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Advanced palpatory assessment and myofascial release
On this one day foundation course I teach a palpatory approach to musculoskeletal assessment and treatment using myofascial release techniques. This approach represents the most effective way to assess and treat patients, developed through my thirty years of experience working in massage and osteopathy.
The course begins with the anatomy and physiology of fascia, its importance and how we may effect it through our techniques. I discuss the different approaches to myofascial release techniques, I demonstrate my preferred technique and the effectiveness of this approach. Students are given the opportunity to practise release techniques, to familiarise themselves with the basics of the method. I explain the evolution of my approach through various myofascial and osteopathic methods to the point where I use a palpation based system to determine where and how to apply techniques. Students are walked through this approach in order to develop their touch sensitivity, their ability to palpate and locate fascial tension, and to relate it to postural and articular dysfunction. This fascial tension is then treated with the myofascial technique learnt earlier.
In my experience, this targeted and specific approach results in the most effective, yet economical, treatment.
This course is the prerequisite for the regional weekend courses, which focus on articular function and posture, and build upon the myofascial and palpatory techniques taught here.
The following is a testimonial from a graduate student:
Alex Fugallo’s Myofascial Release CPD course is one of the most useful and impactful CPD courses I have undertaken. I use the soft tissue techniques I learnt from Alex on a daily basis in my practice. Alex conveys the key facts in a precise and easy follow format that mean you leave the course up and running, confident to use your new soft tissue skills. It is not just the value that the myofascial technique adds to your skill set, it is the enhanced diagnostics that increased my confidence as a soft tissue therapist to hone in on dysfunctional tissue, as well as when it is appropriate to refer on. Great value for money, really confidence building and I guarantee you will be using the approaches every day. Thank you Alex, a really worth your time CPD!
An international sprinter from the age of 16, my interest in sports healthcare began after numerous athletic injuries. I began training at the London School of Sports Massage in 1989 while studying for a degree in law at Brunel University. Although I received my law degree I realised that my true passion lay in understanding and treating the human body and therefore embarked on a second degree at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine graduating in 1997.
Since 1997 I have run my own practice in North West London. I also worked at Sports and Spinal clinics and 6Physio from 1997 until 2010. I am a partner in Beyond Health and I also work at the practice. As well as 28 years clinical experience I have taught on the BSc at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine for 20 years and guest lectured on the MSc Manipulative Physiotherapy course at UCL. I regularly teach for the London School of Sports Massage and run my own advanced massage course.
I have a wealth of experience in the diagnosis of musculoskeletal problems and I am dedicated to providing high quality and innovative treatment. Colleagues frequently refer patients with complex musculoskeletal problems to me. My passion for learning and the desire to be at the cutting edge of my chosen field, as well as my special interest in elite sport, has led to me consulting for UK Athletics, West Ham FC, Saracens RFC as well as working on the ATP tennis tour and at the Paralympic Games. I still train, compete and coach, evaluating new ideas and approaches, which inform my practice.
Location: Central London
Course fee £120.00 (including VAT)
Students must be a minimum of 18 years-old.
CPD courses run from 10am to 5pm
Immediate payment required. We accept payment by Credit / Debit cards or a Bank Transfer.
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