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A Rehab Professionals Guide to Foam Rolling

Product #
1322PT
Type
PT/PTA
Hours
3
Approval Status

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Course Description:

Let’s talk about flexibility!  What’s the difference between muscle length, fascia stretching, and effective myofascial release? How can it impact your patients?  Does it play an important part in poor posture and subsequent impairments? How can you use Foam Rolling techniques with upper and lower extremity muscle groups to treat various diagnoses? In this course, Dr. Rina Pandya, PT, DPT, will explain the theories, evidence, and proper techniques of foam rolling. 

Dr. Pandya will cover:

  • Proficiency with the anatomy and physiology of the muscle and the fascia
  • Identifying the effect of foam rolling on myofascial and the autonomic nervous system, CNS, cardiovascular, mechanical and neurological systems
  • Recognizing the stretch reflex
  • Applying the principles of foam rolling on posture, pain and body awareness
  • Learning techniques for foam rolling major muscle groups of the upper and lower extremities and correlating to various diagnoses through demonstration videos

Methods of Instruction:

Online audio/video course

Course Instructor:

Rina Pandya, PT, DPT

Target Audience:

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants and Athletic Trainers.

Educational Level:

Intermediate

Prerequisites:

None

Course Goals and Objectives:

At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify the structures related to the anatomy and physiology of the muscle and fascia
  2. Recognize fascial pain and identify what fascia does
  3. Recognize the evidence-based practice studies supporting foam rolling for various impairments/diagnoses
  4. Identify the benefits of foam rolling and trigger point therapy
  5. Identify the indications and the contraindications of trigger point therapy, differentiate between SFMA Patterns and Assessments
  6. Differentiate between mechanical effects, neurological responses, physiological effects, psychological responses, and cardiovascular effects of foam rolling
  7. Identify proper foam rolling techniques
  8. Differentiate between different techniques for different muscle groups (cervicothoracic junction, latissimus dorsi, triceps, pectoralis stretch, upper limb neural stretch, upper extremity nerve flossing, lumbosacral junction, piriformis, ITB, quadriceps femoris, hamstring, semitendinosus, semimembranosus, tibialis anterior, gastroc soleus, plantar fascia, tendo-achilles, ankle stretch)
  9. Identify balance impairments that are appropriate and would benefit from foam rolling
  10. Identify core strengthening and stabilization impairments that are appropriate and would benefit from foam rolling

Criteria for Obtaining Continuing Education Credits:

A score of 70% or greater on the post-test

ATC State Approvals

Alabama
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Alaska
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Arizona
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Arkansas
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
California
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Colorado
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Connecticut
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Delaware
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
District of Columbia
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Florida
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Georgia
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Hawaii
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Idaho
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Illinois
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Indiana
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Iowa
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Kansas
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Kentucky
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Louisiana
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Maine
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Maryland
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Massachusetts
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Michigan
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Minnesota
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Mississippi
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Missouri
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Montana
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Nebraska
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Nevada
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
New Hampshire
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
New Jersey
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
New Mexico
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
New York
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
North Carolina
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
North Dakota
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Ohio
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Oklahoma
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Oregon
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Pennsylvania
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Rhode Island
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
South Carolina
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
South Dakota
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Tennessee
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Texas
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Utah
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Vermont
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Virginia
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Washington
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
West Virginia
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Wisconsin
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Wyoming
BOC Approved Provider-Category A

PT State Approvals

Alabama
Board Accepted/Approved
Alaska
Approved
Arizona
Approved Category A
California
Approved
Colorado
Approved- Meets CO DORA for Category 1
Connecticut
Board Accepted/Approved
Delaware
Approved
District of Columbia
Approved
Florida
Florida Approved for Online/Home Study
Georgia
Approved
Hawaii
Approved
Idaho
Approved
Illinois
Illinois Approved Provider (#216.000250)
Indiana
Approved-Category 1
Iowa
Board Accepted/Approved
Kansas
Board Accepted/Approved
Kentucky
Kentucky-KPTA Approved Provider - # CS75-2023-APTAKY (Expires 11-2-25) Category 1
Louisiana
Louisiana PT Board Approved- Expires 12-31-24
Maine
No State Requirements
Maryland
Maryland PT Board Approved
Massachusetts
Approved
Michigan
Approved (Activity Code 1)
Minnesota
Minnesota PT Board Approved- Expires 5-11-25 - # 10389
Mississippi
Approved
Missouri
Approved
Montana
Approved Category A
Nebraska
Board Accepted/Approved
New Hampshire
Board Accepted/Approved
New York
Approved Provider
North Carolina
Approved
North Dakota
Board Accepted/Approved
Oklahoma
Approved- Oklahoma Medical Board Via CE Broker
Oregon
Approved
Pennsylvania
Approved - (3GEN, 0DA)
Rhode Island
Approved
South Carolina
Board Accepted/Approved
South Dakota
No State Requirements
Tennessee
Board Accepted/Approved-Class 1
Texas
TPTA Approved/Accredited Provider # 2501036TX
Utah
Board Accepted/Approved
Vermont
Approved
Virginia
Approved-Type 1
Washington
Board Accepted/Approved
West Virginia
West Virginia PT Board Approved- Expires 12-31-24 - # ADVC-F24-01
Wisconsin
Approved
Wyoming
Board Accepted/Approved