Introduction to Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation: Foundation Meets Application
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
Interpret and list two sources on the foundation and origin of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM) and the latest research as it applies clinically.
Apply the fanning stroke with a patient who has active or latent trigger points in their upper trapezius muscle.
Independently defend the selection of one IASTM tool and treatment plan for a specified clinical condition.
Correctly compare mechanical and physiologic responses of IASTM when provided with a case study.
Explain three key differences between a fascial restriction and muscle tightness.
Identify two indications and two contraindications of IASTM for an instructor named clinical condition.
Explain the rationale behind IASTM by comparing mechanical vs. neurological responses using the most current research.
Understand what fascia is, how to identify common fascial restrictions using the IASTM and latest research
Based on instructor specified example indicating evaluation findings, will accurately choose the IASTM technique to manage the condition.
Compare the difference between the clinical patterns of spinal stenosis, spondylosis and lumbar radiculopathy in terms of each diagnoses behavior of symptoms, clinical findings, and common muscle imbalances.
Compare an active trigger point vs. a latent trigger point for patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia.
Justify the IASTM tool selected based on the presence of trigger points in a therapy evaluation.
Design a plan of care, including the IASTM, for a patient diagnosed with either a rotator cuff repair, subacromial decompression, shoulder impingement or similar diagnoses.
Chapters & Learning Objectives
Chapter 1 - Foundation of IASTM
: 0:03:46 Hour
Chapter 2 - Research and effectiveness of IASTM
: 0:11:09 Hour
Chapter 3 - Principles and benefits of IASTM
: 0:07:59 Hour
Chapter 4 - Physiologic and neurophysiologic responses of IASTM
: 0:06:21 Hour
Chapter 5 - Types of tools available
: 0:09:49 Hour
Chapter 6 - Type of strokes, application and use
: 0:07:21 Hour
Chapter 7 - Indications, precautions and contraindications with IASTM
: 0:08:20 Hour
Chapter 8 - Fascia, fascial chain and the fascial slings
: 0:09:21 Hour
Chapter 9 - Trigger points and adaptive shortening
: 0:04:34 Hour
Chapter 10 - Clinical Patterns of Movement Dysfunctions and using IASTM (part 1)
: 0:09:56 Hour
Chapter 10 - Clinical Patterns of Movement Dysfunctions and using IASTM (part 2)
: 0:11:21 Hour
Chapter 11 - IASTM techniques for the upper body (part 1)
: 0:04:13 Hour
Chapter 11 - IASTM techniques for the upper body (part 2)
: 0:05:04 Hour
Chapter 11 - IASTM techniques for the upper body (part 3)
: 0:05:38 Hour
Chapter 11 - IASTM techniques for the upper body (part 4)
: 0:06:03 Hour
Chapter 12 - IASTM techniques for the lower body (part 1)
: 0:06:27 Hour
Chapter 12 - IASTM techniques for the lower body (part 2)
: 0:06:56 Hour
Chapter 12 - IASTM techniques for the lower body (part 3)
: 0:02:51 Hour
Chapter 12 - IASTM techniques for the lower body (part 4)
: 0:08:07 Hour