Ruth Duncan, SST, ISRM, SMTO, is an advanced myofascial release therapist, proprietor, instructor, guest lecturer, speaker, national committee member and writer with extensive training in a variety of approaches. She completed her advanced postgraduate training in 2004 with John F. Barnes (the world’s leading authority on myofascial release) and has assisted with his seminars in the United States.
Duncan also has explored other direct and nondirect fascial approaches, including Thomas Myers’ anatomy trains and myofascial meridians, Erik Dalton’s myoskeletal alignment techniques and Jean-Pierre Barral’s visceral manipulation. She has studied with experts on myriad topics to learn more about human anatomy, function and dysfunction and the emotional aspects of chronic pain and healing.
Duncan graduated with honours as a clinical massage therapist from the Humanities Centre School of Massage (now the Cortiva Institute in Florida, USA) and has a diploma in sports therapy from the Society of Sports Therapists (Sports Rehab and Education) and a diploma in sports and remedial massage from the Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage. She runs her own clinic, The Natural Therapy Centre north of Glasgow, Scotland, specialising in the MFR approach in single sessions and intensive treatments.
Myofascial release (MFR) is a popular therapy for new therapists and for those wishing to expand their skills. This webinar provides an insight into the important components of MFR that are discussed in more detail in the book. Ruth describes the role of fascia and how it affects the body when it is injured. She also discusses how therapists can find these inured and tight areas and by using MFR techniques can help resolve pain and dysfunction and restore balance and health. Ruth also demonstrates some of the valuable techniques from her book offering a greater insight into MFR.
Following the webinar, viewers will be able to:
Describe the role of fascia within the human body and its effect on health
Distinguish the layers of fascial tissue of the human body under their hands
Compare a variety to fascial approaches and MFR techniques allowing therapists to choose a relevant technique for each individual client
Perform a fundamental fascial assessment and treatment of the lower limb
Develop their own kinaesthetic skills to enhance their treatments.
This Human Kinetics webinar series will help sports medicine professionals keep their clients in the game, whatever that game might be. Whether you work with elite athletes, weekend warriors, fitness enthusiasts, or the general population, this series is designed to have something for everyone. So join us for these informative sessions that will help your athletes stay in the game and help you stay up to date on the latest information from a variety of health care fields.