Physical Therapy: Myofascial and Craniosacral Therapy Interventions to Improve Mobility and Function
116.00
Webinar
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12/13/2021 5:00PM
8:00PM EST
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About the Course:
Current research demonstrates the importance of the fascial system to movement and function. More clinicians are including gentle fascial therapy to achieve measurable outcomes for their patients. In this course, you will learn to assess pain and mobility impairments related to restrictions of the myofascial and craniosacral systems. Understand the anatomy and function of the fascial and craniosacral system. Evaluate and treat the three-dimensional fascial planes of the cranial and myofascial systems, using gentle fascial mobilization to release abnormal tension. Video demonstrations guide you through appropriate hand positions for releasing the transverse fascial planes, upper and lower extremities, and the craniosacral system including sacral, frontal, parietal, temporal, occipital and mandibular releases. Learn to apply compression and distraction interventions to facilitate motion of the extremities, joints, cranial base, thoracic outlet, pelvic floor and respiratory diaphragm. Assess fascial strain patterns using general and local listening and balance testing to identify and treat primary fascial tension patterns. Relieve pain and tension and promote fascial mobility using direct and indirect techniques for improved mobility, balanced posture and function. Explore how to use gentle techniques to facilitate a change, rather than imposing movement upon the system. A review of evidence-based research indicates how fascial therapy is used to promote measurable functional outcomes.

Course Objectives:
1. Identify fascial imbalance using palpation of fascial mobility and craniosacral rhythm.
2. Identify indications and contraindications for fascial therapy
3. Identify fascial and craniosacral anatomy and function.
4. Recognize motion restrictions using myofascial release and craniosacral therapy techniques to improve function and reduce painful fascial tension of the transverse fascial planes, spine and extremities.
5. Recognize craniosacral therapy releases for the frontal, parietal, temporal, occipital, sacrum, and mandibular regions using compression, distraction, and transverse plane release to the spine and extremities.

About the Instructor:
Theresa A. Schmidt DPT, MS, OCS, LMT, CEAS Theresa A. Schmidt, PT,DPT,MS,OCS,LMT,CEAS,CHy,DD is the founder of Educise continuing education, and practices in Long Island, NY. Dr. Schmidt is a Board-certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy by ABPTS. She graduated Long Island University’s Masters Physical Therapy Program with Highest Honors and received her Doctorate in PT from University of New England. She served as Acting Chair of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program and faculty of the Masters Program at Touro College, New York, NY. She served as adjunct professor at Nassau Community and CUNY Queens College. Dr. Schmidt integrates evidence-based complementary and medical rehabilitation, ergonomics and wellness programs, focusing on myofascial and craniosacral therapy, muscle energy/PNF, positional release, counterstrain, mobilization, acupressure, Integrated Energy Therapy, Reiki, shamanic healing, biofield work and therapeutic touch. Theresa is a certified professional speaker, hypnotherapist, massage therapist, personal trainer, minister, and shamanic practitioner. She has presented at International Fascia Research Congress, NASA Inomedic Health, APTA, AOTA, AMTA/NY, Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins, private companies, hospitals and clinics. Visit her at www.educise.com.
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Myofascial and Craniosacral Therapy Interventions to Improve Mobility and Function

116.00
About the Course:
Current research demonstrates the importance of the fascial system to movement and function. More clinicians are including gentle fascial therapy to achieve measurable outcomes for their patients. In this course, you will learn to assess pain and mobility impairments related to restrictions of the myofascial and craniosacral systems. Understand the anatomy and function of the fascial and craniosacral system. Evaluate and treat the three-dimensional fascial planes of the cranial and myofascial systems, using gentle fascial mobilization to release abnormal tension. Video demonstrations guide you through appropriate hand positions for releasing the transverse fascial planes, upper and lower extremities, and the craniosacral system including sacral, frontal, parietal, temporal, occipital and mandibular releases. Learn to apply compression and distraction interventions to facilitate motion of the extremities, joints, cranial base, thoracic outlet, pelvic floor and respiratory diaphragm. Assess fascial strain patterns using general and local listening and balance testing to identify and treat primary fascial tension patterns. Relieve pain and tension and promote fascial mobility using direct and indirect techniques for improved mobility, balanced posture and function. Explore how to use gentle techniques to facilitate a change, rather than imposing movement upon the system. A review of evidence-based research indicates how fascial therapy is used to promote measurable functional outcomes.

Course Objectives:
1. Identify fascial imbalance using palpation of fascial mobility and craniosacral rhythm.
2. Identify indications and contraindications for fascial therapy
3. Identify fascial and craniosacral anatomy and function.
4. Recognize motion restrictions using myofascial release and craniosacral therapy techniques to improve function and reduce painful fascial tension of the transverse fascial planes, spine and extremities.
5. Recognize craniosacral therapy releases for the frontal, parietal, temporal, occipital, sacrum, and mandibular regions using compression, distraction, and transverse plane release to the spine and extremities.

About the Instructor:
Theresa A. Schmidt DPT, MS, OCS, LMT, CEAS Theresa A. Schmidt, PT,DPT,MS,OCS,LMT,CEAS,CHy,DD is the founder of Educise continuing education, and practices in Long Island, NY. Dr. Schmidt is a Board-certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy by ABPTS. She graduated Long Island University’s Masters Physical Therapy Program with Highest Honors and received her Doctorate in PT from University of New England. She served as Acting Chair of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program and faculty of the Masters Program at Touro College, New York, NY. She served as adjunct professor at Nassau Community and CUNY Queens College. Dr. Schmidt integrates evidence-based complementary and medical rehabilitation, ergonomics and wellness programs, focusing on myofascial and craniosacral therapy, muscle energy/PNF, positional release, counterstrain, mobilization, acupressure, Integrated Energy Therapy, Reiki, shamanic healing, biofield work and therapeutic touch. Theresa is a certified professional speaker, hypnotherapist, massage therapist, personal trainer, minister, and shamanic practitioner. She has presented at International Fascia Research Congress, NASA Inomedic Health, APTA, AOTA, AMTA/NY, Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins, private companies, hospitals and clinics. Visit her at www.educise.com.