Myofascial Release: Part 1


Presented By

Elizabeth Howard
Osteopath and Pain Educator


July 13, 2019 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Suited To

Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors

Need some new tricks in your manual therapy bag?

Fascia is one of the most critical, misunderstood and fascinating anatomical structures. Fascial restrictions can limit good muscle function, maintain poor posture and affect the function of the peripheral nervous system.

Fascia requires manual techniques that vary from muscular treatments and are often the missing link for;

  • persistent pain after a fall or injury
  • recurrent acute back pain
  • post-surgical pain, including scars
  • contusion injuries

Elizabeth Howard has more than 15 years’ experience as an osteopathic and pain educator at multiple Australian universities and as a CPD provider. In Part 1 of her Myofascial Release series, Liz will briefly update the latest functional anatomy and teach you to confidently examine and treat myofascial contributors to pain using the Anterior Bowstring model.

This course has a strong practical focus including demonstrations of treatment protocols (including patient education and self-management tools) that you can use immediately in your practice to improve patient outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

  • Review of the functional anatomy and amazing properties of fascia
  • Overview of the Anterior Bowstring model
  • Recognise fascial dysfunction in the case history
  • Integrate a quick fascial assessment into your postural screen
  • Identify key symptoms and signs of myofascial restrictions and contributors to pain
  • Anterior fascial chain treatment protocol
  • When to use direct or indirect myofascial techniques
  • Patient education and self-management protocols including simple global exercises

After completing this course attendees will have the opportunity to attend Myofascial Release: Part 2 which will look at the deeper chains in more detail, including visceral supportive structures and more indirect myofascial techniques.

Course Details

The Fascial Release part 1 course is applicable to all allied health manual therapy practitioners. It will include practical examination and treatment protocols you will be able to use with confidence in your practice.

The course will run from 8:30 AM to 4 PM. Places are limited to 20 attendees. It also includes morning and afternoon tea, e-notes and an e-certificate of attendance for your CPD records. The course can be counted as 6 hours CPD.

ACA course code: Y19-018

Course Feedback

'I liked the commitment of the speaker and enthusiasm in teaching. Valuable information and concision of research. Lots of hands on and practice time.'

'Very hands on practical. Easy to incorporate into everyday practice.'

'The pace of the course was great and it was a really good mixture between factual information and hands on work.'


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