Level 1 and Advanced Level 2
Soft Tissue Mobilization &
This course in Myofascial Decompression (MFD) will review the structural functions of connective tissue elements in various layers of tissues and pathologies, expose the listener to the large variety of 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.
- Increase the efficiency of motion with negative pressure tools through fascial mobility and neuromuscular re-education
- Improve outcomes with inefficient movement patterns, sports injuries, chronic orthopedic issues, overuse injuries, postural syndromes
- Learn to distinguish differences in manual therapy approaches utilizing various IASTM tools
The needs assessment for this MFD course will integrate negative pressure tools with IASTM Western evidence based physiologic principles and evidence based medicine 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