Advanced Training Overview

M2 Advanced Training highlights the Graston Technique (GT) therapy examination and treatment approach for musculoskeletal dysfunction/mechanical pain that can be applied in all patient cases. Components of the GT therapy examination will include movement loss, lesion localization, and resistive testing. Preventative/corrective exercises to augment the GT therapy intervention will be discussed. In addition, we will introduce five new advanced treatment strokes.

Participants of M2 Advanced Training will learn to select and implement the most efficient and effective GT therapy interventions, while restoring function and alleviating pain. The goal is to advance the student or clinician’s skills in the successful management of musculoskeletal dysfunction specifically using Graston Technique therapy and movement.

M1 Essential Training must be completed before registering for M2 Advanced Training. Please sign up or log in to verify your level of training.

Training Fee: $695
Student Training Fee: $595

EXPLORE Advanced TRAINING OPTIONS

In-Person Training

Our standard 12-hour, in-person group training held over two consecutive days at regional locations.

Live Online Training

A 3-hour, self-paced pre-course followed by multiple group video teleconference sessions hosted by a GT trainer.

Self-Paced Training

Presented in video format, this self-paced online training can be completed anywhere when you have time to train.

Additional Advanced Training Information

Methods & Materials

Various teaching methods will be utilized consistent with the various levels of complexity of the stated learning objectives in order to assure their attainment at course completion. Teaching methods include lecture/discussion and instructor demonstration followed by laboratory practice. During laboratory practice sessions, small ratios of instructor-to-participants are available so that participants can receive ample instructor feedback as they practice. Teaching materials used include the  PowerPoint presentation, prepared case analyses, and the Participant Packet including its handouts.

PREREQUISITES

Advanced Training participants must hold a valid clinical license and must have successfully completed M1-Basic Training. It is also recommended that participants currently be utilizing advanced orthopedic and functional testing in their clinical practices. A working knowledge of functional anatomy, human movement analysis, and the principles of regional interdependence, as they apply to injury recognition and treatment, are recommended. A review of the anatomical structures of the spine, and upper and lower extremities is most appropriate prior to attending the course.

CLOTHING REQUIREMENTS

Most of the training is in a lab setting with hands-on instrument instruction, so proper dress is required. Proper clothing includes loose-fitting athletic shorts (not spandex). For women, a top that can expose the scapula such as a racerback sports bra, low-cut tank top, or cami will allow your lab partners proper access to the body regions that we will treat. To prevent any potential emollient exposure to your clothing, it is optional to bring a towel for draping.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Clinicians are treated with Graston Technique instruments during the trainings. Any condition contraindicated for soft tissue mobilization is contraindicated for GT. We advise all pregnant clinicians to consult their treating doctor or healthcare provider before registering or attending a course.

COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

Advanced training participants are assessed using an Advanced Training Rubric completed by the GT Instructor that verifies that each participant has achieved the acceptable level of M1 and M2 learning activity performance by the completion of the course.

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