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Module1: Kinesiology Taping Practitioner Certification

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Review the principles of kinesiology taping and supporting evidence
  2. Describe the physiological and neurological effects of kinesiology taping
  3. Demonstrate how to apply tape with appropriate tension for best results
  4. Compare and contrast common taping techniques and review indications/contraindications for each
  5. Demonstrate how taping techniques can be combined with movement to improve patient function, correct postural imbalances, reduce pain, prevent injury, and support recovery with many common conditions
  6. Develop taping applications based on your assessment/treatment approach and the individual needs of your patient

Outline

PRINCIPLES OF KINESIOLOGY TAPING

  • Evolution of kinesiology taping
  • Old vs. new concepts
  • Differences between kinesiology tapes
  • Features and characteristics
  • Evidence supporting kinesiology taping
THE NEUROSENSORY POWER OF TAPING
  • Physiological/neurological benefits of taping
  • Skin-brain connection
  • Peripheral nerves
  • Sensory system/receptors
  • Histology of skin
FUNDAMENTAL TAPING TECHNIQUES AND TREATMENT STRATEGIES
  • Types of taping
  • Techniques
  • Cuts
  • Tension
  • Care tips
  • Indications/contraindications
  • Combining taping with movement
PAIN TAPING
  • Methods and application
  • Effects and benefits
  • Upper extremity
  • Trunk/Lower extremity
FLUID DYNAMICS TAPING
  • Methods and application
  • Effects and benefits
  • Decompression strategy vs. compression strategy
POSTURE TAPING
  • Methods and application
  • Effects and benefits
  • Postural taping framework
  • Posture evaluation from head to toe
  • Common postural dysfunctions
  • Exercise interventions
SCAR TAPING
  • Methods and application
  • Effects and benefits
  • Scar tissue assessment
  • Scar tissue framework
  • Special populations and conditions
NEURO TAPING
  • Methods and applications
  • Effects and benefits
  • Nerve tract irritation
  • Upper and lower extremities

Copyright : 11/06/2018

Module 2: IASTM Practitioner Certification

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Describe the myofascial sequencing model.
  2. Identify theoretical constructs behind the science of IASTM.
  3. Discuss the neuroanatomy of skin and the fascial subsystem.
  4. Demonstrate movement screening techniques to identify faulty motor patterns.
  5. Practice IASTM techniques in conjunction with kinesiology taping and functional movement.
  6. Apply IASTM treatments for acute and chronic injuries, pain modulation, scar tissue and many conditions affecting the upper and lower body, utilizing methods that prevent bruising and hand fatigue.

Outline

PRINCIPLES OF INSTRUMENT-ASSISTED SOFT TISSUE MOBILIZATION

  • Movement, mobility, and motor control
    • Movement Pyramid framework
  • Fascial anatomy/physiology
    • Physiological/neurological effects of instrument-assisted techniques 
  • The IASTM blueprint
    • Graded exposure system
    • Tissue tolerance concept

FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT SCREENING

  • Sagittal, frontal, and transverse plane patterns
  • Common problems associated with a faulty planar movement pattern 
  • Ripple effect

FUNDAMENTAL IASTM TECHNIQUES AND TREATMENT STRATEGIES

  • Treatment strokes
    • Vectors, rate, and time under manipulation
    • Planar motion and fascial lines
    • Evaluating up- and downstream from target area 
  • Integrating manual therapy, taping, and movement
    • Corrective exercise strategies
      • Improving stability following mobility enhancement
    • Kinesiology taping to complement tool assisted therapy
    • Myofascial gliding and release 
  • Comprehensive strategies for improving function and performance

ADVANCED TIPS FOR AVOIDING COMMON IASTM MISTAKES

  • Preventing bruising and redness
  • Preventing hand fatigue
  • Maintaining control of tools when using emollient creams

APPLYING IASTM EFFECTIVELY WITH YOUR PATIENTS

  • Upper body
    • Cervical sprain/strain
    • Lumbar sprain/strain
    • Rotator cuff tendinosis/itis
    • Lateral & medial epicondylosis/itis
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Trigger finger 
  • Lower body
    • Patellofemoral disorders
    • Shin splints
    • Achilles tendinosis/itis
    • Plantar fasciitis
    • Scar tissue

CASE STUDIES AND PROBLEM SOLVING

Copyright : 11/29/2018

Module 3: Myofascial Cupping Practitioner Certification

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Review the principles of myofascial cupping and supporting evidence
  2. Describe the physiological and neurological effects of cupping
  3. Demonstrate how to apply cupping for best results
  4. Compare and contract common cupping techniques and review indications/contraindications for each
  5. Demonstrate how cupping techniques can be combined with corrective exercise to improve pain, sprains/strains, swelling, tendinopathies, and more
  6. Develop cupping applications based on your assessment/treatment approach and the individual needs of your patient

Outline

PRINCIPILES OF MYOFASCIAL CUPPING

  • Movement, mobility, and motor control
    • Movement Pyramid framework
  • Fascial anatomy/physiology
  • Physiological/neurological effects of cupping techniques
  • Current literature related to cupping techniques
    • Blood flow, fascial gliding, and the nervous system
  • Indications, contraindications, and application safety

SKIN/FASCIAL SCREENING

FUNDAMENTAL CUPPING TECHNIQUES AND TREATMENT STRATEGIES

  • Direction and pressure 
  • Decompression/compression forces 
  • External/internal glide methods 
  • Graded exposure techniques 
  • Sensory-motor retraining 
  • Integrating corrective exercise 

APPLYING, CUPPING EFFECTIVELY

  • Upper extremity and arm fascial chains 
  • Lower extremity and leg fascial chains 
  • Core, trunk, lumbopelvic regions, and long fascial chains 
  • Hip, trunk, rib cage, diaphragm, and neck 
  • Condition-specific applications 
  • Progression and regression protocol 

CASE STUDIES AND PROBLEM SOLVING

  • Case Studies

Copyright : 11/28/2018