Course 2 – Functional Foam Rolling: Level 2
The level 2 course will teach you to apply the foam rolling basics learned in Level 1 and integrate the knowledge into a clinical, fitness and sports setting to achieve and permanently sustain complete neuromuscular function. The muscles in the body are complex and connected as a system so it becomes necessary to address the muscular system as a whole and address it completely and thoroughly to permanently restore and sustain muscle function with foam rolling.
In this course there is a strong emphasis on muscle testing for the evaluation of muscle function. This allows the attendee to develop advanced foam rolling and muscle release protocols for complete functional restoration and recovery of the muscular system. Imagine going into a treatment or workout, assess three to five muscle then restore muscle function to support the provided treatment or activate the muscles trained to maximize results. This allows the attendee the ability to screen, assess and apply with great efficiency and effectiveness.
To best understand muscle inter-connections and how to restore function to the entire system on a permanent basis, a complete discussion on the common muscle inhibition chains and compensation patterns will be explored. Corrective ordering and foam rolling protocols will be learned to ensure a successful systematic approach is applied.
A comprehensive discussion will be covered on injuries and common sports to provide the attendee with the insight into protocol development for clients with these injuries or that participate in sports.
The Level 2 course begins with a review of the foam rolling fundamentals learned in Levels 1 to refresh the content, which will be applied in this course. The course will then cover the in-depth information surrounding muscle function, specifically the common muscle inhibition chains and interconnections, compensation patterns and how foam rolling can be used as a corrective strategy to restoring muscle function. A vital discussion will be covered on a common inhibitory syndrome that interconnects the muscular system and will enlighten the attendee to the comprehensive nature of addressing the muscular system.
Next, the practical section of the course will begin which will cover muscle release techniques and foam rolling techniques for restoring function to each of the inhibitory chains. Throughout this section the attendees will be instructed on how to perform manual muscle testing to evaluate each of the muscles covered and to assess the successful outcome of the applied foam rolling technique. This will be done in a step-by-step manner as the attendees work though each piece of the inhibitory chains to reinforce proper order of restoring muscle function.
Lastly, a discussion of accessory topics and fundamentals associated with foam rolling will cover strategies and protocols to assist the foam rolling with avoiding and recovering from injuries. There will be discussion on body biomechanics to review safe movement within and away from foam rolling maneuvers. Then a discussion on common injuries and sports performance will allow the attendee to explore foam rolling protocols to encourage them to apply the skills and knowledge learned throughout the course.
Simply, the course will provide the attendee with the understanding of the common inhibitory pathways and chains of muscles to allow them to correctively apply foam roller techniques to restore function to the complete muscular system. They will be able to evaluate muscle function and success of foam rolling techniques through manual muscle testing.
Throughout the course, clinical cases will be covered to demonstrate the effect of the material discussed and each attendee will have an opportunity to practice and evaluate the information learned.
– Comprehend muscle inhibition and learn proper terminology
– Learn the common inhibitory chains and compensation patterns of the muscle system
– Determine the order of muscle dysfunctions and functions restoration
– Understand the vital interconnecting inhibitory syndrome
– Learn advanced assessment skills to determine to true nature of the muscle dysfunction
– Learn manual muscle testing procedures for evaluating muscle function
– Develop protocols for permanent restoration of muscle function
– Apply the protocols to injuries and sports to support recovery and performance