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Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM): Comprehensive Skills Course

Rehab Education

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   14
Registration Fee:   $529

At the completion of this program the participant will be able to:
List the precautions and contraindications for IASTM
Review the function and role of connective tissue and explain how it is designed to facilitate efficient human movement.
Recognize the impact of soft tissue dysfunction on range of motion and tissue mobility.
Demonstrate an understanding of the science of abnormal connective tissue and explain its effects on human motion.
Choose the appropriate IASTM treatment for a variety of pathologies
Employ the appropriate IASTM treatment edge based on the target tissue and desired treatment effect
Identify soft tissue abnormalities utilizing stainless-steel IASTM tools
Devise appropriate treatment strategies utilizing IASTM for patients with soft tissue restrictions to movement
Combine IASTM treatment with exercise to produce carry-over of the treatment effect and enhance treatment outcomes
Distinguish between normal and abnormal soft tissue by scanning for injured tissue utilizing IASTM techniques

Confirmation Notes
CE Credits
14 Credit Hours
Accepted by many professional credentialing organizations and state professional regulatory boards. Check with your state board/credentialing agency to verify. Certificate of attendance will be issued to all participants upon completion of the course and may be used for CEU verification of credits. CE Credits vary by state. Please check with your state board/certifying agency to confirm conversion of contact hours to CE.
Physical Therapy Board of California: The Physical Therapy Board of California recognizes Rehab Education, LLC as an approval agency to approve providers offering continuing competency courses for CA licensed PTs and PTAs. This course is approved for 14 contact hours.
Illinois State Board of Physical Therapy: Approved CE Sponsor by Illinois State Board of Physical Therapy, Division of Professional Regulations, Approval #216.000227.
North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: This course has been approved by virtue of Illinois CE Provider Approval #216.000227 for 14 contact hours.
NY State Physical Therapy Board: Rehab Education, LLC is recognized as an approved provider of PT and PTA continuing education by the NY State Education Department Board of Physical Therapy. (Course must be taken prior to 05-10-2016)
BOC Approved Provider #P8271: Rehab Education, LLC is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers.
AOTA Approved Provider #6177. These states currently recognize AOTA Approved Providers for OT continuing education either in regulatory language or by formal written communication to AOTA:
Alaska Arkansas Delaware District of Columbia Illinois Indiana Kentucky Louisiana Maryland Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nevada New Hampshire New York North Carolina Ohio Oregon Oklahoma Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina Tennessee Texas Vermont Virginia The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Day 1 7:30 – 8:00am Registration – sign in 8:00 – 8:45 Theoretical basis of IASTM Review of current literature 8:45 – 10:00 Basic handling, tool selection, and basic treatment strokes lab 10:00 – 10:15 Break Case Study Teaching Labs: The remainder of Day 1 and the start of Day 2 will consist of a series of Case Studies selected to teach basic intermediate skills needed to become proficient int eh application of IASTM treatment. Participants will be preseneted with learning objectives and problems that they will work through in small groups. Each case study will be reviewed and treatment skills demonstrated by the instructor to be practiced during hands-on Labs. 10:15 – 12:00 Basic case studies teaching lab Thigh Straining (Quad or hamstring) Forearm Strain (Flexor or extensor) Patella Femoral Syndrome Tennis Elbow / Golfer’s Elbow 12:00 – 1:00 Break for Lunch 1:00 – 3:00 Basic case studies teaching lab Shoulder Pain Wrist Fracture Hand Contusion Finger Injuries 3:00 – 3:15 Break 3:15 – 4:45 Basic case studies teaching lab Disorders of lumbar spine and SI region Snapping Hip Syndrome – Trochanteric Bursitis – Hip Pain Achilles Tendinopathy Ankle Sprain Plantar Fasciitis – Heel Pain 4:45 – 5:00 Documentation Day 2 7:30 – 8:00am Registration – sign in 8:00 – 9:00 Basic Case Studies Teaching Lab Neck Pain Costal Chondritis, intercostal strain Integration and Advanced Techniques Lab: The following lab utilizes adding motion to treatment and advanced strokes while revisiting self selected Case Studies from Day 1. Participants will have the opportunity to problem solve and build treatment programs that incorporate exercise and tissue lengthening techniques to build a comprehensive tratement program that incorporates IASTM principles. 9:00 – 10:30 Advanced treatment strokes lab – Tissue planes, treatment with motion Lab: revisiting case studies with advanced treatment strokes – synthesis and problem solving Lab: Integrating exercise into treatment – synthesis & problem solving 10:30 – 10:45 Break Peripheral Nerve Entrapment Case Studies Teaching Labs: The next two sessions consist of upper extremity and lower extremity case studies respectively designed to integrate the use of IASTM techniques in managing these challenging patients. Participants will be taught assessment techniques to effectively assess post treatment changes in test, treat, and re-test clinical principles. Each case study will be reviewed and treatment skills demonstrated byt he instructors to be practiced during hands-on Labs. 10:45 – 12:30 Treating nerves and nerve beds lab – Upper Quarter Case Studies Brachial plexopathy Radial tunnel syndrome Cubital tunnel syndrome Carpal tunnel syndrome 12:30 – 1:30 Break for Lunch 1:30 – 2:45 Treating nerves and nerve beds lab – Lower Quarter Case Studies Piriformis Syndrome – sciatica Tarsal tunnel syndrome Fibular tunnel syndrome 2:45 – 3:00 Break Integration, Synthesis, and Application Lab: The following lab will consist of assigned complex case studies which incorporate all the componenets of IASTM-based treatment covered over the 2 days of this course. The class will be divided up into small groups to work through one case study on an indepenednt basis. Each group will then present to the class their comprehensive treatment program to address the case study patient’s clinical deficits. 3:00 – 3:45 Putting it all together – Complex patient independent problem-solving lab 3:45 – 4:00 Conclusion – review and wrap up

Soft tissue pathology plays a primary role in limiting mobility, often resulting in profound loss of function for those with injuries. This course covers the theory and intervention strategies for identifying and treating soft tissue restrictions utilizing Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) techniques. In this case-study-based course, participants will receive hands-on instruction in the proper use of IASTM through a lab-focused teaching format. Lab attire consisting of shorts, as well as swimsuit or halter-tops for women is required to allow for proper practice of techniques.
Course Prerequisite: EB abstracts will be emailed to participants prior to the course.<

Please note: Live courses require a minimum number of participants to operate. You will receive a written confirmation from Rehab Education when minimum is met. Do not purchase non-refundable travel until you receive official written confirmation from Rehab Education.

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   ***2019 DATE*** San Diego California
Dates:   10-26-2019 - 10-27-2019, 12:00AM 12:00AM