Foundations in Myofascial Release Seminar for Neck, Voice, and Swallowing Disorders
-Sioux Falls, South Dakota-

This class has filled.


Sioux Falls, South Dakota
May 20-21, 2017

  • Intended for SLPs/Voice Professionals, Massage Therapists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and other appropriately licensed health professionals.
  • This course is offered for 1.45 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area.)
  • South Dakota PT approval based upon existing PT approval in other states (link), including Wisconsin physical therapy (WPTA approval # 16311, 14.0 Contact Hours) approved, with reciprocity to other states based on Texas PT approval #62148TX as per description here.
  • South Dakota OT Board does not pre-approve CEUs and approves based upon  appropriateness of content (link).
  • Massage therapy (NCBTMB and NYS MTs, 14.0 CE Hrs) are approved.
  • Others may be available but requests must be made in advance.

ASHA approval logoThis course is offered for 1.45 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area.)


Walt Fritz has the following relevant financial relationship to disclose: he receives royalties from similar course content delivered through Medbridge Massage and Touch U. He has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Hours: Saturday, May 20, 2017 9:00am-5:45pm (8:30 am registration) and Sunday, May 21, 2017 9:00am-5:30pm

Held at:
Sanford Health
1210 West 18th Street
Suite LL01
Sioux Falls SD 57104

(Enter on the north side of the building off of 17th street)

Registration Fee:
$500 for registrations after 04/28/17
$250 for retakes of this class

PLEASE NOTE: Course materials are distributed electronically, so we ask that you provide a valid email address which is regularly checked, as well as your preferred phone contact.

No massage lotions/oils are needed, in fact, we ask that you not apply any lotions or oils to your face or upper body during any day of the class, as myofascial release is a dry modality. Also, we ask that you bring along appropriate lab clothing each day (a tank top or a loose fitting T-shirt is most appropriate). If you are able to bring a massage table, please let us know in advance by emailing:


Foundations in Myofascial Release Seminar for Neck, Voice, and Swallowing Disorders™

This two-day, highly interactive class will provide the speech-language pathologist (SLPs), and other health professionals with an interest in the Voice, Speech, and Swallowing, a solid grounding in the use of myofascial release (MFR) and other manual therapies for the treatment of speech and swallowing-related disorders. The evidence-base and science-base will be reviewed, as well as the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system, the fascia, and corresponding muscle groups it supports. The majority of the course will be spent on supervised hands-on practice to develop comfort and expertise in performing these techniques for patients with specific types of voice disorders, dysphagia, head and neck cancer rehabilitation, and issues surrounding the jaw, mouth, and tongue. Appropriate patient selection will be reviewed and comparison will be made between various techniques to achieve optimal results for each patient, based on his or her presenting symptoms. The addition of myofascial release to an existing clinical skill set will allow the therapy professional to provide intervention to patients in novel ways. The participant will leave this course prepared to utilize myofascial release on his or her first day back to clinic.

The Neck, Voice, and Swallowing Disorders Seminar has no prerequisites and is directed toward health professionals working within the areas of speech, swallowing, and voice, but is also appropriate for therapists with an interest in these areas and is open to MTs, PTs, and OTs. This is a two-day class. ASHA (1.45) and NCBTMB (14) CE Hours are approved, with other CEUs available if requested well in advance of the class date.

Cancellation/Registration/Refund Policy

Enrollment at all seminars is limited. Fee includes the course syllabus, which is distributed electronically approximately 1-2 weeks prior to the class date, seminar instruction, hands-on workshop training, and seminar certificate. You have the option to download the syllabus to an electronic reader, laptop, ipad, etc, or print it out for use in the seminar. You will not be provided a hard copy at the time of the class unless you notify us in advance of the class.

Confirmation will be sent via email after payment is received to our office. You may cancel your registration up to 14 days before the seminar. Your registration fee will be refunded less a $50 processing fee. If you need to cancel less than 14 days prior to the seminar you may transfer your registration to another seminar of your choice, otherwise you will forfeit the full registration fee.

We reserve the right to cancel any seminar based upon minimum class enrollment requirements, in which case the tuition fee will be returned in full. Foundations in Myofascial Release Seminars is not responsible for any guaranteed/prepaid airline/hotel reservation.

Any grievances or concerns regarding Foundations in Myofascial Release Seminars should be made to:
Foundations in Myofascial Release Seminars
980 Westfall Rd
Suite 105
Rochester, NY 14618

We strive to make your learning experience the best and will do our best to make you happy.

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