Course curriculum

8 contact hours for all soft tissue providers

  • 1

    Welcome

    • Navigating Your Course

    • MFD Level 1: Lecture Slides Copyrighted Handout

    • MFD Level 1: PDF Techniques Copyrighted Handout

  • 2

    Chapter 1: Evolution of Myofascial Decompression

    • Section 1. Introduction to Myofascial Decompression

    • Section 1. Historical Context and Evolution of Negative Pressure Approach

    • Section 1: Quiz

    • Chapter 1: References

  • 3

    Chapter 2: A Novel Approach to Anatomy & Physiology

    • Section 1: Connective Tissue Elements and the Layers

    • Section 1: Quiz

    • Section 2: Building Blocks of Connective Tissue and Properties

    • Section 2: Quiz

    • Section 3: Connective Tissue Functional Elements and Tensegrity

    • Section 3: Quiz

    • Section 4: MFD Effects on Trigger Points

    • Section 4: Quiz

    • Chapter 2: References

  • 4

    Chapter 3: Slings & Neurophysiology

    • Section 1: Fascial Slings

    • Section 1: Quiz

    • Section 2: Agonist/Antagonist Relationships

    • Section 2: Quiz

    • Section 3: Sensory Perception and Neurophysiologic Effects (Part 1)

    • Section 3: Shoulder Mini Weight Neurophysiology Lab

    • Section 4: Perception and Neurophysiologic Effects (Part 2)

    • Section 4: Shoulder Mini MFD Neurophysiology Lab

    • Section 4: Shoulder Reassessment Neurophysiology Lab

    • Section 3: Quiz

    • Chapter 3: References

  • 5

    Chapter 4: The Myofascial Decompression Kit

    • Section 1: Level 1 Getting Started With Your Kit

    • Section 1: Lumbar Mini MFD Lab

    • Section 1: Quiz

  • 6

    Chapter 5: History of Traditional Cupping

    • Section 1: Basic Cupping and the MFD Difference

    • Section 1: Quiz

    • Chapter 5: References

  • 7

    Chapter 6: Beginning Techniques & Mobilizations

    • Section 1: IASTM Review

    • Section 1: Quadriceps Mini IASTM Lab

    • Section 2: Mobilization Foundations

    • Sections 1-2: Quiz

    • Section 3: Technique Characteristics

    • Section 3: Patellar Mini MFD Lab

    • Section 4: Precautions and Contraindications

    • Section 4: Reference Guide (Precautions and Contraindications)

    • Chapter 6: References

    • Section 3-4: Quiz

  • 8

    Chapter 7: Research

    • Section 1: Past, Current, and Future Research

    • Section 1: Quiz

    • Cup Therapy Related Research Article Summaries

    • Chapter 7: References

  • 9

    Chapter 8: Treatment Techniques of the Lower Extremity

    • Section 1: Introduction

    • Technique 1: Quad and PFPS Introduction

    • Technique 1: Quad and PFPS Pretest

    • Technique 1: Quad and PFPS Technique

    • Technique 1: Quad and PFPS Posttest

    • Technique 2: IT Band Introduction

    • Technique 2: IT Band Pretest

    • Technique 2: IT Band Technique

    • Technique 2: IT Band Posttest

    • Technique 3: Hamstrings Introduction

    • Technique 3: Hamstring Pretest

    • Technique 3: Hamstrings Technique

    • Technique 3: Hamstrings Posttest

    • Technique 4: Achilles and Plantar Fascia Introduction

    • Technique 4: Achilles and Plantar Fascia Pretest

    • Technique 4: Achilles and Plantar Fascia Technique

    • Technique 4: Achilles and Plantar Fascia Posttest

    • Chapters 8: References

  • 10

    Chapter 9: Treatment Techniques of the Upper Extremity

    • Technique 5: Posterior Shoulder Introduction

    • Technique 5: Posterior Shoulder Pretest

    • Technique 5: Posterior Shoulder Technique

    • Technique 5: Posterior Shoulder Posttest

    • Technique 6: Lateral Elbow Introduction

    • Technique 6: Lateral Elbow Pretest

    • Technique 6: Lateral Elbow Technique

    • Technique 6: Lateral Elbow Posttest

    • Chapters 9: References

  • 11

    Chapter 10: Treatment Techniques of the Spine

    • Technique 7: Upper Trapezius and Levator Scapulae Introduction

    • Technique 7: Upper Trapezius and Levator Scapulae Pretest

    • Technique 7: Upper Trapezius and Levator Scapulae Technique

    • Technique 7: Upper Trapezius and Levator Scapulae Posttest

    • Technique 8: Thoracolumbar Fascia Introduction

    • Technique 8: Thoracolumbar Fascia Pretest

    • Technique 8: Thoracolumbar Fascia Technique

    • Technique 8: Thoracolumbar Fascia Posttest

    • Chapters 10: References

  • 12

    Chapter 11: Summary, additional references, and recommended review material

    • MFD Level 1 Summary

    • MFD Techniques Pocket Guide

    • MFD Description and Info for Patients and Referral Sources

    • Overhead Squat and Single Leg Squat Assessment Form

    • Overhead Squat and SLS Basic Impairment Solutions

    • Course Eval