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Free 2-Day Live Virtual Training Event

Orthopedic Myofascial Symposium:
Solutions for Pain, Posture & Mobility

Presented by Dr. Theresa Schmidt, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, LMT, CEAS, CHy
September 29 - 30, 2022 from 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM Central
Can't attend live? Register anyway for 14-day free access to the training!
*CE credit is available for an additional cost. Register for more information.
Featuring Dr. Theresa Schmidt, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, LMT, CEAS, CHy, this unique offering brings together many of the most effective soft tissue techniques in ONE training. Unlock your ability to:
  • Assess fascial impairments and pinpoint underlying barriers to release tension and pain

  • Implement simple biomechanical screenings to quickly identify areas of impaired mobility, and differentiate myofascial pain and fibromyalgia

  • Quickly release painful trigger points and tension, improve circulation, increase flexibility, and correct postural dysfunction

  • Create and design self-management principles including foam rolling exercise programs for pre-activity warm up for a variety of fitness abilities

  • AND so much more!
Free 2-Day Live Virtual Training Event
Orthopedic Myofascial Symposium:
Solutions for Pain, Posture & Mobility
Presented by Dr. Theresa Schmidt, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, LMT, CEAS, CHy
September 29 - 30, 2022 from 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM Central
Can't attend live? Register anyway for 14-day free access to the training!
*CE credit is available for an additional cost. Register for more information.
What You'll Learn

  • Significance of the Connective Tissue and 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 
    • Connective tissue system structure and significance  
    • Explore interrelationship of all body parts connected by fascia with a video of live fascia by expert Jean Claude Guimberteau, MD 
    • How the “release” occurs and why 
    • Importance of palpation sensitivity, grading depth of pressure, stages of release 
  • Differential Diagnosis of Fascial Impairment 
    • How to Distinguish Between Myofascial Pain and Fibromyalgia 
      • Improve your problem-solving skills with challenging impairments 
      • Objective documentation of trigger points, scar tissue, mobility impairments and functional change 
  • Principles and Procedures of Myofascial Release 
    • Identify fascial mobility impairments using posture and palpation exams 
    • Perform layer palpation and tri-planar mobility testing 
    • Correct pressure and timing for release 
    • Facilitate releases with integrative interventions, breathing, movement 
  • Documentation Results
    • 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 
      • Learn how to palpate and assess fascial mobility, identify TPs 
      • Develop palpatory skills, proper tissue pressure, graded touch and timing 
      • General and local listening of fascial tension patterns 
    • Techniques to Remodel Fascia, Relieve Pain and Increase Functional Mobility 
      • Skin gliding and Skin rolling 
      • Cross-hand releases for spine and extremities 
      • Muscle Play release 
    • Specific and Deeper Myofascial Techniques 
      • Circular friction 
      • Elbowing, Knuckling 
      • Longitudinal stroking, Z-friction release 
  • Instrument-assisted STM techniques 
  • Cupping: Use of negative pressure dry cupping suction cups - Baguan 
    • Cupping history, theory, safety, indications, contraindications, precautions 
    • Tool types and selection 
      • Forces employed: pressure, size, shape of cups 
    • Static and dynamic gliding technique 
    • Cupping demo for clinical cases 
    • Scraping- use of shaped tools to remodel adhesions- Guasha 
    • Blades, rollers, balls, shaped tools to remodel fascia 
    • When to use your hands vs. instrument-assisted release 
    • Research outcomes for cupping therapy 
  • Myofascial Distraction Techniques 
    • Arm and leg distraction 
    • PNF/ Muscle Energy and STM combined 
  • How to Use STM on Specific Regions of The Body 
    • Respiratory diaphragm 
    • Iliopsoas 
    • Transverse fascial diaphragms 
    • TMJ Release 
    • Suboccipital Inhibition Release 
  • What Does the Research Tell Us? 
    • Effectiveness of STM/MFR in clinical and lab conditions 
    • Clinical Problem-Solving for Case Studies and Discussion, Q&A 
  • Trigger Point Release Fast ‘n Easy 
  • Ischemic Compression and Reflex inhibition to Ease Painful Muscle Tension 
    • What do you do when clients present with painful, tense areas of consistent muscle tension? 
    • Habits that produce abnormal strain on the neuromuscular system, resulting in tight bands of abnormal muscle contraction/TPs  
    • Etiology and physiology of trigger points, assessment, imaging, research evidence 
    • Trigger point pain presentation/referral patterns 
    • What/how to document  
  • Interventions to manage painful TPs 
    • Ischemic compression  
    • Reflex movement therapy  
    • Muscle energy 
  • Integrative Neuromuscular Inhibition Technique (L. Chaitow, DO) 
  • Case studies 
  • Positional Release (Strain-Counterstrain)  
    • Application for Mobility, Strength and Function 
  • Neuromuscular basis for positional release technique (PRT)/Strain-counterstrain (SCS) 
  • Role of Trigger Points in Movement Impairments 
    • Etiology and physiology of TPs 
    • Assessment and Imaging 
    • Research on Effectiveness of PRT 
    • Demonstration of PRT interventions: Cervical, shoulder, lumbar, hip, knee 
  • Home Program Design using PRT 
  • Closing Discussion/Q&A 

Meet the Expert | Dr. Theresa Schmidt, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, LMT, CEAS, CHy
Theresa Schmidt

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

Click here for information about Theresa A. Schmidt.
Free 2-Day Live Virtual Training Event
Orthopedic Myofascial Symposium:
Solutions for Pain, Posture & Mobility
Presented by Dr. Theresa Schmidt, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, LMT, CEAS, CHy
September 29 - 30, 2022 from 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM Central
Can't attend live? Register anyway for 14-day free access to the training!
*CE credit is available for an additional cost. Register for more information.
 
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Free 2-Day Live Virtual Training Event
Orthopedic Myofascial Symposium:
Solutions for Pain, Posture & Mobility
Presented by Dr. Theresa Schmidt, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, LMT, CEAS, CHy
September 29 - 30, 2022 from 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM Central
Can't attend live? Register anyway for 14-day free access to the training!
*CE credit is available for an additional cost. Register for more information.

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