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LIVE TRAINING: Combining Myofascial Release and Functional Core Strengthening – Akron, OH

January 25, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm EST

Course Highlights

  • Immediately improve functional breath capacity, core control, and dynamic balance in your clients
  • Effective evidence-based stretching and strengthening exercises for joint replacements of the knee and hip
  • Therapeutic exercises that challenge and improve core strength safely and efficiently
  • 11 practical body-mind strategies to balance the autonomic nervous system and maximize functional performance with diverse patient populations for more effective treatment sessions.
  • New myofascial pain relief techniques backed by research for fibromyalgia, chronic neck pain and osteoarthritis that are easy to use
  • Energizing hands-on labs to practice key body-mind rehabilitation principles and modifications for clients of all functional levels


Statistics report that over 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain with $90 billion spent annually on spine pain alone. Pain is a concomitant factor in fall risk, chronic diseases, elevated comorbidities, and poor rehabilitation outcomes making it a multidimensional issue requiring innovative and working solutions. Over 127 million Americansseek complementary and integrative health care services annually and the most successful clinicians know that meeting this growing need offers a huge advantage in generating additional revenue as well as providing superior quality care. Rehabilitation professionals of the future will have the knowledge and capability to leverage multidimensional aspects of their client’s experience to engender faster and more complete healing.

A growing number of rehabilitation professionals are realizing that the body and mind function inseparably in allhuman activity. This insightful and inspiring one-day workshop transforms traditional mechanistic thinking into a more holistically practical concept of care by bridging the gap between modern science and ancient body-mind practices.This highly applauded course makes body-mind rehabilitation science easy to understand and thoroughly enjoyable to apply in practice. Throughout the day, students will integrate research supported body-mind movement and manual strategies that can be immediately applied in diverse clinical settings to increase financial revenue and greatly improve functional outcomes.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain research supported connective tissue physiology and its implications for rehabilitation in diverse client populations.
  2. Perform 6 active myofascial release techniques withmodifications for multiple therapeutic conditions.
  3. Demonstrate abdominal and reverse abdominal breathing methods with functional movement for maximizing internal core stability.
  4. Perform 5 progressive Rehabilitative Tai Chi movements for core stability in seated and standing positions.
  5. Describe the 3 key body-mind principles which can be effectively applied to any therapeutic exercise orcondition.
  6. Justify documentation and coding for body-mindrehabilitation methods as they relate to active myofascial release and functional core stability.

Course Outline

  1. Practical, Evidence-Based Body-Mind Approaches
    1. Connective tissue anatomy
    2. Evidence behind bio-energetics
    3. The body-mind connection
    4. Vision and visualization research
    5. Functional use of abdominal breathing
  2. Functional Connective Tissue Assessment and TriggerPoint Resolution Techniques
    1. Posture analysis
    2. Functional movement testing
    3. Stability vs Mobility
    4. Modern pain research and implications for movement
    5. Myofascial meridians
    6. Muscle energy techniques
    7. Effectively releasing key trigger points
  3. Chinese Yoga (Qigong) for Active Myofascial Release
    1. Sit to stand progressions
    2. Stretching and releasing cardinal and functional lines
    3. Lengthening exercises for joint replacements
    4. Stretches to relieve osteoarthritis pain
    5. Rehabilitative lengthening for sprains, strains, and impingements
    6. Fibromyalgia
    7. Chronic pain
    8. Exercises to prevent and relieve pain from sports injuries
  4. Functional Core Strengthening
    1. Back pain research
    2. Core cylinder dynamics
    3. Practical use of reverse abdominal breathing
    4. Falls prevention considerations
  5. Using Tai Chi for Core and Spine Stability
    1. Sitting to standing progressions
    2. Balance enhancement
    3. Apply combined functional movements
    4. Internal vs external core development
    5. Knee reconstruction/replacement rehabilitation
    6. Total hip replacement
    7. Post-op spinal surgery considerations
    8. Sports rehabilitation
    9. Athletic performance
  6. Reimbursement and Follow Through
    1. Coding
    2. Documentation
    3. Effective home exercise program development

Course Fee

$219.99   $199.99

Instructor Bio

Brian Trzaskos PT LMT CSCS CMP MI-C is a bodymind rehabilitation specialist who believes education is powerful medicine that allows people to access their highest healing potentials. Mr. Trzaskos has extensive experience in diverse clinical settings ranging from working at the world-renowned Craig Hospital for Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Rehabilitation, to operating his own holistic health center in Upstate New York. He is well known for making even the most difficult concepts easy to understand and immediately applicable to clinical practice. He is a passionate teacher, author, international health consultant, and thought leader in holistic rehabilitation.He is the founder and director of the Institute for Rehabilitative Qigong & Tai Chi, which specializes in the integration of western body-mind science and the ancient healing arts of Qigong & Tai Chi. As a practicing physical therapist and student of eastern movement and meditation practices for over two decades, Mr. Trzaskos holds advanced certifications in both Western and Eastern healing arts truly bringing together the best of both worlds in modern rehabilitative care. He earned his degree in Physical Therapy from State University of New York at Buffalo.

Additional Information

There may be a fee for parking on-property at this facility. Summit does not reimburse for hotel parking fees. Alternative free and paid parking options may be available, please contact the hotel for details.

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