Myofascial Release

The fascinating world of fascia with Liz Howard

Presented By

Elizabeth Howard

Advanced Pain Management Osteopath

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Myofascial Release Online

This course is also available via an online version. See more details and register here.

Did you know that myofibroblasts are activated to contract over time if we are stressed or in pain?

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 a 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

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

Related Learning

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 practices at the Women's Health & Research Institute of Australia, a specialist pelvic pain clinic in Sydney. She holds a Master of Science in Medicine (Pain Management) from USYD in 2013 and has over 25 years’ of experience as an osteopath, including pain education and as a clinical specialist in sacral neuromodulation.

Liz has more than 16 years’ of experience teaching at Australian universities and as a CPD provider. Her teaching experience ranges from course writing, presenting lectures and practicum in Undergraduate and Master’s Osteopathic programs (University of Western SydneySouthern Cross University), clinical supervision of Osteopathic students (UWS, SCU, SportsMed Mumbai), to presentations at many professional associations including RANZCOG (Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology), AGES (Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy & Surgery), NSANZ (Neuromodulation Society of Australia and New Zealand), Osteopathy Australia National Conference presentation, Pregnancy Massage Australia, Pelvic Floor Seminars, GP education evenings and international allied health events, most recently in Ireland, Sweden and New Zealand.

Find out more about Liz Howard's experience here.

Videos from this presenter

Watch this 2023 webinar by Liz Howard. Hosted by Osteopathy Australia

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