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Level I: IASTM Fundamentals - Daytona Beach FL

Event date: 8/19/2019 8:00 AM - 11/2/2019 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: Bethune Cookman University - Daytona Beach, FL

Course Time: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

About the InstructorDr. Tabo started his professional career as an engineer with a Material Science Engineering degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He practiced in that field for approximately 3 years working for an aluminum manufacturing company in Evansville, IN. Mike decided to switch to the physical therapy profession and received his DPT from the University of Miami – Coral Gables. He began his physical therapy career in a private practice outpatient clinic setting in Viera, FL. Two years later, Mike and his wife took their adventures to Las Vegas, NV where he continued to work in outpatient clinics for another two years. He then received an opportunity to direct his own clinic in Houston, TX. After running a successful practice in Houston, Mike found himself back in Las Vegas where he and his wife and kids currently reside. Mike current works doing physical therapy in the federal setting. Mike uses an eclectic mixture of treatment methods that include IASTM, manipulations, dry needling, as well as corrective exercises. Mike has given multiple lectures at schools and meetings. His hobbies include Crossfit, Salsa dancing, and traveling with his wife and kids.
Subject Breakdown● Introduction - 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 handling, 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 Credits9.00
FormatIn person - Live
Course OutlineCourse Info_L1.docx


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