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IASTM: Advanced Techniques

presented by Shawn Burger, PT, DPT, CSCS

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Financial: Shawn Burger receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Nonfinancial: Shawn Burger has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 84 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 32 Minutes

This course covers the principles behind stretch, shear, compression, and distraction forces and how their roles in soft tissue dysfunction are affected by manual therapy. Clinicians will be challenged to identify the targeted tissue load and the role of tissue length as it relates to treatment. Clinicians will learn the fundamental concept of position of provocation and how IASTM is utilized to advance soft tissue work and clinical outcomes. The target audience includes athletic trainers (ATs), physical therapists (PTs), occupational therapists (OTs), and personal trainers.

Meet Your Instructor

Shawn Burger, PT, DPT, CSCS

Dr. Shawn Burger has been a licensed physical therapist since 1998, having received his master's in physical therapy from the Loma Linda University School of Allied Health Professions and later earning a transitional doctorate from the College of St. Scholastica. Having been exposed to IASTM in 1996 as a student, Shawn is passionate about IASTM…

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1. Intro: Why and How to Advance IASTM

In this chapter, we will answer why advanced techniques are necessary to progress in IASTM. Participants will learn new means of leveraging IASTM forces, treating for both mechanical and neurological effects. Participants will learn why adjusting load is necessary and why treating in a position of provocation is central to advanced techniques.

2. Advanced Techniques: IASTM (Dynamic Body)

In this chapter, participants will learn from 10 micro labs, treating the whole body with advanced IASTM techniques utilizing changing tissue lengths and loads.

3. Advanced Lab Techniques: Cupping (Negative Pressure)

In this chapter, participants will be exposed to cupping, or negative pressure, and its effects on soft tissue. Four modes of application will be introduced and demonstrated on the shoulder, forearm, spine, and lower leg.

4. Summary and Practical Integration

In this chapter, we will review the five steps of successful practice integration of IASTM and, in summary, discuss the clinical reasoning for IASTM. Utilizing planter fasciitis, we will demonstrate advanced techniques in standing as an example of treatment in the position of provocation.

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