Course Calendar

All listed courses are offered in French unless otherwise indicated below

Theory Course

March 2022

(online)

Taught by Doreen Killens & BetsyAnn Baron

Montréal, Québec

Organized by
Forum Physiothérapie

Contact
Stephane Lamy

December 2022

(online)

Taught by Doreen Killens & BetsyAnn Baron

Montréal, Québec

Organized by
Forum Physiothérapie

Contact
Stephane Lamy

April 2022

(online)

Taught by Doreen Killens & BetsyAnn Baron

Montréal, Québec

Organized by
Forum Physiothérapie

Contact
Stéphane Lamy

May 2022

(online)

IN ENGLISH
Taught by Doreen Killens

Stratford, Ontario

Organized by
Marilyn Holmes

June 2022

(online)

Taught by Doreen Killens & BetsyAnn Baron

Organized by:
Association Suisse des Physiothérapeutes Indépendants (ASPI)

Contact
Christine Romang L’Hoste

 

Lower MF Course

June 11 – 13, 2022

Taught by Doreen Killens & BetsyAnn Baron

Yverdon, Suisse

Organized by:
Association Suisse des Physiothérapeutes Indépendants (ASPI)

Contact
Christine Romang L’Hoste

December  2 – 4, 2022

Taught by Doreen Killens & BetsyAnn Baron

 

Montréal, Québec

Organized by:
Forum Physiothérapie

CONTACT:

Stephane Lamy

20 au 22 janvier, 2023

Taught by Doreen Killens & BetsyAnn Baron

Québec

Organized by:
Axo Physio

Contact:
Daisy Cloutier

Upper MF Course

April 29 – May 1, 2022

Taught by Doreen Killens & BetsyAnn Baron

Montréal, Québec

Organized by
Forum Physiothérapie

Contact
Stephane Lamy

March 18 – 20, 2022

Taught by Doreen Killens & BetsyAnn Baron

Montréal, Québec

Organized by
Forum Physiothérapie

Contact
Stéphane Lamy

May 13 & 14, 2022

IN ENGLISH
Taught by Doreen Killens

Stratford, Ontario

Organized by
Marilyn Holmes

June 17-19, 2022

Taught by Doreen Killens & BetsyAnn Baron

Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Contact
Fey Dénervaud

Advanced MF Course

June 4 & 5, 2022

Taught by Doreen Killens

This course includes only MMS techniques.

Chelsea, Qc (Ottawa region)

Organized by
Louise Killens

Taught in French

Cranial Level 1

November 4 to 6, 2022

Taught by Doreen Killens

Chelsea, Qc (Ottawa region)

Organized by
Louise Killens

Taught in French

Cranial Level 2

 October 21 – 24, 2022

Taught by Doreen Killens

Montréal

Organized by
Forum Physiothérapie

Contact
Stéphane Lamy

 May 15, 2022

Taught by Doreen Killens

(1 day review course for those that have taken Cranial Level 2)

Stratford, Ontario

Contact
Marilyn Holmes

Interested in bringing our courses to your area?

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

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Treatment of the Myofascial Body

3 levels of courses

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.

Fascia has become the new buzzword in the field of rehabilitation and movement re-education. Until recently its contribution to musculoskeletal dysfunction had been underestimated. We know now that fascia plays an important role in health, wellbeing and mobility. It transmits the power of the muscles, communicates with the nervous system and serves as a sense organ. Fascia is innervated, making it a potential pain generator and has strong mechanical presence that can restrict mobility if not addressed.

Many different groups of professionals are now exploring the world of fascia, as evidenced by the explosion of research in this field. However, many physical therapists are still unfamiliar with fascia and continue to think of it as the ‘dead packing material’ that is pushed aside during dissections in order to visualize the ‘important stuff’ like muscles and nerves. It is much more than a passive tension transmitter; fascia is a dynamic and an important communicator among the various systems of the body.

Because of this, a pull on one corner of the connective tissue framework exerts a pull throughout the structure, affecting muscles, bone, nerve, blood vessels, glands and organs. An increase in tension of one of the members results in increased tension in members throughout the structure, even ones on the opposite side. Small kinks in myofascial force transmission such as those provided by scars or adhesions have surprising functional consequences, often at some distance from the site.

Physical therapists with their varied skill-set in manual therapy techniques are well-placed to take on this important tissue. Mobilisation of the Myofascial System aims to help them to do that.

Mobilisation of the Myofascial System (MMS), the technique taught in these courses, has its origins in manual physical therapy for the articular, muscular and neural systems. Tom Myers’ book Anatomy Trains, which examines the myofascial meridians for manual and movement therapists, has been the framework and inspiration for the development of MMS.

Theory Course

MMS and SMFT™

Lower Quadrant Course

MMS and SMFT™

Upper Quadrant Course

MMS and SMFT™

Advanced Course

MMS and SMFT™

In 2007, Doreen teamed up with BetsyAnn Baron, Structural Integrator, to create and co-teach a comprehensive continuing education curriculum for physiotherapists.

Treating the Myofascial Body incorporates two complementary approaches:

  1. Mobilisation of the Myofascial System (MMS) developed by Doreen Killens
    A manual therapy approach for the fascia around the articular, muscular and neural systems.
  2. Structural Myofascial Therapy (SMFT®), developed by BetsyAnn Baron
    A series of deep manual techniques that are used in conjunction with Postural Somatic 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.

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