On October 22, 2016 Dr. Colleen Whiteford had the honor of presenting about the science of Fascial Manipulation® to health care professionals attending the National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists Annual Conference. She was invited to speak to fellow therapists about her experience with this science and the huge impact it has had on patient care. Her presentation served to demonstrate the important role fascia plays throughout the body and the effect treatment of this tissue can have on pain, disability, and dysfunction. Therapists and clinicians gained an appreciation for how this treatment approach can address many seemingly unrelated widespread complaints with a single treatment approach. They also learned how incorporating Fascial Manipulation® into their existing myofascial trigger point treatment and exercise programs can further improve the quality of care and patient outcomes.
During this conference, Dr. Whiteford also had the honor of presenting Dr. Jan Dommerholt with the NAMTPT Janet G. Travell Excellence in Education Award. This award is presented to individuals in recognition of their exceptional efforts to promote education of health care providers. Colleen met Dr. Dommerholt in the process of writing her research report in the pursuit of her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2009. His guidance and experience were remarkable in the process of readying her paper for submission and even beyond for publication. Since then he has continued to mentor Colleen and many others in the pursuit of knowledge useful in the treatment of pain and dysfunction.