There is currently current two forms of workshop instruction in Australia,which is Fascial Therapy and Neurofascial Mobilization.
Internationally and domestically the three-day course is know known as Fascial Therapy Foundations, Intermediate and Advanced courses.
These courses provides the manual therapist/massage practitioner with skills and techniques that utilize direct compressive and indirect osteopathic autonomic nervous system methods for the release of myofascia.
The following information will give you an opportunity to view what is taught in Fascial Therapy training. This will include course objectives and a syllabus for Fascial Therapy
Fascial Therapy delivers 16-24 hours of instruction per module over a Friday or Saturday/Sunday format from 9 AM to 5 PM.
Neurofascial Mobilization NFM for the Upper Extremities is now a two day format: consisting of Day 1: Brachial Plexus and Median Nerve, Day 2: Radial Nerve and Ulnar Nerve.
NFM for the Spine and Lower Extremities is currently being written, with possible delivery in 2017.
- Obtain an understanding of myofascial treatment methods and modalities and how these methods/modalities are utilized within the scope of Fascial Therapy
- Obtain a basic understanding of the concept of Myo-fascial anatomy and structure, plus signs and symptoms of fascial contracture.
- Obtain an understanding of the most current evidenced based research concerning the field of connective tissue including the neurobiology and neurophysiology concerning recent myofascial theories.
- Practice technique application skills in relation to myofascial releasing.
- Palpate and understand various tension lines of myofascial restriction.
- Palpate and experience the release of various tension lines of myofascial restriction.
- Obtain a basic understanding of the physiology of how the Autonomic Nervous System’s discharge facilitates soft- tissue release.
- Begin to value the effects of myofascial release as a result of client feedback and personal experience.
- Experience some level of competence while performing passive release of transverse planes, superficial fascia, and facial unwinding of local soft-tissue restriction.
- Understand the principles of imagery and kinaesthetic movement in relation to supporting the occurrence of active myofascial releases.
- Identify some level of value in relation to the use of imagery and kinaesthetic movement as a support technique.
- Understand the concepts of passive positional release and practice techniques in passive positional release.
- Understand the concepts, practice technique and experience engaging barriers to joint range of motion and/or fascial restrictions that limit range of motion.
- Palpate and practice myofascial-releasing techniques from a side-lying position.
- Understand concepts, practice palpation of spiral and rotational barriers to the extremities and the torso of the body
- Begin to develop personalized adaptations of techniques that integrate material to his/her own personal experience, style and professional practice.