Curso de Liberación de Restricciones Miofasciales

Type of programme
Specialization courses
Duration
2 semesters
Credits
3 ECTS
Price
160,00 € / ECTS x 3 = 480,00 €* (1st year 2019-2020) *Subject to change each year
Places
30
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The fascia is a structure of very tough connective tissue that extends throughout the entire body like a three-dimensional network. Membranous in appearance, it connects and encloses all of the body’s structures, providing support, protection and shape to the organism.

Myofascial restriction is the structural change to the fascia that can be caused by traumas, repeated micro-traumas, surgical procedures, bad posture, stress, etc. These restrictions can give rise to pathological fascial tension which, if not treated correctly, can result in the onset of pain, hypermobility and the loss of flexibility and elasticity in the fascial system, either at the point of the trauma or distant from it.

Myofascial Release Techniques (MRT) include a process of assessment and treatment which, through the use of movements and pressure applied over a period of time, succeeds in eliminating the restrictions.

Objectives

The aim of this course is to provide students with the necessary skills and ability to detect and treat myofascial restrictions and restore functional equilibrium to the body.

Course Director

Mr. Xavier Oliver

Course Coordinator

Dr. Pere Rodríguez

Content

  1. What is the Fascia?
  2. Anatomy, Histology and Biomechanics of the Fascial System.
  3. Functions of the Fascial System.
  4. Pathomechanics of the Fascial System.
  5. What are myofascial restrictions?
Assessment and detection of Myofascial Restrictions
  • Medical History
  • Postural Assessment
  • Palpatory Assessment
  • Functional Testing, etc.
Treatment of Myofascial Restrictions
  • Basic Myofascial Therapy techniques
  • Application of the different techniques and patient positioning
  • Indications and contraindications
Myofascial Therapy applied to the Cervical Region
  • Sternocleidomastoid
  • Angle of the scapula
  • Trapezius
  • Suboccipital
  • Cervical Fascia
Myofascial Therapy applied to TMA
  • Temporary
  • Masseter
  • Pterigoid
Myofascial Therapy applied to the Dorsolumbar Region
  • Paravertebrals
  • Pectoral
  • Diaphragm
  • Thoracolumbar Fascia
  • Thoracic Fascia
Myofascial Therapy applied to the Lumbopelvic Region
  • Gluteals
  • Pyramidalis
  • Quadratus Lumborum
  • Psoas
  • Sacrum
  • Pubic Region
Myofascial Therapy applied to upper extremities (UE)
  • Myofascial Therapy for the shoulder joint (Subscapularis, Supraspinatus Infraspinatus, Rhomboids, Brachial Bicepsl, etc.)
  • Wrist and finger flexors
  • Wrist and finger extensors
  • Telescopic Technique
Myofascial Therapy applied to Lower Extremities (LE)
  • Quadriceps
  • Tensor Fascia Lata
  • Hamstrings
  • Adductor
  • Triceps Surae (calf muscle)
  • Telescopic Technique
Assessment of clinical cases

Study programme and subjects 2019-2020

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
Curso de Liberación de Restricciones Miofasciales Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English

Teachers

Mr Juan Antonio Guzmán
  • Physiotherapist and acupuncturist.
  • Physiotherapy Service Coordinator at the Germanes Hospitalaries Sagrado Corazón Hospital of Martorell.
  • Specialist in myofascial dysfunction. Hooks (Diacutaneous Fibrolysis) and Trigger Point Treatment.

Contact

Sra. Diana Sánchez
dsanchez@uic.es
Tlf. 93 504 20 00