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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 being a value-added solution in rehab. Shawn was one of the early instructors with Graston Technique(R), where he was a lead instructor for over a decade. Shawn was taught by David Graston and continued to advance his experience through collaboration with IASTM industry leaders Dr. Tom Hyde and Dr. Greg Doerr. Shawn has taught IASTM classes for nearly 20 years, utilizing over five brands of instruments and over 2,500 hours of lab-based instruction. Shawn currently teaches for both Performance Health and HawkGrips while owning and operating Burger Physical Therapy, a 14-location private practice in northern California.

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Dosing Exercises to Optimize Patient Compliance

Presented by Shawn Burger, PT, DPT, CSCS

Dosing Exercises to Optimize Patient Compliance

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Video Runtime: 5 minutes

Shawn Burger presents tips for exercise dosing that, based on the latest research, will lead to increased patient compliance.

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Bridging the Gap Between Compliance and Pain

Presented by Shawn Burger, PT, DPT, CSCS

Bridging the Gap Between Compliance and Pain

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Video Runtime: 5 minutes

Shawn Burger presents tips for bridging the gap between compliance and pain for your patients. Based on the latest research, these strategies will lead to increased patient compliance.

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HEP Adherence and the Importance of Patient Values

Presented by Shawn Burger, PT, DPT, CSCS

HEP Adherence and the Importance of Patient Values

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Video Runtime: 4 minutes

In this short video, Dr. Shawn Burger presents some best practices for incorporating Patient Values into your HEP Program creation.

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IASTM: An Introduction to the Upper Quarter

Presented by Shawn Burger, PT, DPT, CSCS

IASTM: An Introduction to the Upper Quarter

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Video Runtime: 72 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 34 Minutes

This course covers the basic skills necessary to safely begin instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) techniques. Following a brief introduction to history, histology, and research, one will develop a foundation of IASTM, learning basic concepts and principles. An emphasis on proper instrument use for treatment of the upper quarter, including shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand, will be shown. A practical integration, including treatment of surgical scar tissue, will also be discussed. The target audience includes athletic trainers (ATs), physical therapists (PTs), occupational therapists (OTs), and personal trainers.

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IASTM: An Introduction to the Lower Quarter

Presented by Shawn Burger, PT, DPT, CSCS

IASTM: An Introduction to the Lower Quarter

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Video Runtime: 73 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 34 Minutes

This course covers the basic skills necessary to safely begin instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) techniques. Following a brief introduction to history, histology, and research, one will develop a foundation of IASTM, learning basic concepts and principles. An emphasis on proper instrument use for treatment of the lower quarter, including hip, knee, lower leg, ankle, and foot, will be shown. The course will also feature a practical integration, including treatment of surgical scar tissue. The target audience includes athletic trainers (ATs), physical therapists (PTs), occupational therapists (OTs), and personal trainers.

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IASTM: An Introduction to the Spine

Presented by Shawn Burger, PT, DPT, CSCS

IASTM: An Introduction to the Spine

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Video Runtime: 72 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 34 Minutes

This course covers the basic skills necessary to safely begin instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) techniques. Following a brief introduction to history, histology, and research, one will develop a foundation of IASTM, learning basic concepts and principles. An emphasis on proper instrument use for treatment of the spine, including cervical, thoracic, and lumbar, will be shown. A practical integration, including treatment of surgical scar tissue, will also be discussed. The target audience includes athletic trainers (ATs), physical therapists (PTs), occupational therapists (OTs), and personal trainers.

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IASTM: Advanced Techniques

Presented by Shawn Burger, PT, DPT, CSCS

IASTM: Advanced Techniques

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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.

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