You have probably read articles about fascia, what it is and how it connects everything, and you have probably read articles about how to treat fascia-related problems; however, do you know how to identify if fascial dysfunction is the cause of your patient’s symptoms? This article is the missing link and provides all you need to know to diagnose fascial dysfunction or to make a differential diagnosis. Making the correct diagnosis is the first step to providing the right treatment for your patient’s problems to achieve long-term results. This article has been extracted from the author’s book Mobilizing the Myofascial System: A clinical guide to assessment and treatment of myofascial dysfunctions. Register free below (or log in if you already have an account) and you can access the article key points and other related resources.
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Doreen Killens FCAMT is an orthopaedic musculoskeletal physiotherapist with 40 years of clinical experience. For 25 years she was an instructor for the Canadian Orthopaedic Manipulative Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, teaching manual therapy courses across Canada. In addition, she was an Examiner and former Chief Examiner for the same association. She is presently in private practice in Montreal and has a particular interest in the field of headaches and myofascial dysfunction. She is the developer of a physiotherapy approach to treatment of the myofascial body called Mobilization of the Myofascial System (MMS) (Upper Quadrant, Lower Quadrant and Advanced Integration). In addition, she teaches a two-level course system entitled Manual Therapy for the Cranium, courses she teaches across Canada and Europe, both in English and in French.
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