Free Courses

Effective Treatments for the Neck and Head

A manual therapy course to improve your treatment of radicular pain and foraminal impingement syndromes.
This free course is available online, only. No CE hours are given unless attending “Live”.

Traditional treatment of cervical radiculopathy is usually hit or miss because little is known about the natural history of this condition. If there is no significant improvement with nonoperative treatments, epidural corticosteroid injections or surgical intervention may be considered. The long term outcomes do not differ between those who undergo surgery and those who do not. By understanding the true nature of this disorder you can begin a treatment program that will target causative structures instead of just treating symptoms with operative and nonoperative patients.

This course will first focus on the tonus and phasic muscles of the upper torso and how they influence major joints of the neck. Once these muscles and surrounding fascia are released with an easy to follow protocol and all that is left is to provide follow up exercises the patient can do at home.

course logoEffective Treatments for the Neck and Head Course
with course manual
(no CE Hours given)

What you will learn with this free course

  • Discuss the etiology of Cervical Radiculopathy and stages of progression
  • Avoiding positions that increase arm and/or neck symptoms
  • Medications, traction, and a well-designed physical program that have proven effectiveness
  • With the proper treatment, 80-90% of patients can be treated nonoperative
  • Massage Therapy can be a useful adjunct in relieving pain
  • A 5 minute TMJ/Intra Oral treatment to increase awareness with lasting results

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IASTM utilizing Dynamic Extension Technique

Learn popular manual techniques of IASTM utilizing inexpensive equipment while taking your soft tissue treatments to the next level with Dynamic Extension and IASTM.
No CE hours are given unless attending “Live”.

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is a treatment which enables clinicians to efficiently locate and treat individuals diagnosed with soft tissue dysfunction. The purpose of which is to break down scar tissue and adhesions that are causing multi-layered soft tissue restriction and adversely affecting the dynamic function of the underlying muscles, tendons, fascia and ligaments. IASTM is performed with ergonomically designed instruments that detect and treat fascial restrictions, encourage rapid localization and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis, chronic inflammation, or degeneration.

In this course, we’ll explore the origins of IASTM with current supporting research. Discover effective ways to utilize instrument assisted treatments into your existing practice. We’ll also discuss how to feel more comfortable while using an instrument instead of just using your hands. The use of IASTM instruments are known to be an effective modality today and with the addition of Dynamic Extension Technique your treatment of soft tissue will go to the next level which will mean increased patient satisfaction by achieving notably better outcomes with less discomfort and irritation.

course logoIASTM utilizing Dynamic Extension Technique Course
with course manual
(no CE Hours given)

 

What you will learn with this free course

  • What are the origins of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Analyze western IASTM and comparing the Graston Technique, ASTYM with others
  • Identify and discuss the indications, contraindications. Is it safe to use?
  • Share most recent research findings pertaining to IASTM.
  • Suggested patient and clinician positioning and instrument choice is demonstrated and used in hands-on lab
  • Utilizing Dynamic Extension Technique with IASTM to enhance your manual tissue treatments

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