FMT Blades Advanced – IASTM

This is a Non CE Course
with a duration of 6 Hour(s)

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Lesson Plan

Until now, choices were limited if you wanted to learn how instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) could integrate into your patient/athlete care.

You had to buy expensive tools and attend an expensive class that locked you into one way of utilizing IASTM.

Not anymore.

FMT Blades Advanced Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) Course  introduces the concept of mechanical gliding of skin, fascia and nerve.  It also presents concepts of neuro-sensory pain modulation via Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization. IASTM tools are designed to be used with very gentle applications of force, aggressive techniques with heavy pressure are no longer required. The anatomy, physiology and neurology of myofascial soft tissue is presented, along with a review of concepts of interlayer connective tissue gliding during normal human movement.

Students will learn IASTM techniques using a rubber sleeve attachment for added tissue traction to treat gliding dysfunctions of skin, fascia and nerve.  FMT Blades Advanced IASTM  also introduces pain modulation techniques via use of an additional IASTM tool attachment, the neurosensory comb.

This course is intended for  health  professionals who have already attained a basic understanding of IASTM techniques.

Functional Movement Training (FMT) courses are taught by industry leading experts in movement assessment, performance and rehabilitation. CEUs may be offered for DC, ATC, PT, LMTs, LAc, OTs and personal trainers. If your profession & state is unavailable, we do not currently offer CEUs – however, we are continually adding additional licenses.

After this course the participant will be able to:

  • Define, understand and integrate the myofascial sequencing model
  • Discover and explore neuroanatomy of the dermal/fascial subsystem
  • Recognize and demonstrate  skin/fascial glide screening process
  • Describe and interpret the research of IASTM in regard to connective tissue gliding and discomfort* modulation
  • Discuss the clinical indications for use of silicone sleeve attachment vs comb attachment 
  • Practice, demonstrate and integrate advanced IASTM techniques using silicone sleeve and comb attachments when indicated
  • Analyze and critique common cutaneous nerve entrapments of the upper & lower extremity and trunk
  • Compare and contrast the rationale for providing dry fascial gliding strokes to reduce cutaneous nerve entrapments

This course is 6 hours in length and a 30 Question multiple choice quiz will be required after completing the course to receive your CEU certificate. A 70% test score is required to pass and receive CEUs. The quiz can be open book and unlimited attempts on the quiz are allowed.

Refund Policy:

Rocktape offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all FMT Education courses. If you are not completely satisfied with your educational product purchase and experience, please call 408-912-ROCK for a full refund.

CEU CREDITS: 6 hours

CEUs may be offered for DC, ATC, PT, LMTs, LAc, and personal trainers – depending on location and class type.

Prerequisite: Recommended FMT Blades

Course supplies are not included with this course. It is recommended that you have a RockBlades Mohawk kit or IASTM equivalent to participate in this course.

DC 

This course is valid for continuing education credit in the following states, so long as it falls within the scope of practice as outlined by the corresponding state board: AK, CO, CT, DE, DC, ID, IL, IA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MT, NE, NV, NJ, NC, ND, OH, OR, RI, SC, SD, UT, VT, VA, WA (Considered distance learning, please check with your board how many hours you are allowed)

Please note that online continuing education is not recognized in the following states: FL, IN, KY, LA, MS, OK, WI, WY

AL, AZ, AR, CA, HI. IN, KS, KY, MO, NH, NM, NY, PA, TN, TX, WV, WY CEU approval for this course has been submitted and is pending.

*NUHS makes no representation either directly or indirectly that the substantive matter being presented is approved or within respective scope of licensing. It remains the attendees’ responsibility to contact the state board(s) from which they seek continuing education credits for purposes of ensuring said board(s) approves both the delivery method and content as they relate to this event.

 

PT/PTA 

AL, CO, CT, IA, MA, ME, MN, NH, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY – FMT Blades Advanced meets continuing education requirements for these State Physical Therapy Boards

AR- FMT Blades Advanced has been approved by the AR State Physical Therapy Board for 5.75 contact hours.

CA -(FMT Blades Advanced 6 CEUs) approved by the California Physical Therapy Association

KS- FMT Blades Advanced is approved by the Kansas Physical Therapy Association for 6.0 CEUS

KY- FMT Blades Advanced has been approved by the APTA Kentucky, A Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, for 6 Category 1 contact hour(s).

LA- FMT Blades Advanced has been approved by the LA Physical Therapy Board for 6 contact hours.

NJ- FMT Blades Advanced is approved by NJ Board of PT Examiners Approval 2005-34 for 6 contact hours.

NY – (FMT Blades Advanced 6.0 CEUs) approved by the New York Physical Therapy Association

AK, AZ, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, MI, MS, MO, MT, NC, ND, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA  – FMT Blades Advanced meets continuing education requirements for these State Physical Therapy Boards by virtue of approval by APTA Kentucky, A Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, for 6 Category 1 contact hours.

DC, IL – FMT Blades Advanced (6 contact hours) meets continuing education requirements for these State Physical Therapy Boards by virtue of a National University of Health Sciences approval. NUHS is recognized by the Secretary of States Department of Education.

WV- FMT Blades Advanced is approved by the West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy approval for 6 CEUs

WI- FMT Blades Advanced is approved by the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association approved for 6 credits.

VT- FMT Blades Advanced is approved by the APTA Vermont for 6 CEUs.

FL, MD, NE, NV, NM, OK, TX, CEU applications have been submitted and are pending approvals.

 

ATC

FMT Blades Advanced (BOC Approved provider # P8570) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of (6 hours/CEUs FMT Blades Advanced Category A). ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.

 

LMT 

FMT Blades Advanced is approved (#179) by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider

 

OT

AR, HI, ID, MA, ME, MI, NE, ND, SC, TX, VA, WI OT – FMT Blades Advanced meets continuing education requirements for these State OT Boards.

Hour One

Welcome & introduction of instructor and course participants

Overview of outline of the course; introduction of topics that will be covered as well as description of practical lab experience and presentation of case studies.

What is FMT? Functional Movement Training

Concepts not techniques (Ch 1)

Review of the RockTape Movement Pyramid

IASTM Toolkit Redefined (Ch 2)

Introducing mechanical/neurological effects of instrument assisted techniques

Introducing main principles of mobility restriction – fascial gliding

Introducing main principles of sensory modulated pain control

Novel Screening Approaches for Fascia, Skin and Nerve (Ch 3)

DRANS Screening methodology and practice

Screening demonstration and student practice

Instructor Feedback on screening procedures 

Affective Pain Touch Concepts (Ch 4)

The RockTape Blades Blueprint

Graded Exposure System

Dosage Matters (Ch 5)

Tissue Tolerance Concept

Fibroblast anatomy, physiology and effects of IASTM on this cell

Indications/Contraindications

 

Hour Two

Pain Mitigation (Ch 6)

Neurological Connection

Sensory Stimulation – Interoreception, Pain Gate Theory, Neuromatrix Model Graphesthesia Technique – Movement/Sensory Mapping

Student Practical and Instructor Feedback

 

Hour Three

Tissue Glide Approach (Ch 7)

Graded Exposure, IASTM Skill Practice, Application and Technique

The Glide Method – Grip and Glide

Skin/Fascial Glide Screening Method

Treatment Vectors

MSK DX US integration and application

Progressive TX Method – External Glide, Internal Glide, Movement

Pain Modulation Stroke – Combing Technique (C-Fiber Stimulation)

Student Practical and Instructor Feedback

Hour Four

Cutaneous Nerve Entrapments (Ch 8)

Cutaneous Nerve Anatomy and Physiology

Grommet Holes

Signs, Symptoms and Solutions

Causes of this pathology

 

Hour Five

Peripheral Nerve Entrapment Syndromes and Treatment (Ch 9)

Suprascapular Nerve Entrapment

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Review of Anatomy

Review of pathology/clinical presentation

Techniques for IASTM

Assessment and Reassessment, Lab Experience, Instructor Feedback

Trunk Entrapments, (Ch 10)

Sub Occipital Syndrome

Superior Cluneal Nerve Syndrome

Review of Anatomy

Review of pathology/clinical presentation

Techniques for IASTM

Assessment and Reassessment, Lab Experience, Instructor Feedback

Lower Extremity Nerve Entrapments (Ch 11)

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Saphenous Nerve Entrapment

Superficial Peroneal Syndrome

Review of Anatomy

Review of pathology/clinical presentation

Techniques for IASTM

Assessment and Reassessment, Lab Experience, Instructor Feedback

 

Hour Six

Compression Floss Band Therapies (Ch 12)

Mechanisms of compression vs shear

Lower Extremity Practice and Instructor Feedback

Upper Extremity Practice and Instructor Feedback

Open and Closed Chain Meaningful Movements

Summary and Q & A (Ch 13)

Instructor


Steven Capobianco, DC, DACRBSteven Capobianco, DC, DACRB

Dr. Capobianco holds a B.A. and M.A. in Kinesiology and Exercise Science in addition to a doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine. Steve is a practicing sports chiropractor, currently holding a Diplomate in Rehab from the ACA, in addition he is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner, and a Performance Enhancement Specialists from the NASM. He is a certified in Active Release and Graston Technique provider that allows him to treat a myriad of musculoskeletal injuries using a combination of hand and tool release therapy. Steve recently launched a sports specific rehab and performance institute called ProjectMOVE in Denver Colorado that focuses on identifying motor control dysfunction in an attempt to enhance human performance from the professional athlete to weekend warrior. Steve is an avid athlete with a passion for sports. He has spent 25 years competing in ice hockey, lacrosse, triathlons, adventure racing, and natural bodybuilding. Steve is the Medical Director for Rocktape, pioneering evidence-informed education development that challenges the status quo in movement learning. He authored the Fascial Movement Taping manual and lectures world wide on the movement based taping technique.