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An Orthopedic Approach to Myofascial Release

(formerally A Clinical Approach to Myofascial Release)

Instructors

Primary Instructor Martin J. Sytsema, PT, MSPT, OMPT, FAAOMPT, CIMT

Martin J. Sytsema, PT, MSPT, OMPT, FAAOMPT, CIMT
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Heather LaHaie, PT, DPT, CIMT
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Course Description

Registration ButtonThis class will help you to learn a clinically and anatomically based approach to myofascial release. We focus on how the muscle and fascia create dysfunction in the body, increase the stress on the system and cause symptoms that become common diagnoses that we treat every day. Learn to integrate this effective tool into your daily treatment and expand the options you have to treat dysfunction.

As with all of our manual therapy courses, this seminar will follow a progression of principles and reinforce them throughout the 16 hours, is at least 75% hands-on lab, and will give the clinician hands-on skills they use immediately upon their return to the clinical setting.

Course Schedule

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2014 SCHEDULE

REMAINING SPOTS UPDATED DAILY

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Course Objectives

At the completion of this seminar, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand and be able to state the rationale for doing Myofascial Release and its specific effect
  • Demonstrate correct hand technique, grading of the level of touch, and the effects of a release
  • Understand the importance of fluid fascial movement in a 3 dimensional system, allowing for the physiologic system to have the ability to provide resilience to dysfunction
  • Describe the different layers of fascia and understand when to treat each layer
  • Understand and be able to state how specific myofascial restrictions in different parts of the body can create the orthopedic dysfunctions that we treat on a daily basis

Topics Covered

  • Review of pertinent anatomy
  • Introduction to the fascial system and its relationship to other systems
  • Palpation of the bony structures and muscular segments
  • Motion testing - static and dynamic
  • Treatment of the thorax
  • Treatment of the upper quadrants
  • Treatment of the lower quadrants
  • Treatment of scars
  • Integrated fascial elongation
  • Three-dimensional, functional stretching
  • Application to specific clinical situations

Course Outline

Saturday 
7:30am Continental Breakfast
8:00am

Lecture: Introduction to a Clinical Approach to Myofascial Release

9:00am Lecture: Overview of anatomy of the fascial system and its purpose
10:00am Break
10:15am Lecture: Introduction and review of the specific release techniques
11:30am Lab: Temperomandibular and neck
12:00pm Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm Lab: Shoulder
2:30pm Lab: Neck - TOS
3:30pm Break
3:45pm Lab: Shoulder, continued
5:00pm Adjourn
Sunday 
7:30am Continental Breakfast
8:00am

Lab: Lumbopelvic

10:00am Break
10:15am Lab: Knee, Ankle, Foot
12:00pm Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm Lab: Elbow, wrist scar
3:30pm Break
3:45pm Lab: Review
4:00pm Lab: Application to specific clinical situations
4:30pm Adjourn

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