MFR UK are pleased to announce their new Advanced Clinical Diploma in Integrated Myofascial Therapy.

The first of its kind in the UK, this new diploma will enhance musculoskeletal and myofascial diagnostic and assessment skills, integrate a variety of myofascial rehabilitation approaches with myofascial and neuromuscular therapy, introduce Neurofascial Therapy, developed by MFR UK, as well as increase kinaesthetic awareness and palpation skills.

The diploma is suitable for therapists new to MFR and for those wishing to expand their existing skills. The diploma also offers a diversity of training opportunities supported with online theory and video resources. (we are working on this right now!)

The diploma totals 14 days of practical training plus 1 skills masterclass and 1 practical/oral assessment.

It includes-:

  • myofascial applications level 1, 2 and 3, 6 days (2 days each level)
  • myofascial assessment and integration, 2 days
  • myofascial rehabilitation, 2 days
  • 1 advanced myofascial workshop, either the upper or lower body, 2 days
  • and any other 2 days of workshops of your choice.

There are also ongoing reflective evaluations throughout the diploma, home study assignments and case studies.

Many therapists will choose to work through the entire diploma, whilst others will complete workshops of their choice. The diploma certificate will only be awarded to those who have completed the prerequisite workshops, assignments, case studies and practical assessment.

Dependent on the therapists core training programme and prior learning, some therapists may be asked to complete a home study assignment on remedial therapy, injury and treatment care.

With over 10 years of teaching professional myofascial workshops to healthcare professionals, MFR UK have been instrumental in delivering a unique blend of myofascial release approaches suitable for the sports and remedial massage therapist, physiotherapist and for many other hands-on manual therapists. Our workshops offer a wealth of information on the affects of fascial function and dysfunction as well as highly effective myofascial release techniques to resolve pain and create structural change which is both measurable and functional.

Our emphasis has always been on teaching MFR through kinesthetic awareness and practical application. MFR UK workshops offer 80% hands-on learning providing students with the ability to learn by experiencing which in turn allows them to integrate what they have learned directly into their existing practice.

The new Advanced Clinical Diploma in Integrated Myofascial Therapy incorporates our existing workshops and takes the therapist further into myofascial rehabilitation, functional assessments and the skillful integration of myofascial trigger point therapy, muscle energy techniques with neurofascial release which is a new versatile and effective therapy developed by MFR UK.

As myofascial release grows in popularity, science and research is supporting it as the ‘missing link’ in traditional healthcare. Neurofascial release (NFR) is a therapy born from an accumulation of extensive clinical practice and experience as well as valuable scientific research into the function, anatomy and role in health which fascia plays. NFR can be used as both a clinical technique and as part of a rehabilitation programme. NFR is an exiting new therapy in the fascial field where gentle sustained myofascial techniques are combined with specific isometric fascial loading through a variety of movement patterns facilitated by the therapist. These movements will enhance proprioceptive awareness, provide greater muscular control and permit a smother and more pain free pain range of movement.

Muscle energy techniques, soft tissue release and myofascial trigger point therapy are valuable tools for the manual therapist and play an important role in traditional healthcare. Whilst these techniques are techniques in their own right, they lend themselves to being adapted, blended and enhanced with the skilled touch of myofascial release. MFR UK’s new advanced diploma will provide the therapist with both a greater understanding of how these therapies work and also how to integrate them into advanced fascial techniques offering a diversity of fascial approaches and the ability to give bespoke treatments for the care of both acute and chronic pain.

Rehabilitation for chronic pain sufferers is a field of therapy and treatment which is sadly overlooked. Rehabilitation for these clients must be focused, low intensity movements to increase not only function but also to increase confidence and motivation. Rehabilitation can commence in the early stages of the myofascial treatment session incorporating myofascial stretching, therapy tools, such as foam rolls and exercise bands, and a variety of both free form and controlled movements to enhance fascial tone and fascial glide.

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