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” 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 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. (Intermediate Level)
Dr. Rina Pandya PT. DPT has an extensive physical therapy career that spans over 20 years, through the UK, the USA and the Middle East. She has worked in NHS (National Health Service), American health care providing PT 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 a Physical Therapy department as Department Head in premier private hospital in Oman. Rina graduated from Manipal University, India in 2000 as well as University of Michigan, in 2018 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy. She has also been an educator with Summit Professional Education conducting live seminars. Rina is a member of the APTA, HCPC-UK and OAP-Oman.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
1. To establish the differentiation between fascial v/s myofascial pain
2. To identify the pathology and differential diagnosis of myofascial pain
3. Review evidence-based Myofascial chains
4. To Identify upper extremity myofascial chains
5. To identify appropriate Diagnoses through case studies and research articles
6. Apply appropriate Evaluation and treatment techniques.
Pre-Study: 30 Minutes Plan to read the course materials, references and review the post test before the start time. Please be prepared to share patient case study and related question during the discussion time.
30 min: Anatomy and pathology of the fascia and Myofascia.
30 min: Upper extremity myofascial chain highlighting superficial and deep arm line
30 min: Diagnoses related to Myofascial dysfunction
30 min: Evaluation and management of myofascial disorders
Post-test: Research, identify, and submit your post test question answers on the online form. This is an open book test you can take multiple times if needed to obtain the 70% score