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Myofascial Release and Its Application to Neuro-Developmental Treatment
March 20 @ 8:00 am - March 21 @ 4:00 pm MST
In this symposium we will review the fascial system as it relates to individuals with atypical posture and movement. When atypical posture and movement alter the natural and efficient alignment of the skeleton, the fascial system adapts by contracting and bonding. The primary focus of this workshop will be on the hands-on treatment, using MFR addressing the musculoskeletal system that is needed prior to facilitation of movement. As therapists, we can improve our clinical decision making skills by forming and testing hypotheses regarding critical impairments when treating individuals diagnosed with multiple system impairments such as cerebral palsy, stroke, congenital hypotonicity, and other neuromotor impairments.
Discussion on the creation and execution of therapeutic intervention and clinical decision making to assure success will be incorporated. A combination of didactic and laboratory learning experiences will emphasize the integration of MFR and the NDT framework as the foundation for intervention when treating either pediatric or adult individuals with central nervous system dysfunction.
This workshop focuses on the basic myofascial releases as it applies to soft tissue elongation and NDT facilitation. This material is useful for Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists and Assistants working with either the adult or pediatric populations.