Myofascial Release: Functional Integration

Come learn an entirely new way to look at treating the soft-tissue system of the whole body! The focus of this course is to integrate myofascial release with movement. Through it, you’ll learn the physiological basis for muscle hypertonicity and fascial restrictions to help diagnose and treat the myofascial system, while also incorporating the peripheral nervous system, fascial system, and muscular system. Treatment is comprised of direct muscle releases while lengthening and shortening muscles, allowing the dysfunctional motor units to immediately start to work again in functional movement patterns. After the course, you’ll have the ability to effectively treat muscle and fascial restrictions to get ROM and strength gains, while helping pain subside quicker.

 

As with all our manual therapy courses, this course is at least 75% hands-on lab, and will give you skills you can use immediately upon returning to the clinic!

Sat 4 May 2024

2 days, 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM

NJ - Morristown

Professional Physical Therapy
21 Headquarters Plaza – Lower Lobby
Morristown NJ 07960
United States

Christina Gilson

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Saturday, 4 May 2024 - Sunday, 5 May 2024

08:00 AM - 05:30 PM (2 days)

Presented by
Christina Gilson
  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Sat 4 May 2024

2 days, 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM

NJ - Morristown

Professional Physical Therapy
21 Headquarters Plaza – Lower Lobby
Morristown NJ 07960
United States

Christina Gilson

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Sat 2 Nov 2024

2 days, 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM

CA - Burlingame

MORE Physical Therapy - Burlingame
1633 Bayshore Highway, #145
Burlingame CA 94010
United States

Christina Gilson

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Saturday, 2 November 2024 - Sunday, 3 November 2024

08:00 AM - 05:30 PM (2 days)

Presented by
Christina Gilson
  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Sat 2 Nov 2024

2 days, 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM

CA - Burlingame

MORE Physical Therapy - Burlingame
1633 Bayshore Highway, #145
Burlingame CA 94010
United States

Christina Gilson

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Sat 9 Nov 2024

2 days, 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM

MN - North Branch

Physical Therapy Consultants - North Branch
5466 St Croix Trail, Suite 107
North Branch MN 55056
United States

Greg Kopp

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Saturday, 9 November 2024 - Sunday, 10 November 2024

08:00 AM - 05:30 PM (2 days)

Presented by
Greg Kopp
  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Sat 9 Nov 2024

2 days, 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM

MN - North Branch

Physical Therapy Consultants - North Branch
5466 St Croix Trail, Suite 107
North Branch MN 55056
United States

Greg Kopp

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

At the completion of the course, each student will be able to:

  • State at least 3 of the underlying principles of MFR and be able to apply them to a patient in a treatment setting
  • Demonstrate proper technique for hand placement and level of force for Releasing With Movement of 5 different tissues
  • Demonstrate proper technique for therapist positioning and patient positioning for 5 different techniques/body parts
  • Demonstrate proper technique for Releasing With Movement for 5 different techniques/body parts
  • Independently discuss how myofascial release can impact each of the three treated systems to produce a clinically meaningful outcome

At the completion of the course, each student will be able to:

  • State at least 3 of the underlying principles of MFR and be able to apply them to a patient in a treatment setting
  • Demonstrate proper technique for hand placement and level of force for Releasing With Movement of 5 different tissues
  • Demonstrate proper technique for therapist positioning and patient positioning for 5 different techniques/body parts
  • Demonstrate proper technique for Releasing With Movement for 5 different techniques/body parts
  • Independently discuss how myofascial release can impact each of the three treated systems to produce a clinically meaningful outcome

Saturday


7:30am
Doors Open
8:00am
Lecture: New definition of fascia, anatomy of fascia, roles of fascia concept of releasing with movement
12:00pm
Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm
Lab: Releasing with movement to the neck and upper back
3:00pm
Lab: Releasing with movement to the arm
5:00pm
Lab: Review of evidence-based literature
5:30pm
Adjourn

Sunday


7:30am
Doors Open
8:00am
Lab: Releasing with movement – upper and lower quarters
12:00pm
Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm
Lab: Releasing with movement to the hip and thigh
3:00pm
Lab: Releasing with movement to the lower leg and foot
4:30pm
Lab: Review of evidence-based literature
5:00pm
Adjourn

Course Instructors

Christina Gilson

DPT, MPT, CIMT

Christina graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the Richard Stockton College of NJ in 2000. She went on to earn her Masters of Physical Therapy degree in 2002, receiving the program’s first Award for Clinical Excellence as well as the College’s Award of Distinction. She then returned to Stockton to receive her transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2009. Since graduating in 2002, Christina has practiced in a number of settings including acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, home care, and is currently practicing in outpatient orthopedics where she works full time as a Clinical Director and PT.

Her clinical focus throughout her career has been orthopedics, where she is able to utilize manual therapy techniques to connect with her patients, improve functional mobility, and restore movement, allowing her patients to return to their goals, no matter how big or small. Christina began her journey with GLS as an assistant instructor in 2015 after receiving her CIMT in 2014. Christina believes that the most important aspect of physical therapy is listening to your patient both verbally and non-verbally!

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Greg Kopp

PT, MPT, OCS, CIMT

Greg graduated with his MPT from Oakland University in 1995. He has guest lectured at Oakland University on ACL/PCL surgeries and rehab, and served as a teaching assistant at Oakland for examination procedures and therapeutic exercise. Greg is currently appointed as a clinical instructor for Oakland University. His treatment approach is eclectic, utilizing Kaltenborn and Paris manual techniques, and muscle energy techniques learned at Great Lakes Seminars. He has used this approach since 1995 working in outpatient orthopedic settings with a very diverse patient population, including sports medicine. Greg’s treatment philosophy is to treat the driver of the patient’s condition/pathology, and to teach the patient to manage their own condition. He also has an extensive background in weight training and exercise.

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