Course curriculum

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    Section One - Macro Anatomy

    • Superficial Fascia

    • Deep Fascia

    • Other Fascial Presentations

    • Tendons and Ligaments

    • Periosteum, Perineurium, and Visceral Fascia

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    Section Two - Primary Functions

    • Separation & Connection

    • Force Transmission & Energy Facilitation

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    Section Three - Key Properties

    • What is fascia - a short description Multilanguage subtitles

    • Viscoelasticity

    • Guimberteau - Interior Architectures

    • Clinical Considerations

    • Adaptation

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    • Cathy's book!

    • References

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    Final Quiz

    • Final Quiz for Exploring Fascia Part Two


Guest Instructor

Cathy Ryan

Catherine Ryan is a CMTBC Reg. Massage Therapist dedicated to patient-centered care, evidence informed practices and life-long learning. Over her 30+ year career, Cathy has engaged in the profession in a variety of clinical, educational and leadership capacities. An established continuing education instructor and writer, Cathy has presented at conferences internationally (including the International Fascia Research Congress), in the areas of scar tissue management and myofascial pain and dysfunction, which also constitute her clinical practice focus. As writer (and self-proclaimed science-nerd), Cathy is best known for her fascia enthusiasm – she has written numerous articles featured in various industry publications, co-authored Traumatic Scar Tissue Management – Massage Therapy Principles, Practice and Protocols (Handspring 2016) and contributed to: Fascia, Function and Medical Applications (Ch. 18), CRC Press/Taylor & Francis (2020) and Oncology Massage: An integrative approach to cancer care for manual therapists (Handspring 2020).

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