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Myofascial Release with Ashley Friend: The Next Frontier of Health and Wellness

When: 07/17/2017 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Pink House

Myofascial Release with Ashley Friend: The Next Frontier of Health and Wellness 

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What is Myofascial Release? 

Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands -on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore function.  Each Myofascial Release Treatment session is performed directly on skin without oils or creams. This enables the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia.


 Ashley Friend is an advanced practitioner of Myofascial Release (MFR) trained under John Barnes PT, LMT, NCTMB. Ashley graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2010 from D'Youville College in Buffalo, New York. She began her career as a travel Physical Therapist, allowing her to obtain experience with diverse populations in a variety of settings. Through this position, she has acquired skills working in outpatient orthopedics, short-term rehabilitation and acute- care rehabilitation managing treatment plans for adult and pediatric patients. In 2014, she began additional training under Brian Mulligan, PT in mobilization with movement manual techniques and concepts. Since joining Roper Physical Therapy in 2016, she has enjoyed learning how to use her advanced skills in myofascial release and manual therapy to help women regain their range of motion after undergoing mastectomies, lumpectomies and radiation therapy following a breast cancer diagnosis. Her gentle approach and diverse skill-set has been beneficial for all age groups with the common goal of improving mobility and enhancing overall quality of life. Ashley wanted to empower patients to be an active participant in their own healing process and developed an educational workshop teaching the benefits of self-myofascial release using various tools and techniques that can be used in the clinic or home setting. In her personal life, Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband and her pets, being outdoors, traveling, reading, and ballroom dancing.


Peggy Scannell, a native of Illinois, graduated from University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo with a BS in Physical Therapy. Over the past 12 years Peggy has specialized in post breast surgery rehabilitation, working with women and men following mastectomies, lumpectomies, during and after reconstruction and radiation therapy for treatment of breast cancer. In search of enhancing her manual therapy skills, Peggy began training in John Barne's Myofascial Release technique in 2009 and to date, has completed more than 100 hours of training. Incorporating MFR into her treatment of breast cancer patients has led to the successful growth of this program at Novant Health, where she spent the last 23 years.

 
 
 
Contact CBF for more details:
Email: cbf@carolinabreastfriends.org
Phone: 704-370-7773

Location Details
Pink House
1607 E. Morehead Street
Charlotte NC 28207 US

Location Phone: 704-370-7773

 

Pink House Disclaimer...
Myofascial Release should not be treated as a substitute for medical treatment.  It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always consult your doctor if you're in any way concerned about Reiki, Myofasial or Healing Touch as a complementary program for breast cancer survivors. 

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