Treating Connective Tissue Conditions with Muscle Release Techniques, 2nd Edition


About the Course
Designed to introduce massage therapists, athletic trainers and wellness professionals, this course shows learners how to effectively manipulate adhesions, scar tissue, and trigger points to improve patient outcomes.  The purpose of this course is to promote awareness of restrictions in muscle and fascia and tissue adhesions as well as resulting pain and dysfunction. We will explore safe, effective techniques shown to reduce tissue restriction and restore optimum function.   

Learning Outcomes
Upon the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Explain the epidemiology of muscular and myofascial trigger points 
  • Name common syndromes associated with presence of trigger points  
  • Define referred pain 
  • Define adhesions and their effect on motor function   
  • Identify the three layers of muscular fascia and implications for movement restriction  
  • Explain the elements of sliding filament theory and their roles in trigger formation  
  • Distinguish between trigger points and acupressure points 
  • List the benefits of muscle release techniques. 
  • Distinguish self-myofascial release from myofascial release administered by a therapist.  
  • Differentiate active from passive tissue release. 

About the Author/Presenter
Jim Menz began his career in health and wellness in 1992.  Since then, 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.  He is licensed for massage therapy in New Jersey, where he maintains a practice in corrective exercise and bodywork. 

How to Receive Credit 

  • View the entire course  which requires a 2-hour commitment of time. 
  • After completion of the course, complete the final examination.  A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
    Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

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.
©2023: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.