Paul Ingraham's blog:http://saveyourself.ca/http://www.SomaSimple.com
: another source for neuroscience based approaches to manual therapy
Erik Dalton: http://erikdalton.com/products/home-study/
Shelene Taylor: http://iambiz.com
You have many options when it comes to continuing education training. Myofascial Release is a powerful modality for eliminating pain and restoring function, but how do you choose? Foundations Seminars draw strongly Walt Fritz's background as a physical therapist, as well as a Myofascial Release practitioner. He has been a New York State Licensed Physical Therapist since 1985 and has been practicing Myofascial Release since 1992. He spent 10 years teaching nationally with other well regarded practitioners and started his own seminars in 2005. Foundations in Myofascial Release Seminars delve deeply into the evaluation of soft tissue dysfunction. Through deep evaluation you will connect into postural and movement pattern disorders. Treatment then proceeds in a logical manner.
It is important to know your strengths as both a therapist and teacher. Walt's strengths lie in his ability to effectively connect his students with the "Feel" of soft tissue restriction and its elimination. Using a gentle approach, he eliminates the need for aggressive work, which is hard on both the patient as well as the therapist. He has taken the work he was taught and moved in a direction of logic and simplicity, without the heavy trappings of New Age teachings. Learning is an ongoing process for all of us, and Foundations Seminars follows this trend. We review all relevant explanations for pain and dysfunction, from the more traditional models of "fascial restriction" to newer models based on accepted pain theory.
All Foundations Seminars attend to the individual needs and background of all participants. The intended audience includes massage therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, nurses, chiropractors, and physicians. Instruction is in a very approachable and interactive style. Small class size guarantees individualized one on one attention.
The incorporation of a deep model of evaluative understanding regarding the nature of mechanical dysfunction within the body aids in connecting the theory of Myofascial Release to the application of treatment.
You will leave Foundations I Seminar prepared to use Myofascial Release from your first day back at work. Walt makes himself available for follow up consultation as needed, so you never feel alone in this process.
Foundations Seminars are packed with technique, theory, and evaluation. There is considerable lab time where you will get plenty of one-on-one time, assuring you to have a positive learning experience. Foundations in Myofascial Release Seminars provides explanations for the workings of myofascial release from both the bio mechanical model, as well as introducing neurobiological explanations.
Foundations in Myofascial Release Seminars emphasize a solid orthopedic basis for evaluation and treatment, small group trainings, and a high degree of one-on-one interaction; does this sound like what you are seeking? Myofascial Release...Demystified.
I have found Myofascial release to be the most effective method for both finding the causes of pain, as well as eliminating them. My goal is to pass this along to you. Walt Fritz, PT