An Orthopedic Approach to Myofascial Release

In school we learn a lot about joint mechanics, however, we don’t learn much about all the soft tissues that make those joints move. Plus we certainly aren’t exposed to how the soft tissue works together to enable our function. This course will help you to learn a clinically and anatomically based approach to myofascial release. We focus on how the muscle and fascia create dysfunction in the body, increasing stress and causing symptoms that become common diagnoses we treat every day. Come learn to integrate this effective tool into your daily treatment and expand the options you have to treat dysfunction!

 

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.

In school we learn a lot about joint mechanics, however, we don’t learn much about all the soft tissues that make those joints move. Plus we certainly aren’t exposed to how the soft tissue works together to enable our function. This course will help you to learn a clinically and anatomically based approach to myofascial release. We focus on how the muscle and fascia create dysfunction in the body, increasing stress and causing symptoms that become common diagnoses we treat every day. Come learn to integrate this effective tool into your daily treatment and expand the options you have to treat dysfunction!

 

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 1 Jun 2024

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

IL - Willow Springs

Next Steps Chicago
8434 Corcoran Rd
Willow Springs IL 60480
United States

Martin Sytsema

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Saturday, 1 June 2024 - Sunday, 2 June 2024

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

Presented by
Martin Sytsema
  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Sat 1 Jun 2024

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

IL - Willow Springs

Next Steps Chicago
8434 Corcoran Rd
Willow Springs IL 60480
United States

Martin Sytsema

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Sat 12 Oct 2024

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

ID - Boise

Saint Alphonsus - McCleary Auditorium
1055 N. Curtis Road
Boise ID 83706
United States

Martin Sytsema

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Saturday, 12 October 2024 - Sunday, 13 October 2024

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

Presented by
Martin Sytsema
  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Sat 12 Oct 2024

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

ID - Boise

Saint Alphonsus - McCleary Auditorium
1055 N. Curtis Road
Boise ID 83706
United States

Martin Sytsema

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

At the completion of this seminar, the participant will be able to:

  • Confidently describe and independently state the rationale for doing Myofascial Release and its specific effect
  • Correctly demonstrate proper hand technique, grading of the level of touch, and the effects of a release
  • Correctly describe the importance of fluid fascial movement in a 3 dimensional system, allowing for the physiologic system to have the ability to provide resilience to dysfunction
  • Confidently describe the different layers of fascia and know when to treat each layer
  • Confidently explain and independently state how specific myofascial restrictions in different parts of the body can create the orthopedic dysfunctions that we treat on a daily basis

At the completion of this seminar, the participant will be able to:

  • Confidently describe and independently state the rationale for doing Myofascial Release and its specific effect
  • Correctly demonstrate proper hand technique, grading of the level of touch, and the effects of a release
  • Correctly describe the importance of fluid fascial movement in a 3 dimensional system, allowing for the physiologic system to have the ability to provide resilience to dysfunction
  • Confidently describe the different layers of fascia and know when to treat each layer
  • Confidently explain and independently state how specific myofascial restrictions in different parts of the body can create the orthopedic dysfunctions that we treat on a daily basis

Saturday


7:30am
Doors Open
8:00am
Introduction to Myofascial Release
9:00am
Lecture: Overview of anatomy of the fascial system and its purpose
10:15am
Lecture: Introduction and review of specific release techniques
11:30am
Lab: Temporomandibular and neck
12:00pm
Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm
Lab: Shoulder
5:00pm
Lab: Review of evidence-based literature
5:30pm
Adjourn

Sunday


7:30am
Doors Open
8:00am
Lab: Lumbopelvic
10:15am
Lab: Knee, ankle and foot
12:00pm
Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm
Lab: Elbow, wrist and scars
3:45pm
Lab: Review
4:00pm
Lab: Application to specific clinical situations
4:30pm
Lab: Review of evidence-based literature
5:00pm
Adjourn

Course Instructors

Martin Sytsema

PT, MSPT, OMPT, FAAOMPT, CIMT

Martin completed his Masters in PT from Central Michigan University. Immediately following, he completed a two year residency in orthopedic manual therapy and was awarded a fellowship in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists in 2001. He emphasizes treatment of the whole person, looking at a variety of structures and systems that may contribute to the patient’s complaints and the abnormal biomechanics that are seen. Treatments include muscle energy, myofascial release, and a variety of other manual therapy techniques and exercises based on Applied Functional Science. Marty was named 2012 Outstanding Alumni for the Central Michigan University PT program, and he was elected by his state peers to be the chairperson of the MPTA Reimbursement and Professional Standards committees starting in 2013. Martin is an owner of i’move which has multiple clinics in West Michigan.

Scott Braje

PT, MPT, CIMT, CIDN

Scott graduated from Colorado State University in 1997 with a B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science, a Minor in Anatomy and Neurobiology, a concentration in Wellness Program Management, and an emphasis in Cardiac Rehabilitation. He then moved out to San Francisco and obtained his CSCS while interning under the (former) president of the National Strength and Conditioning Association while engaging in high level athletic performance training. He obtained his Masters in Physical Therapy from Andrews University in Dayton, OH in 2000 and has worked in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy clinics ever since. He began working with Great Lakes in 2004, and, as consistent with Great Lakes philosophy, he uses a “test, treat, re-test” focus on each treatment to determine the proper course of action in achieving maximal results with each patient. Scott is presently the Clinic Director of the Physical Therapy Department at a multi-disciplinary Pain and Wellness Center in the North Shore of Boston.

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