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Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course

A New Biomechanical Model for Treatment of Musculoskeletal Pain



Lecture Name

A New Biomechanical Model for Treatment of Musculoskeletal Pain     $44.93


This lecture is part of the following course:
Fascial Manipulation

Description

This course introduces the underlying rationale and resultant analytical process that guides the therapist to utilize fascial manipulation and identifies the role of the deep fascia in treating musculoskeletal pain. By addressing musculoskeletal pain through the deep fascia, this technique deactivates painful MTrPs and decreases fascial stiffness, providing more permanent pain and symptom relief. The diagnostic and treatment techniques presented in this seminar are applicable in the management of a variety of chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions.

This comprehensive lecture explores the pivotal roles of the fascial system in proprioception and motor control. It introduces objective and reproducible physical findings in the evaluation and management of chronic myofascial pain and dysfunction. And it discusses non-pharmacological approaches and their association with fascial manipulation, such as dry needling.Florida Physical Therapy Association

Note: The audio for this course was recorded at the 2015 FPTA Annual Meeting.

Continuing education credits

This course is acceptable for credit in most states for PTs and PTAs. To see the full list of courses approved for continuing education in your state, visit our courses page and filter for "Physical Therapist" or "Physical Therapist Assistant" and your state of licensure.

Contact Hours: 1.50

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Difficulty: Intermediate

Goals & Objectives:

At the completion of this lecture, the learner will be able to:

  1. Highlight the gross anatomy and histology of the superficial and deep fascia, including the significance of myofascial/myotendinous expansions.
  2. Describe the pathophysiology of fascia, elaborating on the concept of the myofascial sliding system and its contribution to myofascial pain syndrome.
  3. Explain the specific clinical assessment process used in fascial manipulation, its underlying clinical rationale, and the therapeutic advantages of the plasticity and malleability of fascia.
  4. Demonstrate an appropriate treatment algorithm to eliminate/alleviate chronic myofascial pain.
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