Myofascial Release: Essential Techniques for Soft Tissue Mobilization to Alleviating Pain and Restoring Motion
In this live interactive webinar, we will explore how therapists can utilize manual therapy for myofascial pain and soft tissue tension problems. Myofascial pain can result from overuse, underuse injuries, trauma, and stress, leading to chronic symptoms that can persist for years post-injury. By using a gentle, soft tissue approach, you can identify motion restrictions through hands-on motion testing and palpation, and remodel adherent scar tissue to restore functional motion, gain flexibility, circulation, and postural alignment, and alleviate painful limitations.
We will cover the essenti...Read moreal techniques used in myofascial therapy, such as hands-on motion testing, palpation, and manual remodeling of adherent scar tissue, and demonstrate how to incorporate these techniques into a comprehensive plan of care. You will also learn how to differentiate myofascial pain and fibromyalgia, assess soft tissue mobility using skin glide, skin rolling, muscle play, trigger points, and palpation, and document mobility impairments, trigger points, pain, scar tissue mobility changes, and functional outcomes pre and post myofascial interventions. By the end of the webinar, you will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to make a measurable difference for your clients and establish a reputation as an experienced clinician. Less...
- Identify motion barriers with targeted myofascial exam tools.
- Determine what conditions will benefit from myofascial release.
- Differentiate between myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia.
- Apply myofascial interventions appropriately and safely.
- Discuss the current research regarding the efficacy of myofascial therapy. Explore options using case studies with clinical reasoning for your specific clinical questions.
- Beginner to Intermediate
Thursday, June 08, 2023
07:00 PM EDT - 10:00 PM EDTRegister for this Webinar
About the speaker
Theresa A. Schmidt, PT,DPT,MS,OCS,LMT,CEAS
(All Time Eastern)
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Introduction and brief introduction to fascial anatomy in normal and pathological conditions. Significance of connective tissue mobility impairments. Mechanism of fascial release with palpation and assessment techniques for Myofascial Release.
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm: Differentiation between myofascial pain and fibromyalgia. Assessing soft tissue mobility using skin glide, skin rolling, muscle play, and trigger points. Documenting mobility impairments, trigger points, pain, scar tissue mobility changes, and functional outcomes pre and post myofascial interventions.
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm: Myofascial Techniques. Demonstration of myofascial techniques, including skin glide, skin rolling, cross hands release, muscle play, and cupping tools. Longitudinal stroking, circular friction, Z-friction, elbowing, knuckling, forearm work. Specific releases for regions, such as the iliopsoas and diaphragm. Clinical tips and tricks to save your hands and get great results.
9:30 pm - 10:00pm: Case review using research studies, summary and conclusion. Questions and answers for clinical reasoning.
CE Information - Earn 3 CE Credit Hours
New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy
Texas Physical Therapy Association
Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
Ohio Physical Therapy Association
Michigan Board of Physical Therapy
Florida Board of Physical Therapy Practice
New York State Education Department's State Board for Occupational Therapy
New York State Education Department's State Board for Massage Therapy
Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board
New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
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