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Myofascial Decompression Therapy Using Negative Pressure

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Program Date & Time:
May 18, 2024 | 8:00am-5:00pm
  • In-person
Registration Fee:
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Additional Details
Instructional Hours:
Registration Deadline:
5/17/24 11:59 PM
Cancellation Deadline:
5/17/24 11:59 PM
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This course will provide an introduction to a manual therapy approach that combines negative pressure technology using cups with principles of neuromuscular re-education to treat soft tissue dysfunction and improve faulty movement patterns. We will dive deep into the fascial system to discover the significant role it plays in soft tissue dysfunction resulting in pain, loss of motion, poor mechanics, and ultimately decreased function. We will have lab time for motion assessments as well as to practice applying cups and utilizing MFD techniques to treat common musculoskeletal dysfunctions.

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Review the basic properties of skin/fascia and its contributions to both the musculoskeletal and neurological systems.
  • Review the ancient roots of "cupping".
  • Review the target for myofascial decompression therapy including trigger points, fascial line and postural syndromes.
  • Review precautions and contraindications of MFD.
  • Practice the application of myofascial decompression with negative pressure.
  • Clarify common musculoskeletal impairments with MFD including pre and post testing, trigger point assessment, functional activity, and sport specific/neuromuscular reeducation training.
Pee Dee AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials. Speakers have signed a vested interest form declaring any conflict of interest in education activities. Please see individual activities for any conflicts of interest. Provisions of these educational activities by Pee Dee AHEC does not imply endorsement by Pee Dee AHEC, SCNA or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with activities.
Credits Available
  • Physical Therapist/ Physical Therapist Assistant
    South Carolina Chapter of APTA
    Credit Statement
    This course has been submitted to the South Carolina Chapter of the APTA for contact hours.
  • Occupational Therapist
    SC Board of Occupational Therapists
    Credit Statement
    South Carolina AHEC has presumptive approval as a provider of continuing education for Occupational Therapists by the SC Board of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board of Examiners for Occupational Therapy. Pee Dee AHEC, a division of SC AHEC, approves this program for the following contact hours: 7.5
  • Athletic Trainer
    Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers
    Credit Statement
    This program has been approved for a maximum of 7.5 hours of Category A Continuing education (0.75 CEU) Certified Athletic Trainers are responsible for claiming only those hours actually spent Provider 3731
  • All other participants
    Area Health Education Consortium
    Credit Statement
    This program provides 0.75 CEUs by Pee Dee AHEC and meets South Carolina AHEC Best Practice Standards.
Locations/Participation Options
  • Location:
    Florence , SC Details

If you have questions about the credits, location/video conference information, or any other details specific to this particular program, please reach out to the contact(s) below:

  • Name:
    Kimberly Morris
  • Name:
    Nita Jackson
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