Functional Active Release Techniques voor osteopathie

FUNCTIONAL ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUES (FAR) - toepassingen in de osteopathiepraktijk

Functional Active Release (FAR) is practitioner applied focal inhibition combined with patient-controlled multi-lanar active movements. This approach produces deep and lasting changes in function, helping to reduce the chances of injury and improving sports performance by quickly and effectively releasing deep postural stiffness.

Functional Active Release (F A R) encourages:

•Hands on dynamic focal release of chronically shortened and ischaemic muscle – postural muscles as well as those that has been contracted due to past injury.

•Ability for patients to keep control of any discomfort during treatment whilst regaining awareness of body joint and muscular function.

•Reducing the risk of damage to tissues during treatment whilst allowing deep stretch and keeping the patient communicating with the practitioner throughout treatment steps.

 Benefits to the patient:

•Re-learning function patterns – after injury.

•Re-education muscle groups – after disuse.

•Re-integration of  joint and muscle function after joint surgery.

•Reduce Psychological helplessness by fully incorporating patients with their treatment session.

•Feedback during treatment helps guide and make treatment individual

How can this approach benefit the PRACTICE OF THE OSTEOPATH?

“FAR” is more than another ‘Tool’ in the practitioners “Tool Box”

  • The FAR technique has evolved over 25 years and it is a blend of other better known soft tissue techniques with it's own USPs.The workshops contextualise ‘FAR’ to help practitioners apply FAR in the most appropriate way to help their patient groups, whether they are older, sporty or sedentary working.
  • The FAR Practitioner Workshops Series are 75% practical hands on sessions. 
  • Delegates are encouraged to share and explore their own innovative ideas as they learn the FAR approach with each other no matter what their professional background or post-graduate experience. 
  • The workshop design facilitates growth of “practitioner-patient” interaction skills by facilitating delegates discussing their workshop findings with colleagues, in a relaxed environment at each stage, from theory through to practical sessions.  Communication and obtaining consent skills are a keystone of modern healthcare and are an integral part of FAR thinking.
  • Patient education and body awareness are a vital part of the experience in applying FAR in Practise most effectively  -  verbalising ‘Hands on’ skills is part of the learning of FAR as a new technique.
  • FAR explores detailed muscle function with "Active Palpation," simply a method of assessing patients "in motion" in clinic – and determining the quality of muscle contraction.  FAR is most effective as the hands-on component is adapted to the individual patient’s Biomechanics, allowing detailed feedback between patient and practitioner to be shared freely – at all stages of the “Hands-on” time.
  • The range of FAR modules offer approaches for  different “patient groups” as well as a range of “conditions” to make it easier for delegates to engage with parts or all of the technique to suit their needs and development.  With a case study approach the topics it makes learning a new skill easier to apply in practise first thing on Monday morning!
    Patient communication and self-help are integral to the FAR workshop style and even more important to Healthcare Professionals’ training. By patients participating actively in treatment and then expanding the “hands on” exploration of function directly into self-help home exercises, the effectiveness of patient contact time is extended beyond the treatment room.  By this means progress could be enhanced over a shorter time scale, reducing the contact time needed in clinic.
  • Many delegates have been on several of the FAR workshops or the whole series, over several months or years to build up their skills and experience.  Some revisit the workshops as they evolve their thinking from experience in practice.
  • FAR is not just another “technique” in the practitioners “tool box”, but rather a new approach to enhancing musculo-skeletal care and promoting satisfying outcomes for patients and health-carers alike.
  • Past delegates have often listed FAR on their own Clinic websites as a note to their patients, of this “new skill” they have attained and expressed how they have chosen to usefully integrate FAR into their patient care.
Who is running the course?

Robin Lansman teaches students about his approach to Osteopathic Rehabilitation & Sports Injury Management at the British School of Osteopathy and across Europe. He has also been on-hand at many London Marathons to help runners of Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) & Alzheimer's Charities and is a qualified osteopath. He is also President of the Institute of Osteopathy.

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Publicatie: 9 december 2014