1-Hour Online Lesson

Myofascial Decompression

Lesson Description

Myofascial Decompression (MFD) is a manual therapy technique that is an adaptation from the traditional Asian medicine technique known as Cupping. The goal of this course is to apply an evidence-based approach to treating the superficial fascia and its associated structures such as cutaneous nerves and proprioceptors while incorporating known scientific principles of neuromobilization, movement science, and pain science. The majority of manual therapy techniques rely on the concept of “releasing” stuck tissue. The goal of this course is to understand how a manual therapy approach can interact with the nervous system via the skin with the goal of decreasing pain and improving movement.

Eligibility Requirement: This course is open to licensed PTs, PTAs and open to PT students. 


  • Online video (1 contact hour)
  • Lesson evaluation survey
  • Short multiple-choice question exam
  • Certificate of Completion (issued upon 80% or higher score on exam

Equipment needed: Internet access, computer


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Ramona C. Horton, MPT, DPT

Ramona C. Horton PT, DPT, serves as the lead therapist for the pelvic health program at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, OR. Her practice is limited to the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological, and colorectal issues. Ramona began her physical therapy career in the US Army, exiting at the rank of Captain. Her military background emphasized a mission-oriented philosophy with the goal of “get the job done.” She has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, visceral and fascial mobilization… continue reading