July 23-24, 2022
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM Sunday
This interactive two-day workshop for rehabilitation teams will address evaluation and current treatment techniques appropriate for soft tissue and joint limitations that contribute to an abnormal swallow. The lecture reviews muscular and fascial anatomy tying kinesiology into a discussion that relates specific soft tissue mobilization techniques appropriate to improving all stages of the swallow; oropharyngeal, hypopharyngeal and pharyngesophageal. A thorough discussion will relate the impact of scar tissue formation and immobility on mechanical and neurological aspects of the functional swallow. Interpretation of common pathology and symptomatology on both bedside exam and MBS review are introduced.
Additional course objectives include postural impairment, functional anatomy and biomechanics of the temporomandibular joint with an informative and focused laboratory component providing OTs, PTs and SLPs with basic practical skills in palpation, seating and positioning and soft tissue assessment and mobilization as it pertains to dysphagia in clinical practice.
The majority of this course will be in functional, hands-on application with frequent case study discussion to identify impairments and exemplify the use of manual therapy through myofascial release techniques. The emphasis of this practical seminar is placed on the relationship of soft tissue and joint articulations whereby applying theory to practical intervention with manual therapy adds a whole new dimension to patient care.
PREREQUISITE: Course registrants must successfully complete the 4 hour online Anatomy of Swallowing course prior to attending the live Myofascial Release course so it is fresh in your mind. The online Anatomy of Swallowing course will be added to your cart at no additional charge when registering for the live Myofascial Release course.
07:30-08:00 Course Registration & Sign-in/Breakfast
08:00-08:15 Introductions and program overview
08:15-10:00 Anatomy Refresher & Kinesiology of Deglutition
10:00-10:30 Review Normal & Abnormal Swallow, Dysphagia Problem Set
10:45-11:00 Laboratory: Palpation & Myofascial Assessment
11:00-12:00 Normal & Abnormal Physiology of the Myofascial System; Dysphagia Focus
01:00-03:00 Laboratory: Myofascial Assessment & Techniques of the Anterior Neck & Oral Cavity
03:15-03:30 Special Topics: Salivation & Lymphatics
03:30-04:00 Laboratory: Enhancing Salivation
04:00-04:30 Case Study; Incorporating Manual Therapy into Dysphagia Treatment; Questions & Closing Comments
07:30-08:00 Course Sign-in/Breakfast
08:00-09:00 Postural Dysfunction & its Influence on Swallowing with MBS Review
09:00-09:15 Laboratory: Palpation Posterior Cervical, Thoracic & Shoulder Girdle
09:15-09:30 Anatomy & Biomechanics of the TMJ & Cervical Spine
09:30-10:00 Laboratory: Gentle Mobilization of the TMJ, Dysphagia Focus
10:15-12:00 Laboratory: Myofascial Assessment & Techniques for Seated Positioning
01:00-01:30 Muscular Trigger Points & Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Dysphagia Focus
01:30-02:00 Laboratory: Myofascial Assessment & Trigger Point Release
02:00-02:15 Case Study Incorporating Manual Therapy into Dysphagia Treatment
02:15-02:30 Topics in Documentation, Successful Goal Setting & Reimbursement: Questions & Closing Comments
Texas Children's Hospital Feigin Center
1st Floor Conference Room A
1102 Bates Street
Houston, TX 77030
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This course is applicable for PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs, and SLPs
12 contact hours or CCU's.