An Added Dimension to Restoring Function and
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
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
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
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
ABOUT THE 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
Dr. Schmidt is focused on providing evidence-based education, hands-on therapy
that audiences can practice immediately, and outstanding patient care.
Theresa does a great job bringing knowledge
learned into practice through explanation and demonstration. Steve
Great personality that made it enjoyable to learn. Jessica Ramer, LMT
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Physical Therapist Assistants
Occupational Therapy Assistants
Licensed Massage Therapists
This program has been approved by the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for
.6 CEUs (6 Contact Hours) TPTA Approval number 441
3 for Class I Continuing Education Competency Requirement for Physical
Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.
This program has been approved by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association for
6 contact hours (Category 1) Approval #CS74-2011-KPTA. This approval is valid
Cross Country Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education.
This course is offered for .6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not
imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures
by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Introductory, Category 1: Domain of OT, 2:
Occupational Therapy Process.
This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required
by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional
organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and
contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.
Cross Country Education is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to
offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. BOC Approved
Provider # P3097 6 CEUs will be awarded.
Cross Country Education, LLC. is approved by the National Certification Board
for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved
Provider. Provider #450123-06. This course is offered for 6 CE hours. 100%
attendance is required for a Certificate of Completion to be issued, no variable
credit is given.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM -
This Seminar is also Available on CD/Cassette: Single Copy Price:
$189.00 2 to 4 $179 Each 5 or more $169 Each (with Registration: $59.00)
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