A Therapist's guide to Upper extremity myofascial chains: Identifying the source of dysfunction and treatment strategies

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A Therapist's guide to Upper extremity myofascial chains: Identifying the source of dysfunction and treatment strategies

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This course is focused on the clinical understanding of the diagnoses related to upper extremity myofascial chain. Starting from the anatomy of the fascia, moving through evidence based articles, understanding of a variety of “missed “diagnoses related to myofascial restrictions and examples of treatment options and techniques. This course is a concise resource for the practicing clinician to solve those” mystery” diagnosis 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 chain mimicking the symptoms. The participant should look forward to an energetic, interactive presentation with simplistic explanations of complex concepts and case studies with pop questions. 



  1. To establish a clear understanding of the differences between fascial and myofascial pain in the upper extremity.
  2. To learn about the pathology and differential diagnosis of myofascial pain, including its potential causes and symptoms.
  3. To explore the evidence-based Myofascial chains and their relevance to upper extremity pain.
  4. To enable attendees to identify the upper extremity myofascial chains and their associated dysfunctions.
  5. To enhance attendees' knowledge of the diagnosis of upper extremity myofascial pain through case studies and research articles.
  6. To provide attendees with evaluation and treatment techniques that are targeted and effective for upper extremity myofascial pain.
  7. To empower attendees to apply the knowledge and skills gained from the webinar in clinical settings, improving patient outcomes through accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of myofascial pain in the upper extremity.

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 Physical therapists/ Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists , physiotherapy assistants, Occupation therapy assistants, Massage therapists, athletic trainers.



This physiotherapy webinar is designed to equip participants with a deep understanding of myofascial pain in the upper extremity. The course will cover the differentiation between fascial and myofascial pain, the pathology and differential diagnosis of myofascial pain, and the evidence-based Myofascial chains. Participants will learn how to identify and diagnose upper extremity myofascial chains and their associated dysfunctions, with a focus on evaluation and treatment techniques. Through case studies and research articles, attendees will gain a comprehensive knowledge of upper extremity myofascial pain diagnoses and enhance their skills in designing targeted treatment plans. The course will also explore the clinical implications of forward head posture and the use of varied manual therapies for myofascial pain. This webinar is ideal for physiotherapists seeking to improve their diagnostic and treatment skills for upper extremity myofascial pain, providing them with the tools necessary to deliver better care for their patients.


Intermediate/ Advanced level



This course aims to introduce the myofascial chains of the upper limb and describe how myofascial dysfunction can present in a clinical setting.


Learning outcomes

At the end of this course candidate will be able to:


  1. Identify and differentiate the four upper limb myofascial chains.
  2. Discuss the referral patterns associated with the upper limb myofascial chains.
  3. Describe the upper limb stabilisation tracts and their role in myofascial pain.
  4. Evaluate and assess patients with myofascial symptoms in clinical scenarios.
  5. Develop targeted treatment plans based on the evaluation of myofascial symptoms in the upper limb.
  6. Apply the knowledge gained in this course to improve patient outcomes in clinical settings.


 3 hours

Course content

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Dr Rina Pandya PT DPT

Dr Rina Pandya PT DPT

Course Instructor

Dr. Rina’s physical therapy career spans over 23 years, through the UK, the USA and the Middle East. She has worked in Nationalized Healthcare Services, American health care and self pay services in acute care, in-patient rehab, skilled nursing facility, home healthcare and outpatient clinic. In addition to being a clinician she has developed specialty programs based on evidence-based practice in her role as a project manager. She has also managed the Physical Therapy department in the capacity of Head of Department in a premier private hospital in Oman. Rina is an internationally published webinar presenter; many of her courses are highlighted on Physiopedia/ Physio Plus. Her pocket books are now available on Amazon titled-- Orthopedic Assessments made easy

Dr. Pandya graduated from Manipal University, India in 2000 as well as University of Michigan, in 2018 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Rina conducts live webinars and is part of the continuing professional development teaching community with courses published in the UK, US, South Africa, Ireland and Australia.  Rina is a member of APTA, HCPC-UK and OAP-Oman. 



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