Myofascial Release


Presented By

Elizabeth Howard
Advanced Pain Management Osteopath


September 10, 2023 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 and misunderstood anatomical structures in the human body. It is often the missing link for persistent pain after a fall or injury, immobilsation, recurrent acute back pain, postural changes after surgery, post-surgical pain, contusion injuries and scar tissue. There is now research to support how osteopaths approach fascia in a holistic way, including patient education and specific rehabilitation that is quite different to how we approach muscular dysfunction.

Liz has translated this research into a simple protocol to assess for local and global fascial dysfunction, select the best treatment techniques and self-management for your individual patient. You will learn direct and indirect fascial techniques, treatment dose based on key clinical indicators, how often to treat the patient and how to estimate prognosis. This course is focused on the musculoskeletal fascia and how to treat it efficiently without developing upper limb injuries.

Course notes include useful diagrams of clinically relevant fascial chains, technique photos, further reading and more

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the embryology, clinical anatomy and physiology of connective tissue
  • 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
  • Formulate a holistic treatment plan based on the latest research
  • Utilize the Anterior fascial chain treatment protocol in your practice
  • Identify when to use direct or indirect myofascial techniques
  • Demonstrate individual patient education and self-management tools such as simple global exercises

Related Learning

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Attendees also have the opportunity to attend Liz Howard’s Exploring Visceral Fascia course which will look at the deeper chains in more detail, including viscero-fascial contributors to pain or dysfunction.

Course Details

The Myofascial Release 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 8:30AM to 4PM. 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.

About the Presenter

Advanced Pain Management Osteopath Liz Howard has more than 20 years’ experience as an osteopath, pain educator and clinical specialist in sacral neuromodulation.

Liz has more than 16 years’ experience teaching at multiple Australian universities and as a CPD provider.

Her teaching experience ranges from lectures and technique in Undergraduate and Master’s Osteopathic programs (University of Western Sydney, Southern Cross University), clinical supervision of Osteopathic students (UWS, SCU, SportsMed Mumbai), Osteopathy Australia National Conference presentation, Pelvic Floor Seminars, GP education evenings and International Allied Health events.

Find out more about Liz Howard's experience here.


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