This course will connect the anatomy and physiology of muscle contraction with myofascia and trigger points that are responsible for the pain mechanisms. It is important to understand the effect of a dysfunctional myofascial chain. We will discuss evidence based research that will support the use of foam rolling, types of different rollers, functions, benefits, role in improving muscle length and hence improved mobility. The knowledge of trigger points in major muscle groups and techniques to foam roll will be addressed, and add another tool in your toolbox for effective rehabilitation. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and athletic training and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA and AT.
Course created on January 14, 2022
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/3.0; AL/3.0; AR/3.0; AZ/3.0; BOC/3.0; CA/3.0; CO/3.0; CT/3.0; DC/3.0; DE/3.0; FL/3.0; GA/3.0; HI/3.0; IA/3.0; IACET/0.3; ID/3.0; IL/3.0; IN/3.0; KS/3.0; KY/3.0 Category 1; LA/3.0; MA/3.0; MD/0.3; ME/3.0; MI/3.0; MN/3.0; MO/3.0; MS/3.0; MT/3.0; NC/3.0; ND/3.0; NE/3.0; NH/3.0; NJ/3.0; NM/3.0; NY/3.0; OH/3.0; OK/3.0; OR/3.0; PA/3.0; RI/3.0; SC/3.0; SD/3.0; TN/3.0; TX/3.0; UT/3.0; VA/3.0; VT/3.0; WA/3.0; WI/3.0; WV/3.0; WY/3.0
- After this course, participants will be able to identify at least two important aspects of the anatomy and physiology of the muscle.
- After this course, participants will be able to list at least two effects that foam rolling has on the myofascia and autonomic nervous system.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the benefits of foam rolling on posture, pain, and body awareness.
- After this course, participants will be able to list techniques for foam rolling major muscle groups of upper and lower extremities and correlating to varied diagnoses.
|0-15 Minutes||Background, review of learning outcomes and anatomy|
|75-115 Minutes||Trigger points & SFMA|
|115-145 Minutes||Why perform foam rolling?|
|145-160 Minutes||Upper Extremity (UE) foam rolling videos|
|160-175 Minutes||Lower extremity (LE) foam rolling videos, core strength, and balance videos|
|175-180 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Dr. Rina Pandya, PT, DPT, has an extensive physical therapy career that spans over 20 years, through the UK, the USA, and the Middle East. She has worked in NHS (National Health Service), American health care providing PT services in acute care, in-patient rehab, skilled nursing facility, home healthcare, and outpatient clinic. In addition to being a clinician, she has developed specialty programs based on evidence-based practice in her role as a project manager. She has also managed a Physical Therapy department as Department Head in a premier private hospital in Oman. Currently, Dr. Rina is a senior lecturer of physiotherapy (musculoskeletal physiotherapy) at the University of West England, Bristol, UK.
Rina graduated from Manipal University, India in 2000 as well as the University of Michigan, in 2018 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Rina is a member of the APTA, HCPC-UK, and OAP-Oman.
Non-financial: Rina Pandya has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by PhysicalTherapy.com, a Continued site.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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