Myofacsial Release/IASTM 2023 Seminars
2023 Seminar Dates
Date: September 9-10th 2023
Location: Holistic Massage Training Institute
Address: 2834 Loch Raven Rd, Baltimore, MD 21218
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation live seminar has been approved by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy for 1.5 CEU’s (15 contact hours).
Course ID: 2023-245 Expires: 4/11/27
Pinnacle Training and Consulting Systems has created a dynamic two day myofascial release and instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation (IASTM) live seminar. This seminar was designed to teach the foundation of what fascia is, the function of fascia, active and latent trigger points and common referral pain patterns. To identify the foundation of myofascial release, and practice the most effective clinical techniques for the cervical, shoulder, thoracic, lumbar spine, hip, knee and ankle. In addition, to identify what Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM) is, precautions, contraindications, common effective strokes for the upper and lower body designed to compliment your manual toolbox. Most importantly, to save your hands. By the end of this seminar, you will feel refreshed with a new arsenal of information and skills that you can apply immediately the next day with your patients.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
Interpret two sources on the foundation and origin of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM) and the latest research as it applies clinically.
Apply the fanning stroke with a patient who has active or latent trigger points in their upper trapezius muscle.
Defend the selection of one IASTM tool and treatment plan for a specified clinical condition.
Compare mechanical and physiologic responses of IASTM when provided with a case study.
Identify three key differences between a fascial restriction and muscle tightness.
Identify two indications and two contraindications of IASTM for an instructor named clinical condition.
Interpret the rationale behind IASTM by comparing mechanical vs. neurological responses using the most current research.
Identify what fascia is, how to identify common fascial restrictions using the IASTM and latest research.
Compare the difference between the clinical patterns of spinal stenosis, spondylosis and lumbar radiculopathy in terms of each diagnoses behavior of symptoms, clinical findings, and common muscle imbalances.
Identify an active trigger point vs. a latent trigger point for patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia.
Justify the IASTM tool selected based on the presence of trigger points in a therapy evaluation.
Two-day seminar course outline:
8-8:30 am Review of IASTM Literature (L)
8:30-9:00 am Foundation of IASTM (L)
9-10:30am Principles/Benefits/Tools Available (L)
10:30-10:45 am BREAK
10:45-12:15 pm Basic treatment strokes lab (Lab)
12:15-1:15 pm LUNCH
1:15-2pm Fascia, fascial chain and fascial slings(L)
2-3:30pm Foundation of myofascial release techniques for Neck/Shoulder and Lumbar
3:30-5:30pm Assessment/Demo/IASTM Lab for cervical region (Lab)
8:30am-9am Trigger points and adaptive shortening (L)
9m-10:30 am Common trigger point referral patterns of common movement dysfunctions (Lab)
10:30-10:45 am BREAK
10:45-12:00 pm Myofascial release techniques for hip (Lab)
12-1 pm LUNCH
1-2:15 pm Assessment and IASTM techniques for the hip region (Lab)
2:15-4 pm Myofascial release techniques for lower foot and ankle (Lab)
4-5:15 pm IASTM techniques to the lower leg (Lab)
Lab=hands on portion
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation Live Seminar has been approved by the NCBTMB for 14 CEUS.
Lab=hands on portion
CEU’s: In order to get credit for the course or earn CEUs, the participant needs to sign in on both days of the course as well as interacting and being an active participant.
Cost: $350.00 which includes attending the two-day seminar, receipt of course manual and access to over 20+ PTCS videos that compliment the course.
Bundle package option: $475.00 which includes access to the home study IASTM course, ability to earn CEUs, attendance to live two-day seminar, seminar course manual as well as access to supplementary videos, where the videos can be accessed only through a sign-in, secure portion of the PTCS website.
The student can cancel attending the two-day seminar, however, must contact in writing PTCS accordingly at least 4 weeks before the event. The student will be subjected to a $50.00 administrative fee accordingly. The balance will be applied towards the same training within the next 12 months. Cancellation with a request for a refund is subject to a $100 fee. Canceling or rescheduling with less than 15 days’ notice will result in loss of 50 percent of the training fee, and the balance will be applied to the same course any time with the next 12months. Registrants are responsible for any increase in fees. Failure to attend without notice will result in complete loss of fees. PTCS-LLC reserves the right to cancel a training course at any time and will issue a full refund. Registration fees are subject to change.
Pinnacle Training & Consulting Systems LLC (PTCS-LLC) reserves the right to alter dates, times, locations, content, and faculty to accommodate unexpected needs. PTCS-LLC cannot be responsible for expenses incurred by registrants if the program is canceled or altered.
Course Creator: Chris Gellert, PT, MMusc & Sportsphysio, MPT, CSCS, C-IASTM, NASM-CPT