Management of Soft Tissue Conditions | 8 HRS
8 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.
8 HRS | Management of Soft Tissue Conditions (Part 1-2) is an 8-hour 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.
The four most common pain generators of spine related disorders seen in everyday chiropractic practice are disk, nerve, muscle and joint. All chiropractors are experts at managing the joint as a pain generator, but knowledge and skills associated with the diagnosis and treatment of the other three soft tissue dysfunctions are less common. The course will also introduce the use of instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation in the management of connective tissue (muscle, ligament, tendon) injuries.
This course of instruction emphasizes the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of these dysfunctions and injuries of the soft tissues. This program will discuss the differential diagnosis and treatment of joint dysfunction (subluxations), disk derangement, peripheral neuralgia and myofascial trigger points 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 by simple rehabilitation exercises and patient empowering communication will be discussed. An introduction to the use of instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation (IASTM) is presented. 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 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.