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2-Day: Myofascial Release Clinician Certification: Soft Tissue Mobilization for Rapid Functional Outcomes
2-Day: Myofascial Release Clinician Certification: Soft Tissue Mobilization for Rapid Functional Outcomes

Where:   WHITE PLAINS, NY

When:  Saturday, June 1, 2019 - Sunday, June 2, 2019

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Course Description:

Do you ever feel as if you’re playing that frustrating game of chasing pain with your patients without lasting results? Exercise and medication are limited in their effects on chronic pain; and a schedule full of patients needing manual therapy can leave you feeling exhausted and ultimately weaken your treatment.

Experience a breakthrough in your practice by bringing lasting change to your patients with myofascial release. Even if you already use some of the techniques or are familiar with the theory, this 2-day certification refines your skills and goes a long way in making your work more efficient and effective.

Experience a breakthrough in your practice by bringing lasting change to your patients with myofascial release. Even if you already use some of the techniques or are familiar with the theory, this 2-day certification refines your skills and goes a long way in making your work more efficient and effective.

After 2 days of training with a master clinician in myofascial release and soft-tissue mobilization, you’ll begin to see a dramatic increase in functional mobility in your patients while simultaneously saving your hands for your next patient. Where symptoms in the past seemed elusive and remote in the body, you’ll now have the skills to assess the fascial impairments and pinpoint the underlying barriers to release the tension and pain that ultimately impairs function and activity. Be precise in how you differentiate between myofascial pain and fibromyalgia and identify what motion limitations there are with simple biomechanical screenings. Release painful trigger points and tension rapidly, improve circulation, increase flexibility, and restore alignment for documentable functional outcomes – all in just 2 days.

This certification sets you apart as a highly qualified and skilled soft tissue professional. You’ll be recognized for your advanced skills in soft-tissue mobilization, making your practice more marketable with results patients are will to pay for.

Sign up today for your chance to become certified in this powerful, evidence-based method.
Objectives:
  1. Analyze the anatomy and function of the fascial system.
  2. Discuss the evidence-based research regarding the impact of the fascial system and efficacy of myofascial release.
  3. Perform an assessment to identify mobility restrictions, painful trigger points, and functional impairments related to abnormal fascial tension.
  4. Define fascial tension’s contribution to abnormal posture and painful movement, and its relationship to stress and emotional states.
  5. Discuss the scientific mechanism for myofascial release, its indications and contraindications.
  6. Differentiate between myofascial pain and fibromyalgia.
  7. Apply myofascial distraction techniques for UE and LE dysfunctions.
  8. Demonstrate five myofascial techniques to improve mobility and function in hands-on lab.
  9. Discuss how to use myofascial release techniques on specific regions of the body, such as the respiratory diaphragm and iliopsoas.
  10. Demonstrate how instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization and myofascial release tools can be utilized in therapy.
  11. Define CPT codes so you can document functional outcomes correctly and ethically.
  12. Discuss when to use your hands for manual therapy vs. instrument-assisted release.
OUTLINE:

ANATOMY AND FUNCTION OF FASCIA IN NORMAL AND PATHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS
WHAT DOES THE 3-D MATRIX OF TISSUE TELL US ABOUT THE BODY

WHAT DOES THE RESEARCH TELL US?
EVIDENCE BEHIND FASCIAL MOBILIZATION, TRIGGER POINTS AND MORE
  • When to use your hands vs. instrument-assisted release
DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF FASCIAL IMPAIRMENT
HOW TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN MYOFASCIAL PAIN AND FIBROMYALGIA
  • Improve your problem-solving skills with challenging impairments
  • Identify myofascial trigger points
  • Objective documentation
PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES OF MYOFASCIAL RELEASE
HOW TO PROPERLY AND EFFECIENTLY WORK ON THE FASCIA

DOCUMENTATION FOR FUNCTIONAL OUTCOMES
WHAT INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE LOOKING FOR IN ORDER TO GET FULLY REIMBURSED

Hands-On Lab
IDENTIFY MOBILITY IMPAIRMENTS USING POSTURE, PALPATION, AND MOTION TESTING

SOFT TISSUE MOBILIZATION ASSESSMENT –
HOW TO LISTEN TO WHAT THE BODY IS SAYING
  • Myofascial examination
  • Learn how to palpate and assess fascial mobility
  • General and local listening of fascial tension patterns
TECHNIQUES TO DECREASE PAIN AND INCREASE FUNCTIONAL MOBILITY
  • Skin gliding
  • Cupping
  • Rolling
  • Triplanar release
  • Use of negative pressure tools, cupping therapy
MORE MOBILIZATION TECHNIQUES
  • Cross-hand releases for spine and other extremities
SPECIFIC MYOFASCIAL TECHNIQUES
  • Circular friction
  • Elbowing
  • Knuckling
  • Circular finger and thumb releases
  • Muscle play
  • Longitudinal stroking
  • Z-friction release
MYOFASCIAL DISTRACTION TECHNIQUES
  • Arm and leg distraction
  • PNF
HOW TO USE MYOFASCIAL RELEASE ON SPECIFIC REGIONS OF THE BODY
  • Respiratory diaphragm
  • Iliopsoas
  • Transverse fascial diaphragms
  • IASTM: instrument-assisted soft tissue
    mobilization and myofascial release tools: cups, foam rollers, balls and other tools
CLINICAL PROBLEM-SOLVING FOR CASE STUDIES AND DISCUSSION
Target Audience
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Massage Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Rehab Nurses
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Rehabilitation medicine physicians
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists
  • Personal Trainers

THERESA A. SCHMIDT, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, LMT, CEAS

Theresa Schmidt, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, LMT, CEAS, CHy, DD, is a board-certified specialist in orthopedic physical therapy, massage therapist, certified professional speaker, Reiki Master, and hypnotherapist. Her work integrates the best of evidence-based traditional and alternative medicine with inspirational resources to achieve results that change lives. Dr. Schmidt received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of New England and served as faculty of the Physical Therapy and PTA Programs at Touro College in New York City. She also served as adjunct professor at Nassau Community and CUNY Queens Colleges. She has presented internationally for Fascia Research Congress, hospitals, private companies, and clinics and is an accomplished published author.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Theresa Schmidt maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Theresa Schmidt has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

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Athletic Trainers
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PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 12.5 hours of Category A continuing education.


Exercise Physiologists
ASEP members will earn 10 CECs for full attendance at this seminar. The ASEP allows members to earn a maximum of 10 CECs in any one 5 year period.


Personal Trainers
This course has been approved by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-BOC) for 1.2 CEUs. PESI, Inc. Provider Number is 544.


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Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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Nurses in full attendance will earn 12.6 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
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Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
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California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants:
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