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3201 – Fascial Foundations

Advanced / Half-Day Workshop
Chicago, IL / Saturday, November 13, 2021 – 1:30-4:30 pm – 3.0 credit hours
(Indoor Pool: 1:30-3:00 pm / Classroom: 3:00-4:30 pm)

Faculty: Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS, ATRIC

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Fascia plays several important roles in our physical function. Mobility, hydration, and strength of our body’s connective tissues is essential for efficient and effective movement. Injury, illness and actively level all influence the health of these tissues. This class will discuss the connections and importance of fascia and provide practical fascial release techniques combined with follow up exercise progression to maintain mobility and improve the functional balance of our connective tissue. Current research is presented alongside clinical pearls promoting evidence-based clinical recommendations. Pool lab will focus on techniques for releasing fascial adhesions and strengthening the myofascial network.

1) Define fascia and its function in the human body.
2) List precautions and contraindications to manual release techniques.
3) Perform at least three aquatic fascial release techniques around knee, hip and shoulder.
4) Integrate and progress the five fascial fitness principles to aquatic exercise for clients of all levels.

FACULTY: Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS, ATRIC, is a licensed physical therapist with many years of experience in orthopedic and aquatic therapy. As the owner of North County Water and Sports Therapy Center in San Diego (, she continues with hands-on clinical care in addition to her role as educator. Since graduating from the University of Connecticut in 1991, Beth has belonged to the American Physical Therapy Association and has achieved certification as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. In January 2006, she graduated from Boston University with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Additional certifications include Certified STOTT Pilates™ instructor and Master Instructor for the Burdenko Method.

Beth not only provides continuing education for health care professionals, she is an adjunct faculty in the San Diego Mesa College PTA program, teaching Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Introduction to Pathology courses. She also provides the learning module/instruction on aquatic therapy to the University of St. Augustine San Diego Campus DPT program. She is the recipient of the 2010 ATRI Tsunami Spirit Award and the 2012 ATRI Professional Award.