Connective Tissue Disorder Treatment with Muscle Release Techniques: Video

About the Course
Only recently has the importance of recognizing and alleviating connective tissue disorders gained mainstream attention. This course, Connective Tissue Disorder Treatment with Muscle Release Techniques, introduces the therapy professional to the prevalence and impact of connective tissue disruptive conditions such as adhesions, trigger points, and related imbalances. Several common pathologies and consequences of tissue imbalances are addressed. The course emphasizes the crucial skills of palpation as well as passive and active movement. Through understanding the basic nature and cause of these localized imbalances, and with application of simple, safe skills, the therapist can help clients reduce pain, speed recovery, and improve performance.

Learning Objectives 
  • Identify the benefits of muscle release techniques.
  • Identify adhesions and their effect on motor function.
  • Recognize the origin and nature of Trigger Points.
  •  Identify the three layers of muscular fascia and implications for movement restriction.
  • Recognize referred pain.
  • Identify difference between self-myofascial release from myofascial release administered by a therapist.
  • Identify active from passive tissue release.
About the Author
Jim began his health & wellness career as a Certified Personal Trainer in 1992 and was certified in massage therapy the following year. In his career, he has worked with a spectrum of clients in community, athletic and rehabilitative settings. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a Corrective Exercise Specialist, holds a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science and a Post Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitative Science. Early in his education career, Jim created the curriculum used by the largest personal training school in the country. Jim has been a college instructor for 9 years and has constructed programs in Exercise Science and Massage Therapy for Salem and Cumberland County Colleges. He is an adjunct faculty member of Health and Exercise Science at Rowan University and recently completed a series of lectures for health professionals in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Dallas and throughout Florida. Jim has presented at numerous continuing education events for trainers, therapists, coaches and nurses since 2004.

How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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