Hi everyone. It's been a long while since I've posted here on this section that I co-moderate with Marion. Facebook is a pretty strong draw anymore, but it is obvious that many people care about BWOL. I feel like I am a totally different person from when I last posted here, which looks to be many years ago. I've take MFR, at least how I view MFR, in some different directions and they are ones that not all agree (big surprise, right?).
As I read, practice, teach, and observe behaviors on social media with the overview of an observer, it is an interested sight. We, manual therapists all, claim to be able to selectively target not only individual tissues under the skin, but also to be able to target pathologies that outside observers cannot agree actually exist. But we plow on, claiming to be able to feel and release fascial restrictions, trigger points, visceral restrictions, muscle spasms, etc. with little external validation of our actions. These concepts are what have made me question everything I was taught in MFR continuing education. If you've followed my blog (http://www.waltfritzseminars.com/blog/
) you are no stranger to my views. I've been branded a bit of a heretic from many in the MFR community, but such identification has not been all bad. Disagreement/dialogue is good, as it brings about conversation regarding how we view things. Many care little about the disagreements, as what they do with their hands has great effect. I get this, but when armed with further understanding of not only soft tissue and the possibilities on how impact it, but also neurological models, I believe it possible to increase our efficacy. This is what I've been doing for the past 5 years, working on improving the plausibility of the model(s) used to explain MFR.
It's nice to be back.
Walt Fritz, PThttp://www.waltfritzseminars.com/myofascialresource/foundations-in-myofascial-release-seminars
Walt Fritz, PT Pain Relief Center, Rochester, NYhttp://www.myofascialresource.com
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