Walt Fritz, PT’s Foundations in Myofascial Release Seminar for Neck and Voice Disorders is a two-day, 14.5 contact hour workshop intended to introduce professionals to the evaluation and treatment of a wide range of voice, neck, mouth, and torso/breathing issues. Walt’s version of myofascial release updates the older, inherited narratives used to describe the actions of our hands and are better aligned with current pain science and neurobiological aspects of manual therapy. The science and evidence that supports myofascial release and manual therapy will be reviewed and a very clean and efficient model of evaluation will be introduced. The class is a mix of lecture, demonstrations, and hands-on practice. The therapists will be supervised throughout the workshop to assure that they fully understand the key concepts of a manual therapy approach to the evaluation and treatment of disorders facing the SLP. Instead of a recipe-based model, Walt utilizes novel approaches to evaluation that allow a touch-based engagement to determine if manual therapy/myofascial release may benefit the patient and their condition. Treatment follows easily from these evaluation findings. The therapist will leave the class with the ability to confidently use this approach in their practice.
Who can attend this course?
This course is open to speech pathologists, Ear Nose and Throat Surgeons, physiotherapists and massage therapists working in the area of voice. Please note due to the limited number of places AVA Members will be given priority.
About Walt Fritz
Walt Fritz has been a physical therapist since 1985 and has been practicing myofascial release since 1992. He lives and practices in Rochester, NY, USA. His Foundations in Myofascial Release Seminar for Neck and Voice Disorders has become his most popular continuing education seminar, with speech-language pathologists and voice professionals from around the world seeking out this class. He takes a decidedly different approach to myofascial release and manual therapy, working toward an explanatory narrative that represents current thinking and science, as well as adding a feedback-based model of explanation that includes a more patient-directed approach. Fascia-based therapists may at first take issue with Walt’s diminished emphasis on the belief that we are impacting fascia as a direct and primary result of treatment, but soon see the simplicity of an approach that takes off the blinders. Touch and manual therapy have universal qualities that can be explained in a wide variety of ways, with more plausible narratives of neurological change the probable explanation.
This course is limited to 32 participants to ensure adequate hands on time for everyone. We anticipate this course will fill quickly and AVA members will be given priority.
Registration includes a course manual and provision of all meals. Please bring a yoga or camping mat to the seminar to use during the hands on sessions.
Written notice of cancellation must be provided no later than 5th January 2018. There will be no refunds issued after 5th January 2018.