GO BEYOND

with Doreen Killens

Courses designed to expand clinicians’ knowledge and therapeutic skills beyond traditional manual physiotherapy, thereby optimizing treatment for your clients.

Treatment of the Myofascial Body with Mobilization of the Myofascial System (MMS) and Structural Myofascial Therapy (SMFT®)

3 Levels
Lead Instructors:
Doreen Killens and BetsyAnn Baron

Manual Therapy for the Cranium

2 Levels
Lead Instructors:
Doreen Killens and Myriam Hobbs

Meet our Team

Doreen Killens

BSc.PT, FCAMPT, CGIMS

Betsy Ann Baron

Myriam Hobbs

Claire Barro

Nathalie Savard

Isabelle Ménard

Liette Théroux

Louise Gloutney

Mobilisation of the Myofascial System

Have you ever had a clinical case you believe to be of primary nociceptive pain…

but no matter what you have tried in your tool-kit (joint mobilisation or manipulation, mobilising the neural system, stabilisation and strengthening programs), it hasn’t had the effect you were hoping for? Or perhaps you have had patients complain of multiple areas of pain that don’t correspond to the paradigms that we are familiar with. Do you have the feeling that you`re missing something?

This « something else » may be the fascia.

Theory Course
Mobilisation of the Myofascial System

This 5 hour course is designed to provide participants with the theoretical knowledge required to understand how to assess and treat the myofascial system.

Please note that this course is required as a pre-requisite for taking either the Lower Quadrant or the Upper Quadrant course (once only).

Lower Quadrant
Mobilisation of the Myofascial System

This 3-day course is designed to provide participants with the tools to assess and treat the myofascial system of the Lower Quadrant.
This evidence informed course will outline how to identify and treat fascial restrictions. The techniques demonstrated are derived from manual therapy for the fascia (Mobilisation of the Myofascial System (MMS) and Structural Myofascial Therapy (SMFT®), a treatment approach used in massage therapy that consists of a series of deep manual techniques coupled with Postural Awareness. This combined approach will allow the participants to appreciate how these myofascial dysfunctions can affect the client’s range of motion, motor control, and global function.

Upper Quadrant
Mobilisation of the Myofascial System

This 3-day course is designed to provide participants with the tools to assess and treat the myofascial system of the Upper Quadrant.
This evidence informed course will outline how to identify and treat fascial restrictions. The techniques demonstrated are derived from manual therapy for the fascia (Mobilisation of the Myofascial System (MMS) and Structural Myofascial Therapy (SMFT®), a treatment approach used in massage therapy that consists of a series of deep manual techniques coupled with Postural Awareness. This combined approach will allow participants to appreciate the implications that myofascial system dysfunctions can have on joint amplitude, motor control, neurophysiology and overall client functioning.

Advanced
Mobilisation of the Myofascial System

This 3 day course is designed to integrate the upper and the lower quadrants of the body. More advanced techniques will be taught to resolve the restrictions that lie deep within the myofascial system (in particular the Deep Front Line of fascia).The result is a more flexible and fluid neuro-musculo-skeletal system and a more efficient flow of energy throughout the body.

“Doreen Killens is one of those synthetic practitioners able to incorporate various methods into a single, coherent whole. Of course I am happy to see another application of the Anatomy Trains map, and doubly so to see it done accurately. But I am especially pleased to see manual therapy and movement so confidently combined.”

- Tom Myers

Interested in bringing Treatment of the Myofascial Body to your area?

Please contact me if you are interested in bringing the MMS curriculum to your area. Booking 2020 and beyond now.

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Manual Therapy for the Cranium

  • Are you having difficulty treating patients who complain of headaches?
  • Have you tried the cervical mobilization and stabilization programs but have hit a plateau?
  • Or perhaps your patient’s condition is too irritable and he/she is unable to tolerate much ‘hands-on’ therapy?
  • What about your spinal patients with pain from head to sacrum? Do you sense that there may be a connection?
  • The missing link may very well be the cranio-sacral system. We have learned to assess and treat the mobility of the neural system, but what about beyond occiput/C1 and into the cranium?
  • The mobility of this system is also vital for patients complaining of TMJ symptoms. After all, the temporal bone is part of this joint!

Learn how this approach to treatment can be a valuable addition to your practice.

Level 1
Manual Therapy for the Cranium

The objective of this 3-day course is to provide the participant with a solid basis in anatomy and physiology of the cranium and its related membranes for the diagnosis and treatment of problems in the cranio-sacral mechanism.
By the end of the course, the participant will have a greater understanding of cranial function, and more in-depth skills for assessment and treatment of the Cranial Driver (Integrated Systems Model)

Level 2
Manual Therapy for the Cranium

The objective of this 4 day course is to provide the participant not only with a thorough revision of the material presented in the Level I Course, but also more specialized techniques for lesions of the sacrum, diaphragm, the face and the TMJ.

“Thank you for being a wonderful example on how to use all tenets of clinical reasoning to approach patient care and our physiotherapy profession.
Your knowledge has grown over your career and your willingness to share this knowledge is a tribute to your leadership.
Your clinical expertise has been refined and your fellow colleagues and examiners have directly benefitted from your unique clinical pattern development.”

- J. S.

Interested in bringing Manual Therapy for the Cranium to your area?

Please contact me if you are interested in bringing the MMS curriculum to your area. Booking 2020 and beyond now.

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