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Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) Techniques for the Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand

Gold Standard Seminars

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   6
Registration Fee:   $249

  • Review upper extremity anatomy and define musculoskeletal pain pathologies that may benefit from IASTM
  • Perform IASTM techniques as demonstrated by body part (shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand)
  • Develop occupation based treatment plans that incorporate IASTM into the rehabilitation process
  • Review therapeutic exercises, ergonomics and adjunctive treatment techniques

    Target Audience
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Physical Therapy Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Physicians
  • Chiropractors
  • Strength and Conditioning Specialists
  • ersonal Trainers

    Confirmation Notes
    6.0 contact hours or 0.6 CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA
    This course offers 6.0 contact hours of category A, formal courses with direct upper extremity content for OT or PT towards the Certified Hand Therapists (CHT) recertification.
    ? This course meets the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Standards of Quality for Continuing Education Offerings (BOD G11-03-22-69). Please save your course certificate and outline to submit for CE credit to your state and/or local licensing board.
    ? This course is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Occupational Therapy (approval number: OCCEP000133) and Physical Therapy (approval number: PTCE01195) for 6.0 credit hours.
    ? For other professions, this course counts as 6.0 contact hours of professional development. Please save your certificate and course outline to submit to your national, state or local agency for continuing educating credit. Participants will take home the IASTM instrument used during the course!
    Participants will be allotted a one-hour lunch on their own.
    Please wear clothing that exposes the scapula/shoulder and bring a yoga mat for labs.

    Registration: 7:30am
    Course Begins: 8:00am
    Course Ends: 3:30pm
    Course Outline:

    Review of pathologies where IASTM can be used
    IASTM history, theory and evidence
    Introduction to IASTM instrument
    Shoulder lecture and lab
    Elbow lecture and lab
    Wrist and hand lecture and lab
    Treatment of entire upper extremity lecture and lab
    Scar lecture and lab
    Edema reduction lecture and lab
    Therapeutic exercises, workplace ergonomics and adjunctive treatment techniques

    Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) techniques have seen an explosion in popularity in the rehabilitation and sports performance populations due to their efficiency in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, decreased patient recovery time and decreased strain placed on the clinician. Unfortunately, implementation of these basic instruments has been limited given the high costs and low training specificity generally associated with IASTM techniques.
    Gold Standard Seminar’s one-day course will cover the pathologies where IASTM can be used; review the history, theory and evidence behind IASTM; and highlight the utilization of IASTM in the treatment of shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand pathologies through extensive lab time. Participants will be provided with an IASTM instrument, and through guided instruction, will perform IASTM with a focus on the application of proper techniques. In addition, therapeutic exercises, workplace ergonomics and adjunctive treatment techniques will be demonstrated to increase the efficiency of IASTM delivery. Participants will return to their work environment ready to immediately incorporate IASTM techniques in the treatment of upper extremity pain pathologies.
    The educational level of this course is intermediate.

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