The Combined Approach: The Myofascial Spine
Understanding and integrating treatment for myofascial restrictions to spinal and rib movement.
About the Course
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The myofascial system envelopes the spine and the body and alterations to normal muscle tone and myofascial compliance can disrupt movement and control. As well as mobilising and manipulating articular joint restrictions, specific corrections to spinal segmental joint dysfunction of myofascial origin allows for a more complete restoration of spinal movement, improving segmental loading, control and feedback.
Focusing on altered muscle states, this course will cover the clinical relevance, assessment and treatment of myofascial restrictions to segmental movement of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spines and ribs. We look at local movement and control and at the clinical relevance of myofascial slings.
This course provides manual therapists with a clinical toolbox of myofascial release approaches and techniques. An important part of this assessment is to differentiate between articular and myofascial restrictions to movement so as to better tailor treatment to the presenting dysfunction. Working area by area through the spine we will discuss and look at manual assessment of movement to make this articular/myofascial distinction, and then cover the application of a range of interesting myofascial models of intervention and technique to assess and treat altered contractural states and sensitivity. We cover PPIVM and PPAIVM assessment and models such as:
- Fascial Release
- Positional release technique
- Muscle energy technique
- Trigger-point release
- Respiratory release
- Negative Pressure (Cupping)
This course was written in 2014 for the 2015 Physiofirst conference Soft Tissue: The Hard Truths.
Tutor: Howard Turner MCSP
|10:00||An introduction to the principles and a rationale for interpreting and assessing myofascial disorders|
|10:30||Introductory exercise to illustrate the clinical relevance of myofascial work|
|11:15||Practical: Thoracic Spine and Ribs|
|14:30||Practical: Cervical Spine|
|09:00||Practical: The Lumbo-pelvic Complex|
|11:00||Lumbopelvic complex continued|
FUTURE COURSE LISTINGS – MYOFASCIAL SPINE
02/03 April 2022
(Early-bird £220 until 02 February 2022)
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