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Current Practice Update: Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization – Lebanon PA – February 3rd, 2018

February 3 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Michael O’Connell, DPT, OCS, COMT  &  Franco Madaffari, PT, ATC, COMT

Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue (IASTM) has become a valuable skill set for the manual therapist that can complement techniques such as mobilizations, high velocity low amplitude thrust techniques, and other soft tissue techniques intended to neuromodulate pain and muscle tone.  This unique lab intensive course will focus on a student-centered learning environment emphasizing the foundational concepts, clinical reasoning, and psychomotor skills applying to this topic. Over 80% of the time will be devoted to lab with the intent of giving the participant an opportunity to practice and refine these skills to clinical competency.  A clinical decision-making framework will be presented, which can be integrated into the participant’s current clinical practice pattern. Specific techniques will be presented that can be applied to common musculoskeletal pathologies. Small group work/discussion involving case scenarios will be encouraged and facilitated by the instructor to provide clinical context.  This environment is consistent with evidence-based teaching methods intended to optimize learning outcomes.

Please dress to allow skin access to your entire upper and lower quarters to enhance the learning process

In order to attend a HawkGrips IASTM course, each attendee must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Completed a minimum of 80 course hours of anatomy and physiology
  2. Have a working knowledge of the musculoskeletal system and relevant physiology
  3. Be able within the scope of professional practice to do assessments by evaluating and/or diagnosing injuries and conditions
  4. Have achieved or is a student in their junior or senior year (transcripts required) working towards one or more of the following credentials: ATC, CHT, DC, DO, DOM, MD, MT, OT, OTA, PT, PTA. For other relevant credentials please contact HawkGrips to verify eligibility.

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February 3
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Lebanon Valley College – PT Dept Arnold Sports Complex
101 North College Avenue
Lebanon, PA 17078 United States
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