Myofascial Release I

August 28, 2020

August 30, 2020

9:00 am To 2:30 pm

Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA




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Event Description

This exciting “hands-on” introductory course has trained thousands of health professionals. Graduates of this course are immediately able to produce positive, structural changes in their patients with acute and chronic pain and dysfunction. These whole-body techniques will be an important added dimension to your existing treatment regimen, greatly enhancing your therapeutic effectiveness. NCBTMB Approved Provider #025821-00. Myofascial Release Seminars is an approved CE Provider through many state boards and associations. Please check our website for a list of these organizations.


Valerie McGraw

Myofascial Release Seminars

About the Instructor

Valerie McGraw, PT is a 1987 graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia PA, B.S. in Physical Therapy. License #'s PA: PT-002122E and NJ:QA04032. Valerie began studying with John F. Barnes P.T. in 1986 during her undergrad training in Physical Therapy. She continued her post graduate studies with John F. Barnes, PT while working as a senior physical therapist and P.T. Pain Team Coordinator at Bacharach Rehabilitation Hospital in New Jersey. She was a lecturer at the Chronic Pain Seminar with Stanley Paris and the BBRH Pain Team in 1990. In 1990, Valerie began working as a physical therapist at John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Treatment Center in Paoli, PA. She became Chief Physical Therapist in 1991 and Clinic Manager of the Center in 1993. Valerie is a senior seminar instructor and seminar coordinator with Myofascial Release Seminars. She coordinates the Myofascial Release Treatment Center's on-site Skill Enhancement Seminar and trains therapists from around the country in the application of Myofascial Release in the clinic.

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Myofascial Release

A popular continuing education choice, myofascial release is a modality that aims to relax tense, constricted fascia surrounding soft tissue. Whether caused by overuse, inactivity or an underlying condition like trauma or disease, the constricted fascia can contribute to muscle tension, poor circulation and referred pain. Practitioners use a light touch and slow motions to “release” constriction in myofascial release sessions or as part of a routine. Expect to find both broad overview and targeted technique programs, including pediatrics, women’s health and approaching illnesses like fibromyalgia.