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2-Day: IASTM: Practitioner Certification AND Myofascial Cupping Practitioner Certification
2-Day: IASTM: Practitioner Certification AND Myofascial Cupping Practitioner Certification

Where:   HONOLULU, HI

When:  Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - Wednesday, May 29, 2019






Course Description:

Day 1: IASTM Practitioner Certification explores the fundamentals of modern IASTM techniques through a full day of interactive labs. Learn how to combine IASTM and functional movement to produce the kinds of active treatment strategies that are revolutionizing rehab. Practice treatments you can use the next day for fascial restrictions, ROM, scarring and more.

Day 2: Myofascial Cupping Practitioner Certification teaches the fundaments of modern cupping techniques through a full day of interactive labs. Learn how to combine cupping and functional movement to produce the kinds of active treatment strategies that are revolutionizing rehab.
Register for one or both days:

5/28/19
Day 1: IASTM: Practitioner Certification: Combining Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization & Movement to Improve Function & Performance

5/29/19
Day 2: Myofascial Cupping Practitioner Certification
Objectives:

Day 1: IASTM Practitioner Certification

  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.


Day 2: Myofascial Cupping Practitioner Certification

  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 contrast 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

Day 1: IASTM Practitioner Certification

Principles of Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (60 minutes)
  • 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 (60 minutes)
  • Sagittal, frontal, and transverse plan patterns
  • Common problems associated with a faulty planar movement pattern
  • Ripple effect
Hands-On Lab

Fundamental IASTM Techniques and Treatment Strategies (60 minutes)
  • 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
Hands-On Lab

Advanced Tips for Avoiding Common IASTM Mistakes (60 minutes
  • Preventing bruising and redness
  • Preventing hand fatigue
  • Maintaining control of tools when using emollient creams
Hands-On Lab

Applying IASTM Effectively With Your Patients (60 minutes
  • Upper body
    • Cervical sprain/strain
    • Lumbar sprain/strain
    • Rotator cuff tendinosis/itis
    • Lateral & medical epicondylosis/itis
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Trigger finger
  • Lower body
    • Patellofemoral disorders
    • Shin splints
    • Achilles tendinosis/itis
    • Plantar fasciitis
    • Scar tissue
Hands-On Lab

Case Studies and Problem Solving (60 minutes)

Day 2: Myofascial Cupping Practitioner Certification

Principles of Myofascial Cupping (60 minutes)
  • 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
Hands-On Lab

Fundamental Cupping Techniques and Treatment Strategies (60 minutes)
  • Direction and pressure
  • Decompression/compression forces
  • External/internal glide methods
  • Graded exposure techniques
  • Sensory-motor retraining
  • Corrective exercise strategies
  • Integrating corrective exercise
Hands-On Lab

Applying Cupping Effectively (120 minutes)
  • 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
Hands-On Lab

Case Studies and Problem Solving (60 minutes) Case Studies
Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists/PTAs
  • Occupational Therapists/OTAs
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Massage Therapists
  • Personal Trainers
What You Should Wear
  • Please wear lab-appropriate clothing that allows access to skin/muscles. Loose shorts and tank tops are recommended.

MEGHAN HELWIG, PT, DPT

Meghan Helwig PT, DPT, is an experienced outpatient orthopedic clinician based out of Carlsbad, CA, where she owns and manages Primal Strength Physical Therapy. Since graduating with her Doctorate of physical therapy from Rutgers University in 2009, she has earned numerous certifications as a trained provider of Full body Active Release Technique (ART), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT3). In addition, she is a trained practitioner in IASTM, kinesiology taping, and performance movement techniques through RockTape, for whom she conducts national trainings.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Meghan Helwig maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from RockTape. Dr. Helwig receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Meghan Helwig has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
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