Date(s) - 08/23/2013 - 08/25/2013
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Homewood Suites by Hilton Lafayette
Myofascial Release is a therapy modality that is accepted by the medical community and health insurers. But acceptance does not equate to scientific approval of the underpinnings of this work. Myofascial Release has come under greater scrutiny over the past few years for its lack of true science-based model of explanation. Many in this field feel that “proof” is not necessary, that results are what matters. While results DO matter, providing a plausible explanation for the workings of whatever we perform sh…ould be mandatory. To this end, Foundations Seminars have been exploring newer models of pain science and their application to treatment. The result is, in essence, a hybrid form of Myofascial Release; one that takes into account the contribution of the nervous system. This heavily lab-based seminar is a logical entry point into the Foundations Seminar model of learning. Physical, occupational, and massage therapists will all find value in this fast paced and enjoyable class. There are key points to any method of manual therapy that bear emphasizing, such as evaluation and learning a deeper “Feel” into this work and Foundations II stresses these points. Therapists who have taken Foundations I, or other trainings, will benefit from a deepening of this information while therapists new to Foundations Seminars or myofascial release/manual therapy will begin with a solid understanding of this treatment rationale. Foundations II explores treatment of the entire body, from head to toe, and the elimination of pain and restoration of function. Foundations I taught you how to develop the “Feel” necessary to identify myofascial restrictions and a beginning into connecting with pain. Foundations II takes you a step further; deepening the connecting with what you are feeling under your hand and your patient’s pain/dysfunction. Evaluation moves deeper as well, with special emphasis on understanding pelvic issues. Layers not felt or addressed in Foundations I will be uncovered. Advanced cervical, cranial, thoracic, lumbar, pelvic, and upper/lower extremity techniques will be included. All work is taught without reliance on pseudoscience. Prerequisite: None, Foundations II may be taken as an introductory seminar. All Foundations in Myofascial Release Seminars are 20 hour/2.5-days with 20 CE Hours approved by NCBTMB. Other approvals, including physical therapy/PTA may be available, please inquire for more information as soon as possible. Instructor: Walt Fritz, PT ? Small class size guarantees you will not get lost in the crowd and a high level of personal, one-on-one instruction directly from Walt Fritz. ? Walt Fritz, PT, has been teaching Myofascial Release since 1995 and owns the Pain Relief Center in Rochester, NY.