Fascial Release for Babies
The Pediatric Application for Health Care Professionals©
Post-conference course with Judy Terwilliger
June 11th – 14th 2019
This course is an intensive version of the Functional Bowen™ Pediatric Application Process that has been specifically designed for any therapists working with Breastfeeding, Maternal/Child Health & Family Support Field. You do not need to have an understanding or experience of Bowen or fascial work to attend this class.
The 4 day intensive course is packed with myo-fascial movement theory using a “global” approach to structural assessment and hands-on practice in use of The Pediatric Functional Bowen™ Method. This course teaches the clinician advanced skills in working to resolve structural barriers in the mother/infant relationship who struggle with breastfeeding difficulties/dysfunctions. Further, it explores advanced assessment skills in determining those predisposing factors relating to these barriers and their possible effects on infant “functional mobility” in the achievement/retention of successful breastfeeding, normal structural development as well as meeting developmental milestones. The information acquired in this course is devoted to learning advanced muscle release techniques. It is lecture based with ample demonstration and practice with classmates (student to teacher ratio is 12:1 or less).
The following objectives will be measured by active student discussion and demonstration during hands-on participation in each practicum session of the course. Participants will be able to:
Verbally demonstrate advanced knowledge of the interrelationship between patient’s birth/medical history including predisposing factors affecting an infant’s/child’s “functional mobility”, presenting posture as assessed to include often unseen muscle-related structural barriers and the outcomes observed in muscle pattern dysfunctions noted (i.e. breastfeeding and mobility challenges).
Demonstrate advanced postural assessment techniques for the purpose of quickly evaluating interrelated structural deviations to be differentiated/identified, therapeutically addressed and evaluated for corrections observed in the moment and with follow up therapy.
Demonstrate advanced differentiation between individual hypertonic muscles and muscle groups, identifying possible associated impingement syndromes, and learn the specifically associated structural deviations that present in these cases.
Demonstrate an advanced understanding of muscle dysfunction patterns and related structural outcomes for the purpose of understanding how best to develop a plan of corrective action through active muscle release with passive and active range of motion, as well as suggested parent-based home therapeutic exercise.
Demonstrate by means of direct participation, the acquisition of advanced muscle release and balance skills that will assist in actively correcting structural deviations.
Communicate and demonstrate ongoing advanced assessment strategies for assessing muscle compliance progress and evaluating related patient/client outcomes.
Demonstrate the use of collaborative strategies with parents/caregivers, allied health providers, referral resources, and patient/client care advocates.
How can this class benefit practitioners who diagnose, assess, or support the mother/infant dyad struggling with breastfeeding difficulties/dysfunctions?
When an oral tether is present, a fascial tether is always present. The two cannot be separated. An oral tether is a womb event that causes a cascade of fascial restriction throughout the infant’s body during all stages of development. In order for infants to fully recover from the release of oral tethers, they must also receive fascial, tensegrity-based treatment.
Location: Holiday Inn, Bristol (Lunch will be provided and there is free parking available on site.)