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Digital Seminar

Mobility Masterclass: Myofascial Tools to Mitigate Pain, Enhance Recovery, & Spark Performance

Milica McDowell, MS, DPT
Approx. 4 Hours
Apr 03, 2024
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Explore the science behind myofascial cupping, rolling, and other mobility work for improved rehabilitation and performance outcomes. From peak-level athletes to pickle ball hobbyists, and weekend warriors, discover evidence-based solutions for how, when, and where to apply mobility interventions so you can fast-track recovery, mitigate pain, and spark performance.

Deep dive into the latest updates in science and application for several types of sports including individual endurance sports (run, bike, swim), team sports (soccer, basketball) and other functional sports. Filled with broad concepts and innovative strategies to apply cupping and mobility work techniques in the clinic, on the field, or on-the-go.

  • Updated Pain Management Toolkit with proven techniques that alleviate discomfort, reduce inflammation, improve circulation, restore flexibility, and correct postural dysfunctions.
  • Master the neuromuscular interplay of the fascial system and the effects of mobility tools to enhance your treatment of myofascial release, soft tissue mobilization, and neurodynamics
  • Discover evidence-based solutions to include cupping, rolling, and other mobility tools in your existing practice with applications for rapid, long-lasting, and measurable results
  • Top-notch strategies to reduce scar tissue, fascial adhesions, trigger point pain, and more!
  • Facilitate neuromuscular re-education to create healthier fascia, modulate pain, increase flexibility and strength, and to decrease inflammation.


Planning Committee Disclosure - Relevant relationships

Dr. Danny Porcelli is an independent contractor presenter with RockTape USA. His relevant financial relationship with an ineligible company has been mitigated.
All other 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 remaining 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.

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**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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Dr. Milica McDowell is an orthopedic physical therapist with over 20 years of experience. She’s owned a sports medicine practice in Bozeman, MT for 20 years, was a university faculty in human performance and most recently worked for Rocktape for 8 years in professional education and business development. She is an author of numerous global continuing education courses, has worked as a textbook editor and is an author of numerous professional and lay publications. Her current role is the VP of Product for Physitrack, a company based in London, that puts e-learning and helpful technologies in the hands of medical, wellness and fitness professionals globally. When she’s not researching, writing courses, or educating others, you can find Dr. Milica running, skiing, cooking or enjoying the outdoors with her active family.  


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Milica McDowell is the co-founder of Epic Fitness Center and Bluebird Medical Supply Company and has an employment relationship with Physitrack, LLC. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Dr. Milica McDowell has no relevant non-financial relationships.

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  1. Review the anatomy of the fascial system and describe the impact of decompression for tissue mobility, recovery, and pain modulation.
  2. Determine appropriate clinical necessity and application of mobility tools and myofascial cupping when working with patients or athletes.
  3. Demonstrate and apply mobility techniques and myofascial cups correctly to an athlete in a recovery setting.
  4. Construct and apply foam rolling exercise programs and cupping treatments for pre-activity warm up for a variety of athletes.


Review of Myofascial Cupping

  • Cupping mechanisms: mechanical, neuro, and chemical
  • Cupping safety considerations
  • Assessment of when, where, and how to use cups
  • Three types of vacuum – why each approach matters
  • Contraindications to cupping

Myofascial Cupping for Endurance Athletes (Pre, Post, Rehab Applications)

  • Demonstration, assessment, reassessment

Myofascial Cupping for Team Sport Athletes (Pre, Post, Rehab Applications)

  • Demonstration, assessment, reassessment

Myofascial Cupping for Functional Athletes (Pre, Post, Rehab Applications)

  • Demonstration, assessment, reassessment

Review of Foam Rolling and Complementary Mobility Tools

  • The traditional model needs a revamp
  • Research review and limitations of research
  • Mobility mechanisms - mechanical, neuro, and chemical
  • Mobility work safety considerations
  • Assessment of when, where, and how to use mobility tools
  • Contraindications to mobility work

Mobility for Athletes (Pre, Post, Rehab Applications)

  • Mechanisms, demonstration, assessment, reassessment

Mobility for Patients in Pain (Pre, Post, Rehab Applications)

  • Mechanisms, demonstration, assessment, reassessment

Mobility for Patients for Recovery (Pre, Post, Rehab Applications)

  • Mechanisms, demonstration, assessment, reassessment

Where Can Professionals Learn More to Develop Skills?

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapist Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Chiropractors
  • Massage Therapists
  • CSCS
  • Personal Trainers
  • Other Rehab Professionals


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