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Course Objectives

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

  • Confidently describe and independently state the rationale for doing Myofascial Release and its specific effect
  • Correctly demonstrate proper hand technique, grading of the level of touch, and the effects of a release
  • Correctly describe 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
  • Confidently describe the different layers of fascia and know when to treat each layer
  • Confidently explain and independently 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
9:00am Lecture: Overview of anatomy of the fascial system and its purpose
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
3:45pm Lab: Shoulder, continued
5:00pm Review of Evidence-Based Literature for today’s topics
5:30pm Adjourn
Sunday 
7:30am Continental Breakfast
8:00am Lab: Lumbopelvic
10:15am Lab: Knee, Ankle, Foot
12:00pm Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm Lab: Elbow, wrist scar
3:45pm Lab: Review
4:00pm Lab: Application to specific clinical situations
4:30pm Review of Evidence-Based Literature for today’s topics
5:00pm Adjourn

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