This interactive two-day workshop for rehabilitation teams will address evaluation and current treatment techniques appropriate for soft tissue and joint restrictions that contribute to an abnormal swallow.
This interactive two-day workshop for rehabilitation teams will address evaluation and current treatment techniques appropriate for soft tissue and joint limitations that contribute to an abnormal swallow. The lecture reviews muscular and fascial anatomy tying kinesiology into a discussion that relates specific soft tissue mobilization techniques appropriate to improving all stages of the swallow; oropharyngeal, hypopharyngeal and pharygoesophageal. A thorough discussion will relate the impact of scar tissue formation and immobility on mechanical and neurological aspects of the functional swallow. Interpretation of common pathology and symptomatology on both bedside exam and MBS review are introduced. Additional course objectives include postural impairment, functional anatomy and biomechanics of the temporomandibular joint with an informative and focused laboratory component providing OTs, PTs and SLPs with basic practical skills in palpation, seating and positioning and soft tissue assessment and mobilization as it pertains to dysphagia in clinical practice. The majority of this course will be in functional, hands-on application with frequent case study discussion to identify impairments and exemplify the use of manual therapy through myofascial release techniques. The emphasis of this practical seminar is placed on the relationship of soft tissue and joint articulations whereby applying theory to practical intervention with manual therapy adds a whole new dimension to patient care.
Note: Registration for this course includes the pre-requisite online course "Anatomy of Swallowing" (you will receive an additional 4 hours for completion of this online course)
All course registrants must successfully complete the online Anatomy of Swallowing course prior to attending the live Myofascial Release course so it is fresh in your mind.
At the completion of this course participants will be able to::
07:30 - 08:00 Registration and continental breakfast
08:00 - 08:15 Introductions and program overview
08:15 - 10:00 Anatomy refresher and kinesiology of deglutition
10:00 - 10:30 Review normal and abnormal swallow, dysphagia problem set
10:30 - 10:45 Morning Break
10:45 - 11:00 Laboratory: palpation and myofascial assessment
11:00 - 12:00 Normal and abnormal physiology of the myofascial system, dysphagia focus
12:00 - 01:00 LUNCH (on your own)
01:00 - 03:00 Laboratory: myofascial assessment and techniques of the anterior neck and oral cavity
03:00 - 03:15 Afternoon Break
03:15 - 03:30 Special topics: Salivation and lymphatics
03:30 - 04:00 Laboratory: enhancing salivation
04:00 - 04:30 Case study; incorporating manual therapy into dysphagia treatment; Questions and closing comments
07:30 - 08:00 Registration (continental breakfast)
08:00 - 09:00 Postural dysfunction and its influence on swallowing with MBS review
09:00 - 09:15 Laboratory: palpation posterior cervical, thoracic and shoulder girdle
09:15 - 09:30 Anatomy and biomechanics of the TMJ and cervical spine
09:30 - 10:00 Laboratory: gentle mobilization of the TMJ, dysphagia focus
10:00 - 10:15 Morning Break
10:15 - 12:00 Laboratory: myofascial assessment and techniques for seated positioning
12:00 - 01:00 Lunch (on your own)
01:00 - 01:30 Muscular trigger points and myofascial pain syndrome, dysphagia focus
01:30 - 02:00 Laboratory: myofascial assessment and trigger point release
02:00 - 02:15 Case study; incorporating manual therapy into dysphagia treatment
02:15 - 02:30 Topics in documentation, successful goal setting and reimbursement: Questions and closing comments
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Career Improvement & Advancement Opportunities, Inc (CIAO) is owned by Lesley Mateer, M.A. CCC-SLP. Lesley received her master's degree from LSU in 1988. Her clinical experience includes pediatrics, adolescent psych, and geriatrics. Her devotion is to taking care of her fellow therapists.
This is how it all began...
As an SLP, I left direct patient care in 1999 to create a company dedicated to taking care of my fellow therapists- OTs, COTAs, PTs, PTAs, ATCs and SLPs. In 1999, in the midst of the PPS initiative, I was asked to create my third list of lay-offs, due in one hour. Knowing the great therapists I worked with, I called my husband and said that I just couldn't go through another round of layoffs. To my surprise, he said "put YOUR name on the list." I did as he suggested. That evening, when I returned home, my husband asked me what I wanted to do with my life. I said that I needed to be around therapists, but I needed it to be positive - helpful - happy. And so CIAO was started.
Each year, CIAO puts together a total package of the most up-to-date tools and resources for treatment teams in various populations, at some of the lowest rates in the country. Treating patients takes a passionate creative person. I understand that dedication and so CIAO brings these courses to cities while giving therapists the attention deserved...all with a flare of Southern Hospitality.
I am truly enjoying taking care of people who dedicate their lives to taking care of others. "Save the Therapists"
Lesley Mateer, President, CIAO