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Introduction to Manual and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
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Introduction to Manual and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)

9/16/2017 to 9/17/2017
When: Saturday and Sunday
Sat 8-5; Sun 8-12
Where: Embassy Suites
600 E. Benson Blvd
Dreams/Possibility Salons
Anchorage, Alaska  99503
United States
Presenter: Thomas E. Hyde, DC, DACBSP
Contact: Sheri Ryan

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Those who attend this class will learn some of the latest research from the last 4, International Fascial Society Symposia presentations. This will include new information related to the role of fascia in healing, proprioception and more. They will also learn several ways to utilize manual therapies that include, but will not be limited to, Nimmo, Cyriax Cross Friction, Pin and Stretch and Active Isolated Stretching. They will also learn various hand holds and strokes for use with instrument assisted treatment. I will bring a variety of instruments which will be available for their use during class. The attendee should feel comfortable with the use of manual and IASTM treatment for a variety of soft tissue disorders. I will cover the spine (cervical, thoracic and lumber), buttock region (gluts, piriformis, SI joints), leg, knee, lower leg, ankle, foot and toes as well as the shoulder, arm, elbow, forearm, wrist and fingers and if time permits, I will also cover treatment of TMJ.

The format is lecture with hands on breakout sessions. Those attending will also be shown how to incorporate many different low tech, low cost rehabilitation equipment pieces with their treatment of choice. This class is designed to allow someone to utilize virtually any technique they have already learned with what I will teach them during class, this is NOT a new technique but just one method to consider incorporating into what they already know in the treatment of soft tissue disorders in their patient population.  Come prepared to work on other attendees and be worked on by the other clinicians in class. Make sure you wear or bring shorts and ladies, be prepared with a sports bra or tank top. Most classes cover body parts from head to toe. 

I plan to cover how to incorporate static treatment, treatment with motion, with resistance, with a function and adding proprioception. We will discuss the length of treatment, depth of treatment, use of a 1-5 pain scale and more importantly, when NOT to treat. We stress that taking a complete and thorough exam and performing the same with a complete history, is a must to determine if what I have shown them is appropriate for their patient and if not, they are encouraged NOT to engage in this form of treatment. We also discuss allowing for 2, 3 treatments maximum before sending for a second opinion, sending for appropriate diagnostic workups, taking additional history, etc. We have found this form of treatment will help to determine if it is appropriate or inappropriate after 2-3 treatments. We have seen a number of suspected soft tissue disorders that are indeed not soft tissue but pathological conditions that need a referral.

Dr. Hyde's classes are always fun, energetic and informative. He is constantly attending seminars and reading the latest research so he bring you the most up to date information. You are sure to take home knowledge and ideas that you can use Monday morning on your own patients.

Instructor:  Thomas E. Hyde, DC, DACBSP

Credits = 12 Clinical Continuing Education credits for Doctors of Chiropractic.  

Pricing:  ACS Member DC = $299 before 8/31/17.  9/1 or after  = $349

              Non-Member DC = $399 before 8/31/17.  9/1 or after = $449

Tentative Schedule (subject to change):  

Saturday, Sept. 16 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Sunday, Sept. 17 - 8:00 am - 12:30 pm 

Course Outline:

  • 2.5 hours - Introduction will include a synopsis of peer reviewed articles related to treatment of soft tissue/fascial injuries. It will also include updates from the last 4 International Fascial Congress’. Discussion of various types of manual and IASTM treatment will be included.
  • 2 hours - Review of treatment using eccentric loading versus concentric alone. Discussion and introduction of the use of low tech rehabilitation coupled with treatment simultaneously.
  • 1.5 hours - Demonstration of treatment of the shoulder
  • 1 hour - Demonstration of treatment of elbow, forearm, hand and wrist
  • 45 minutes - Demonstration of treatment of the cervical and thoracic spines and scalp
  • 1 hour - Demonstration of treatment of the lumbar spine, abdomen, buttocks and sacrum
  • 30 minutes - Demonstration of treatment of the quadriceps, hamstrings, abductors and adductors of the thigh
  • 1 hour - Demonstration of treatment of the knee
  • 1 hour - Demonstration of treatment of the lower leg, foot and ankle
  • 30 minutes - Demonstration of treatment of TMJ
  • 15 minutes - Questions and answers

Sponsored by NCMIC.  

Attend NCMIC’s 8 hour seminar to receive a discount for three years on the renewal of your NCMIC malpractice insurance premium. Full time Doctors will receive a 5% discount and Part time Doctors will receive a 2.5% discount.

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