Comprehensive Manual Therapy

Functional Cupping, IASTM and Joint Mobilizations

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Comprehensive Manual Therapy


Instructor: Pieter de Smidt, PT, DPT, Cert MDT, MTC, FMS-C

Course Length: 6 hours | Tuition: $229 or FREE for Elite Passport Members (learn more)


This is a livestream, interactive course.  The instructor will teach in real time and you will have the opportunity to ask and answer questions.

Benefits of Attending

  • Learn how to effectively utilize IASTM during assessment of movement disorders
  • Immediately improve your client’s functional movement using advanced manual therapy techniques for soft tissue and joint restrictions.
  • Identify easy-to use manual IASTM and Cupping techniques to supplement mobilization/manipulation techniques
  • Demonstrations of all IASTM, Cupping and manual therapy techniques for the upper and lower quadrant

Description

The latest evidence shows that manual therapy, IASTM and cupping all reduce pain and improve function by restoring optimal movement. In this course you will learn how this treatment combination falls within the BPS model and how you can use pain science education to explain the benefits of this treatment method to your clients.

Guided by dynamic demonstrations of IASTM techniques and cupping treatments partnered with active movements, you will learn to differentiate methods to reduce pain, reduce tone, or facilitate muscular contractions. By addressing both soft tissue and joint restrictions you will see how Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization is a perfect complement to joint mobilization and an effective technique to help patients regain mobility more quickly.  You will leave this course with a fully integrated manual therapy approach that combines IASTM, Cupping and joint mobilizations and ultimately helps expedite your patient’s recovery.

Course Objectives

  • Identify indications and contraindications for manual therapy, including mobilization/manipulation, IASTM and cupping.
  • Discuss comprehensive, integrated manual therapy treatments for most common movement disorders in upper, lower quadrant and spine.
  • Explain how to integrate IASTM and cupping with active movement to improve mobility and function.
  • Discuss proper progressions of introductory tool/cupping techniques to more advanced movement-based techniques.
  • Differentiate between joint restrictions and soft tissue restrictions and the appropriate manual therapy techniques for each.

Outline

  1. Lecture
  2. Cervical/Upper Thoracic: Demonstration
    1. IASTM
    2. Cupping
    3. Joint Mobilizations
  3. Shoulder/Upper arm Demonstration
    1. IASTM
    2. Cupping
    3. Joint Mobilizations
  4. Elbow/Forearm: Demonstration
    1. IASTM
    2. Cupping
    3. Joint Mobilizations
  5. Lower back: Demonstration
    1. IASTM
    2. Cupping
    3. Joint Mobilizations
  6. Abdomen: Demonstration
    1. IASTM
    2. Cupping
    3. Joint Mobilizations
  7. Hamstrings and lateral thigh (ITB): Demonstration
    1. IASTM
    2. Cupping
    3. Joint Mobilizations
  8. Quads/Adductors and knee: Demonstration
    1. IASTM
    2. Cupping
    3. Joint Mobilizations
  9. Lower leg/Ankle/foot: Demonstration
    1. IASTM
    2. Cupping
    3. Joint Mobilizations