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Seminar Detail

2-Day: Kinesiology Taping Practitioner Certification AND IASTM Practitioner Certification
Where:
FAIRFAX, VA
When:
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - Friday, March 6, 2020






Course Description:

DAY 1: KINESIOLOGY TAPING PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATION

From sports medicine to stroke rehab, kinesiology tape has rapidly gained popularity in rehabilitation due to its unique ability to improve movement and function. One of the most versatile treatment tools in rehab, taping has been shown to improve outcomes with a vast variety of therapies, including functional movement therapies, manual therapy, splinting, Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT), Hippo-and Aquatic Therapies, and more.

This hands-on certification seminar will equip you with all the skills you’ll need to begin taping patients across the continuum of care. Explore the fundamentals of modern taping techniques, discover advanced interventions that integrate the latest neuroscience research, and learn how to combine taping with functional movement to produce the kinds of active treatments that are revolutionizing rehab. Numerous case studies will be presented that demonstrate how taping can help deliver superior rehab outcomes, and hands-on labs throughout the program will show you how to get impressive results with your patients.

DAY 2: IASTM PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATION

The days of painful techniques that lead to excessive bruising are over – welcome to the future of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM).

Rather than the old aggressive mechanical model, this certification course focuses on the neurological effects of IASTM. Modern IASTM is designed to work with the patient’s neurological system to manage symptoms, motor control and biomechanics with a very safe and gentle approach.

This framework offers a dynamic assessment philosophy designed to arm clinicians and clients with an innovative approach to treatment. By incorporating a joint by joint analysis of skin, fascial anatomy, and muscles, you will be able to incorporate IASTM to:
  • Reduce pain
  • Increase mobility
  • Enhance proprioception
  • Boost performance
Instructed by industry-leading clinicians, this hands-on certification program equips you with all the skills you’ll need to begin using IASTM with the patients across the continuum of care.

Get impressive results without aggressive techniques – your patients (and your hands) will thank you!
Register for one or both days:

3/5/20
Day 1: Kinesiology Taping Practitioner Certification

3/6/20
Day 2: IASTM Practitioner Certification
Objectives:

DAY 1: KINESIOLOGY TAPING PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATION
  1. Explain the physiological effects of kinesiology taping.
  2. Assess functional taping techniques as they apply to pain, edema management, neurologic conditions, scar and posture improvement.
  3. Analyze the concepts of longitudinal fascial chain kinesiology taping.
  4. Demonstrate fluid dynamics taping applications for acute edema and chronic fluid dysfunction conditions using the jellyfish taping method.
  5. Demonstrate varied tape application techniques for common musculo-skeletal injury conditions such as low back pain, shoulder strains, ankle sprains and post-operative patient/client care.
  6. Demonstrate posture taping applications for correction of common chronic postural deficits of the upper and lower spine regions.


DAY 2: IASTM PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATION
  1. Discuss the myofascial sequencing model.
  2. Analyze the neuroanatomy of the fascial system.
  3. Utilize movement screening techniques to identify faulty movement patterns.
  4. Examine the current best-evidence theory and science of IASTM.
  5. Integrate assisted fascial manual therapy techniques with functional kinesiology taping to improve movement quality.
  6. Design effective plans of care that incorporate dry fascial gliding to promote improved range of motion.


OUTLINE

DAY 1: KINESIOLOGY TAPING PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATION

FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT TECHNIQUES: TAPING REDEFINED
  • Evolution of kinesiology taping
  • Directional – movement focused
  • Comparing kinesiology tapes: stretch, adherence, longevity
TAPE MOVEMENTS, NOT MUSCLES
  • Neurosensory – skin to brain connection
  • Peripheral nerves
  • Tactile acuity – sensory system/receptors
TECHNIQUES AND TREATMENT STRATEGIES
  • Hands on with the tape!
  • Where to cut? Tips for turning corners
  • Does direction matter? How many pieces?
  • Stretch, stabilize, decompress
  • Indications/contraindications
  • Hands-On Lab
COMBINE TAPING WITH MOVEMENT: REAL WORLD SOLUTIONS FOR THE WHOLE BODY

PAIN IS A REQUEST FOR CHANGE
  • Methods and application for treating pain
  • Upper extremity
    • Shoulder
    • Lateral/medial elbow
    • Wrist
    • AC joint
  • Trunk/Lower extremity
    • Knee pain
    • Shin splints
    • Calf and achilles
    • SI joint
    • Planter fasciitis
  • Hands-On Lab
FLUID DYNAMICS – LIFTING EFFECTS OF TAPE
  • Decompression strategy vs. compression strategy
  • Promote lymph movement with jellyfish taping technique
  • Methods and application
    • Acute swelling from trauma
    • Chronic edema conditions
    • Lymphedema
  • Hands-On Lab
MANAGING MUSCULOSKELETAL CONDITIONS
  • Varying approaches for acute vs chronic conditions
    • Low back pain – is it acute or chronic?
    • Shoulder strains – pain or proprioceptive improvement?
    • Ankle sprains – edema or pain management?
    • Post-operative conditions – avoid incisions while improving outcomes
  • Hands-On Lab
POSTURAL CORRECTIONS
  • Kinesthetic guidance = behavior modification
  • Posture evaluation from head to toe
    • Upper and lower cross syndrome
    • Hyperkyphosis
    • Forward head posture
    • Hands-On Lab
KNOWLEDGE INTO ACTION – CASE STUDIES AND PROBLEM SOLVING

DAY 2: IASTM PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATION

MODERN PAIN SCIENCE: RESHAPE IASTM
  • Movement, mobility, and motor control
  • Movement Pyramid framework
  • Fascial anatomy/physiology
  • Physiological/neurological effects of instrument-assisted techniques
BLUEPRINT FOR THE NEUROMUSCULAR APPROACH TO TOOLING
  • Graded exposure system
  • Tissue tolerance concept
  • Freed the brain
FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT SCREENING TO QUICKLY IDENTIFY DYSFUNCTION
  • Sagittal, frontal, and transverse plane patterns
  • Is it mobility or a stability problem?
  • Common problems associated with faulty planar movement patterns
  • Ripple effect
  • Hands-On Lab
TECHNIQUES AND TREATMENT APPLICATION STRATEGIES
  • Treatment strokes
  • Vectors, rate, and time under manipulation
  • Planar motion and fascial lines
  • Evaluate up- and downstream from target area
  • Hands-On Lab
DEVELOP ROBUST TREATMENT PLANS
  • Upper body
    • Low back pain
    • Headaches
    • Neck strains
    • Rotator cuff tendinosis/itis
    • Lateral & medial epicondylitis
  • Lower body
    • IT band issues
    • Knee pain
    • Planter fasciitis
    • Ankle sprain/strains
  • Scar tissue
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Post-operative swelling
  • Neurological complaints
  • Up & down regulation of tissues
  • Hands-On Lab
INTEGRATE MULTIPLE MODALITIES FOR BETTER PATIENT OUTCOMES
  • Combine manual therapy, taping, and movement
  • Corrective exercise strategies
  • Improving stability following mobility enhancement
  • Myofascial gliding and release
  • Comprehensive strategies for improving function and performance
  • Hands-On Lab
ADVANCED TECHNIQUES FOR AVOIDING COMMON IASTM MISTAKES
  • Is bruising necessary?
  • Determine appropriate treatment time
  • Prevent hand fatigue
  • Maintain control of tools when using emollient creams
  • Hands-On Lab
KNOWLEDGE INTO ACTION – CASE STUDIES AND PROBLEM SOLVING
Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Massage Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Personal Trainers
  • Please wear lab-appropriate clothing that allows access to skin/muscles (loose shorts and tank tops are recommended)
  • Please bring yoga mat or massage table (if available)

JESSICA HILL, PT, DPT, MSPT, CSCS

Jessica Hill, PT, DPT, CSCS, is a Physical Therapist who received her BA in Biology and Psychology at Dartmouth College. She completed her professional training at Simmons College where she earned her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy and her clinical Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy in 2002. She is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association, certified Specialized Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) level 1 practitioner, certified Functional Movement Screen (FMS) level 1 practitioner, and a certified Functional Movement Techniques provider through RockTape. Dr. Hill has 15 years of clinical experience in general orthopedics, sports medicine, industrial rehabilitation, pre-/post-surgical care, performance enhancement, wellness training, and injury prevention. She works with patients of all ages and across all activity levels from highly sedentary people to highly active populations including national caliber/professional/semi-pro/collegiate athletes, extreme and ultra-athletes, law enforcement, and military. Dr. Hill co-founded a group of highly successful outpatient Physical Therapy practices in VT before starting a solo, concierge practice in NYC.

Dr. Hill evaluates and treats with a whole-body approach that combines knowledge and understanding of localized anatomy and function within the context of full body structure, function, and movement patterns. She works to restore compromised mobility, strength, stability, and movement patterning through a variety of manual techniques, IASTM, active modalities, progressive exercise, taping, and education. She enjoys solid rapport with her patients and clients, clinical problem-solving, and watching her patients and clients progress to the activities they need to do, want to do, and aspire to do.

Dr. Hill is a self-professed “biomechanics, kinetic chain, fascial train, feed the brain enthusiast” who never tires of learning new treatment and training techniques, perspectives, and the latest medical literature has to offer. She is an avid skier (telemark), cyclist, ice hockey player, photographer, and outdoor enthusiast. She will read anything an arm’s length away. She lives by the guiding principle to, “Always leave it better than I found it, regardless of what it is.”



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jessica Hill maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Jessica Hill has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Breakdown for Continuing Education Credits by Event
[+] [-] Kinesiology Taping Practitioner Certificate
[+] [-] IASTM Practitioner Certification
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