Multidiscipline Approach to Myofascial Release in the Management of Swallowing Disorders

Challenging caseloads requires multi-discipline interaction and a skilled treatment methodology. This course is designed to introduce the rehabilitation specialist to treatment techniques appropriate for soft tissue restrictions that contribute to dysfunctional movement patterns in neurological diagnoses. Individual lectures review involved muscular and fascial anatomy tying biomechanics and kinesiology into specific soft tissue mobilization techniques appropriate to improving functional independence. Case studies are designed to correlate common functional symptoms that contribute to clinical impairments and exemplify the application of suggested manual techniques. The emphasis of this practical seminar is placed on the relationship of soft tissue restrictions to functional impairment whereby applying theory to practical intervention with manual therapy adds a whole new dimension to patient care.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Course Instructor(s)

John Kelly


A graduate of the University of St. Augustine’s graduate Physical Therapy Program. John has over 17 years’ experience with acute inpatient and hospital-based outpatient rehabilitation and currently an outpatient clinical director for Siskin Rehabilitation Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee. John continues to balance full time patient care with administrative responsibilities. John is NDT certified and an experienced manual orthopedic therapist working toward his clinical doctorate and manual therapy certification. John is a certified VitalStim® Instructor and has taught orthopaedic and electrotherapy courses across the country. John is an accomplished clinical instructor and consistently is recognized for his exceptional patient rapport and strong evaluations from course participants.

Financial Disclosure: John is a salaried employee for his position at Siskin Rehabilitation Hospital. John Kelly receives honoraria from CIAO Seminars for the presentation of his live courses. He also receives royalties for the purchase of his recorded course(s)
Non-financial Disclosure: No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Course Agenda

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