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Advanced Training is only available to those who have successfully completed Essential Training.

Advanced In-Person Training

Advanced In-Person Training emphasizes Graston Technique (GT) therapy examination and treatment approaches 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.

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

 

Training Fee: $695
Student Training Fee: $595

Advanced In-Person Training

Advanced In-Person Training emphasizes Graston Technique (GT) therapy examination and treatment approaches 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.

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

 

Advanced Training Package: $2545 $2545
Student Advanced Training Package: $2375 $2375

Training Agenda

Hour 0 – 0.5

Participants will identify & discuss the effects, benefits, physiological responses, indications & contraindications for the Graston Technique® based on empirical evidence regarding manual therapy and its effects on the human neuromyofascial system.

 

  • Welcome and Introduction to Advanced Training
  • Principles relating to soft-tissue dysfunction
  • Anticipated responses and results from using GT instruments on the human neuromyofascial system (quick overview)
  • Foundational Science
  • Intervention
  • Lecture with Questions & Answers

Hour 0.5 – 1.5

Participants will review & then demonstrate proper handholds and m1 treatment strokes using GT instruments.

 

  • Review of each instrument as needed
  • Proper handholds and treatment strokes
  • Laboratory practice reviewing the most common applications of scanning, sweeping, strumming, brushing, swiveling, scooping, j-strokes, and framing (regional applications)
  • Intervention
  • Demonstrations
  • Lab application of techniques and information

Hour 1.5 – 3 (includes 10 min. break)

Participants will identify & discuss the human neuromyofascial system with regard to its physiology, and structural considerations.

 

  • Fascial physiology & structural considerations
  • Anticipated responses and results from using GT instruments on the human neuromyofascial system (Expanded discussion to include relevant research updates)
  • Indications & Contraindications
  • Documentation & Billing
  • Advanced Treatment Parameters
  • Advanced Treatment Algorithm
  • Foundational Science
  • Intervention
  • Lecture with Questions & Answers

Hour 3 – 4.5

Participants will view the demonstration of, and then practice additional Advanced strokes (IA Skin Rolling, c-bowing, fascial spiral, pin and stretch/glide, interface rock/scoop).

 

  • Laboratory practice reviewing most common applications of IA Skin Roll, C-Bowing, Fascial Spiral, Pin and Stretch/Glide, Interface Rock/Scoop (regional applications); without then with movement & load
  • “Additional Treatment Considerations” & Advanced Treatment Algorithm Lecture/Discussion
  • Intervention
  • Demonstrations
  • Lab application of techniques and information
  • Lecture with Questions & Answers

Hour 4.5 – 5.5

Lunch (on your own)

Hour 5.5 – 6

Participants will identify & discuss functional testing & its role in determining the dysfunction in the human neuromyofascial system.

 

  • What is Functional Testing & Common Systems
  • Test/Treat/Retest
  • Regional Interdependence
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) as a Means of Detecting Dysfunction in the Human Neuromyofascial System
  • Examination
  • Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Prognosis
  • Lecture with Questions & Answers
  • Demonstration
  • Lab-application of techniques or information

Hour 6 – 7.5 (includes 10 min. break)

Participants will view a demonstration of, and then practice GT Advanced techniques to improve mobility & motor control of the cervical, thoracic & lumbosacral spines.

 

  • Functional testing of the cervical, thoracic & lumbosacral spine
  • Essential & Advanced strokes applied to the cervical, thoracic, & lumbosacral spine static tissue preparation then the addition of movement & load
  • Examination
  • Intervention
  • Demonstrations
  • Lab application of techniques and information

Hour 7.5 – 8

Participants will identify & discuss the importance of breathing & assessment of the anterior abdominal wall/diaphragm.

 

  • Why Assess Breathing
  • Breathing & Abdominal Wall Assessments
  • Examination
  • Evaluation, Diagnosis and Prognosis
  • Intervention
  • Lecture with Questions & Answers
  • Demonstration
  • Lab-application of techniques or information

Hour 8 – 9

Participants will view a demonstration of then practice GT Advanced techniques to improve mobility & motor control of the abdominal wall, diaphragm & anterior pelvis.

 

  • Functional Testing of the abdominal wall, diaphragm & anterior pelvis
  • Essential & Advanced strokes applied to the cervical, thoracic & lumbosacral spines static tissue preparation then the addition of movement & load
  • Includes 10-minute break
  • Examination
  • Intervention
  • Demonstrations
  • Lab application of techniques and information

Hour 9 – 9.5

Participants will view a demonstration of then practice GT scar mobilization & edema techniques with movement & load.

 

  • GT Scar Mobilization Principles
  • Nudging, Lifting & Skin Rolling Scars with movement & load
  • GT Edema Techniques
  • End Day 1 with Questions & Answers/Day 1 Wrap-up
  • Examination
  • Intervention
  • Demonstrations
  • Lab application of techniques and information

Hour 9.5 – 10

Participants will review day 1 concepts as necessary, Advanced algorithm and day 2 materials.

  • Review of Day Concepts
  • Advanced Algorithm
  • Day 2 Agenda
  • Foundational Science
  • Education, Communication, Psychosocial
  • Evidence-Based Practice, Research, Case Studies
  • Lecture with Questions & Answers

Hour 10 – 10.5

Participants will identify & discuss concepts related to tendinopathy (specifically tendinosis) in light of most recent empirical evidence.

  • Tendonitis vs. tendinosis
  • Review of evidence regarding common interventions for tendinopathy (levels of evidence provided)
  • GT Tendinosis Protocol (Demonstration of)
  • Examination
  • Intervention

Hour 10.5 – 11

Participants will view a demonstration of, and then practice GT tendinosis protocol on selected ue & le cases.

  • UE & LE Tendinosis Assessment Techniques
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis & Epicondylosis, Hamstring, Patellar & Achilles Tendinosis
  • Includes Active Learning Lab: Participants will be given a clinical case of tendinosis (specific level of acuity) & will demonstrate a GT treatment progression based on concepts learned in tendinosis lecture/lab
  • Demonstrations
  • Lab-application of techniques and information
  • Case presentation with large group discussion/demonstration

Hour 11 – 12.5

Participants will view demonstration of then practice GT Advanced techniques to improve mobility & motor control of the ue.

  • Functional Testing of the UE
  • Essential & Advanced strokes applied to the UE static tissue preparation then addition of movement & load
  • Examination
  • Intervention
  • Demonstrations
  • Lab application of techniques and information

Hour 12.5 – 13

Mid-morning break

Hour 13 – 14.5

Participants will view a demonstration, of then practice GT Advanced techniques to improve mobility & motor control of the le.

  • Functional Testing of the LE
  • Essential & Advanced strokes applied to the LE static tissue preparation then the addition of movement & load
  • Examination
  • Intervention
  • Demonstrations
  • Lab application of techniques and information

Hour 14.5 – 15

Active learning lab

  • Participants will be given a clinical case & will demonstrate a GT treatment progression based on concepts learned in Advanced
  • Case presentation with large group discussion/demonstration

Hour 15 – 15.5

Course wrap-up/questions & answers

  • Questions & Answers
  • Course Evaluation
  • Adjourn
  • Lecture with Questions & Answers

EXPLORE MORE TRAINING OPTIONS

Live Virtual Training

A 4-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.

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