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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.

Why should a physical therapist, or athletic trainer take this myofascial release continuing education course?

Pain management in the senior population is complicated. According to the CDC, chronic pain is one of the most common reasons adults seek medical treatment. Combining pain with loss of function and musculoskeletal dysfunction leads to a very debilitating quality of life. Myofascial techniques performed by a physical therapist or occupational therapist have proven to improve musculoskeletal balance, decrease falls risk, decrease pain, and promote functional movement.

This myofascial release continuing education course for physical therapists and occupational therapists will present 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.

Rehab clinical tools instructed in this myofascial chronic pain continuing education course to enhance your functional outcomes.

  • Common dysfunctions in the elderly population and how to identify the tissues implicated in each particular dysfunction
  • Information based on the latest fascia research combined with a knowledge base of neurology, physiological responses, and disease process to develop best practices to utilize myofascial techniques

Specific instruction that will enhance your understanding and ability to deliver better patient care.

  • 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
  • Exercises from fairly cognitively-based, motor control emphasis with transverse abdominis activities, towards more functional weight- bearing and sport-specific activities for stabilization of the lumbar spine and sacroiliac joint
  • Evidence -based assessment tools to identify progress form the techniques

Features unique to this myofascial release ce course

  • Specific myofascial technique for tissue around the sternum, pectoralis major and minor, sternocleidomastoid, suboccipital, unchallenged ligament, C7-T1 juncture, thoracic spine, fascial sleeve, external shoulder rotators, TFL, quadratus lumborum, erector spinae, hip flexors, hip external rotators, talocrural joint, achilles tendon and plantar flexors
  • Case study presentations showcase the results achieved through the use of these techniques on specific regions of the body

Professional Accreditation

This is an intermediate level course applicable for PT, PTA, OT, AT. Physical Therapy Accreditation: For specific state information, use the accreditation verification menu and select your state of license. AOTA: provider #4487, Foundation Knowledge: human body, development, and behavior. Athletic Trainers: BOC provider #P2047, category A. This course has not been submitted for Evidence-Based BOC approval.

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Course Dates

January 16, 2021

20.75 hours of CE credit

Interactive Online Session

10 AM to 1 PM Saturday, Central Time

Tuition: $ 425.00

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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


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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