At the completion of this course you will gain confidence and proficiency in using:

  • Myofascial techniques,
  • Trigger point techniques,
  • Deep soft tissue massage techniques.

You will also understand how these techniques

  • promote recovery from muscle sprains and strains
  • promote sports performance through improving body alignment and biomechanics
  • prevent recurrent injuries
  • improve muscle imbalances and postural alignment
  • assist in the rehabilitation of common aches and pains

myofascial-2Many popular exercise programs contribute to postural and muscle imbalances by strengthening already tight muscles and stretching muscles that are already weak and over lengthened

An appropriately designed training program can prevent some of these muscle imbalances from occurring. However, exercise alone is usually not sufficient to correct many of these muscle imbalances.

The use of myofascial and soft tissue massage techniques is helpful for reducing tightness and pain in soft tissues and promoting pain free movement.

This course is ideal for newly graduated Physiotherapists, Pilates instructors, Personal trainers, and Massage therapists wanting to expand their skills in the area of myofascial therapy.

About the Lecturer

penny-elliotPenny Elliott
B. App.Sc (Phty)
M.H.Sc. (Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy)

Penny completed her qualifications in Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney in 1993 and completed her Masters of Health Science (Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy) at Charles Sturt University, with Distinction, in 2006. The major focus of her Masters’ degree was on the work of Kaltenborn and Evjenth. Penny has been a Senior Associate of the Physiotherapy, Posture, and Fitness Clinic for the past 14 years.

Penny has specific expertise in the development of education programs for health professionals. This has included teaching the Posture, Soft tissue, and Exercise course for physiotherapists, teaching and designing the sports massage and myofascial programs at the NSW School of massage, and teaching personal trainers both nationally and internationally. She also has a special interest in teaching Pre and Postnatal exercise prescription since having her own family.

With a personal background in dance, one of Penny’s main interests has been in movement analysis and postural assessment. In the past, she has worked with a variety of recreational and elite sports people in The Sports Clinic at Sydney University. She uses this expertise in designing individual and small group exercise programs. Currently, her work at the Physiotherapy, Posture, and Fitness clinic includes teaching clinical Pilates in two fully equipped Pilates studios and the use of Real Time Ultrasound for specific rehabilitation of the deep trunk stabilisers.

Penny’s hands on and exercise based approach to treatment means that patients can really understand their problem and take an active part in managing their own health and fitness. When not in the clinic, Penny will be found enjoying all manner of activities, including Pilates, dancing, swimming, jogging, and yoga.

Course Date and Venue

Course title:Myofascial Techniques
Date: 12-13 November 2016 (Sat & Sun)
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Venue: TBA
Fees: S$900 per person
Closing date for registration: 8 November 2016
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