Facilitating and reinforcing proper movement patterns is not a one-size-fits-all formula; every unique body has a unique pathology, and should be treated as such. Identifying, rehabilitating and managing dysfunctions for each individual patient may seem like a demanding task, but the professionals at North American Sports Medicine Institute and Advances in Clinical Education are breaking it down and giving you the tools and insight you need to reinstate your patients’ musculoskeletal and neuromuscular wellbeing.

Scrape, Tape and Move

The Scrape, Tape and Move course is an 8½ hour course created to introduce an integrated approach to restoring and maximizing the human movement system. Course instructors Michael Voight PT, DHSc, OCS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, FAPTA and Ashley Campbell PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, CGFI-2 believe that the observation of whole movements, regional independence, altered motor control and neurodevelopmental perspectives paired with the integration of the right tools are the keys to capitalizing on patient care. Even more importantly, they believe in a small student-to-instructor ratio to ensure you are getting the attention and instruction you require to feel confident in your newly learned skills.

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Throughout the seminar, you’ll get hands-on experience with Screen Shot 2016-11-22 at 3.06.10 PMinstrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), kinesiology taping, and elastic resistance training. Even better, you’ll be learning how to use each modality separately and in conjunction with one another. Paired with these thorough course objectives, you can make sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck:

1. Describe and explain the importance of identifying dysfunctional movement patterns in patients/clients with functional limitations.

2. Accurately describe and competently execute a demonstration of the seven basic evaluation components of the base SFMA examination on a patient model in less than 3 minutes.

3. Analyze, assess, interpret, and correctly identify typical movement pattern dysfunctions within a reasonable amount of time through the use of video case examples.

4. Coordinate the movement assessment SFMA information to the initial therapeutic exercise strategy in order to formulate, describe, and defend the use of the most appropriate treatment interventions (manual therapy and functional exercise) into the traditional rehabilitation program to normalize dysfunctional movement.

5. Describe and explain how to differentiate between a joint mobility dysfunction versus a tissue extensibility dysfunction.

6. Choose and defend the appropriate IASTM treatment for a variety of pathologies including but not limited to neural muscular restrictions, fascia restrictions, joint stiffness, scar adhesions, and pain limited movement loss

7. Identify, choose, apply, and defend the appropriate IASTM treatment edge: concave, convex, broad vs. small contact, single bevel, or double bevel based upon the target tissue and desired treatment effect.

8. Analyze and differentiate between normal and abnormal soft tissue of the extremities and trunk using IASTM tools based on the patient response and tissue response through the assessment scanning strokes.

9. Describe and explain the scientific basis of kinesiology taping.

10. Evaluate, recognize, and decide when kinesiology taping is indicated and who will benefit.

11. Demonstrate, defend and effectively apply a number of basic kinesiology taping techniques without assistance.

12. Describe and explain the rationale for the use of the neurodevelopment 4 x 4 approach to exercise planning and progression.

13. Describe and explain the basic science of elastic resistance.

14. Identify and integrate the appropriate elastic resistance techniques within the neurodevelopmental 4 x 4 approach to exercise training.

15. Evaluate the intervention effectiveness by monitoring the changes in the case dysfunction and impairment as seen on the movement (SFMA) re-evaluation in order to guide the therapeutic exercise progression.

If you are a health care professional involved in the initial evaluation, determination of diagnosis, prognosis, and plan of treatment interventions for musculoskeletal pathology across the lifespan, the Scrape, Tape and Move course is for you.

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