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Myofascial Release and Soft Tissue Techniques to Improve Functional Outcomes and Reduce Pain

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Why take visually engaging online course with an interactive session?


  • Take up to one year to complete the online course. Do you really want to sit in a 12 hour webinar?
  • Interact with the instructor with your specific questions from the online course
  • Get further instructions on complex areas of the material
  • Register online and the online course will be automatically, any bonus courses will be added by our support team.

If you think about the typical posture of your older patient, it usually involves a forward-head, kyphosis. decreased shoulder range of motion, tight hip flexors and restricted ankle mobility. The patient may also present with stenosis in the spine and some tight muscular issues in the back, often with complaints of neck, shoulder, back and hip pain.

This Myofascial Release course for physical therapists and occupational therapists will present the evidence that supports the theory that connective tissue and fascia provide the network connection for all of the anatomical framework and is quite often the underlying factor of many postural and functional limitations. Through gentle myofascial techniques a clinician can significantly improve age related tissue shortening to improve range of motion, balance, function and decrease pain.

The instructor has dedicated her professional therapy career to understanding how the body works. The CE course instructor will present the dysfunctions commonly seen in the elderly population and teach you how to identify the tissues implicated in each particular dysfunction. Step by step instruction and demonstration of the proper techniques to utilize when performing gentle myofascial techniques for the upper body, hip, spine , knee and ankle regions are presented. Specific techniques will include gently myofascial technique for tissue around the sternum, pectoralis major and minor, sternocleidomastoid, suboccipitals, unchallenged ligament, C7-T1 juncture, thoracic spine, fascial sleeve, shoulder external rotators, TFL, quadratus lumborum, erector spinae, hip flexors, hip external rotators, talocrural joint, achilles tendon and plantar flexors.

Contraindications and precautions for this population will be discussed to ensure that your treatment approach is not only effective but safe. Case study presentations will be discussed to showcase the results achieved through use of these techniques on specific regions of the body.

This course will provide the clinician with techniques that can be immediately applied to their elderly clientele.

This package includes: Myofascial Release for the Aging Population online 8.5 hours, The Physiological Impact of Chronic Pain online course 10.0 hours and Interactive webinar 3 hours. Total hours 21.5 hours.

For more information regarding the online course The Physiological Impact of Chronic Pain online course
Myofascial Release and Soft Tissue Techniques to Improve Functional Outcomes and Reduce Pain

Course Dates



September 26, 2020

21.5 hours of CE credit

Interactive Online Session

8 AM to 11 AM Saturday Pacific Time, 11 AM to 2 PM Saturday Eastern Time

Tuition: $ 475.00

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October 24, 2020

21.5 hours of CE credit

Interactive Online Session

10 AM to 1 PM Saturday, Central Time

Tuition: $ 475.00

Accepting Registrations Now - Call to Register

1-800-300-5512

Reasons why we have “Call to Register?”

  • Manage limited attendees per social distance req.
  • Room size may be restricted and we need to moniter registration count
   

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  • CE Hours: 8.5 hrs, .85 CEU
  • Delivered: Online
  • Instant Online Access, Color 93 Page PDF Manual for Download, 365 days of access, Mobile Ready

 

A therapist treating the back of a patient using myofacial techniques to improve patient function

Highlights of this Online continuing Education Course


PT OT Online continuing education course objectives

Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course the participant will be able to:
  • Identify the research that supports myofascial release for the aging population.
  • Describe what connective tissue is made up and the role it plays within the body.
  • Describe the process of binding.
  • Describe the definition of fascial related pain.
  • Discuss the physiological effects that take place when gentle myofascial release techniques are performed.
  • Identify the contraindications and precautions of performing myofascial techniques.
  • Perform an assessment of your aging client, to include a fascial integrity, postural, pain and functional status.
  • Set baseline objective measures utilizing the Flexicurve.
  • Perform gentle soft tissue techniques to treat common postural, range of motion, and pain syndromes that occur in the aging patient.
  • Perform specific manual therapy techniques on the tissue around the sternum, pectoralis major and minor, sternocleidomastoid, suboccipitals, unchallenged ligament, C7-T1 juncture, thoracic spine, fascial sleeve, shoulder external rotators, TFL, quadratus lumborum erector spinae, hip flexors, hip external rotators, talocrural joint, achilles tendon and plantar flexors.
  • Develop an appropriate treatment plan that incorporates myofascial techniques to improve function, increase range of motion and decrease pain.
  • Teach your patient self stretches and exercises to maintain the gains made in treatment. Empower your patient to become part of the solution to well being.
  • Teach appropriate follow up self stretches and exercises to guide patients into an independent self maintenance and/or safe progressive program.

Learn from an expert on Myofascial Pain, Jennifer Goff, MSPT, NCS, CLT, CVT


Learn from an expert on Myofascial Pain

Jennifer Goff, MSPT, NCS, CLT, CVTI have 25 years of experience in neuro geriatrics including a specialty in neuro rehab from the ABPTS.

Learn More about Jennifer Goff

Focus of Myofascial Release


Focus of Myofascial Release
  • What is myofascial release?
  • Current research
  • Myofascial release for the aging population
  • Contraindications and precautions
  • Specific soft tissue techniques
  • What is the role of fascia?
  • The underlying causes of binding
  • What causes facial related pain?
  • Fascial plasticity
  • Neurological component
  • Goals of treatment when performing myofascial techniques

Key Concepts to Know


Key Concepts to Know
  • Evaluation to include posture analysis-key information
  • Objective measurement technique to determine curvatures or cervical and thoracic region
  • Other key components to the assessment
  • Determining the appropriate technique to utilize
  • Patient role in treatment
  • Follow up after treatment

Techniques for the Upper Body


Techniques for the Upper Body
  • Addressing forward head posture
  • Specific hand techniques
  • Techniques for the pectoralis major
  • Techniques for the pectoralis minor
  • Techniques for the cervical and upper thoracic spine
  • Techniques for the sternocleidomastoid
  • Techniques for the suboccipitals
  • Techniques for the nuchal ligament
  • C7-T1 Juncture
  • Patient follow up post treatment
  • Stretches and Exercises to promote myofascial therapy benefits
  • Patient case study: Severe cervical stenosis, bilateral upper extremity paresthesias

Shoulder Techniques


Shoulder Techniques
  • Techniques to improve range of motion
  • Fascial sleeve technique
  • Follow up exercises to promote gains made after myfaqsacil treatment
  • Case study presentation: Severe DJD, old crush injury to the shoulder

Lumbar Spine Techniques


Lumbar Spine Techniques
  • Techniques for Thoracolumbar fascia: Quadratus lumborum, lats, erector spinae, multifidus, glutes max and med, TFL, Transverse abdominis, int oblique, rhomboids, traps
  • Follow up exercises and self stretches
  • Patient case study: Chronic low back pain
  • Hip Techniques and Patient Self-Stretch Instruction


    Hip Techniques and Patient Self-Stretch Instruction
    • Techniques for hip flexors
    • Technique for hip flexor superficial fascia lengthening
    • Follow up exercises and self stretches
    • Patient case study: S/p hip fracture, bilateral hip replacements, difficulty with ambulation

    Knee Techniques


    Knee Techniques
    • Myofascial release after a total knee replacement
    • Techniques for hamstring
    • Techniques for quads
    • Techniques for superficial fascia

    Ankle Techniques with Self-Care Instruction and Discussion of Case Study


    Ankle Techniques with Self-Care Instruction and Discussion of Case Study
    • Techniques for achilles tendon
    • Techniques for talocrural joint
    • Techniques for plantar fascia
    • Techniques for the superficial fascia
    • Follow up exercises and self stretches
    • Patient case study: 50 year old runner with chronic achilles tendonitis

    Course Test - Evaluate your knowledge


    Evaluate your understanding of the online continuing education course material
    • Use the Healthclick proprietary online education system which provides the online student with:
      • Worldwide access to high definition video, anatomical animations and images, and written information
      • The highest quality film in the industry, you can see the difference!
      • Stop and resume within a course, the Healthclick system will optimize your course based on your device, connection and remembers where you left off.
      • Real-time course updates. We are always adding to each courses, updating content, adding animations, these are not static courses!
    • Evaluate your knowledge with the course test on any device.
    • Print your state course certificate for CE credit.
    • Take the online test as many times as need in order to achieve a 70 % or greater score.
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