Timothy King, BTh. Adv. Dip. App. Sci. Myotherapy

Is Fascia just a Trendy Word?
Facts and myths about Fascia, OMT and the Oro-myofunctional Complex

Course Description

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.

Learning Outcomes

The participant will be able to:

  1. Explain the micro and macro anatomy of fascia and its role in function.
  2. Classify the scientific evidence to date. What is fact and what is rubbish.
  3. Describe the clinical implications of fascial dysfunction in relation to oromyofunctional disorders, ankyloglossia, TMD and dysphagia.
  4. Demonstrate manual assessment that you can use clinically and what manual therapies to collaborate with as adjunct treatment for your patients.


Timed Agenda

  • 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

Thu, Mar 18 2021 4:30PM - 6:30 PM EDT