This course is a concise resource for the practicing clinician to solve those” mystery” diagnoses the next day due to vague symptoms and makes it hard to point to the exact source as it may be an etiology anywhere along the myofascial chain mimicking the symptoms.
- Differentiate between fascial and myofascial pain and understand the underlying causes of each.
- Understand the pathology and differential diagnosis of myofascial pain in the lower extremities.
- Analyze evidence-based myofascial chains and their role in lower extremity pain.
- Identify the upper extremity myofascial chains and how they relate to lower extremity pain.
- Develop knowledge of various diagnoses related to lower extremity myofascial pain, using case studies and research articles.
- Demonstrate the ability to evaluate and treat lower extremity myofascial pain using various techniques.
- Develop effective communication skills for educating others on lower extremity myofascial pain, its causes, and treatments.
After this course, participants will be able to:
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify the differences between fascial and myofascial pain and understand the underlying causes of each.
- Evaluate and diagnose myofascial pain in the lower extremities using appropriate methods and tools.
- Apply evidence-based knowledge of myofascial chains to the treatment of lower extremity pain.
- Identify the upper extremity myofascial chains and their relationship to lower extremity pain.
- Analyze case studies and research articles to gain knowledge of various diagnoses related to lower extremity myofascial pain.
- Develop effective evaluation and treatment techniques for lower extremity myofascial pain, and understand when to apply each.
RINA PANDYA, PT. DPT, APTA (USA) HCPC (UK),MCSP (UK)
Rina Pandya, PT, DPT, received her entry level physical therapy degree from the School of Allied Health Sciences Manipal, India and her post professional doctoral degree from the University of Michigan- Flint. Having practiced physical therapy in four countries including India, Oman, the United Kingdom and the United States coupled with administrative experiences as a rehabilitation manager; Dr. Pandya shares an eclectic model of practice that maximizes autonomous care. As an avid believer of lifelong professional learning, Dr. Pandya has taken an extensive number of professional development courses and certifications that allow her to teach contemporary practice to clinicians. Dr. Pandya’s appreciation for evidence-based practice continues following completion of a formal research methods program offered through the Manchester School of Physiotherapy in the United Kingdom. Dr. Pandya’s passion for teaching and learning along with the joy in helping clinicians succeed makes her an apt instructor for this course.