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Intro to IASTM – Buda, TX – August 14th, 2017

August 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Course Description

This 3 hour course covers the theory and basic skills necessary and to safely begin Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) techniques. In this basic skills acquisition course, participants will receive hands-on instruction in the proper use of IASTM through a lab-focused teaching format. The course will address proper instrument selection to address body contours and reach target tissues. Lab attire consisting of shorts, as well as swimsuit or halter-tops for women is essential to allow for proper practice of techniques.
  

Course Objectives

At the completion of this program the participant will be able to:

–    List the precautions and contraindications for IASTM

–    Understand, identify, and apply the appropriate IASTM treatment edge: concave, convex, broad vs. small contact, single bevel, or double bevel, based on the target tissue and desired treatment effect

–    Choose appropriate basic treatment IASTM strokes (i.e. sweeping, fanning, brushing, strumming, and framing) based on the body region contours and nature of the soft tissue restriction

–    Integrate IASTM intervention into the overall treatment program including: warm up, IASTM intervention based on the objectives outlined above, tissue elongation/stretching, appropriate ROM and/or strengthening exercises, cool down, and home exercise to produce carry-over of the treatment effect and enhance treatment outcomes

Course Outline

•      Introduction – theoretical basis of IASTM, review of current literature

o      Lecture format to introduce the concept of IASTM; indications and contraindications, highlights of evidence in the literature and physiological basis for using this as a soft tissue treatment technique

•      Basic handling, tool selection, and basic treatment strokes lab

o      Lab based basic skills component for participants to learn proper tool handing, basic treatment strokes, and proper tool selection based on target tissues using the thigh and knee as a forgiving region for skill acquisition

•      Lower Extremity & Trunk Lab

o      This lab will utilize the IASTM strokes covered in the basic strokes lab to introduce intervention strategies for the lower extremities and lumbar spine

•      Upper Extremity & Spine Lab

o      This lab will utilize the IASTM strokes covered in the basic strokes lab to introduce intervention strategies for the upper extremities and cervical spine

•      Clinical integration – Basic information regarding integration into treatment, billing for and documenting treatment

o      Treatment Design

o      Documentation

Details

Date:
August 14
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Course Category:

Venue

Jack C Hays High School
4800 Jack C Hays Trail
Buda, TX 78610 United States
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Organizer

HawkGrips
Phone:
484-351-8050
Email:
info@hawkgrips.com
Website:
http://www.hawkgrips.com

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Cancellation Policy

HawkGrips reserves the right to cancel any live course. A cancellation is decided by the morning of the scheduled program. A full refund of tuition will be issued within 2 weeks if the course is canceled due to extenuating circumstances. HawkGrips is not responsible for any travel-related expense, including but not limited to airfare, overnight accommodations or other arrangements.

If you cannot attend a course that you have purchased a ticket for, please contact HawkGrips immediately. Full refunds may be issued up to 48 hours prior to the course.

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