Need Some New Tricks In Your Manual Therapy Bag?
Fascia is one of the most critical, misunderstood and fascinating anatomical structures. Fascial restrictions can limit good muscle function, maintain poor posture and affect the function of the peripheral nervous system. Treating fascia requires manual techniques that vary from muscular treatments and are often the missing link for;
- persistent pain after a fall or injury
- recurrent acute back pain
- post-surgical pain, including scars
- contusion injuries
Myofascial Release will begin by briefly updating the latest functional anatomy then teaching you to confidently examine and treat myofascial contributors to pain using the Anterior Bowstring model.
This course has a strong practical focus including treatment protocols (including patient education and self-management tools) that you can use immediately in your practice to improve patient outcomes.
- Review of the functional anatomy and amazing properties of fascia
- Overview of the Anterior Bowstring model
- Recognize fascial dysfunction in the case history
- Integrate a quick fascial assessment into your postural screen
- Identify key symptoms and signs of myofascial restrictions and contributors to pain
- Anterior fascial chain treatment protocol
- When to use direct or indirect myofascial techniques
- Patient education and self-management protocols including simple global exercises
Attendees also have the opportunity to attend Liz Howard’s Exploring Visceral Fascia course which will look at the deeper chains in more detail, including viscero-fascial contributors to pain or dysfunction.
The Myofascial Release course is applicable to all allied health manual therapy practitioners. It will include practical examination and treatment protocols you will be able to use with confidence in your practice.
The course will run from 8:30AM to 4PM. Places are limited to 20 attendees. It also includes morning and afternoon tea, e-notes and an e-certificate of attendance for your CPD records. The course can be counted as 6 hours CPD.
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Sat, 05 March 2022
Lecture and Hands-on
Australian Shiatsu College
103-105 Evans St, Brunswick,
Osteopath and Pain Educator
Liz has over 20 years of experience as an Osteopath and has worked at the Women’s Health & Research Institute of Australia for over 5 years. Her main focus is the holistic management of complex pelvic pain with the interdisciplinary team, working closely with Professor Thierry Vancaillie (Gynaecologist and Pain Medicine Specialist).
Her roles include Osteopathic care, pain education, clinical specialist in sacral neuromodulation and facilitating group education for pelvic pain. Most recently she has been helping manage the women suffering from pelvic pain after mesh surgery for prolapse or incontinence at WHRIA and the Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick.
Liz has been involved in clinical research at WHRIA and in conjunction with the Royal Hospital for Women since joining WHRIA. In addition to numerous poster presentations, her work in major journals includes:
Vancaillie, T., Tan, Y., Chow, J., Kite, L., & Howard, L. (2018). Pain after vaginal prolapse repair surgery with mesh is a post‐surgical neuropathy which needs to be treated–and can possibly be prevented in some cases. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. https://obgyn.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/ajo.12804
Vancaillie, T., Kite, L., Howard, E., & Chow, J. (2018). Sacral neuromodulation for pelvic pain and pelvic organ dysfunction: A case series. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 58(1), 102-107. https://obgyn.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/ajo.12752
Her teaching experience ranges from lectures and technique in Undergraduate and Master’s Osteopathic programs (University of Western Sydney, Southern Cross University), clinical supervision of Osteopathic students (UWS, SCU, SportsMed Mumbai), Osteopathy Australia National Conference presentation, Pelvic Floor Seminars, GP education evenings and Allied Health events.