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 Integrated Fascial Therapy Course  IFT
 

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Objective of Courses
Skill Enhancement with:
  • Visual Observation
  • Manual Assessment
  • Comprehension of the Fascial System as it pertains to the Cranium, Viscera, & Myofascia
  • Proficiency of Manual Palpation, i.e. knowing the tissue level - where "you are" in the body- Finesse of hand skills/placement
About the Series
  • A total of 8-9 courses over a period of 2-3 years
  • 6 hours per day for 3 days = 18 hours/course
  • each course is approved for CMT credits
  • The motility and mobility components of structure will be used to assess and treat.
Requirements/Pre-Requisites
  • at least 2 years experience in an RMT practice
  • previous participation in cranial and viscera courses very beneficial
  • Intro. level Myofascial Release
  • A willingness to experience and fully participate in each workshop
  • practice the skills of each course between sessions
  • A willingness to adopt a different perspective of your own and other people's bodies - To change your beliefs of the human body, yours in particular
About the Workshops

Course #1
 
Fascial Mobility of the Cranium, i.e. mobilization techniques for the cranial sutures, dural and intercranial membranes and venous drainage.

From then on each course will focus on a region.  Each course will contain the principles of treatment and the relationship of structures via the cranio-sacral system, the myofascial system, and visceral component.

Course #2
 
Visceral 1
Focus on the Digestion System - Stomach, Liver, Lessor Omentum, Gallbladder, Duodenum, Bile Duct, Root of Mesentary, Caecum, Ascending/Descending/Transverse/Sigmoid Colon

Course #3
 
Myofascial Mobilization, Joint work, membranes i.e. musculature treatment in 3 dimensions
Course #4 

The Cranium, TMJ and Cervical Spine.  Included in this course are the relationships of the:
  • Pelvis with the Cranium
  • the L spine with the C spine
  • the Mandible with the Cranium
  • the Viscera - the Brain with concussions and head traumas.

 
Course #5

The Lumbopelvic and Sacrum Regions. 
The Pelvis and its structural alignment as it relates to:
  • the Sacrum
  • the L spine
  • the Hip joints
  • the Cranium - and its structures, including the Dura
Also the enclosed Viscera, and the Pelvic Floor Myofascia
Course #6 

The Thorax and its Contents

  • A different approach to the Ribs and the Ribcage
  • The Pleura and it relationship to the Neck, Upper Ribs, and the Respiratory Diaphragm and related Ribs
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Shoulder issues
  • Viscera -  Pleura/Lungs releases
  • Observation, Assessment, and Treatment of the structural components, i.e. ribs, manubrium, clavicles, and sternum
  • The relationship of the Shoulder Girdle to the Ribcage and the Thoracic Curve.
  • Observing the musculature and their relationships to the Shoulder Girdle(anterior/posterior) Abdomen, Pelvis, Neck
Course #7 
 
The Upper and Lower Extremities
  • the Lower Extremity portion of this course is a continuation and extension of the previous LumboPelvic course
  • the Upper Extremity portion as they relate to the Thorax.
  • This course will give the therapist an insight into the similarities of structure and of tissues of both of these extremities.
  • Interosseous membrane techniques
  • "Compartment Type" syndromes will be discussed
  • Ligamentous and Joint techniques of the Long and small bones, and the foot and hand.
  • Structural alignment and assessment techniques for the ankle, the knee, and the hip joint
  • Capsular restrictions of the GH joint and Hip joint.

Course #8 
Self-Care for the Therapist
Visceral Manipulation of the following organs:
Kidneys and Ureters; Spleen, Pancreas
Review of Bladder and Uterus

Course #9
The Tie That Binds
More cool stuff!