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Mastering Myofascial Release
DVD Video
$219.99 USD
Product Details
DVD Video - 4+ hours   Instructions
5 hr 48 min
Multi-disc video recording with electronic manual and instructions
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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  1. Describe the origins of myofascial release and how it evolved to the present day to enhance soft tissue treatments
  2. List indications and contraindications for employing myofascial techniques with varied patient populations
  3. Apply myofascial techniques that utilize less pressure to target areas of treatment at the deepest level
  4. Analyze more invasive fascial treatments and how to utilize direct and indirect treatments together
  5. Discuss the most recent research findings pertaining to fascia and fascial treatments
  6. Demonstrate strategies for preserving of practitioner strength and functionality
Fascial Anatomy, Function, and Behavior
  • What we know
  • What we have learned lately
Lab: Assessment Techniques for Identifying Fascial Restrictions, Scarring, and Fibrosis

Principles and Procedures
  • Myofascial torso techniques
  • Palpation skills tune-up
  • Comparing other forms of myofascial release
Lab: Utilizing Myofascial Release and Incorporating Effective Posture
  • Position to provide most efficient therapist posture
  • Support of the spine and extremities
  • Cross grain compared to with grain
  • Tissue barrier and beyond
  • Cross-hand releases
  • Longitudinal plane releases
  • Compression releases
  • Transverse plane releases
  • Myofascial unwinding
  • Myofascial rebounding
Indications and Contraindications

Lab: Advanced Myofascial Release Combinations and Manual Sequencing
  • Combining techniques
  • Manual sequence
  • Palpatory assessment utilizing proprioception
  • Tissue mobility, motility, and glide
  • Traction and compression
  • Skin rolling and rebounding
Lab: Mastering Myofascial Release – Clinical Applications and Customizations
  • Treatments for head and neck conditions
  • Treatments for shoulder and upper extremity conditions
  • Treatments for back and lower extremity conditions
Home Exercises

Case Studies and Fascia Research


Garry Adkins, NCTMB, CMI, is a Certified Massage Therapist Instructor and NCBTMB Approved Continuing Education Provider with over 20 years of clinical experience. A leader in the international massage therapy community, Mr. Adkins was the first person to ever demonstrate massage therapy techniques at the World’s Fair, and he serves on the U.S. Olympic Committee Sports Medicine Society. Over the years, he has traveled with the US Olympic Team to St. Moritz, Switzerland, for the 2007 Bobsled and Skeleton World Championships, and previously to Salt Lake City for the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Formerly president of the Association of Michigan Myomassologists, Mr. Adkins currently conducts continuing education seminars throughout the nation while continuing to serve clients in the Greater Detroit area. Additionally, he has been a featured speaker for the Humanistic Medicine Procedure Lecture Series (Wayne State Medical School) and Michigan Chiropractic Society, a contributing writer for Massage Today and Healing Garden Journal; and Detroit’s Monthly’s nominee for Massage Therapist of the Year.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Garry Adkins maintains a private practice. He is an instructor for Lakewood School of Massage, Inc. Mr. Adkins receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Garry Adkins has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits
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Certificates of Successful Completion are available for email, download and/or printing from your online account immediately following the successful completion of the post-test/evaluation.

**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
No CE available for this board.

Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistant:
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 5.8 continuing education credits.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
This self-study course consists of 5.75 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants:
PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 5.75 continuing competency hours.

Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 5.5 CE credit hours.

New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 6.9 contact hours.

Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: This self-study activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 5.75 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Other Professions
This self-study activity qualifies for 5.75 clock hours of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.

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