2-Day: Myofascial Release Clinician Certification: Soft Tissue Mobiliz
Digital Seminar

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

Theresa A. Schmidt
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May 16, 2019
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Digital Seminar - Also available: Live Webcast


This digital seminar is currently on pre-order meaning that the video will not be ready until 2-3 weeks after the program has taken place.

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 certification refines your skills and goes a long way in making your work more efficient and effective.

After this training recording 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.


CE Information Coming Soon

Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this non-interactive self-study package.

CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements. 

There may be an additional fee for CE certificates. Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details. 

**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.


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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 for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

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  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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