Professional Development Opportunities
Foundations in Myofascial Release Seminar for Neck, Voice, and Swallowing Disorders
May 2 @ 9:00 am - May 3 @ 5:45 pm
This two-day, hands-on seminar will provide the speech-language pathologist (SLP) and SLPA, as well as PTs, OTs, and MTs with an interest in pathology/dysfunction in the upper thorax and neck regions, a solid grounding in the use of myofascial release (MFR) and other manual therapies for the treatment of voice and swallowing-related disorders. The evidence and science that explains and validates this work will be reviewed, as well as the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system, the autonomic nervous system, the fascia, and corresponding muscle groups it supports. The majority of the course will be spent on supervised hands-on practice to develop comfort and expertise in performing these techniques for patients with specific types of voice disorders, dysphagia, head and neck cancer rehabilitation, and issues surrounding the jaw, mouth, and tongue. Course content is appropriate for those with no previous experience using myofascial release/manual therapy, as well as clinicians with manual therapy experience.
CEUs approved by ASHA