Fascia is a trendy word these days. A whole host of therapies attribute successful clinical outcomes to fascial interventions. But are these therapy claims evidence-based or just hype? In short, do speech pathologists need to know more about fascial anatomy?
This course will give the thinking speech pathologist a rigorous understanding of fascia, its role in various oro-myofunctional disorders and how this knowledge impacts referral for manual therapy and your oro-myofunctional therapy prescriptions.
The participant will be able to:
- Explain the micro and macro anatomy of fascia and its role in function.
- Classify the scientific evidence to date. What is fact and what is rubbish.
- Describe the clinical implications of fascial dysfunction in relation to oromyofunctional disorders, ankyloglossia, TMD and dysphagia.
- Demonstrate manual assessment that you can use clinically and what manual therapies to collaborate with as adjunct treatment for your patients.
- 10 min Fascia – a history of non-discovery
- 10 min Macro anatomy and function
- 20 min Micro anatomy and function
- 10 min Fascia and mechanical dysfunction
- 20 min Fascia and autonomic dysfunction
- 20 min Fascia TMD and OMT
- 20 min How to palpate and assess fascial dysfunction
- 10 min When to refer / Q&A
.2 CE Credits