Evidence-Based Myofascial and Craniosacral Interventions


December 4, 2012, 8 am–3:30 pm

Holiday Inn
3315 Ordway Dr.
Roanoke, VA 24017


An Added Dimension to Restoring Function and Mobility 
How do you address pain and abnormal tension resulting from stress, trauma, disease, and disability? Add a gentle, fresh dimension to your work by treating the fascial restrictions with Myofascial Release (MFR) and Craniosacral Therapy (CST). This introductory, hands-on, intensive course focuses on the restoration of fascial mobility within the myofascial and craniosacral systems. Participants will review anatomy and function, discuss the latest evidence from the Fascia Research Congress, assess mobility in the 3-D fascial planes, and use compression and distraction to facilitate fascial mobility. Practice gentle introductory craniosacral releases including sacral, frontal, parietal, temporal, occipital, and mandibular releases, and craniosacral balancing to promote healthy balance within the fascial system that invests all structures in the body. Special evaluation techniques using general and local listening and craniosacral balancing are introduced to identify and treat abnormal fascial tension patterns.
The goal of the course is to promote balanced posture and efficient mobility using direct and indirect myofascial and craniosacral interventions. These gentle techniques can be used across the lifespan to produce positive, functional outcomes and can be applied immediately in practice!
What you Will Learn:
• Identify the scientific research and physiology behind Myofascial Release and Craniosacral Therapy  
• Assess fascial mobility with a three-dimensional approach
• Demonstrate myofascial and craniosacral releases in an in-depth, hands-on lab
• Restore function and mobility across the lifespan using gentle techniques you can practice the next day!  
• Describe fascial and craniosacral system anatomy and function 
• Assess fascial mobility using subtle palpation skills including cranial rhythm palpation
• Apply 3-D myofascial distraction and transverse plane releases
• Perform Craniosacral Therapy releases for the frontal, parietal, temporal, occipital, sacrum, and mandibular bones
• Discuss the evidence-based research in Myofascial Release and Craniosacral Therapy
What You Should Bring
• Review cranial and spinal/sacral anatomy
• This hands-on course requires short nails and lab clothes. Bring loose sweats or tee shirts and shorts and sneakers.
• Massage table or mat and pillow to practice 
• Hand sanitizer
Who Should Attend:
• Physical Therapists
• Physical Therapist Assistants
• Occupational Therapists
• Occupational Therapy Assistants
• Athletic Trainers
• Licensed Massage Therapists
• Chiropractors
• Physicians
Your Presenter:
THERESA A. SCHMIDT, DPT, MS, OCS, LMT, CEAS, CHy, DD, is the founder of Educise Resources, Inc., a professional continuing education and health enhancement company, and is President of Flex Physical Therapy in Long Island, New York. She graduated Long Island University's Master's Program in Physical Therapy with Highest Honors and earned her doctoral degree from the University of New England. Dr. Schmidt is board-certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy by the ABPTS and has completed extensive studies in manual therapies including Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, Muscle Energy, Counterstrain, Joint Mobilization, high velocity thrust, visceral manipulation, acupressure Amma therapy, Integrated Energy Therapy, and therapeutic touch. In addition, Dr. Schmidt is also a licensed massage therapist, personal trainer, and certified hypnotherapist.
She has served as faculty at Touro College Physical Therapy Programs in New York, Nassau Community College, and CUNY Queens College. In addition to speaking with Cross Country Education, Dr. Schmidt has presented for APTA, AMTA, IDEA, ACE, NYSSMMT, New York College for Wholistic Health Education and Research, and Council of Licensed Physiotherapists, as well as a number of private hospitals and clinics.
Dr. Schmidt is focused on providing evidence-based education, hands-on therapy that audiences can practice immediately, and outstanding patient care. For additional information on educational events and resources offered by Dr. Schmidt, visit www.CrossCountryEducation.com.
What People are Saying:
Theresa does a great job bringing knowledge learned into practice through explanation and demonstration. 
Steve Wowzynski, PT
Great personality that made it enjoyable to learn. 
Jessica Ramer, LMT

Tags: continuing education, Craniosacral, massage therapy, myofascial

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