Introduction to Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM)

This 2-day hands on intensive seminar will help you learn a clinical and anatomical approach to myofascial release. You will learn what fascia is, the function of fascia, active and latent trigger points, and common referral pain patterns. Considerable lab time will allow you to observe and practice the most effective clinical techniques for the cervical/ thoracic/lumbar spine, shoulder, hip, knee and ankle. Heavy emphasis will be place on Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM) to include precautions, contraindications, and effective techniques/strokes for the upper and lower body designed to complement your manual toolbox while preserving hand strength and avoiding chronic and repetitive injuries. At the conclusion of this seminar, you will feel refreshed with a new arsenal of information and skills that you can apply immediately the next day with your patients. This course will provide the participant with the knowledge and skills necessary to immediately apply these techniques in the clinic environment.

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Integrating Yoga Concepts into Orthopedic Rehabilitation

The benefits of yoga for musculoskeletal injuries are well-known and evidence-based. Yet, as medical practitioners, we do not get this unique and effective knowledge in our traditional schooling. This course, written and taught by a 20-year experienced board-certified orthopedic doctor of physical therapy and a certified yoga instructor, has the aim of integrating the key therapeutic benefits of yoga that are not taught in non-yoga schools into the established framework of the medical practitioner.

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    Muscle Energy and Soft Tissue Techniques for the Lower Quadrant

    This lab intensive manual therapy course presents the use of mechanical movements which lead to proper selection of Muscle Energy Techniques (MET), Soft Tissue Mobilization (STM), select joint mobilizations and home exercises to correct positional faults, muscular imbalance and hypo-mobility of the lumbar spine, pelvis and hip region.

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      The Lumbo-Sacral Complex

      Low back pain is a significant contributor to disability worldwide and is one of the most common conditions for which patients seek care. Treatment approaches can often be confusing due to dogmatic classification systems, which can be overly complicated and difficult to apply in a clinically meaningful way. However, patients with regional disorders often present with similar clinical presentations. These clinical presentations can often guide clinicians towards the best treatment options.

      This course is designed to be eclectic in its delivery to best suit the needs the busy clinician. Treatment approaches are organized based on categories that are consistent with how patients that report low back pain are likely to present. Patients presenting with chronic low back pain, referred leg pain, SI dysfunction or even stenosis will often respond to similar treatment approaches. This course will provide treatment options in a multimodal context that are grouped to address the most common clinical presentations. Finally, treatment approaches are organized in a logical way providing examples of how the treatments could be integrated.

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        NeuroMobilization of the Upper Quadrant

        This two day; hands on intensive seminar is designed to develop clinical assessment and treatment skills in advanced concepts of pain management and dysfunction in the upper quadrant.

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        • Apr 27, 2024 – Apr 28, 2024

          9155 SW Barnes Road, Portland, OR 97225

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          Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
          9155 SW Barnes Road, Portland, OR 97225

          Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
          East Pavilion – Stanley Classrooms
          9155 SW Barnes Road
          Portland, OR 97225
          East Parking – Visitors Lot
          503-216-1234

          From the East parking lot take the elevator or stairs to level 1 and walk across the street to the East Pavilion Entrance. There will be a circle drive with a fountain in the middle. Once inside walk straight back through a small seating area and the Stanley classrooms will be directly in front of you.

          Area Accommodations
          Homewood Suites – 503-614-0900
          15525 NW Gateway Court, Beaverton, OR 97006
          (3.7 miles away)

          Hilton Garden Inn – 503-439-1717
          15520 NW Gateway Court, Beaverton, OR 97006
          (3.7 miles away)

          Fairfield Inn and Suites – 503-972-0048
          15583 NW Gateway Court, Beaverton, OR 97006
          (3.7 miles away)

          There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels.
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        • Jun 22, 2024 – Jun 23, 2024

          1219 W Roosevelt Rd , CHICAGO (Maywood), IL 60153

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          Loyola Center for Rehabilitation
          1219 W Roosevelt Rd , CHICAGO (Maywood), IL 60153

          Loyola Center for Rehabilitation
          1219 W Roosevelt Rd
          Maywood IL 60153

          Holiday Inn Express & Suites
          200 S Mannheim Rd
          Hillside, IL 60162
          (708) 544-2700

          Best Western Plus Chicago Hillside
          4400 Frontage Road
          Hillside, IL 60162
          (708) 544-9300

          Hyatt House Chicago / Oak Brook
          210 W 22nd St
          Oak Brook, IL 60523
          (630) 590-1200

          There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels.
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        • Aug 10, 2024 – Aug 11, 2024

          1660 S. Columbian Way, SEATTLE, WA 98108

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          VA Puget Sound Health Care System
          1660 S. Columbian Way, SEATTLE, WA 98108

          VA Puget Sound Health Care System

          1660 S. Columbian Way

          SEATTLE, WA 98108

          Parking: From entrance at Columbian way, parking garage on the right

          Entrance: Building 101, directly next to the parking garage

          Floor: 1st floor, we will have a sign in table at the front door and a sign pointing to the right where the classrooms are the first doors on the right.

          Room: E80 and E90


          Nearby Accommodations

          Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square
          255 South King Street
          Seattle WA 98104
          (206) 859-4400

          Best Western Plus Pioneer Square Hotel Downtown
          77 YESLER WAY
          Seattle WA 98104
          (206) 340-1234

          Courtyard Seattle Downtown/Pioneer Square
          612 2nd Ave
          Seattle WA 98104
          (206) 625-1111


          There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the hotel.

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        • Oct 19, 2024 – Oct 20, 2024

          800 East Gate Blvd, NEW YORK (Garden City), NY 11530

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          Metro Physical Therapy
          800 East Gate Blvd, NEW YORK (Garden City), NY 11530

          Course Location
          Metro Physical Therapy
          800 East Gate Blvd.
          Garden City, NY 11530
          T:516-745-8050


          Area Accommodations
          Hampton Inn Garden City
          1 North Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
          (516) 227-2720
          Walking Distance

          Hilton Garden Inn Westbury
          1575 Privado Road, Westbury, NY 11590
          (516) 683-8200

          Courtyard by Marriott Westbury
          1800 Privado Road, Westbury, NY 11590
          (516) 542-1001


          There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels.
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        The Cervico-Thoracic Complex

        Neck pain leads to significant disability and limits functional abilities for patients at all levels. Treatment approaches can often be confusing due to dogmatic classification systems, which can be overly complicated and difficult to apply in a clinically meaningful way. However, patients with regional disorders often present with similar clinical presentations. These clinical presentations can often guide clinicians towards the best treatment options.

        This course is designed to be eclectic in its delivery to best suit the needs the busy clinician. Treatment approaches are organized based on categories that are consistent with how patients that report neck pain are likely to present. Clinical presentations such as chronic neck pain, radiculopathy, traumatic onset, asymmetric movements, headache or myofascial pain are common in clinical practice. This course will provide treatment options in a multimodal context that are grouped to address the most common clinical presentations. Finally, treatment approaches are organized in a logical way providing examples of how the treatments could be integrated.

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          Muscle Energy and Soft Tissue Techniques for the Upper Quadrant

          This lab intensive course presents both Soft Tissue Mobilization (STM) and Muscle Energy Techniques (MET) for the cervical and upper thoracic spines, upper ribs and shoulder regions.

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          • Mar 16, 2024 – Mar 17, 2024

            111 Campus Way, Suite 100, SAN DIEGO (San Marcos), CA 92078

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            Pima Medical Institute
            111 Campus Way, Suite 100, SAN DIEGO (San Marcos), CA 92078

            Course Location
            Pima Medical Institute
            Physical Therapy Assistant Dept.
            111 Campus Way, Suite 100
            San Marcos, CA 92078
            TEL: 760 299-4500


            Nearby Hotels
            Hampton Inn San Marcos
            123 E. Carmel Street
            San Marcos, CA 92078
            (760) 736-9249

            Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego North/San Marcos
            227 W San Marcos Blvd
            San Marcos, CA 92069
            (760) 891-0111

            Residence Inn San Diego North/San Marcos
            1245 Los Vallecitos Blvd
            San Marcos, CA 92069
            (760) 591-9828

            There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels. 
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          • Oct 5, 2024 – Oct 6, 2024

            55 Fogg Road at Rte 18, BOSTON (S. Weymouth), MA 02190

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            South Shore Hospital
            55 Fogg Road at Rte 18, BOSTON (S. Weymouth), MA 02190

            South Shore Hospital
            55 Fogg Road at Rte 18
            S. Weymouth, MA 02190

            Emerson Conference Room "A"
            Tel: 781-340-8000

            Map and Driving Directions:
            Link: http://www.sshosp.org/directions/direction_ssh.htm

            South Shore Hospital is easily accessible from Route 3.
            Northbound on Route 3. Take exit 16 off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

            From North
            Follow I-93 south to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

            From Logan Airport
            Follow signs out of the airport for I-93 south. There will be a $3 toll immediately outside the airport. Proceed through the Ted Williams Tunnel and follow signs for Exit 23, to I-93 south. Follow I-93 south to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

            From West
            Follow the Mass Pike (I-90) to exit 14 (I-95/Route 128 south). When I-95 splits from Route 128, remain on Route 128 south (which is now also I-93 north). When I-93 north splits north, travel on to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 south on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

            From South
            Follow Route 3 northbound to exit 16. Travel south on Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

            Follow Route 24 north to I-93 north. Follow to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

            Area Accommodations
            Holiday Inn 781-871-0545
            929 Hingham Street, Rockland, MA
            (2.9 miles away)

            Comfort Inn - Rockland - 781-982-1000
            850 Hingham St, Rockland, MA
            (3.0 miles away)

            Hyatt Place Boston/Braintree – 781-848-0600
            50 Forbes Road, Braintree, MA
            (5.0 miles away)

            There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels.
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