Course Sponsor/Host: Nova Scotia Orthopaedic Section
Registration Dates: Open
Registration Fees: $1,035.00 Course ($900+15% tax); $1,207.50 Course AND ½ day Theory ($150+$900+15% tax)
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This 3-day course is designed to provide participants with the tools to assess and treat the myofascial system of the Upper Quadrant. Traditional manual therapy training emphasizes the articular system and motor control. While both approaches are essential in orthopedic patient management the ‘soft tissue’ or fascial component is also extremely relevant.
Fascia is innervated making it a potential pain generator and has a strong mechanical presence that can restrict mobility if not addressed. This evidence informed course will outline how to identify and treat fascial restrictions. The techniques demonstrated are derived from manual therapy for the fascia (Mobilisation of the Myofascial System (MMS) and Structural Myofascial Therapy (SMFT ™), a treatment approach used in massage therapy that consists of a series of deep manual techniques coupled with Postural awareness. This combined approach will allow participants to appreciate the implications that myofascial system dysfunctions can have on joint amplitude, motor control, neurophysiology and overall client functioning.
*Please note: There is a 1/2 day theory course for those who have not yet taken a MMS/SMFT course.