Movement-Based Therapy

Developing movement-based treatment plans for comprehensive recovery

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Movement-Based Therapy


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

Course Length: 6 hours | Tuition: $239 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.

Description

Research shows that the combination of hands-on manual therapy with exercise is superior for the successful treatment of musculoskeletal injuries.  Treatment outcomes will improve when you appropriately add manual therapy in preparation to mobility and strengthening exercises. Failing to implement exercise therapy following manual therapy prevents the full resolution of the injury. Exercise treatment is key to solid outcomes, but proper programming goes well beyond “3 sets of 10 reps”.

Appropriate for all populations, this live web-based course will predominantly focus on proper exercise treatment as a continuation of soft tissue treatments. You will be guided through the effective use of IASTM and cupping strategies as a preparation for exercise, with the goal of making manual therapy a more dynamic, active technique rather than a passive treatment. Through demonstrations you will answer questions such as; Where to start? Mobility first? Stability first? And why? How do you progress? How do you regress? You will also discuss when to consider using and how to implement treatments like Blood Flow Restriction (BRF). With the popularity of weightlifting for fitness, it is now more important than ever you to be able to evaluate lifting technique and know what mobility & stability requirements have to be met in order for someone to participate in weightlifting. Whether you have been exposed to the use of IASTM and/or cupping, and simply want to learn more about how it fits with the rest of your treatment techniques, or If you have never used instruments or cups, this course will teach you the optimal way of combining manual therapy techniques and exercise programming for the most successful outcomes.

Benefits of Attending

  • Learn how to integrate IASTM, Cupping and Exercise Therapy. What exercises should you prescribe after your soft tissue and joint mobilization treatment.
  • Demonstration of a variety of different IASTM and cupping treatments. Learn proper dosing of your soft tissue treatments using multiple techniques.
  • Use a movement-based approach to create exercise programs for your patients.
  • Understand how to Integrate mobility, stability and loading in a progressive exercise session
  • Learn how to evaluate and breakdown common weightlifting activities like the back squat, front squat and deadlift. What are common faults in these movements and how can we help patients lift weights safely and effectively.
  • Use research-based exercise selection for strength training.

 

 Objectives

  1. Identify indications and contraindications for cupping, IASTM and Exercise Therapy
  2. Discuss comprehensive, integrated soft tissue and exercises treatments for most common movement disorders in upper, lower quadrant and spine.
  3. Explain how to integrate IASTM and cupping with active movement to improve mobility and function.
  4. Discuss proper progressions of introductory tool/cupping techniques to more advanced movement-based techniques.
  5. Identify assessment and corrective exercises for common weightlifting activities
  6. Summarize and apply exercise programming, based on a movement assessment

Outline

  1. Lecture: Introduction
  2. Lecture: What is cupping/IASTM and how does it work
    1. History
    2. Mechanical effect
    3. Neurophysiological effect
  1. Indications for cupping/IASTM
    1. Goals for cupping treatment
      1. Reduce pain
      2. Improve tissue extensibility
    2. Contra-Indications for cupping/IASTM
    3. Efficacy and research for cupping/IASTM
    4. Different types of cupping/IASTM
      1. Static
      2. TDM
      3. Dynamic
  1. Lecture: Cupping/IASTM and movement
    1. Why use cupping with exercise?
      1. Preparation for exercise therapy
        1. Reduce pain
        2. Improve tissue extensibility
      2. Enhance exercise therapy
        1. Pin & Stretch
      3. Lecture: Cupping/IASTM tools
        1. Different Cupping Tools
        2. Different IASTM tools
        3. Different Cupping and IASTM techniques
          1. Static cupping
          2. Dynamic cupping
        4. Lecture: Progressive Exercise Therapy
          1. Mobility versus Motor Control: where to start.
            1. Movement Assessment
          2. Load Management: how to progress and why we need to load our patients
          3. Weight lifting regressions: when weight lifting hurts
          4. Blood Flow Restriction (BFR): what is it and how does it work.
        5. Video & Lecture: Cervico/Thoracic
          1. Assess ROM (and symptoms) before
          2. Cupping/IASTM options
          3. Treatment, based directional preference or bias
            1. Cervical Flexion
            2. Cervical extension
            3. Cervical Sidebending/Rotation
  1. Exercises for Cervico-Thoracic area
    1. Mobility
    2. Motor Control
  2. Assess ROM (and symptoms) afterwards
  1. Video & Lecture: Shoulder
    1. Assess ROM, MMT (and symptoms) before
    2. Cupping options
    3. Treatment to improve ROM
      1. Shoulder flexion/abduction
      2. Shoulder internal rotation
      3. Shoulder External rotation
  1. Exercises for shoulder area
    1. Mobility
    2. Motor control
  2. Assess ROM, MMT (and symptoms) afterwards
  1. Video & Lecture: Elbow/Forearm/wrist
    1. Assess ROM, MMT (and symptoms) before
    2. Cupping options
    3. Treatment to improve ROM
      1. Elbow flexion/extension
      2. Wrist flexion/extension
      3. Exercises for elbow/wrist
        1. Mobility
        2. Motor control
        3. Assess ROM, MMT (and symptoms) afterwards
  1. Video & Lecture: Thoraco/Lumbar
    1. Assess ROM, MMT (and symptoms) before
    2. Cupping Options
    3. Treatment to improve ROM
      1. LS flexion
      2. LS extension
      3. LS side-bending
  1. Exercises for thoraco-lumbar area
    1. Mobility
    2. Motor control
    3. Assess ROM, MMT (and symptoms) afterwards
  1. Video & Lecture: Hip/Thigh
    1. Assess ROM, MMT (and symptoms) before
    2. Cupping options
    3. Treatment to improve ROM
      1. Hip flexion
      2. Hip extension
      3. Hip IR/ER
      4. Exercises for hip
        1. Mobility
        2. Motor control
        3. Assess ROM, MMT (and symptoms) afterwards
  1. Video & Lecture: Knee
    1. Assess ROM, MMT (and symptoms) before
    2. Cupping options
    3. Treatment to improve ROM
      1. Knee flexion
      2. Knee extension
      3. Exercises for knee
        1. Mobility
        2. Motor control
        3. Assess ROM, MMT (and symptoms) afterwards
  1. Video & Lecture: Lower leg/ankle/Foot
    1. Assess ROM, MMT (and symptoms) before
    2. Cupping options
    3. Treatment to improve ROM
      1. Ankle DF/PF
      2. Ankle Eversion/Inversion
      3. Exercises for ankle/foot
        1. Mobility
        2. Motor control
        3. Assess ROM, MMT (and symptoms) afterwards
  1. Video & Lecture: Weight Lifting Assessment
    1. Observe Movement
    2. Look for main fault
    3. Try modifications and/or coaching cues
    4. Observe Movement again
    5. Assess mobility needed for the movement
    6. Regress Exercise
  1. Video & Lecture: Weight Lifting reviewed: typical faults to evaluate and correct
    1. Squatting
    2. Deadlift
    3. Overhead Press
  1. Lecture: Exercise programming