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2-Day Orthopedic Myofascial Masterclass: Solutions for Pain, Posture & Mobility


Speaker:
Theresa A. Schmidt, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, LMT, CEAS
Duration:
2 Full Days
Product Code:
LWC065158
Brochure Code:
PWZ88614
Media Type:
Live Webinar - Also available: Digital Seminar | DVD

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Schedule at a glance


Description

People in pain care about one thing - getting out of pain. You see the frustration and even desperation in your patients and more than anything want to play an active role in improving their quality of life. One of the most effective ways to provide immediate symptom relief is to address trigger points, myofascial pain and hypertonicity with hands on therapies.

In this one training, you will get exposure to the most powerful evidence-based soft tissue techniques available to address trigger points, myofascial pain and hypertonicity. You will also be able to skillfully apply cupping, positional release, use of foam rollers and massage guns.

More than instruction in techniques, you will build a foundation in the anatomy and function of fascia in both normal and pathological conditions. With over 40 years of clinical experience as both a physical therapist AND massage therapist, Dr. Theresa Schmidt seamlessly blends masterful application of technique along with the science that supports it while maintaining a constant emphasis on function. She’ll shed light on the significance of soft tissue dysfunction in relation to the neuromuscular influence in pain perception and loss of mobility.

This all translates to accomplishing more with less, working smarter not harder. In the spirit of working smarter, you will also discover how to use these tools to promote proper body mechanics while reducing stress on your hands in order to keep doing what you love for years to come. Register today for this exceptional value that brings the best of soft tissue techniques together in one training as you acquire skills you will use for the duration of your career!

Credits

Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.



* Credit Note - *

NOTE: Each purchase includes CE credit for one individual (participants in full attendance will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, Q&A, and others.

Continuing Education Information: Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live, interactive webinar only. This webinar is being broadcast live in real-time and must be attended live, in its entirety, in order to earn credit. You will be able to type questions to the speaker. The speaker will see the questions and address them during the presentation as time allows. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web-based activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact info@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see below.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.
 


Chiropractors

PESI is recognized by the PACE program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. This activity consists of 14.0 CE hours of instruction in the following subjects: 3.0hrs Adjunctive Modalities; 1.5hrs Anatomy; 1.0hr Differential/Physical Diagnosis;  .5hrs Documentation; .75hrs Evidence-Based Outcomes; 1.5hrs History and Exam;  1.0hr Neurology; 1.0hr Orthopedics; 1.5hrs Pain Management;  1.0hr Rehabilitation of Joints; .75hrs Sports Medicine; .5hrs Wellness/Supportive Care . Approval #88614PWZ. No more than 14.0 total CE hours may be earned for this activity.

 

For a list of boards that accept PACE courses, please visit this website: https://pacex.fclb.org/pages/BoardRequirements.php

 

**Please note that Chiropractors and/or Chiropractor Assistants must complete the post-test and evaluation within two weeks of attending the live event if they would like their participation submitted to PACE.


Florida Massage Therapists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Florida Board of Massage Therapy as a continuing education Approved Provider. Provider #50-399. This course is offered for 12.0 CE hours.


Massage Therapists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Provider #1808. This course is offered for 12.0 CE hours. 100% attendance is required for a Certificate of Completion to be issued, no variable credit is given.


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 12.0 continuing education credits.

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Kansas Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

This course as been approved by the Kansas Occupational Therapy Association for 12.0 contact hours, (Class 1).

 

KANSAS PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To receive the special Kansas Occupational Therapy certificate, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your participation verified and the special certificate mailed to you. You will need to provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name, your license number and mailing address in the email.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. This certificate is proof of your attendance. Please retain it in your records or use for submission as proof of completion when required.


Alaska Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.0 continuing education credit hours for Alaska Physical Therapists. The Board Rule 12 AAC 54.420 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers.


Arizona Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. The Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes continuing competence activities that have been approved by any state PT association or national medical/health care association (e.g., AOTA, ASHA). This activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of instruction applicable for physical therapists.


Arkansas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This course has been approved by the Arkansas Physical Therapy Association for 12.0 contact hours.  


California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

California Physical Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This course will qualify for 12.0 continuing competency hours.


Hawaii Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.0 continuing education credit hours for Hawaii Physical Therapists. The Continuing Competence Requirements Under HRS Chapter 461J-10.13 for Hawaii Licensed Physical Therapists part III. A. 3. confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers.


Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This course qualifies for 12.0 CE Credit Hours.


Kansas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This course has been approved by the Kansas Physical Therapy Association for 12.0 hours.  Approval #: CEUL109289.  PLEASE BRING YOUR LICENSE NUMBER WITH YOU TO THE PROGRAM.  


Kentucky Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.0 continuing education credit hours for Kentucky Physical Therapists. The rule under 201 KAR 22:045, Section 2, (2)(a) states that category I continued competency credits can be earned from providers approved by another physical therapy licensing agency. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. Participants must attend at least three (3) contact hours to receive Category I credit. Participants who complete less than three (3) contact hours will receive Category II credit.


Louisiana Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This course was reviewed by the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board and awarded 12.0 clinical contact hours.


Michigan Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This activity consists of 12.0 continuing education credit hours for Michigan Physical Therapists. Regulation R. 338.7163 states the Michigan Board of Physical Therapy accepts continuing education if it is approved by another state board of physical therapy. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This course qualifies for 14.4 contact hours. 


North Carolina Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Provider Number: 216-000071. This intermediate course is approved by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners by virtue of PESI Inc. approved provider status with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation. This course qualifies for 12.0 continuing education hours.


Oklahoma Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.0 continuing education credit hours for Oklahoma Physical Therapists. Oklahoma Administrative Code 435:20-9-3.1 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs offered by providers approved by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


Pennsylvania Physical Therapists and Assistants

The Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes approval by all other state boards. This activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists.


Tennessee Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This activity consists of 12.0 continuing education credit hours for Tennessee Physical Therapists. Rule 1150-01-.12(5)(d) states the Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy accepts continuing education if it is approved by another state board of physical therapy. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy continuing education. 


Utah Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This course is designed to meet the Utah DOPL Rule R156-24b-303b.2.c.iv - A commercial continuing education provider providing a course related to the practice of physical therapy. Please retain a copy of the advertising brochure and your certificate of completion to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Vermont Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.0 continuing education credit hours for Vermont Physical Therapists. The Board confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


Virginia Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.0 continued competency credit hours for Virginia Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. Regulation 18VAC112-20-131, Section B, (1)(c) states that type 1 continued competency credits can be earned by attending courses that are directly related to the clinical practice of physical therapy and have been approved by local, state, or federal government agencies. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 720 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



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Speaker

Theresa A. Schmidt, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, LMT, CEAS's Profile

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Dr. Theresa Schmidt is an orthopedic physical therapy specialist and massage therapist integrating traditional and alternative medicine with emphasis on manual therapy, precision exercise, wellness, Reiki, hypnosis, and mindfulness. She presented for NASA/Inomedic, Johns Hopkins, Cleveland Clinic, Vanderbilt Med, Wake Med, and professional associations. She received her doctorate at UNE and served as faculty at Touro PT Programs and CUNY Queens Colleges in NY. She is a published author, Expert Consultant, Reiki Master Instructor, and hypnotherapist in private practice at Educise® in New Hampshire. www.educise.com.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Theresa Schmidt is the president of Educise, P.C., and has an employment relationship with CEU Connection.com. She receives a speaking honorarium, a consulting fee, and recording royalties from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Theresa Schmidt is a member American Physical Therapy Association and the American Massage Therapy Association.


Additional Info

Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: Each day there will be a 60-minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


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Objectives

  1. Investigate the anatomy and function of the fascial and neuromuscular systems.
  2. Analyze the evidence-based research regarding the fascial system and efficacy of soft tissue and positional interventions to improve functional mobility.
  3. Perform an assessment to identify mobility restrictions, painful trigger points, (TPs) and functional impairments related to abnormal neuromuscular tension and document results.
  4. Investigate the scientific mechanism for soft tissue mobilization (STM) myofascial release (MFR) and positional release (PRT) interventions.
  5. Formulate indications, precautions and contraindications for soft tissue interventions.
  6. Appraise appropriate outcome measures and billing codes to employ for documenting results to optimize reimbursement.
  7. Differentiate between mobility impairments such as myofascial pain, scar tissue adhesions and fibromyalgia.
  8. Demonstrate over ten manual therapy techniques employing manual MFR/STM, cupping instrument-assisted STM, and positional release for a variety of clinical conditions.
  9. Distinguish appropriate attributes of cupping tools including cup diameter, size and rim shape, manual or mechanical, and materials to promote soft tissue mobility, increase circulation and relieve painful restrictions.
  10. Differentiate cupping techniques including dry stationary and dynamic gliding cupping, exercise cupping, and acu-magnet cupping.
  11. Investigate client positioning to reduce the sensitivity of selected TPs to allow spontaneous release of abnormal neuromuscular tension, reduce pain, and improve range of motion and strength.
  12. Demonstrate use of manual techniques and tools as part of a plan of care to reduce pain in restricted tissues, restore flexibility, and improve strength and function.
  13. Integrate manual interventions into your plan of care to manage trigger points and neuromuscular/myofascial tension, remodel scar tissue, decrease sympathetic tone, modulate pain, and promote comfort, flexibility, function and physical performance.

Outline

Significance of the Connective Tissue and Neuromuscular Systems in Management of Restrictive 

Mobility Impairments 

Myofascial Release/Soft Tissue Mobilization Fundamentals for Function 

Anatomy and Function of Fascia in Normal and Pathological Conditions 

  • Connective tissue system structure and significance  
  • Explore interrelationship of all body parts connected by fascia with a video of live fascia by expert Jean Claude Guimberteau, MD 
  • How the “release” occurs and why 
  • Importance of palpation sensitivity, grading depth of pressure, stages of release 

Differential Diagnosis of Fascial Impairment 

  • How to Distinguish Between Myofascial Pain and Fibromyalgia 
    • Improve your problem-solving skills with challenging impairments 
    • Objective documentation of trigger points, scar tissue, mobility impairments and functional change 

Principles and Procedures of Myofascial Release 

  • Identify fascial mobility impairments using posture and palpation exams 
  • Perform layer palpation and tri-planar mobility testing 
  • Correct pressure and timing for release 
  • Facilitate releases with integrative interventions, breathing, movement 

Documentation Results 

  • Using functional outcomes measures effectively for insurance reimbursement  

Identify Mobility Impairments Using Posture, Palpation, and Motion Testing  

  • Soft Tissue Mobility Assessment – How to Listen to What the Body is Saying 
    • Myofascial assessment- observation and motion testing for restrictions 
    • Learn how to palpate and assess fascial mobility, identify TPs 
    • Develop palpatory skills, proper tissue pressure, graded touch and timing 
    • General and local listening of fascial tension patterns 
  • Techniques to Remodel Fascia, Relieve Pain and Increase Functional Mobility 
    • Skin gliding and Skin rolling 
    • Cross-hand releases for spine and extremities 
    • Muscle Play release 
  • Specific and Deeper Myofascial Techniques 
    • Circular friction 
    • Elbowing, Knuckling 
    • Longitudinal stroking, Z-friction release 

Instrument-assisted STM techniques 

Cupping: Use of negative pressure dry cupping suction cups - Baguan 

  • Cupping history, theory, safety, indications, contraindications, precautions 
  • Tool types and selection 
    • Forces employed: pressure, size, shape of cups 
  • Static and dynamic gliding technique 
  • Cupping demo for clinical cases 
  • Scraping- use of shaped tools to remodel adhesions- Guasha 
  • Blades, rollers, balls, shaped tools to remodel fascia 
  • When to use your hands vs. instrument-assisted release 
  • Research outcomes for cupping therapy 

Myofascial Distraction Techniques 

  • Arm and leg distraction 
  • PNF/ Muscle Energy and STM combined 

How to Use STM on Specific Regions of The Body 

  • Respiratory diaphragm 
  • Iliopsoas 
  • Transverse fascial diaphragms 
  • TMJ Release 
  • Suboccipital Inhibition Release 

What Does the Research Tell Us? 

  • Effectiveness of STM/MFR in clinical and lab conditions 
  • Clinical Problem-Solving for Case Studies and Discussion, Q&A 

Trigger Point Release Fast ‘n Easy 

Ischemic Compression and Reflex inhibition to Ease Painful Muscle Tension 

  • What do you do when clients present with painful, tense areas of consistent muscle tension? 
  • Habits that produce abnormal strain on the neuromuscular system, resulting in tight bands of abnormal muscle contraction/TPs  
  • Etiology and physiology of trigger points, assessment, imaging, research evidence 
  • Trigger point pain presentation/referral patterns 
  • What/how to document  

Interventions to manage painful TPs 

  • Ischemic compression  
  • Reflex movement therapy  
  • Muscle energy 

Integrative Neuromuscular Inhibition Technique (L. Chaitow, DO) 

Case studies 

Positional Release (Strain-Counterstrain)  

  • Application for Mobility, Strength and Function 

Neuromuscular basis for positional release technique (PRT)/Strain-counterstrain (SCS) 

Role of Trigger Points in Movement Impairments 

  • Etiology and physiology of TPs 
  • Assessment and Imaging 
  • Research on Effectiveness of PRT 
  • Demonstration of PRT interventions: Cervical, shoulder, lumbar, hip, knee 

Home Program Design using PRT 

Closing Discussion/Q&A 

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Chiropractors
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Massage Therapists
  • Other Rehab and Healthcare Professionals

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