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Myofascial Decompression Techniques Level 1 & 2

 Export to Your Calendar 8/24/2019 to 8/25/2019
When: August 24 - 25, 2019
From Saturday, August 24 8:00 am to Sunday, August 25, 5:00 pm
Where: West Coast University
590 N Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA  90004
United States
Presenter: Christopher DaPrato, PT, DPT, SCS
Contact: Rita Pierson
(916) 929-2782 x105


Online registration is available until: 8/23/2019
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Myofascial Decompression Techniques

Level 1: Improved efficiency of motion with negative pressure tools, via fascial mobility and neuromuscular re-education

Saturday, August 24, 8:00am - 5:15pm

The utilization of IASTM tools in manual therapy have become increasingly popular over the last 10 years, especially in the orthopedic and sports settings. There has traditionally been a gap in the literature for the appropriate dosage, timing, and frequency for the proper application of IASTM for musculoskeletal lesions in the physical therapy and athletic training arenas. This course will review the structural functions of connective tissue elements in various layers of tissues and pathologies, expose the listener to the large variety of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) tools that are now out in the market, and propose general treatment strategies for common orthopedic and sports impairments. In this one day course you will learn to increase the efficiency of motion with negative pressure tools through fascial mobility and neuromuscular re-education. The IASTM techniques in this course will take the “sore thumb” out of integrating a strong manual based approach to musculoskeletal disorders. The majority of manual therapy we utilize is very compressive in nature: STM, MFR, joint mobs. Myofascial Decompression (MFD) is one of the few techniques that works in the decompression of adhesions, which often makes more physiologic sense for fascial mobility, blood flow improvement, and metabolic exchange. The needs assessment for the MFD course will integrate negative pressure tools with Western evidence based physiologic principles and EBM foundations. Participants will be able to evaluate their ability to intervene appropriately using IASTM tools by describing safety, competency, precautions, contraindications, and appropriate timing, and demonstrating effective interventions with efficient approach and mechanics. Prior knowledge of basic manual therapy concepts and movement science is recommended.

 

At the conclusion of the program, the participant will be able to:

  • Review the layers, subunits, and function of the connective tissue system
  • Summarize the role collagen may play in affecting movement patterns, and the gap in science on stretching and length-tension curves
  • Define the terms tensegrity, thixotropy, as they relate to creep and hysteresis tissue texture abnormalities and movement
  • Distinguish differences in manual therapy approaches utilizing various IASTM tools, and the differences in movement driven STM
  • Describe common IASTM interventions which improve mobility of the CT system, as it relates to neuromuscular reeducation and movement.

 

Level 2: Advanced techniques for improved efficiency of motion with negative pressure tools, via fascial mobility and neuromuscular re-education

Sunday, August 25, 8:00am-5:00pm

The Level 2 Advanced course will pick up where the level 1 course left off and build multi-planar approach and interventions. The utilization of IASTM tools in manual therapy have become increasingly popular over the last 10 years, especially in the orthopedic and sports settings. There has traditionally been a gap in the literature for the appropriate dosage, timing, and frequency for the proper application of IASTM for musculoskeletal lesions in the physical therapy and athletic training arenas. This course will review the structural functions of connective tissue elements in various layers of tissues and pathologies, expose the listener to the large variety of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) tools that are now out in the market, and propose general treatment strategies for common orthopedic and sports impairments. In this one day course you will learn to increase the efficiency of motion with negative pressure tools through fascial mobility and neuromuscular re-education. The IASTM techniques in this course will take the “sore thumb” out of integrating a strong manual based approach to MSK disorders. The majority of manual therapy we utilize is very compressive in nature: STM, MFR, joint mobs. Myofascial Decompression (MFD) is one of the few techniques that works in the decompression of adhesions, which often makes more physiologic sense for fascial mobility, blood flow improvement, and metabolic exchange. The needs assessment for the MFD course will integrate negative pressure tools with Western evidence based physiologic principles and EBM foundations. Participants will be able to evaluate their ability to intervene appropriately using IASTM tools by describing safety, competency, precautions, contraindications, and appropriate timing, and demonstrating effective interventions with efficient approach and mechanics. Prior knowledge of basic manual therapy concepts and movement science is recommended.


At the conclusion of the program, the participant will be able to:

 

  • Perform a systematic examination including movement assessment, ROM acquisition, patterned strength testing and palpation exam
  • Summarize the evidence in the literature on trigger points, their associated referred pain patterns, and techniques for management
  • Distinguish and trace EBM fascial slings and correlate them to commonly known Eastern medicine meridians of the body
  • Demonstrate manual therapy applications of MFD paired with movement to treat common specific sport pathologies in cyclists, runners, tennis, swimmers, golfers, contact sport athletes and throwing athletes
  • Administer specific intermediate neuromuscular re-education principles after MFD to restore optimal function, as demonstrated in lab

 

Schedule

Saturday

7:30-8:00am               Registration

8:00-9:00                    Anatomy, histology, & physiology review of connective tissue elements. East/West perspectives & uses of negative pressure

9:00-10:00                  Literature review, imaging of the soft tissue structures, trigger point theory, fascial lines, and Janda postural syndromes

10:00-10:30                Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mob Lab. Break.

10:30-10:45                Break

10:45-Noon                Getting started, operation/application. MFD approach and techniques, precautions & contraindications. Lab.
Noon-1:00pm             Breakouts: Junctional Zones, ITB, traps and levator scap
1:00-2:00                    Lunch on your own
2:00-2:30                    Treating T/L fascia, P/O shoulder, shoulder impairments
2:30-3:45                    Treating PFPS, P/O ACL, knee & elbow flexion contractures, hamstring strain vs tears. Lordosis/Kyph/Scolio
3:45-4:45                    Treating lower leg dysfunction, ankle/foot. Tendinopathy.

4:45-5:15                    Clinical case studies, appropriate athlete care, future research/evidence. Summary, evaluations. 

 

* Course is 60% lab, and 40% didactic. Student to Faculty PT <16:1

 

Sunday

7:30-8:00am               Registration
8:00-8:30                    Research updates and applications. Improving MFD technique and integrated approach. Enhancing your systematic examination
8:30-9:30                    New techniques for Hamstrings and posterior chain. Myofascial trigger points and fascial plane mechanics; multi-planar
9:30-10:30                  Techniques for Inhibition; common rehab exercises w/ negative pressure. Techniques for improving joint mobilization.
10:30-10:45                Break
10:45-11:00                IASTM techniques and timing with other rehab and physical demands.
11:00-12:30                Linking CNS mechanisms to MSK presentations; meridian points relative to the orthopedic population
12:30-1:30pm             Lunch on your own
1:30-3:15                    Sport Specific: The Swimmer, Runner, Golfer. Labs, and hands on practical
3:15-4:15                    The Cyclist. Contact sports athletes. Throwing athletes. Swimmers.
4:15-5:00                     In depth review of triplanar motion analysis and fascial plane mechanics; CNS mechanisms and a deeper understanding. Certification Exam Review

* Course is 60% lab, and 40% didactic. Student to Faculty PT <16:1

 

Speaker Bio

Christopher DaPrato, PT, DPT, SCS currently holds an Associate Professor Faculty appointment at the UC San Francisco School of Medicine Mission Bay Campus, treating all spectrums of sports and orthopedics. He teaches in the DPT program in the areas of Advanced Exercise Prescription, Manual Therapy, Sports Medicine and also holds a joint appointment in the Department of Orthopedics. Prior to his current position, he was a Team Physical Therapist for the University of California Golden Bears treating Div. 1 NCAA and professional athletes in their sports medicine department, and a previous Clinic Director for Physiotherapy Associates in the Denver area. He is a strong proponent and educator for manual therapy in sports orthopedics and has specialized in HVLATs, Muscle Energy, and functional manual therapy. He received his BS in Human Physiology, his Masters in Physical Therapy from Long Beach, and his Doctorate from Temple University. His approach to patient care also encompasses advanced level strength and conditioning, and received his CSCS through the NSCA, and certified as a Performance Enhancement Specialist from the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

CEUs

8.0 contact hours or 0.8 CEUs
Instruction Level: Basic-Intermediate
Format: Lecture and lab.

Target Audience:
PTs, PTAs, OT, OTA, ATC, MD, DO, DC, Naturopaths

Cost

Registration received by August 10, 2019

 

Single Day Format
$250 APTA members
$200 APTA PTA members
$400 Non-members

 

Level 1 & 2, Weekend Format

$500 APTA members

$400 APTA PTA members

$800 Non-members

Add $100 for late registration.
No on-site registration permitted.


Cancellation

All cancellation requests must be received in writing – no exceptions. A full refund, less 20% service fee, if cancellation is received 14 days prior to the start of the course. No refunds after August 10, 2019.


Location

West Coast University
590 N Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Parking

Free surface parking

Hotels

Hotel Normandie
605 Normandie Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 388-8138
Request the West Coast University preferred rate of $149 single/double

Embassy Suites
800 North Central Avenue
Glendale, CA 91203
(818) 550-0828

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