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Essential Live Online Training

Live Online Training begins with a 3-hour, self-paced precourse. After that, we follow it up with group video teleconference sessions hosted by a GT Instructor.

Graston Technique (GT) therapy is an advanced form of instrument-assisted, soft tissue mobilization, which utilizes six specially designed stainless steel instruments.

The objective of Essential Training is to introduce students and clinicians to GT therapy, its clinical applications, physiological effects/benefits, and potential contraindications. As a result, GT Providers can effectively treat the adverse effects of scar tissue and fascial restrictions as well as improve and maintain optimal range of motion.

 

Training Fee: $650
Student Training Fee: $550

Essential Live Online Training

Live Online Training begins with a 3-hour, self-paced precourse. After that, we follow it up with group video teleconference sessions hosted by a GT Instructor.

Graston Technique (GT) therapy is an advanced form of instrument-assisted, soft tissue mobilization, which utilizes six specially designed stainless steel instruments.

The objective of Essential Training is to introduce students and clinicians to GT therapy, its clinical applications, physiological effects/benefits, and potential contraindications. As a result, GT Providers can effectively treat the adverse effects of scar tissue and fascial restrictions as well as improve and maintain optimal range of motion.

 

Essential Training Package: $2545 $2545
Student Essential Training Package: $2375 $2375

Training Agenda

Hour 1

Participants will identify & discuss the effects, benefits, physiological responses, indications & contraindications for the GT therapy

    • Welcome and introduction to technique
    • History, physiological rationale of IASTM, principles relating to soft-tissue dysfunction
    • Indications & contraindications
    • Anticipated responses and results from using GT instruments on soft-tissue conditions

Hour 1 – 2

Introduction to the six GT stainless steel instruments

  • Description of each instrument
  • Proper handholds and treatment strokes
  • Video demonstration of basic strokes – Scanning, Sweeping, Strumming, Brushing, Swiveling, Scooping, J-strokes and Framing
  • How to make a soft-tissue assessment using GT instruments

Hour 2 – 3

    • Concepts of evidence-based practice as related to GT research
    • Clinical integration of IASTM
    • GT research

Hour 3 – 4

Review structural anatomy, kinesiology & therapeutic exercise of the thigh & knee

Thigh and Knee Labs

  • Scan, Sweep, Strum, Frame and J-stroke the thigh and knee
  • Detect soft-tissue adhesions in these areas
  • Discuss proper instrument choice
  • Explain & demonstrate treatment protocol including relevant therapeutic exercise

Hour 4 – 5

Review structural anatomy, kinesiology & therapeutic exercise of the hip, pelvis, and ITB

Hip, pelvis, and ITB Labs

  • Scan, Sweep, Strum, Frame, and J-stroke the pelvic region
  • Detect soft-tissue adhesions in these areas
  • Discuss proper instrument choice
  • Explain & demonstrate treatment protocol including relevant therapeutic exercise

Hour 5 – 6

Review structural anatomy, kinesiology & therapeutic exercise of the foot and ankle

Foot and ankle Labs

  • Scan, Sweep, Strum and J-stroke on the foot and ankle
  • Detect soft-tissue adhesions in these areas
  • Discuss proper instrument choice
  • Explain & demonstrate treatment protocol including relevant therapeutic exercise

Hour 6 – 7.5

Review structural anatomy, kinesiology & therapeutic exercise of the hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow

Hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow Labs

  • Scan, Sweep, Strum and J-stroke the hand, forearm, and elbow
  • Detect soft-tissue adhesions in these areas
  • Discuss proper instrument choice
  • Explain & demonstrate treatment protocol including relevant therapeutic exercise

Hours 7.5 – 9

Review structural anatomy, kinesiology & therapeutic exercise of the shoulder girdle

Shoulder Lab

  • Scan, Sweep, Strum and J-stroke on the shoulder
  • Detect soft-tissue adhesions in this area
  • Discuss proper instrument choice
  • Explain & demonstrate treatment protocol including relevant therapeutic exercise

Hours 9 – 10

Review structural anatomy, kinesiology & therapeutic exercise of the cervical spine

Cervical Lab

  • Scan, Sweep, Fan, Strum, Swivel, Scoop, Brush, J-stroke & Frame the cervical spine
  • Detect soft-tissue adhesions in these areas
  • Discuss proper instrument choice
  • Explain & demonstrate treatment protocol including relevant therapeutic exercise

Hours 10 – 11

Review structural anatomy, kinesiology & therapeutic exercise of the lumbar spine

Lumbar Lab

  • Scan, Sweep, Fan, Strum, Swivel, Scoop, Brush, J-stroke & Frame the lumbar spine
  • Detect soft-tissue adhesions in these areas
  • Discuss proper instrument choice
  • Explain & demonstrate treatment protocol including relevant therapeutic exercise

Hours 11 – 12

Review structural anatomy, kinesiology & therapeutic exercise of the thoracic spine

Thoracic Lab

  • Scan, Sweep, Fan, Strum, Swivel, Scoop, Brush, J-stroke & Frame the thoracic spine
  • Detect soft-tissue adhesions in these areas
  • Discuss proper instrument choice
  • Explain & demonstrate treatment protocol including relevant therapeutic exercise

EXPLORE MORE TRAINING OPTIONS

Hybrid Training

A 3-hour, self-paced precourse 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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