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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 / Athletic Training
Contact Hours:   13.5
Registration Fee:   $529

Course Objectives: IASTM-Scapula At the completion of this program the participant will be able to: Identify 3 precautions for IASTM use with overuse injuries in the patient with orthopedic problems such as tennis elbow or forearm strain. Identify 3 contraindications for IASTM use with scar management in the patient with orthopedic problems such as De Quervains tenosynovitis. Given a patient scenario in which the patient demonstrates movement dysfunction from fascia restrictions incorporate 2 appropriate IASTM techniques into the plan of care. Given a patient scenario for a patient with shoulder pain, justify the following choices: concave vs convex, broad vs small contact and single vs double Following the course and given 3 case scenarios the participant will match all appropriate strokes from the following list of basic IASTM strokes (sweeping, fanning, brushing, strumming, framing, rolling and fileting) to each case Given the result of a case scenario justify the use of 2 advanced IASTM strokes (tack and mobilize, fascia torsion). Justify based on evidence how each IASTM intervention (proprioception, soft tissue movement based restrictions) can be integrated into the overall treatment program for patients with Upper Extremity Nerve Entrapment. Describe 3 testing techniques used to identify neural tissue involvement in patients with Lower Extremity Peripheral Nerve Entrapment.

Target Audience
Who Should Attend: Occupational Therapists Occupational Therapy Assistants Physical Therapists Physical Therapist Assistants Certified Athletic Trainers Doctors of Chiropractic

Confirmation Notes
CE Credits 13.5 contact hours BOC Skill Level: Essential This course is accepted by many professional credentialing organizations and state professional regulatory boards. Rules and regulations change frequently without notification, and apply differently to live and online courses. Please check with your state board to confirm accuracy of this list and acceptance of contact hours. 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. See links below. California OT Board: This course and instructor have been approved by the CA Board of OT for 8.75 contact hours of post-professional education in the advanced practice area of hand therapy. Approval #22-H19. 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 13.5 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. (Course must be taken between 07-18-2014 and 09-30-2022) New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: This course has been approved by the New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 13.5 continuing education credits, Approval #1910-83. (Course must be taken between 01-31-2020 and 01-31-2022). NJ Board of Chiropractic Examiners: The New Jersey State Board of Chiropractic Examiners has approved Rehab Education as a pre-approved provider/sponsor of chiropractic continuing education courses. This course has been approved for 13.5 contact hours. (Course must be taken between 09-1-2019 and 08-31-2021) 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 between 07-18-2014 and 05-10-2022) Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: This course has been approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners as meeting continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs for 13.50 CCU's. Approval #65212TX. (Course must be taken between 11-1-2019 and 11-1-2021) Board of Certification, Inc (BOC) Approved Provider #P8271: Rehab Education, LLC (BOC AP#: P8271) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 13.5 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program. American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider #6177: See states that currently recognize AOTA Approved Providers for OT Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT): Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT): Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) / ProCert has awarded certification in the amount of 19 Continuing Competence Units (CCUs) to this activity. Approved CCUs are a unit of relative value of an activity based on its evaluation against a rigorous and comprehensive set of standards representing the quality of an activity. The CCU determination is a valuation applying many factors including, but not limited to, duration of the activity. No conclusion should be drawn that CCUs correlate to course hours. (Course must be taken between 09-29-2017 and 09-28-2021) Please check with your state physical therapy board to determine if they currently accept the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) certification.

Day 1 Upper Quarter Focus 7:30 – 8:00am Registration – sign in 8:00 – 8:45 Introduction – 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 will consist of a series of Case Studies selected to teach basic to intermediate skills needed to become proficient in the application of IASTM treatment. Participants will be presented 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 1: Forearm Strain (Flexor or extensor) Tennis Elbow / Golfer’s Elbow Wrist fracture de Quervains Finger injuries 12:00 – 1:00 Break for Lunch 1:00 – 2:30 Basic case studies teaching lab 2: Scar management Shoulder Pain 2:30 – 3:15 Basic case studies teaching lab 3 – neck and head Neck pain Headaches Facial pain – TMJ dysfunction 3:15 – 3:30 Break Integration and Advanced Techniques Lab: This session builds on the basic skills learned in the earlier labs by adding advanced treatment strokes – tack/mobilize, treatment with motion added, and complex stroke techniques to target specific tissues. Participants will re-visit earlier case studies of their choice and integrate the new strokes for problem solving. 3:30 – 4:45 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 and problem solving 4:45 – 5:00 Documentation: Suggestions to maximize documentation skills for reimbursement and recording treatment Day 2 Complete UE portion and move to lumbar/lower quarter focus Upper Extremity Peripheral Nerve Entrapment Case Studies Teaching Labs: This session consists of upper extremity case studies 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 by the instructors to be practiced during hands-on Labs. 8:00 – 9:30 Treating nerves and nerve beds lab – Upper Quarter Case Studies Brachial plexopathy Radial tunnel syndrome Cubital tunnel syndrome Carpal Tunnel syndrome Integration, Synthesis, and Application Lab: The following lab will consist of assigned complex case studies that incorporate all the components of IASTM-based treatment covered over the upper quarter portion of this course. The class will be divided up into small groups to work through one case study each on an independent basis. Each group will then present to the class their comprehensive treatment program to address the case study patient’s clinical deficits. Relevant evidence will be reviewed and discussed for each case study. 9:30 – 10:00 Putting it all together – Complex patient independent problem-solving lab 10:00 – 10:15 Break Trunk and Lower Quarter Lab: This lab will consist of case studies to teach IASTM intervention strategies for the trunk and lower quarter. 10:15 – 11:00 Thoracic and lumbar Case Studies Teaching Lab Costal Chondritis, intercostal strain Disorders of lumbar spine and SI region 11:00 – 12:00 Proximal lower quarter case studies Snapping Hip Syndrome – Trochanteric Bursitis – Hip Pain Thigh strain – quads, adductors, hamstrings, and IT band Patella Femoral Syndrome – Anterior knee pain 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch 1:00 – 2:00 Distal lower quarter case studies Calf Strain Achilles tendinopathy Plantar fasciitis/heel pain Peripheral Nerve Entrapment Case Studies Teaching Lab – Lower Extremities: This lab will mirror the format used in the upper extre

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. This comprehensive case-study-based course uses a lab-focused teaching format, covering the upper quarter for the first half, and the lower quarter for the second half; allowing for upper extremity specialists to attend the portion of the course relevant to their area of specialty. In addition to instruction in basic treatment techniques, this course includes the utilization of motion with IASTM and the use of IASTM over nerves and nerve beds. Lab attire consisting of shorts, as well as swimsuit or halter-tops for women is required to allow for proper practice of techniques. Tools will be provided for use during the course.

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Livingston New Jersey
Dates:   11-20-2021 - 11-21-2021, 12:00AM 12:00AM