Soft Tissue Management
An Integrated Approach
Soft tissue dysfunctions are known to be one of the patient major problems that need a highly practical skill to be managed.
The aim of this program is to develop a high level of reasoning and practical skills to assess and treat a wide level of soft tissue dysfunction with hands-on techniques and applications.
Over 3 Countries
Asmaa Mostafa AbdElkader
MSC, CMT, CDNP, CMTP, CMP, KCMT
BSc in Physiotherapy from Cairo University, Egypt in 2013.
Master's degree in Physiotherapy from Cairo University, Egypt in 2021.
Ph.D. candidate, Faculty of Physiotherapy, Cairo University, Egypt in 2022.
Certified Manual Therapist, OMTA UK.
Certified Dry Needling Practitioner, CPD Health Australia.
Certified Medical Taping Practitioner, Kinesio Taping Association, USA.
Certified Mulligan Practitioner, MCTA New Zealand.
Kinetic Control Movement Therapist, Comera Movement Sciences, UK.
Professional Diploma in Weight Management & Sports Nutrition, National Nutrition Institute.
Asmaa completed her undergraduate studies at Cairo University in 2013 and obtained her master's degree in physiotherapy from the same university in 2021. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD. For over 7 years, Asmaa worked as a Musculoskeletal (MSK) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) physiotherapist at Cairo University Hospital, where she supervised internship students. Her journey with Primephysio began in 2015, during which she shadowed various tutors in Orthopedic Manual Therapy Certificate (OMTC), Bobath, Sports Physical Therapy, and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation. She has also assisted in numerous OMTC programs. Asmaa serves as a board member of the Orthopedic Manual Therapy Academy and Primephysio Dry Needling Institute, as well as being part of the curriculum development team. She holds the main tutor role for the ICU course, Dry Needling Diploma, and Soft Tissue Integrated Management course. She has delivered over 15 ICU physiotherapy courses, 30 dry needling programs, and 6 soft tissue integrated management courses in different countries such as Egypt, UAE, Jordan, Sudan, and Pakistan. In addition, Asmaa has conducted multiple short workshops and has been an invited speaker at various conferences and universities.
1- Exploring Different Types of Soft Tissue Systems:
a. Study and understand the various soft tissue systems in the body, such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and connective tissues.
b. Gain knowledge about the structure, function, and interactions of these soft tissue systems.
2- Differential Diagnosis of Soft Tissue Dysfunctions:
a. Learn how to differentiate and diagnose different soft tissue dysfunctions, such as muscle strains, ligament sprains, fascial restrictions, and tendonitis.
b. Develop skills in assessing and identifying specific soft tissue dysfunctions based on clinical presentation and physical examination.
3- Understanding Fascia, Myofascial Meridians, and Fascial Restrictions:
a. Explore the role of fascia in the body and its impact on movement, posture, and overall function.
b. Study the concept of myofascial meridians and their connections throughout the body.
c. Gain knowledge about fascial restrictions and their implications for movement and function.
4- Understanding Muscle Classifications and Causes of Muscle Imbalance:
a. Learn about the different classifications of muscles based on their function, structure, and fiber types.
b. Understand the causes and factors contributing to muscle imbalances, such as overuse, underuse, postural imbalances, and trauma.
5- Utilization of Different Soft Tissue Release Techniques and Tools:
a. Explore various soft tissue release techniques, including manual techniques like massage, myofascial release, and stretching.
b. Familiarize yourself with different tools and instruments used for soft tissue releases, such as foam rollers, massage balls, and trigger point tools.
6- Implementation of Soft Tissue Release Techniques or Tools into Clinical Practice:
a. Learn how to integrate soft tissue release techniques into your clinical practice as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.
b. Understand when and how to apply specific techniques based on the patient's condition, goals, and individual needs.
7- Integration Between Manual Approaches and Assistive Tools in Soft Tissue Release:
a. Develop an understanding of how to combine manual approaches and assistive tools effectively for soft tissue release.
b. Learn how to adapt and customize treatment strategies based on patient response and specific requirements.
Will include (technique/tool rationale, indications, contraindications, and evidence).
Practical Demonstration and Application
Will include techniques for the upper quadrant and lower quadrant for each tool/technique.
Illustrative and detailed handouts
Variety of practical techniques and tools
Busy practical labs
Case studies and real patient demonstrations
Topics to be covered:
Justification/indication/ safety measures and evidence of the following will be discussed and applied, using hands-on approaches for the following techniques:
Myofascial Release Techiques
Stretching (Passive & Active)
Muscle Energy Techniques (M.E.T)
Active Inhibitory Re-stabilization (A.I.R)
Ischemic Pressure Release (I.P.R)
Active Release Technique
Soft Tissue Taping
Myofascial Decompression (Dry Cupping)
Who can attend
Before starting the three extensive practical days, participants should read the distance online learning material.