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Ignite Your Practice with the Ultimate Guide to Manual Therapy Mastery!

Earning your patient's confidence is paramount, and manual therapy stands as one of the most potent tools to achieve just that.

However, the multitude of methods available can often leave practitioners unsure about where to begin or which approach is most effective for a specific case. This uncertainty is what spurred us to craft a distinctive and comprehensive training program, bringing together the most powerful soft tissue techniques into an easy to follow framework for success. What You'll Gain:

  • A Solid Foundation in Core Techniques: myofascial release, cupping, trigger point release, vibration, positional release, and mobilization tools, equipping you with a comprehensive skill set
  • Assess with Ease: Tools to assess fascial impairments with precision to uncover underlying barriers that contribute to tension and pain
  • Refine Your Screenings: Simple biomechanical screens to swiftly identify areas of impaired mobility, making a clear distinction between myofascial pain and fibromyalgia
  • Comprehensive Pain Management: toolkit of proven techniques that alleviate discomfort, enhance circulation, bolster flexibility, and correct postural dysfunctions
  • Address Root Causes: By targeting the fascia, you'll gain insight into and address the root causes of pain and dysfunction, ensuring more sustainable and long-lasting results
  • Tackle Prevalent Problem Areas: piriformis, SI Joint, quadratus lumborum, iliopsoas, TMJ, and many more with confidence

Walk away with essential skills to enhance your manual therapy and cultivate trust and confidence in your patients—an invaluable asset in the healthcare domain. Elevate your practice today!

Orthopedic Myofascial Certificate

A $1,099.94 Value,
Only $199.99!
Plus, earn up to 23.5 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
What You'll Learn
 
Significance of Connective Tissue & 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
Importance of palpation sensitivity, grading depth of pressure, stages of release
Differential Diagnosis of Fascial Impairment: Myofascial Pain and Fibromyalgia
Identify fascial mobility impairments using posture and palpation exams
Facilitate releases with integrative interventions, breathing, movement
Objective documentation of trigger points, scar tissue, mobility impairments, and functional change
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
Develop palpatory skills, proper tissue pressure, graded touch, and timing
Techniques to Remodel Fascia, Relieve Pain, and Increase Functional Mobility

Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Management Techniques
Cupping: Use of negative pressure dry cupping suction cups - Baguan
Scraping- use of shaped tools to remodel adhesions- Guasha
Blades, rollers, balls, and shaped tools to remodel fascia
When to use your hands vs. instrument-assisted release

Myofascial Distraction Techniques and Soft Tissue Management for Specific Regions
Arm and leg distraction
PNF/ Muscle Energy and STM combined
Respiratory and transverse fascial diaphragm
Iliopsoas
TMJ Release
Suboccipital Inhibition Release

Trigger Point Release Fast ‘n Easy
Ischemic Compression and Reflex Inhibition to Ease Painful Muscle Tension
Etiology and physiology of trigger points, assessment, imaging, research evidence
Trigger point pain presentation/referral patterns
Interventions to Manage Painful Trigger Points
Integrative Neuromuscular Inhibition Technique
Positional Release (Strain-Counterstrain) with application for mobility, strength, and function
Neuromuscular basis for positional release technique (PRT)/Strain-counterstrain (SCS)
Role of Trigger Points in Movement Impairments
Demonstration of PRT interventions: Cervical, shoulder, lumbar, hip, knee
Home Program Design using PRT

Orthopedic Myofascial Certificate A $1,099.94 Value,
Only $199.99!
Plus, earn up to 23.5 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
Plus, BONUS content! Valued at over $500, yours free!
Good Vibrations! Massage Guns and Vibration Therapy – More Than Just a Massage
Stu Wilson
  • Percussion Guns: What’s All the Buzz About?
    Types of guns, features, pros and cons
    Science Behind Vibration Therapy
    • Scientific mechanisms and effects of vibration and percussion therapy
    • Research and proposed effects of vibration in rehab or movement
    • Precautions, contraindications, safe instructions graded exposure
    Application: Common Areas and Dysfunctions
    • Mobility Zones
    • Stability Zones
    • Rippling
Not Your Grandma’s Mobility Class: The New Frontier of Foam Rollers and Mobility
Milica McDowell and Paul Herberger
  • Mobility mechanisms, mechanical, neuro, and chemical
    Assessment of when, where, and how to use Mobility Tools
    Contraindications to mobility work
    Demonstrations: Mobility for Athletes, Pain and Recovery
    • Mechanisms, Demo, Assessment, Reassessment
    • Pre, Post, Rehab applications
    • Novel ways to integrate the tools you already own
Cupping for Sport Related Conditions
Milica McDowell
  • History of Cupping
    • Cupping mechanisms: mechanical, neuro and chemical
    • Cupping Safety
    • Assessment of when, where and how to use cups
    • Three types of vacuum
    • Contraindications to Cupping
    Cupping for Endurance Athletes (Pre, Post, Rehab applications)
    • Demo, Assessment, Reassessment
    Cupping for Team Sport Athletes (Pre, Post, Rehab applications)
    • Demo, Assessment, Reassessment
    Cupping for CrossFit Athletes (Pre, Post, Rehab applications)
    • Demo, Assessment, Reassessment
Manual Therapy Approach to Stabilizing the Core and SI Joint
Peggy Lamb
  • Anatomy and architecture of the pelvis
    Demonstrations, Assessments, and Corrections for:
    • High ilium
    • Rotation of ilium
    • Upslip of SI joint
    • Leg length discrepancy
    • Pubic bone misalignment
    • Sacral torsion
    • Piriformis syndrome
Manual Therapy for the Piriformis and Quadratus Lumborum: Solutions to Back and Sciatic Pain
Peggy Lamb
  • Understand how the piriformis and QL impact the SIJ
    Specific assessment techniques for the piriformis, deep lateral rotators, and QL
    Demonstrations of various techniques:
    • MET
    • Positional release
    • Muscle swimming
    • Skin rolling
    • Cupping
    • Pin and rock
    • Stretching
    Techniques for standing, prone and side-lying
Orthopedic Myofascial Certificate
A $1,099.94 Value,
Only $199.99!
Meet Your Faculty:

Theresa A. Schmidt, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, LMT, CEAS, is an orthopedic physical therapy specialist and massage therapist integrating traditional and alternative medicine with an 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.

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Stuart Wilson, PT, is a physical therapist, and a human movement junkie. Stuart began his PT career on the Big Island of Hawaii where he worked with all levels of athletes and orthopedic patients. Stuart owned and operated the Champion Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy clinic in Denver, CO. Champion specialized in sport-specific analysis and treatment that utilized a biomechanical, manual and functional medicine approach to problem-solving. Stu is currently a director at Panther Physical Therapy and Sports Performance in Colorado where he continues to treat many patients and athletes of all levels.

Stuart graduated from Colorado State University with a BS in Exercise Sport Science, emphasis on Sports Medicine, and Human Anatomy and Neurobiology. He went on to earn his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Regis University in Denver, CO. Stuart has consulted for the USA Triathlon and has gained a respectful reputation as a running and cycling expert. He also served as the lead PT for the Colorado Ballet. Currently, he is an affiliate faculty member for Regis University. He has submerged himself in SFMA Level 1 and 2, and has become FMS certified. He has completed Level 1 of 2 of the Functional Dry Needling certification.

Stuart presents on many topics including skiing, running, cycling, functional medicine, exercise as medicine, injury prevention, and functional ergonomics. He enjoys being outside and active with running, biking, hiking, snowboarding, and playing on sports teams including ice hockey and soccer. Stuart’s favorite thing to do is be with his amazing wife and their two awesome young children.

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Milica McDowell, MS, DPT, 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.

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Paul Herberger, BS, CPT CF-2, is a Certified Personal Trainer, CrossFit Judge and Level 2 Certified CrossFit coach. He is also a Certified Ironman Triathlon coach who has coached numerous athletes to the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii and Ironman 70.3 World Championships. Additionally, Paul holds coaching certifications from USA Swimming and USA Cycling. Paul owns and operates Epic Fitness, a functional fitness center in Bozeman, Montana, where he manages a staff of coaches and trainers and oversees both in-person and virtual training programs. A former professional Big Mountain Skier, Paul competed on the Freeride World Tour for 12 years and during his Ironman triathlon career qualified for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships and North American 70.3 Championships. Paul has participated in numerous research studies, is a contributing developer of continuing education courses for RockTape and TriggerPoint and enjoys mentoring up-and-coming coaches and trainers. In his free time, Paul loves to surf, ski, and CrossFit.

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Peggy Lamb, MA, LMT, BCTMB, has been a manual therapist and bodyworker for over 30 years and is certified through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. She owns a private massage and movement therapy business, where she practices when she’s not lecturing. Ms. Lamb received her initial training at the New Mexico Academy of Massage and Advanced Healing Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and at Wellness Skills, Inc., in Dallas, Texas. She taught clinical anatomy and physiology, trigger point therapy, and Swedish techniques at Wellness Skills, Inc., in Dallas, and at Texas Healing Arts Institute in Austin. In addition to her extensive training in massage therapy, she also teaches dance and yoga and is a personal trainer. She is the author of Releasing the Iliopsoas and Quadratus Lumborum and Stretch Your Patients: The Bodyworker’s Guide to Client Table Stretches. Ms. Lamb is an approved CE provider for the Texas Department of Health, the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, and the Florida Department of Health. In addition, she has presented nationally at many AMTA state chapter conventions. Ms. Lamb brings her eclectic and extensive background into her teaching for an enlightening and enjoyable learning experience.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Don't take our word for it, here's what your peers said:

"The speakers were very knowledgeable. I learned a lot of techniques that I can apply to my practice." - Marjorie K, LMT

"Theresa was an exceptional presenter in all aspects! Would definitely take a course presented by her again." - Zach R, PT

"Loved this course! Dr. Schmidt was very interactive and showed countless examples to implement in the clinic! I am excited to take more of her courses!" - Angela F, PTA

"Dr. Theresa was fabulous and brilliant. She made the course fun and educational." - Jessica A, PTA

"The speaker is very well versed in the topic of myofascial therapy - I have learned a lot!" - Stephanie O, LMT

"I was blessed to have such a kind, informed, and talented instructor. I will take another one of her courses!" - Hails B, PTA
Manual therapy is known for its ability to alleviate pain, restore mobility, and improve overall well-being. We’ve selected the most effective techniques that provide measurable results in just a few minutes! By incorporating these techniques into your practice, you'll likely see a boost in patient satisfaction. Your patients will appreciate the personalized care and the tangible results they experience, leading to increased loyalty, referrals, and a stellar professional reputation.
Whether you work with athletes, individuals recovering from injuries, or those managing chronic pain, these techniques can be tailored to suit each patient's unique needs. By expanding your skill set, you can effectively treat a wider range of conditions and attract a broader clientele.
The Next Steps in Advancing Your Practice
 
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Instantly collaborate with other professionals on the course materials through interactive message boards. You'll be part of a community of hundreds of practitioners all focused on integrating this course in clinical practice, providing valuable opportunities to share insight and experiences and to build your professional network.
 
Complete your online CE tests and earn up to 23.5 CE hours! Click here for CE credit details and credit details specific to your profession.
 
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Orthopedic Myofascial Certificate A $1,099.94 Value,
Only $199.99!
Plus, earn up to 23.5 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline

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