Active Shooter Preparedness for Healthcare providers is… also known as ALICE (Alert Lockdown Inform Counter Evacuate)

Fascial Manipulation® also known as The Stecco Technique, is a manual therapy technique developed by Luigi Stecco. This course involves the comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the fascial system, its evaluation and treatment. Participants will learn to evaluate musculoskeletal dysfunctions with specific reference to the human fascial system, and to apply the Fascial Manipulation methodology.

Heavy Ropes Therapeutic applications involves the comprehensive study of the different forms that heavy ropes can be used to strengthen specific areas of the body or to provide whole-body workouts.

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) and its techniques involve the comprehensive study of different aspects of soft tissue namely fascia and aponeurotic fascia, endomysium, perimysium, epimysium and adipose tissue and the effects of a specific double or single beveled edge surgical grade instruments that can affect those tissues. Participants will be given an introduction to IASTM that includes a lecture about the anatomy and physiology of fascial and connective tissue and how it relates to IASTM. Information regarding the history of and latest research on IASTM will also be discussed. Participants will be given a clinical/lab session where they will learn the proper biomechanics and hand holds of IASTM tools. Additionally, providers will be taught on treatment protocols for 30 different diagnoses.

Joint Trust Techniques (JTT) is designed to maximize physical therapists’ ability to successfully modify manipulation techniques to produce the best results. These techniques will focus on operator stance, posture, and handling; patient positioning; and modifying factors. This course will be primarily dedicated to hands-on lab practice. Guided discussions will provide for rationale, indications, and contraindications of manipulation and risks. These presentations include, but are not limited to: cervicogenic headaches, acute and chronic neck pain, non-radicular mechanical low back pain, and sacroiliac joint dysfunction.  The instructors advocate for an approach that uses minimal leverage to achieve cavitation in a safe, comfortable and effective manner.

Kinesiology taping is a rehabilitative technique that can be used alone or in conjunction with other treatments and modalities to provide various therapeutic benefits. This course will review the history of kinesiology taping, current research related to its therapeutic effects, and discuss the contraindications vs. the pathophysiology of conditions that can be treated with this method.

Vibration Technology, Class 4 Laser, and Shockwave Therapy: This course is designed assist clinicians and providers in integrating information regarding the use of different types of modalities appropriately when treating their patients. The three types of modalities that will be reviewed in this course are Vibration Technology, Class 4 Laser, and Shockwave Therapy. This interactive, evidence-based, one day course includes lectures, case study analysis and hands-on labs/demos sampling different modality units. Lectures cover biophysical principles, physiological/therapeutic effects, indications/contraindications, as well as dosimetric and application parameters. 

Recovery is the key to optimizing athletic potential.  The better recovery we can put in place for an athlete, the harder they can train and the better they will perform.  Reduction in the number of stressors placed on the athlete is the key strategy that most health and fitness professionals are not paying attention to, but is the fastest and easiest way to improve athletic performance.

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