- Garry Adkins
- 5 Hours 48 Minutes
- Audio and Video
- May 13, 2016
Fascial tissue can become rigid, and inelastic over time, due to physical and emotional trauma, habit patterns, disease, and the desiccation of tissue that can accompany the aging process. In short, fascial tissue will change from a lubricant to an adhesive. This binding up of fascial tissue causes a great deal of what the patient experiences as stress, tension, pain, and reduced range of motion.
In this recording, we’ll focus on techniques and treatment protocols that immediately reduce chronic tension and improve range of motion with minimal residual soreness the next day. Discover a myofascial treatment approach that utilizes gentle pressure to increase client proprioception while allowing fascia to gently lengthen, stretch, soften, and become more flexible. Learn how myofascial release enables clinicians to efficiently locate and treat scar tissue and adhesions that cause multi–layered soft tissue restriction and adversely affect the dynamic function of the underlying muscles, tendons, fascia, and ligaments. Finally, explore how using less pressure can improve your mechanical advantage and empower you to treat fascia more deeply and effectively.
|Manual – Mastering Myofascial Release (4.71 MB)||58 Pages||Available after Purchase|
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
Case Studies and Fascia Research
Garry Adkins, BCTMB, 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 travelled 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 Monthly’s nominee for Massage Therapist of the Year.
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.