Myofascial Release Clinical Apps: Home Study- 4 Hrs. CE

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Myofascial Release Clinical Apps- Home Study 4 hrs. CE

Faculty: Theresa A. Schmidt, PT,DPT,MS,OCS,LMT,CEAS,CHy

Course Description
Patients often present challenging symptoms which may be remote from the apparent area of injury, with referred pain, trigger points, stiffness, weakness and abnormal sensitivity, due to myofascial dysfunction. Myofascial restrictions do not appear on x-rays, MRIs, or exams. It is best diagnosed by the skill of a manual therapy clinician and diagnostic ultrasound. Myofascial restrictions can impair functional mobility and contribute to poor posture. Standard treatment protocols using medication, exercise and modalities may fail to address the problem effectively. Mofascial release (MFR) has been shown to manage painful restrictions and restore motion. Differentiate between myofascial pain and fibromyalgia, and identify motion restrictions through motion testing and palpation. Understand the basics of how to apply MFR to improve mobility, circulation, and posture, and decrease pain using this gentle manual therapy to achieve improved functional outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
1. Describe fascial anatomy and function.
2. Perform a myofascial evaluation of posture observation and motion testing to identify motion impairments.
3. Discuss indications and contraindications for myofascial release.
4. Define myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia and discuss the differences between them.
5. Apply myofascial skin glide, skin rolling, cross-hand releases, laminar releases.
6. Apply myofascial muscle play, circular friction, z-friction, elbowing, knuckling, distraction.
7. Apply myofascial respiratory diaphragm release, and psoas release to improve functional mobility.
8. Discuss the evidence-based research about fascial physiology and efficacy of myofascial release.

Contact hours: Home study: 4, Live: 7
Course type: Home study, live workshop or live webinar
Course category: myofascial

Teaching methods: Lecture, slide presentation, handouts, discussion, video demos, Q&A via e-mail.

Audience: health professionals
Level: Beginner, intermediate

Credit Hours: Educise PC is an approved provider of continuing education for the NCBTMB, Inc. Educise PC is an approved provider for the NY State Boards of Physical Therapy and Massage Therapy. This seminar is available as a live seminar, webinar or as home study.

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