascial Distraction Techniques: demo and lab: arm pull, leg pull 11:00-12:15 Lunch 12:15-1:15 Specific regional releases: Respiratory Diaphragm Release, Iliopsoas Release 1:15-2:15 Transverse Plane Releases demo and lab 2:15-3:00 Break 3:00-3:15 Longitudinal stroking and Z-Friction Release 3:15-4 :30 Discussion of somato-emotional release, research, problem solving, completion of course evaluation and certificates.

Fascia is a three-dimensional matrix of tissue that envelopes every system of the body. When fascia becomes bound down or scarred from inflammation, injury, postural habits or disease, the tension adversely impacts multiple systems, especially the neuromusculoskeletal system. Symptoms may be remote from the apparent area of injury, including referred pain, stiffness, muscle weakness, nerve impingement, organ dysfunction, and abnormal sensations. Many of these clients are experiencing myofascial dysfunction. Myofascial restrictions do not appear on standard x-rays, MRIs, or examinations. It is best diagnosed by the skill of a manual therapy practitioner. Myofascial dysfunction may become symptomatic from months to years post-injury. Patients often present challenging symptoms with chronic pain, which may not show typical dermotomal or myotomal patterns. It may occur at the point when the body has maximized its adaptive potential and loses the ability to compensate for abnormal tension. Standard treatment protocols using medication, exercise and modalities may fail to address the problem effectively. Manual release of the abnormal tension is essential to manage painful restrictions and to restore mobility and function. In this lab-based course, you will learn how to differentiate between myofascial conditions such as myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia, identify motion restrictions through posture screening, hands on motion testing and palpation. You will learn how to apply MFR to improve mobility, circulation, and posture, and decrease painful restrictions using this gentle manual therapy technology to achieve improved functional outcomes across the lifespan.
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$425 Association Registration - Member of APTA, AOTA, NATA-BOC, ASHA, SCARF, etc.
$475 Individual Registration

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Raleigh North Carolina
Location:   WakeMed
Dates:   09-26-2020 - 09-27-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM


Register Address:   Crown Point Indiana
Location:   Franciscan Health
Dates:   10-03-2020 - 10-04-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM


Register Address:   Alexandria Virginia
Location:   Inova Rehabilitation Center
Dates:   11-07-2020 - 11-08-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM