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Level I: IASTM Fundamentals - Columbus GA - June 13th, 2020

  • Board Restrictions note: Co-sponsored courses may not be eligible for CE in Tennessee; Credit calculations may vary for New Mexico approval
  • Event date: 6/13/2020 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM Export event

    This 8-hour course covers the basic skills necessary and to safely begin Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) techniques. In this introductory skills acquisition course, participants will receive hands-on instruction in the proper use of IASTM through a lab-focused teaching format. The course will address proper instrument selection to address body contours and reach target tissues.

    This course is approved for up to 11 CEUs.

    Location: Hughston Clinc - Columbus GA

    Course Time: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

    InstructorDr. Chris Capilli, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, MS
    About the InstructorDr. Capilli, originally from Syracuse, NY, received his undergraduate degree in sports medicine from Canisius College, followed by his master’s degrees in physical therapy from D’Youville College. He then began working in an outpatient orthopedic setting at Guthrie Medical Group in Sayre, PA. From there, Dr. Capilli returned to D’Youville College part-time to earn his doctoral degree, while completing his fellowship training in manual therapy from Daemen College under the mentorship of Dr. Ron Schenck. Dr. Capilli has been a physical therapist for more than 10 years, working entirely in outpatient orthopedic settings. His continuing education has been vast and diverse, respecting different viewpoints and methodologies.
    Subject BreakdownIntroduction - theoretical basis of IASTM, review of current literature o Lecture format to review highlights of the online course material focusing on evidence in current literature and theories behind using IASTM as a treatment technique o Review of indications, precautions, and contraindications ● Basic handling, tool selection, and basic treatment strokes lab o Lab based basic skills component for participants to learn proper tool handing, basic treatment strokes, and proper tool selection based on target tissues using the thigh and knee as a forgiving region for skill acquisition o Included is a free-play open lab to allow participants opportunity to have access to tools for free-form learning and question development ● Lecture/discussion – treatment integration and dosing o Treatment time and frequency o Location of IASTM in the flow of therapy visit ● Myofascia and cutaneous strokes lab o Body regions and specific tools selected to highlight large surface – broad strokes o Desensitizing strokes targeting cutaneous tissue heighted o Surgical incision and superficial scar release strokes highlighted ● Deep muscle strokes lab o Multiple tools and body regions selected to highlight muscle interfaces and planes o Emphasis on tool selection based on body contours, depth of target tissue, and size of target area ● Ligament/ tendon treatment strokes lab o Strokes specific to ligamentous and tendon tissue targeted o Multiple body regions selected for skills acquisition ● Hard tissue/soft tissue interface lab o Body regions and specific tools selected to highlight strokes to facilitate mobility of bone/tendon/muscle/soft tissue interfaces ● Instruction in use of the Multi-tool and skills integration lab o Treatment edges o Tool orientation for treatment effects o Problem solving case study for integration of skills covered in course
    Total Credits11.00
    FormatIn person - Live
    Course OutlineCourse Info_L1 2020.docx


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