Myofascial Release of the Upper Extremity

This course is on a waiting list only at this time.

Audience: PT, PTA, OT, COTA, ATC
Course Level: Beginner
Date: October 1st and 2nd
Check-in time: 7:30-8:00 a.m.
Class time:  Day One 8:00-4:00 p.m. 
                       Day Two 8:00-3:30 p.m.
Location: University of St. Catherine Minneapolis campus.  601 25th avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
External Fee: $375.00

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Martin J. Sytsema has completed his Masters in PT from Central Michigan University.  Immediately following, he completed a two year residency in orthopedic manual therapy and was awarded a fellowship in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists in 2001.  He emphasizes treatment of the whole person, looking at a variety of structures and systems that may contribute to the patient's complaints and the abnormal biomechanics that are seen.  Treatment includes muscle energy, myofascial release, and a variety of other techniques.  Martin is the owner of an orthopedic outpatient clinic in Spring Lake, MI.

Course description
This class will help you to learn a clinically and anatomically based approach to myofascial release.  We focus on how the muscle and fascia create dysfunction in the body, increase the stress on the system and cause symptoms that become common diagnosis that we treat everyday.  Learn to integrate this effective tool into your daily treatment and expand the options you have to treat dysfunction.

At the end of the seminar, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the underlying principles of MFR and be able to apply them to a patient in a treatment setting.
  • Correctly identify Myofascial dysfunction and fascial lines of pull.
  • Demonstrate proper technique for hand placement, and level of force.
  • Demonstrate proper technique for therapist positioning and patient positioning.

Saturday: Day one
7:30-8:00 a.m.    Check in/Registration
8:00-9:30 a.m.    Introduction to a Clinical Approach to Myofascial Release
9:30-10:15 a.m.  Overview of anatomy of the fascial system and it's purpose
10:15-11:30 a.m. Introduction and review of the specific release techniques
11:30-12:30 p.m. Releases: UE releases
12:30-1:30 p.m.   LUNCH
1:30-2:45 p.m.     Releases: Cranial, Neck, Glenohumeral
2:45-3:00 p.m.     BREAK
3:00-4:00 p.m.     Adjourn    

Sunday: Day Two
8:00-10:15 a.m.   Releases: Posterior Thorax, Scapula
10:15-10:30 a.m. BREAK
10:30-12:00 p.m. Releases: Elbows, Wrist/Hands
12:00-1:00 p.m.   LUNCH
1:00-2:00 p.m.     Releases: Scars, Skin Roll
2:00-2:15 p.m.     BREAK
2:15-3:00 p.m.     Relating MFR to everything else
3:00-3:30 p.m.     Adjourn       

This course has been approved for Category I continuing education credit by the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy.  #4609   

This course is eligible for AOTA approved provider credit.  The AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.  

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