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Patellar Tendinosis and Graston Technique®: Evidence-Based Treatment

presented by Mike Ploski, PT, ATC, OCS, GTS

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Mike Ploski is employed as a Clinical Advisor and Lead Instructor for Graston Technique, LLC. As such, she has permission to use trademark protected Graston Technique® therapy in the demonstrations in this course. Mike Ploski receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. There are no other relevant financial relationships.

Nonfinancial— Mike Ploski 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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This is part of a series on the Graston Technique(R) (GT). This course will focus on the use of the GT on Patellar Tendinosis. This course is designed to discuss the current evidence related to the histology of tendinosis, the theoretical research related to the tenocyte progenitor cell, the principles related to dynaments and the importance of a global assessment. The participant will be introduced to the protocol, goals of treatment, how to treat Patellar Tendinosis and the rationale for the GT progression during the different phases of recovery. To learn more, take the other Graston Technique(R) offerings on MedBridge, Achilles Tendinosis and Graston Technique(R): Evidence-Based Treatment and Graston Technique(R) and Movement Dysfunction.

Meet Your Instructor

Mike Ploski, PT, ATC, OCS, GTS

Mike Ploski has been a certified athletic trainer since 1986 and a physical therapist since 1988. He has been board certified in orthopedics since 1998. He is a clinical advisor and instructor for Graston Technique, LLC. Trained by David Graston in 1996, he is one of the original Graston Technique(R) providers and original instructors. He…

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1. Current Concepts and Evidenced Based Treatment

This first chapters teaches participants the current evidence and research to discuss tendinosis and Graston Technique®, while being able to identify the principles related to dynaments and the importance of a global assessment.

2. Current Treatment Concepts: Patellar Tendinosis

In this chapter, the participant will be able to identify current trends and evidence for the treatment of Patellar Tendinosis and how to justify the use of Graston Technique® for the treatment of Patellar Tendinosis with current research. Lastly, they will also be able to define the goals for treatment of the Patellar Tendinosis with Graston Technique®.

3. Demonstration of Graston Technique for the Treatment of Patellar Tendinosis

The final chapter uses patient case studies to describe the Graston Technique® protocol for the treatment of Patellar Tendinosis and the treatment progression employed to treat Patellar Tendinosis. They will also understand the rationale for the Graston Technique progression during different phases of recovery.

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