A PERSON-CENTERED APPROACH TO MANUAL THERAPY


COURSE SUMMARY
In this one-day course, therapists will learn manual skills to effectively treat myofascial restrictions and learn the clinical importance of personal boundaries, empathy, self-regulation and intention with emphasis on principles and techniques that strengthen the therapeutic relationship, deactivate patients' stress response and empower positive changes for improved outcomes.


WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING
"Great course! Enjoyed thoughtful integration of myofascial release and excellent balance of lecture vs. lab."
Jered Kuehn, PT

"I really appreciated the labs and the video in support of the techniques. Anthony did a great job of presenting both portions of the course - the day flew by."
Kristin, PT

"Very professional and thorough. Great job. More please!"
Chris Buske, LMT

REQUIREMENTS

This course is open to all types of therapy workers.


REGISTRATION INFO

Workshop fee is $195 per person.


LOCATIONS + DATES
West Coast College of British Columbia
New Westminster, BC, V3M 1A7
July 18, 2015: OPEN




CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS

- WPTA: 8 CEUs
- NCBTMB: 8 CEU's
- CMTBC: 7 PE/A2 Cycle 10 CECs

MYOFASCIAL RELEASE: PRINCIPLES AND TECHNIQUES


COURSE SUMMARY
Upon completion of this class, you will have received hours of personal treatment and will have the confidence to immediately incorporate effective Myofascial Release techniques into your practice.

Myofascial Release is a mindful whole-body approach very effective in reducing pain and improving mobility. It is a true blend of the art and science of manual therapy using accurate assessment and treatment tools without abandoning the vast resources that we have in our intuition.

The workshop will be held for 4 consecutive mornings, which will allow you to spend the rest of your day surfing, swimming, exploring the endless beaches, hitting nearby Tamarindo or chilling in a shady hammock!

For accommodations and airport transfer from Liberia Airport (LIR) call the RipJack Inn at 1-800-808-4605


COURSE CONTENT
- Principles of Myofascial Release
- Postural and Myofascial Assessment & Proprioceptive skills
- Soft tissue mobilization
- Deep fascial release techniques
- Myofascial Self-Treatment



LEARNING OBJECTIVES
By the end of the course, the therapist will be able to:

1. Assess myofascial restrictions and choose appropriate treatment techniques.
2. Understand the indications and contraindications for myofascial release.
3. Competently perform soft-tissue mobilization techniques.
4. Identify the fascial depth barrier with confidence.
5. Integrate myofascial techniques into a one hour treatment.
6. Understand and effectively use personal boundary and grounding techniques.
7. Understand the structure and function of the fascial system and how it relates to posture and mechanics.
8. Competently perform sustained stretching myofascial release techniques.
9. Competently perform rhythmic and motion palpation/treatment techniques.


REQUIREMENTS

Open to Licensed Physiotherapists and Massage Therapists.


REGISTRATION INFO

Workshop fee is $595 USD.
$545 USD if registered by September 15th.
Enrollment limited to 16 students.
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LOCATIONS + DATES
February 1-4, 2016
8:30am - 1:30pm





CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS

- NCBTMB: 18 CEU's
- CMTBC: 18 CEU's - CMTNL: 10 CEU's - CMTO: 9 CEU's



MOVE TO HEAL


COURSE SUMMARY
When you can identify improper movement, you can help to change the movement dysfunction through promotion of normal mobility. This course will allow you to further help your client to heal, by giving your client exercises that will re-establish how to move and function properly. When a person can move better, they can make more functional gains, experience improved quality of life and decrease the risk for further or future injury.

Myofascial Release will alter soft tissue and promote healing. When you combine therapeutic exercise, your work will be reinforced and your client will experience improved functional outcomes.


COURSE OUTLINE
Each day we will teach you how to identify 7-8 common, dysfunctional movement patterns. We will then teach you approximately 2 therapeutic exercises, per problem, which will serve as correctional strategies for your client.

Day 1: Upper Extremity, Cervical and Thoracic Spine

1. Decreased Cervical Flexion and Forward Head Posture
2. Decreased Cervical Rotation
3. Decreased Thoracic Rotation
4. Decreased Thoracic Extension
5. Decreased Upper Extremity Elevation and/or Compensated Forward Reach
6. Decreased Shoulder Internal Rotation and Ability to Reach Behind Back
7. Poor Upper Spine Posture (the “slump” position)

Day 2: Lower Extremity and Lumbopelvic Spine

1. Decreased Core
2. Decreased Core Proprioception
3. Decreased Ability to Squat due to Inflexibility
4. Decreased Ability to Squat due to Lack of
5. Decreased Hip Stabilization
6. Deceased Lumbar Spine Flexion



REQUIREMENTS

Open to Licensed Physiotherapists and Massage Therapists.


REGISTRATION INFO

16 students maximum
Email mfrcostarica@gmail.com or call 715.548.1561
$425USD if registered by September 15th - $450 after. Instructors: Anna Luna, PT and Roylee Luna, PT

LOCATIONS + DATES
Rip Jack Inn
Playa Grande, Costa Rica
8:30AM-1:30PM
Feb 5th & 6th, 2016




LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Following completion of Move To Heal, as a participant, you will be able to:

1.Identify common dysfunctional movement patterns, involving the spine, the upper extremity and the lower extremity.
2.Identify common postural abnormalities.
3.Identify decreased core and/or hip stabilization.
4.Demonstrate the ability to perform and teach proper movement intervention strategies.
5.Demonstrate an understanding of when to prescribe specific therapeutic exercises for your clients.
6.Apply learned techniques immediately upon completion of the course.
7.Enhance your therapeutic intervention, with the goal of facilitating normalized movement for improved function.

INTEGRATING POSITIONAL RELEASE TO YOUR PRACTICE


COURSE SUMMARY
TBA

REQUIREMENTS

Open to Licensed Physiotherapists and Massage Therapists.


REGISTRATION INFO

TBA

Myofascial Release: Next Level


COURSE SUMMARY
The course will focus on health as expressed through the fascial system, as you explore the body as a living experience. It is designed to offer a deeper understanding of the function and dynamic role that fascia plays in our health and well being. Emphasis will be on further developing the therapists proprioceptive and intuitive skills, principles of healing, unwinding and the treatment of the pelvis, abdomen, head and jaw.

Anthony McMorran, RMT, NCTMB with Darrell Dye, RMT and/or Katie McMorran, PT will offer the participants a unique and profound perspective in working with this extensive tissue system to affect all aspects of a person's being and health.

There is a commitment to learning that is both informative and experiential and this course will allow the participant to not only learn as a therapist but also the chance to be transformed through addressing your own issues. Through individual and group work exploring transference and counter transference the therapist will gain a deeper understanding of how clients can act as mirrors and show us our own unmet needs. With this insight and perspective the therapist can avoid many of the issues that lead to burnout and treatment dissatisfaction.

REQUIREMENTS

Previous Myofascial Release Course or workshop

REGISTRATION INFO

16 students maximum
Email mfrcostarica@gmail.com or call 715.548.1561
$425USD if registered by September 15th - $450 after


LOCATIONS + DATES
Rip Jack Inn, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
8:30AM-1:30PM
February 9th-11th, 2016
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CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS

- 7 PE/A2 CMTBC CECs
- 7 NCBTMB CEUs

ABOUT ANTHONY

Anthony McMorran, RMT(BC), NCTMB, graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy 2400 hour program in 1989. A self-employed therapist for 25 years with an established practice in British Columbia, he now resides in Eau Claire, WI, teaching at Globe University, offering CEU's to other therapists via workshops, and as a staff therapist at Optimum Therapies.

He uses honed manual techniques, founded in myofascial release, to address the specific needs of his clients, and has learned how influential stress and trauma can be in effecting clients' outcomes. He specializes in interpersonal dynamics of therapeutic relationships, self-awareness, the role of dysregulation of the autonomic nervous system, and the importance of connecting with each client to maximize potential and improve quality of life.

Certifications: "Expert" John F. Barnes' Myofascial Release Therapist, Self-Regulation Therapy: Foundations (Canadian Foundation for Trauma Research and Education).

SCHEDULE A SESSION

Schedule a treatment with Anthony at www.ecmfr.com