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Upper Extremity Myofascial Chains: Don't Chase the Symptoms, Find the Cause

Rina Pandya, PT, DPT
Approx. 2 Hours
May 03, 2021
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Roaming symptoms. Vague pains. No particular diagnosis to attribute to it. New complaints every few sessions. We’ve all been there.

These patients can often leave you feeling frustrated and defeated.

Learning more about myofascial chains revolutionized the way I treat these patients. I’m now able to quickly identify the root cause of dysfunction and alleviate symptoms sooner, often in just a few sessions!

Watch me, Dr. Rina Pandya, as we walk through the time-tested techniques that I’ve developed across my 20+ year career in outpatient therapy. We’ll begin with an in-depth tour of the fascial anatomy and how utilizing those links can help you to provide rapid improvement in movement, stability, strength and functional gains.

Discover how you can:

  • Pinpoint commonly missed diagnoses related to myofascial restrictions
  • Save time and resources for you and your patient with these streamlined techniques
  • Eliminate pain while simultaneously improving biomechanics of the UE

This concise course that will leave you feeling confident in your ability to solve those “mystery” diagnoses the very next day in clinic – resolving the issues that have nagged at these patients for weeks, months or even years!


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Dr. Rina Pandya, PT, DPT, has an extensive physical therapy career that spans over 20 years, through the UK, the USA, and the Middle East. She has worked in NHS (National Health Service), American health care providing PT services in acute care, in-patient rehab, skilled nursing facilities, home healthcare and outpatient clinics. She has developed specialty programs based on evidence-based practice in her role as a project manager. She has also managed a physical therapy department as a department head in a premier private hospital in Oman. Rina is a member of the APTA, HCPC-UK and OAP-Oman.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Rina Pandya in employed at the DENSO Family Health Center. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Rina Pandya is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Indian Association of Physiotherapists, Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy, and Omani Association of Physiotherapists.

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  1. Perform skilled evaluation of upper extremity dysfunctions and use the knowledge of myofascial chain for differential diagnoses.
  2. Apply the knowledge of myofascial chain to treat patients successfully in a time sensitive manner instead of chasing the symptoms.
  3. Determine the right treatment strategy for the presenting diagnosis based on skilled evaluation of myofascial chain and the related dysfunctions.


The Fascial System
  • Anatomical network of connective tissue
  • Properties of fascia: viscosity, elasticity, plasticity, remodeling
  • Difference between fascia and myofascia?
  • Causes of myofascial pain
  • One giant sensory organ?
  • Differential diagnosis of myofascial pain
Clinical Applications: The Myofascial Chains
  • Superficial frontal line
  • Deep frontal line
  • Deep back arm line
  • Superficial front arm line
Contribution of Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Oncologic diseases
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Neurological diseases
  • Inflammatory diseases
Evidence-Based Diagnosis
  • Chronic non-specific neck pain
  • Chronic tension type headache
  • Cervicobrachial pain and more…
Strategies for the Most Common MSK Conditions You Treat
  • Tennis elbow
  • Rotator cuff syndrome
  • Scapulohumeral dysfunction
  • Upper extremity synergies
  • Headache
  • TMJ pain
Treatment Techniques That Get
  • Results Fast
  • Myofascial release
  • Global stretches
  • Varied manual therapies
  • Yoga poses
  • Addressing forward head posture
  • Customizable sample exercises and techniques

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapy Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • COTA
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Chiropractors
  • Massage Therapists


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