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A Fundamental Critique of the Fascial Distortion Model and its Application in Clinical Practice

R400.00

3 CEUs

    The therapeutic techniques used in the fascial distortion model (FDM) and other fascial release techniques have become increasingly popular among physiotherapists. Based on the absence of proof of concept for FDM treatment techniques along with certain theoretical considerations, seven problems emerge and are discussed in this on-line course. The most striking of these include: (1) diagnostic criteria for FDM, (2) the biological implausibility of the model, (3) the reduction of all such disorders to a single common denominator: the fasciae, (4) the role of FDM research, and (5) potentially harmful consequences related to FDM treatment.


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Fascia: Surgery and scarring

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Although all wounds pass through the same mechanism of repair towards full recovery, the final cosmetic and functional result may differ markedly. As a physiotherapist, is there anything you can do to make a difference to the healing process and the restoration of tissue integrity?

    This course will provide some answers.


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Fascial Plasticity - A New Neurobiological Explanation

R400.00

3 CEUs

    In myofascial manipulation an immediate tissue release is often felt under the working hand. This amazing feature has traditionally been attributed to mechanical properties of the connective tissue. But is that all it is? What is required to permanent viscoelastic deformation of fascia. Should we not be moving away from a purely mechanical perspective toward a more inclusive, broader approach?

    This course introduces some of the latest thinking in this arena.


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Fascial Anatomy in Manual Therapy: Introducing New Biomechanical Model.

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Fascial anatomy studies influence our understanding of musculoskeletal dysfunctions. However, evidenced-based models for manual therapists working with movement dysfunction and pain are still developing. This review presents a synthesis of one biomechanical model and discusses underlying hypotheses in reference to some current trends in musculoskeletal research.

    This information could introduce new perspectives to clinicians involved in the manual treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunctions.


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The Fascia of the Limbs and Back - Part 1

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Fascia have long interested clinicians in a multitude of different clinical and paramedical disciplines and with good reason. This article, which provides an anatomical perspective that extends from the gross to the molecular level, deals with fascia in the limbs and back, with particular focus on deep fascia.

    Among the many functions of fascia considered in detail are its ectoskeletal role (as a soft tissue skeleton for muscle attachments), its importance for creating osteofascial compartments for muscles, encouraging venous return in the lower limb, dissipating stress concentration at enthesis and acting as a protective sheet for underlying structures.


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The Fascia of the Limbs and Back - Part 2

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Fascia have long interested clinicians in a multitude of different clinical and paramedical disciplines and with good reason. This article, which provides an anatomical perspective that extends from the gross to the molecular level, deals with fascia in the limbs and back, with particular focus on deep fascia.

    Among the many functions of fascia considered in detail are its ectoskeletal role (as a soft tissue skeleton for muscle attachments), its importance for creating osteofascial compartments for muscles, encouraging venous return in the lower limb, dissipating stress concentration at enthesis and acting as a protective sheet for underlying structures.


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Treating Patellar Tendinopathy with Fascial Manipulation

R400.00

3 CEUs

    What causes patellar tendon pain? Is treating the patellar tendon the most effective means of treatment?

    This course examines the response of 18 patients suffering from patellar tendon pain to a technique previously not used for this complaint. The results were impressive: a substantial decrease in pain immediately after treatment which remained unchanged or improved in the short term.


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