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2-Day: Myofascial Release Clinician Certification: Soft Tissue Mobilization for Rapid Functional Outcomes

Theresa A. Schmidt
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Do you ever feel as if you’re playing that frustrating game of chasing pain with your patients without lasting results? Exercise and medication are limited in their effects on chronic pain; and a schedule full of patients needing manual therapy can leave you feeling exhausted and ultimately weaken your treatment.

Experience a breakthrough in your practice by bringing lasting change to your patients with myofascial release. Even if you already use some of the techniques or are familiar with the theory, this 2-day certification refines your skills and goes a long way in making your work more efficient and effective.

After 2 days of this live webcast training with a master clinician in myofascial release and soft-tissue mobilization, you’ll begin to see a dramatic increase in functional mobility in your patients while simultaneously saving your hands for your next patient. Where symptoms in the past seemed elusive and remote in the body, you’ll now have the skills to assess the fascial impairments and pinpoint the underlying barriers to release the tension and pain that ultimately impairs function and activity.

Be precise in how you differentiate between myofascial pain and fibromyalgia and identify what motion limitations there are with simple biomechanical screenings. Release painful trigger points and tension rapidly, improve circulation, increase flexibility, and restore alignment for documentable functional outcomes – all in just 2 days.

This certification sets you apart as a highly qualified and skilled soft tissue professional. You’ll be recognized for your advanced skills in soft-tissue mobilization, making your practice more marketable with results patients are will to pay for.

Sign up today for your chance to become certified in this powerful, evidence-based method.



NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live interactive webcast. This webcast is a broadcast of a live event. 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 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 mental health professionals.  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 professions standards.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.

Athletic Trainers

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PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 12.5 hours of Category A continuing education.

Exercise Physiologists

ASEP members will earn 5.0 CECs for full attendance at this seminar. The ASEP allows members to earn a maximum of 10 CECs in any one 5 year period.

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 15.0 CE hours. 100% attendance is required for a Certificate of Completion to be issued, no variable credit is given.

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 12.6 contact hours.

California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17118 for 12.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. 

Florida Nurses

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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # FBN2858. This course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours. 

Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 12.6 contact hours. Full attendance in the activity is required; no partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. These contact hours are used for your license renewal. Please email with your license number, include the webcast title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid for the webcast.

Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants


PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours or 1.25 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.

Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 12.6 continuing education credits.

Personal Trainers

This course has been approved by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-BOC) for 1.2 CEUs. PESI, Inc.’s Provider Number is 544.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity consists of 12.5 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.

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 12.5 continuing competency hours.

Florida Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This course has been approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association for 12.5 CEHs. Course Number: CE19-650075.

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 12.5 CE Credit Hours.

Michigan Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approval provider by the Michigan Physical Therapy Association 12.5 This activity qualifies for  contact hours. Approval #: CEUL032080. 

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 15.0 contact hours. 

Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 12.5 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 12.5 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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Theresa A. Schmidt, DPT, MS, OCS, LMT, CEAS, CHy, DD, is the founder of Educise Resources, Inc., a professional continuing education and health enhancement company. Dr. Schmidt is the president of Flex Physical Therapy in Long Island, New York. She is Board-certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy by ABPTS since 1994.

Dr. Schmidt graduated Long Island University's Masters Program in Physical Therapy with Highest Honors. She served as Chair of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program and faculty of the Masters Program at Touro College Physical Therapy Programs in New York, New York; at Nassau Community College; and CUNY Queens College. She completed extensive studies in Orthopedic manual therapies including MFR, Craniosacral Therapy, Muscle Energy, Counterstrain, Joint Mobilization, high velocity thrust, visceral manipulation, acupressure Amma therapy, and therapeutic touch.

Dr. Schmidt received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at University of New England and has been board-certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy by ABPTS since 1994. She has presented in over 200 cities across the US for NYAPTA, AMTA/NY, AOTA/IA, IDEA, ACE, New York College for Wholistic Health Education and Research, Council of Licensed Physiotherapists, and private hospitals and clinics.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Theresa Schmidt maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Theresa Schmidt has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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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: There will be a 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.


  1. Analyze the anatomy and function of the fascial system.
  2. Discuss the evidence-based research regarding the impact of the fascial system and efficacy of myofascial release.
  3. Perform an assessment to identify mobility restrictions, painful trigger points, and functional impairments related to abnormal fascial tension.
  4. Define fascial tension’s contribution to abnormal posture and painful movement, and its relationship to stress and emotional states.
  5. Discuss the scientific mechanism for myofascial release, its indications and contraindications.
  6. Differentiate between myofascial pain and fibromyalgia.
  7. Apply myofascial distraction techniques for UE and LE dysfunctions.
  8. Demonstrate five myofascial techniques to improve mobility and function in hands-on lab.
  9. Discuss how to use myofascial release techniques on specific regions of the body, such as the respiratory diaphragm and iliopsoas.
  10. Demonstrate how instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization and myofascial release tools can be utilized in therapy.
  11. Define CPT codes so you can document functional outcomes correctly and ethically.
  12. Discuss when to use your hands for manual therapy vs. instrument-assisted release.



  • What Does The 3-D Matrix of Tissue Tell Us About the Body


  • Evidence Behind Fascial Mobilization, Trigger Points and More
    • When to use your hands vs. instrument-assisted release


  • How to Distinguish Between Myofascial Pain and Fibromyalgia
    • Improve your problem-solving skills with challenging impairments
    • Identify myofascial trigger points
    • Objective documentation


  • How to Properly and Efficiently Work on The Fascia


  • What Insurance Companies Are Looking for In Order to Get Fully Reimbursed

Hands-On Lab


  • Soft Tissue Mobilization Assessment – How to Listen to What the Body is Saying
    • Myofascial examination
    • Learn how to palpate and assess fascial mobility
    • General and local listening of fascial tension patterns
  • Techniques to Decrease Pain and Increase Functional Mobility
    • Skin gliding
    • Cupping
    • Rolling
    • Triplanar release
    • Use of negative pressure tools, cupping therapy
  • More Mobilization Techniques
    • Cross-hand releases for spine and other extremities
  • Specific Myofascial Techniques
    • Circular friction
    • Elbowing
    • Knuckling
    • Circular finger and thumb releases
    • Muscle play
    • Longitudinal stroking
    • Z-friction release
  • Myofascial Distraction Techniques
    • Arm and leg distraction
    • PNF
  • How to Use Myofascial Release on Specific Regions of The Body
    • Respiratory diaphragm
    • Iliopsoas
    • Transverse fascial diaphragms
    • IASTM: instrument-assisted soft tissue
      mobilization and myofascial release tools: cups, foam rollers, balls and other tools
  • Clinical Problem-Solving for Case Studies and Discussion

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Massage Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Rehab Nurses
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Rehabilitation Medicine Physicians
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists
  • Personal Trainers



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