Level 1 Miami, FL

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Certification Course in Miami, FL

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Our goal was to develop the best IASTM education possible with the most up to date evidence-based research taught by the finest instructors in the world.

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Course Prerequisites: *To qualify for attendance of this course, one must be a licensed provider or a student in the following disciplines: PT, PTA, DC, ATC, LMT, OT, OTA, DO, and MD.

*Manual therapy must be in the scope of practice in your licensed profession OR you must be a student of one of the professions listed above.

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This course lays the foundation for how to properly use the SMART Tools most effectively with respect to movement. The tools were made specifically for these technique protocols to produce superior patient outcomes compared to other IASTM technique. This is an evidence-based technique that stresses early loading exercises and kinesiology tape after SMART Tools treatment. The goal of therapy is to provide an optimal environment for the healing, by either modifying physiologic responses to injury (e.g., inflammation, muscle spasms, pain) or enhancing components of the normal musculoskeletal function (e.g., increase range of motion, increased muscular strength). No single therapeutic approach in isolation will completely resolve an impairment of musculoskeletal function. Smart Tool Plus® represents an approach to soft tissue manipulation that uses five different stainless steel instruments to release scar tissue, adhesions, and fascial restrictions. SMART Tools are designed to be used in conjunction with a thorough medical evaluation, movement based examination and other modalities to help patients overcome injuries.Therapeutic stretches and exercises (preferably eccentric exercises) are necessary to promote tissue lengthening and collagen fiber realignment, which help to prevent the released tissue from becoming restricted again.The primary objective of the Level 1 Certification course is to develop an understanding of the STP and how to apply it into the full spectrum of the musculoskeletal treatment approaches. By the end of the training, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the STP Instruments, STP treatments and potential effects and benefits.
  • Identify and discuss the indications, contraindications (relative and absolute) of IASTM.
  • Review and develop a better understanding of soft tissue injury, healing and potential reactivity to instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (therapeutic and adverse).
  • Develop skill and competence in the STP application of the IASTM to the major regions of the spine and extremities.

Treatment effects of IASTM

  • Breakup abnormal densities in tissue
  • Stimulate nervous system
  • Reinitiate first-stage healing in the body via proliferation

SMART Tools IASTM techniques aim to treat the following Tissue Extensibility Dysfunctions

(TEDS):

  • Scarring & Fibrosis
  • Facial Tension & Densification
  • Neural Tension
  • Muscle Shortening
  • Neurologic Restriction
  • Trigger Points
This isnt Gua Sha, nor is this another general IASTM course. This is a movement-based IASTM course unlike anything currently offered. Our training course addresses the neurological component, as well as the physiological component of the IASTM and corrective exercises in ways other courses do not.This course is designed for clinicians that either have never used tools or have been using tools for years. Each will come away with new, innovative material.So if you want faster patient outcomes, quicker recovery time, improved clinician ergonomics to save your hands, and last but not least, no patient bruising, then register for a course today and add a powerful technique to your toolbox... no pun intended.   

Date: Sat May. 19 - Sun May 20, 2018

Time: 8am - 5pm (each day)

Venue:   Ocean Bank Convocation Center (FIU Arena), 33199, 1180 SW 113th Ave, Miami, FL 33174

 

 

Ed Le Cara, DC, Ph.D, ATC, MBA

USA

Dr. Le Cara has worked as a strength and conditioning coach, athletic trainer, and chiropractor for over 20 years. He holds a PhD in Athletic Training with original published research on lower back musculature and training affects. In addition, he holds an MBA in Transglobal Education from St. Mary’s College of California.

Ed successfully owned and operated SportsPlus: Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation in Pleasanton, CA from 2000 until June 2014. He had hospital privileges at the Veteran’s Administration in Martinez, CA where he worked in the multidisciplinary Center for Integrated Brain Health and Wellness. Notably he was the VP of Sports Science and Human Performance at 24Hr Fitness Corporate office and had a private clinic in their headquarters. In 2014 he relocated to Dallas, TX to open KinetikChain. KinetikChain is a sports medicine and athletic recovery center where he helps active individuals overcome pain and return to activities they love.

In July 2016 Ed relocated to Denver and opened KinetikChain Denver with locations in the Cherry Creek, RiNo and LoDo Neighborhoods. He is an Army Veteran (former Army Combat Medic), Director of Education for Smart Tools IASTM, teaches for TRX Training and consults for numerous health and fitness companies.

He was inducted in the San Ramon Valley High School (Danville, CA) Sports Hall of Fame (Wrestling, 2007 & Football, 2015) and holds the record for the most amount of Varsity Letters for a male athlete with nine (9). When not treating patients, he speaks internationally a few times per month on movement assessment, corrective exercise and business concepts. For fun he Crossfits, hikes, skis, and drinks IPA's.

Course Description and Goals

Smart Tools Plus (STP) education and tools are a form of instrument­assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) therapy. The five stainless steel instruments were designed for the unique programming taught in our classes. The purpose of this Level 1 training is to introduce clinicians to STP programming and tools and workshop each and every region of the body. Level 1 training includes assessment, treatment, physiological effects/benefits and indication/contraindications to IASTM.

Level 1 Course Objectives

The primary objective of Level 1 is to develop an understanding of STP and how to apply it into the full spectrum of musculoskeletal treatment approaches. By the end of the training, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the STP instruments, STP treatments and potential effects and benefits.
  • Identify and discuss the indications, contraindications (relative and absolute) of IASTM.
  • Review and develop a better understanding of soft tissue injury, healing and potential reactivity to instrument­assisted soft tissue mobilization (therapeutic and adverse).
  • Develop skill and competence in the STP application of IASTM to the major regions of the spine and extremities.

Level 1 Prerequisites

Level 1 participants should have a well­developed working knowledge of the human neuromusculoskeletal system and its major structures. A list of suggested readings is disseminated to participants at the time of their registration. Prior experience with manual therapy and manual soft tissue mobilization techniques are helpful.

Teaching/Learning Methods & Materials

Various teaching methods will be utilized consistent with the various levels of complexity of the learning objectives. These will include explanations, demonstrations, performance, feedback, teaching, supervised open practice and case troubleshooting. Teaching materials include the Level 1 PowerPoint/Keynote presentation, Level 1 Training Materials and video demonstrations.

Saturday

8:00am – 5pm (8 hours) Level 1 Training Content
Check­in and distribution of materials begin 30 minutes prior to the time listed.

8:00am – 9:00am | Hour 1:
Introduction to the Technique — Participants review and complete the release of liability form. History, physiological rationale of IASTM, principles relating to soft tissue dysfunction and anticipated results from using STP instruments & Programming are covered. A review of the current scientific literature and evidence based model is discussed.

9:00am – 10:30am | Hours 2–3:
Introduction of STP Instruments and Treatment Philosophy — Demonstration of each instrument and edge, proper handholds and treatment strokes are taught. Lab instruction includes ‘scanning’, ‘pinning’, ‘prying & lifting’, and ‘clearing the path’.

1st BREAK: 10:30 am – 10:45 am

10:45am – 5:00pm | Hours 4–8:
Lower Extremity: Ankle/Foot, Lower Leg (anterior, posterior, deep posterior, and lateral), Knee— Participants learn how to apply the STP treatment strokes to the Lower Extremity: Below the knee. Suggested patient and clinician positioning and instrument choice is demonstrated and practiced for this region. Participants practice the above in lab format.

LUNCH: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Upper Leg: Anterior, Posterior, Lateral, and medial thigh. P articipants learn how to apply the STP treatment strokes to the Lower Extremity: Upper Leg. Suggested patient and clinician positioning and instrument choice is demonstrated and practiced for this region. Participants practice the above in lab format.

2nd BREAK: 3:00pm – 3:15pm
Hip: Participants learn how to apply the STP treatment strokes to the hip external rotators and tensor fascia latae. Suggested patient and clinician positioning and instrument choice is demonstrated and practiced for this region. Participants practice the above in lab format.

8:00am – 5:00pm | Hours 8–16:
Torso: Lower Back (Iliac Crest, Sacroiliac joint, Paraspinals, Quadratus Lumborum — Participants learn how to apply the STP basic treatment strokes to the lower back. Suggested patient and clinician positioning and instrument choice is demonstrated and practiced for this region.

Sunday

8am – 5pm (8 hours)
Participants practice the above in lab format.

1st BREAK: 9:30am – 9:45am
Torso: Upper Back, Chest, Abdomen — Participants learn how to apply the STP treatment strokes to the rhomboids and latissimus dorsi. Suggested patient and clinician positioning and instrument choice is demonstrated and practiced for this region. Participants practice the above in lab format.

Torso: Chest/Abdomen — Participants learn how to apply the STP treatment strokes to the Pectoralis and Abdomen region. Suggested patient and clinician positioning and instrument choice is demonstrated and practiced for this region. Participants practice the above in lab format.

LUNCH: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Head and Neck. P articipants learn how to apply the STP treatment strokes to the head and neck region including cervical paraspinals, upper trapezius, levator scapulae, and sternocleidomastoid. Suggested patient and clinician positioning and instrument choice is demonstrated and practiced for this region. Participants practice the above in lab format.

2nd BREAK: 3:00pm –3:15 pm Upper Extremity: Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist: Participants learn how to apply the STP treatment strokes to the upper extremity. Suggested patient and clinician positioning and instrument choice is demonstrated and practiced for this region. Participants practice the above in lab format.

  • 25% fee for registration cancellations made less than 2 weeks before scheduled class date.
  • Training may be canceled if a minimum number of trainees are not reached one month prior to training. All registrants will receive a full refund or immediate transfer to a future training.
  • If a course has to be cancelled last minute, whether if the instructor has an emergency or the weather, we will do everything we can to notify you of any course cancellation.
  • Wear loose clothing, shorts preferable.
  • GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE: Every attempt is made to offer programs as announced. Smart Tools reserves the right to adjust program faculty, location, dates, times, and/or tuition to accommodate unanticipated occurrences, to limit seating, or to cancel due to insufficient enrollment. Smart Tools is not responsible for any expenses incurred by registrants due to program adjustments or cancellation. Only those who are preregistered can be notified in the event of changes/cancellation.
  • Policy for Grievance Resolution: A full description of the grievance must be submitted in writing to the Smart Tools Education Coordinator (education@smarttoolsplus.com). Upon assessment of the circumstances surrounding the grievance, the Coordinator will make a determination as to the validity of the complaint and the degree (if any) of Smart Tools’ culpability.Resolution may include any of the following:- Tuition fees may be waived- Tuition fees may be reduced- Tuition fees may be refunded- A credit amount may be given toward another class- No action taken, tuition fees may stand as advertised.
Contact us at Education@smarttoolsplus.com for details