Therapists are often presented with the challenging task of deciphering sometimes vague symptoms associated with chronic pain, symptoms which don't always display expected dermotomal or myotomal patterns. Patients sometimes complain of stiffness or pain accompanied by tension in areas of their bodies not closely associated with the area of the actual injury. It is possible that these patients are suffering from myofascial dysfunction, which cannot be detected by MRIs, xrays or standard methods of examination. In such cases, myofascial pain is best diagnosed by an experienced manual therapy practioner, someone familiar in the use of motion testing and postural analysis.
This course uses in depth demonstrative video, as well as detailed images for enhanced learning to ensure therapists learn to identify functions, structures and biomechanics of fascia. Therapists are taught technique concepts, special tests, and objective measures in the treatment of myofascial pain as well as indications and contraindications/precautions for myofascial release. Topics also covered include skin glides, skin rolling, crosshand and laminar releases, muscle play, traction circular and Z-friction as well as acupuncture meridians.
This Seminar-On-Demand is offered is 4 contact hours in length (check your state's approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
|Contact Hours: 4||
Video Course Format: Video
|Target Audience: ATC/LAT, MT/LMT, PT/PTA|
|Instructional Level: Advanced||BOC Level of Difficulty: Mastery|
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- Fascia: Function, Structures, & Components
- Fascial Response to Stress and Strain
- Technique Concepts
- Assess Superficial/Deep Mobility
- Contraindications and Precautions
- Skin Glides
- Skin Rolling
- Laminar Release
- Muscle Play
- Circular Friction Release
- Iliopsoas Release
- Outcome Measures
- Longitudinal Stroking
- Z-Friction Technique
- Myofascial Trigger Point
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional through Seminar-on-Demand on Myofascial Release Clinical Applications –Lower Body.
At the conclusion of this course the participant will be able to
- Identify three functions, structures, and biomechanics of fascia.
- Recognize two technique concepts, special tests, and three objective measures in the treatment of fascia.
- Recognize three indications and three contraindications/precautions for myofascial release.
- Differentiate between skin glides, skin rolling, crosshand and laminar releases, muscle play, traction circular and Z-friction.
- Recognize two research statements on acupuncture meridians.
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
"Seminar-On-Demand" course are streamed on your web browser if the online version if purchased. Our SODs are optimized for the most current versions of Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. A current version of Adobe Flashplayer is also required when viewing on a desktop or laptop computer. All SOD courses are mobile ready.
Contact Hours: 4
Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Massage Therapists, and Athletic Trainers.
Instructional Level: Advanced
BOC Level of Difficulty: Mastery
- Financial — Dr. Theresa A. Schmidt is the owner of a private practice and receives a salary. Dr. Schmidt receives royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection.com for the presentation of this course.
- Nonfinancial — No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.
- No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee.
This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.