Management of Soft Tissue Conditions – Part 2


4 HRS | Management of Soft Tissue Conditions is an evidence-based course of instruction that emphasizes the diagnosis and treatment of soft tissue conditions commonly seen in chiropractic and manual therapy practice from the standpoint of using best practices.

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4 HRS | Management of Soft Tissue Conditions – Part 2 is a 4-hour course explores best practices model for the evidence-based Doctor of Chiropractic and other manual therapists. In addition, the course introduces using instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation (IASTM) in the management of connective tissue (muscle, ligament, tendon) injuries.

Research based diagnosis and treatment of soft tissue conditions are presented to address pain generators of spine related disorders seen in everyday chiropractic practice. The pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of injury and dysfunction these soft tissues are discussed, with emphasis on the differential diagnosis and treatment of joint dysfunction (subluxations), and peripheral neuralgia which are most often amenable to treatment that can be provided by or directed by a primary spine care practitioner, i.e. Doctor of Chiropractic, Doctor of Physical Therapy or medical physician.

Prevention of reoccurrence or development of chronicity of spine related disorders with basic rehabilitation exercises and patient empowering communication will be discussed. Finally, there is a discussion on how to reconcile evidence with clinical experience in manual therapies and how to incorporate new methods which are due to their newness obviously devoid of an evidence base.

The Posture & Balance course integrates clinical strategies for passive therapies with active strategies for functionally strengthening posture. Systematic protocols for building personal awareness are integrated with exercises to strengthen standing Balance, static Alignment and dynamic Motion. Three eponymous tracks of tightly defined exercises systematically progress the person to more accurately connect their body perception and motion to objective reality. Patient-friendly concepts of postural bio-mechanics use 5 common-sense principles, and are presented along with each exercise for congruent patient education towards understanding and adopting intelligent postural habits.

The course presents engaging lecture videos, animations and detailed focused motion exercise videos using balls, bands, foam pads and other low-tech tools to teach clinicians to progress patients from acute care (passive therapy + posture awareness) through rehab care (less passive therapy + increasing active rehab care exercises to train posture control) and onto wellness (daily posture exercises combined with passive therapy as appropriate to maximize the bio-mechanic benefits of other exercise and ADLs).

The Goal: Helping people move well, avoid micro- and macro-trauma injury, optimize performance and promote healthy choices to optimize bio-mechanic wellness.

Functionally strengthening posture means observing and then correcting sensorimotor errors between perceived posture and motion and external reality. Systematically retraining granular motion and whole body compensatory and adaptive patterns towards accuracy is an important yet often overlooked factor in clinical NMS practices.

Attendees learn to individualize StrongPosture® exercises for patient symptoms, syndromes and ability to train towards normalizing bio-mechanics despite adverse daily postural habits. From building awareness with a digital photo to empowering people to find their strongest, core-engaged posture and literally stand taller, attendees will learn the keys to building a wellness identity as specializing in posture.

Posture is a consumer concern which will inevitably grow as boomers and millennials age and see their posture degenerate and hunch over. People get excited when they become more posture aware with StrongPosture® exercises, and experience objective functional improvement in how they move during normal daily activities. Which is why from pain relief and evidence based back specialist to sports performance and wellness, being a posture specialist is the 21st century market identity to help people move, feel and be well.