Continuing Education Listing

Title of Event:
# 415 Myofascial Release Therapy… Soft Tissue Mobilization for Pain Management and Improved Mobility

 

Contact Name:
Scott Boston

Organization:
Motivations, Inc.

Date(s) of Event:
September 26-27, 2020

Location / Venue for Event:
Raleigh, NC (WakeMed Health & Hospitals)

Summary of Event:
Fascia is a three-dimensional matrix of tissue that envelopes every system of the body. When fascia becomes bound down or scarred from inflammation, injury, postural habits or disease, the tension adversely impacts multiple systems, especially the neuromusculoskeletal system. Symptoms may be remote from the apparent area of injury, including referred pain, stiffness, muscle weakness, nerve impingement, organ dysfunction, and abnormal sensations. Many of these clients are experiencing myofascial dysfunction. Myofascial restrictions do not appear on standard x-rays, MRIs, or examinations. It is best diagnosed by the skill of a manual therapy practitioner. Myofascial dysfunction may become symptomatic from months to years post-injury. Patients often present challenging symptoms with chronic pain, which may not show typical dermotomal or myotomal patterns. It may occur at the point when the body has maximized its adaptive potential and loses the ability to compensate for abnormal tension. Standard treatment protocols using medication, exercise and modalities may fail to address the problem effectively. Manual release of the abnormal tension is essential to manage painful restrictions and to restore mobility and function. In this lab-based course, you will learn how to differentiate between myofascial conditions such as myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia, identify motion restrictions through posture screening, hands on motion testing and palpation. You will learn how to apply MFR to improve mobility, circulation, and posture, and decrease painful restrictions using this gentle manual therapy technology to achieve improved functional outcomes across the lifespan.

 

Title of Event:
# 352 Handling the Rib Cage for Improved Respiratory Coordination in Function

 

Contact Name:
Scott Boston

Organization:
Motivations, Inc.

Date(s) of Event:
October 24-25, 2020

Location / Venue for Event:
Charlotte, NC (Novant Health Matthews Medical Center)

Summary of Event:
This 2-day workshop has been designed for speech-language pathologists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists who need greater experience in focusing on rib cage activity and its influence on postural control and respiratory, general movement, and oral-pharyngeal function in terms of the evaluation and treatment services they provide. Significant anatomical/kinesiological and developmental characteristics of typical rib cage alignment and activity will be reviewed. Atypical rib cage activity in infants and young children with neuromuscular involvement will be discussed. Treatment strategies directed toward improving rib cage and respiratory musculature activity will be explored through group movement lab sessions and audiovisual presentations.

 

Title of Event:
# 306 CAN-EAT Approach …Using medical, motor, & behavioral strategies in pediatric feeding

 

Contact Name:
Scott Boston

Organization:
Motivations, Inc.

Date(s) of Event:
September 11-12, 2020

Location / Venue for Event:
Asheville, NC (Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park)

Summary of Event:
Research indicates that the prevalence of pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders is 80% in the special needs population and 20% in typically developing children. Therefore, most pediatric clinicians will encounter this disorder in some form or another. Feeding disorders come in all shapes and sizes, such as coughing/choking during meals, poor oral-motor skill acquisition, food refusal, oral aversion, g-tube dependence and more. One must be versed in oral-motor and swallowing techniques, respiration, GI issues, nutrition, motor/postural alignment, and behavioral strategies. This is a two-day course focusing on how to approach pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders, how to diagnose and prioritize treatment options, and ensure successful outcomes for you and your patients. Day one will concentrate on medical and nutritional intervention strategies, while day two will focus on evaluation and therapeutic intervention. If child

 

Title of Event:
# 213 Visual Rehabilitation & Neuro Handling After a Neurological Incident… Concepts for Function

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Contact Name:
Scott Boston

Organization:
Motivations, Inc.

Date(s) of Event:
May 2-3, 2020

Location / Venue for Event:
Raleigh, NC (WakeMed Health & Hospital)

Summary of Event:
This 2 day course will discuss the concepts of the physical care and evidence based principals to create results in clinical interventions for stroke, hemiplegia, brain injury, spasticity and general motor control issues. The course will focus on preception and oculomotor deficit remediation and compensation after a neurological event.Hemiparesis handling made easy with a focus on the core in lab work. Lecture information will cover spasticity, UE/LE treatment, and pusher strategies. Lab work will cover facilitations, stretching, a technology lab for neuro rehabilitation function analysis, and midline shift dysfunction (pusher). Functional applications of improvement and carryover of care will be addressed as well as documentation to advocate for a client. The Vision Rehabilitation lab portions will cover ocular motor, visual field, and neglect testing. Functional treatment interventions will be discussed for each of the impairments. Occupational and physical therapists and assistants will find this course to be heavily lab based to provide attendees with skills for immediately use for effective strategies in the clinic. Documentation and advocacy for the client with consideration to the payor is also discussed.

 

Title of Event:
# 179 The MEEKS METHOD® Management of Spinal Pathology: Optimal Alignment for Osteoporosis, Spinal Stenosis, Scoliosis, and Back Pain

 

Contact Name:
Scott Boston

Organization:
Motivations, Inc.

Date(s) of Event:
February 22-23, 2020

Location / Venue for Event:
Raleigh, NC (WakeMed Health & Hospitals)

Summary of Event:
In this two day course, developed bv Sara Meeks, our faculty presents her innovative, effective, S.A.F.E.**, site-specific comprehensive program for management of the patients with osteoporosis, osteopenia, and postural problems which is also useful for spinal stenosis and back pain. The program includes a complete patient assessment, site-specific exercise program, postural correction, balance, gait, body mechanics during activities of daily living, use of foam rollers for balance and core strengthening, scapular stabilization exercises with resistance band, information on use of treatment modalities as they pertain to osteoporosis, and guidelines for advanced exercises (e.g., in the gym, Yoga, Pilates etc.).

 
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