Live Webinar: Myofascial Release for Performance

Live Webinar: Myofascial Release for Performance


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Live Webinar – 3 CEUs for NJ massage therapists and NJ chiropractors *

Live webinars are interactive and as such, are live credits, not distance learning. Anyone registered for this live webinar will receive instructions for how to sign in to the webinar. You will need speakers to hear the instructor; for this class you will need to have a webcam and microphone so you can interact with her. Most laptops, tablets and smartphones have these features. If you do not have a microphone, you can call in to the webinar to speak or you can ask a question in live chat.

Fascia training for optimal performance is the hottest topic in training now. It releases the fascia so muscles can perform better. This is an introductory level course that has been designed to provide theoretical concepts, assessment and practice techniques that will help the student treat myofascial pain syndromes.

Learning  Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, students will:

  • understand anatomy and physiology of the fascia and trigger points
  • understand the function of fascia
  • identify muscle and fascia microtrauma
  • understand muscular adaptations caused by outside stimuli
  • understand myofascial pain syndrome and fascial adaptations
  • understand conditions that indicate myofascial dysfunctions
  • identify categories of myofascial pain
  • identify indications and contraindications to myofascial release
  • assess movement patterns that cause restrictions
  • identify fascial restrictions that cause pain
  • work on palpation skills to identify postural abnormalities
  • evaluate and apply techniques to improve function
  • learn techniques to restore length to the muscle tissue

Course will include:

Discussions on the following:

  • What is the fascia system and it’s components
  • Types of Fascia
  • Structure and Function of Fascia
  • Muscle and Fascia Microtrauma
  • Muscle and Fascia Adaptations
  • Conditions that Indicate Myofascial Dysfunction
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Categories of Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  •  Differences between Myofascial Pain Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
  • Anatomy  – Origins and Insertions, Muscle fiber directions
  • Indications for Myofascial Release

Demonstrations of: Different Myofascial Techniques, Self Myofascial Techniques (long hand strokes, deep gliding, kneading and deep-friction)

About the Instructor:

Toni LaSala, PhD, LMT, NSCA-CSCS, ACSM-EP-C, RYT, ACE -GEI, Integrated Stretch Coach (NASM), Health and Wellness Coach. A Licensed Massage Therapist, Toni has taught Exercise Physiology and related topics in academia as well as massage  schools for over 30 years. She has also taught myofascial release, stretching, massage techniques, ethics and other continuing ed topics to licensed healthcare professionals for many years.  She has implemented and managed fitness and wellness programs in fitness centers, in Global Fortune 500 corporations, in hospitals and chiropractic centers, as well as for children with learning disabilities. Toni has been a researcher, student advisor, corporate consultant, scholarly presenter and published author of peer-reviewed articles. She has 21 certifications in fitness and health coaching, most recently as a certified pickleball coach with PPR and a member of USA Pickleball.

She has also studied myofascial release with the renowned Dr. John Barnes.

* This course is approved for NJ chiropractors because The Institute for Continuing Education is a Pre-Approved Provider/Sponsor with the NJ Board of Chiropractic Examiners.  It is approved for chiropractors in states that accept PACE because The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. This course is approved for NJ massage therapists under Section 13:37-4.2(a) (i)(xiii) of the New Jersey Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy regulations.


Live Webinar: Thursday, July 25, 2024 6:00-9:00pm EST