April 21st, 2017 – April 22nd, 2017 , 7:30AM - 5:00PM
3320 North Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Performing effective manual therapy to structure dramatically improves the outcomes that are possible with functional therapy alone. The mobility challenges that affect the pediatric population require effective methods of intervention in order to maximally affect functional outcomes. MFR is the most effective foundation technique in structural manual therapy and it is one of the first that must be mastered in order to return a patient to full function.
This two-day course is designed to instruct the pediatric therapist in performing myofascial release (MFR) effectively with a pediatric population. Multiple MFR techniques are presented, from the basic 3 planar technique to more complicated craniocervical and spinal techniques. Emphasis is placed on general palpation skills, mastering the feel of fascial tissue, the effective use of MFR, integrating MFR with functional pediatric therapy, and integrating MFR with other complementary manual therapies. Protocols for treatment of common pediatric diagnoses are presented.