Clinicians Guide to Foam Rolling - Dr. Rina Pandya PT. DPT

Duration 2 h


£ 100 


About Course

This course will connect the anatomy and physiology of muscle contraction with the myofascial and trigger points that are responsible for pain mechanisms. It is important to understand the effect of the dysfunctional myofascial chain. We will discuss evidence-based research that will support the use of foam rolling, types of different rollers, functions, benefits, and role in improving muscle length and hence improved mobility. The knowledge of trigger points in major muscle groups and techniques to foam roll will be addressed, and add another tool in your toolbox for effective rehabilitation. (Introductory Level)

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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. List the anatomy and physiology of the muscle and the fascia.

2. Evaluate the effect of foam rolling on myofascia and autonomic nervous system, CNS, cardiovascular, mechanical and neurological systems.

3. Summarize the stretch reflex.

4. Be able to apply the principles of foam rolling to improve posture, reduce pain, and improve body awareness in order to maximize function and participation in ADLs, leisure, and work pursuits.

5. Practice the techniques for foam rolling major muscle groups of upper and lower extremities and correlating to varied diagnoses through demonstration videos. Also, includes innovative use of foam roller for balance and proprioception and neural stretching.


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 physiology of muscle and muscle contraction.

45 min: Effect of rolling on myofascia, trigger point and benefits

45 min: Evidence based research on foam rolling.

60 min: Foam rolling techniques for major muscle groups : soleus, gastrocnemius, tibialis, peroneals, Quadriceps, psoas, piriformis, pectorals, latissimus dorsi, thoracic spine

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. Complete course evaluation survey to offer your ratings and comments on the course

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Motivations Inc. provides training courses for medical rehabilitation professionals, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and athletic training. We focus on innovative evaluation and treatment approaches to facilitate patient recovery from accidents, illnesses and developmental delays‚ÄĒin dynamic settings taught by the industry's finest.