Paul teaches informative, practical and fun 1 day workshops for physiotherapists and health professionals. If you would like further info, or to book a course please email:
• Introduction to current concepts in structure and function of the Myofascial system, its clinical relevance, and how manual therapy and exercise can affect it.
• Outline of the ‘Anatomy Trains’ concept and its clinical applications and limitations.
• Explanation of concepts underpinning; therapist applied soft tissue release (STR) techniques, self STR techniques, kinesiology taping, and exercises to regain and improve mobility.
• Overview of major lines (Back line, superficial front line, lateral line, back functional line and spiral line)
• Examples of Therapist and Self STR Techniques, kinesiology taping and exercises to improve mobility.
• This course teaches concepts by examples, allowing participants to apply techniques throughout the body not just to the areas specifically covered.
Overuse and overload related pains are the plague of many runners. This course aims to equip therapists with a model to simply and effectively treat these in a logical and evidence based manner. From manual techniques and kinesiology taping applications to reduce pain and tissue sensitivity, through graded rehabilitation, to gait re-education to make reoccurrence less likely.
• Overview of why common overuse (ITB pain, Patello-femoral pain, Achilles tendon and Plantar foot pain) injuries occur.
• How to identify common mobility, motor control deficits and movement patterns that commonly contribute to running related pain.
• Manual therapy techniques to modify symptoms.
• Kinesiology taping techniques to reduce pain, alter posture and movement.
• Graded rehabilitation programming.
• Gait analysis and strategies to improve form (including video analysis)
The traditional explanations used to explain clinical benefits observed from manual therapy have gradually been eroded in recent years by progress made in understanding both pain science and research studying the specific effects of manual techniques. But that doesn’t mean useful treatments with disproven or improbable theoretical constructs need to be abandoned. This course lays bare the evidence and facts, good and bad, in relation to manual therapy. It presents a neuro-centric model of how manual therapy can modify symptoms having a positive effect on pain and movement. The course is a mix of theory (1/3) and practical (2/3). Participants will leave having learnt several new mobilisation and manipulation techniques, and with a different perspective on how all manual therapy works and fits into the bigger clinical picture.
• Review of current evidence in relation to manual therapy
• Outline of symptom modifying model of manual therapy
• Manual techniques for spinal pain including NAGS/SNAGS/MWMS, Neural and articular mobilisation. HVLAs for lumbar and thoracic spine.
• Manual techniques for upper limb including MWMS, neural and articular mobilisation.
• Manual techniques for lower limb including MWMS, neural and articular mobilisation.
• Integrating manual therapy into treatment plans.