Venue – Osteopathic Association Clinic, 8-10 Boston Place, London, NW1 6QH
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Payments made here are paid in full and are non-refundable and non-transferable.
OMT Training provides postgraduate training for qualified manual therapists, A minimum of a level 3 UK Sports Massage qualification or equivalent is required to attend
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This 1-Day Course will teach you how to effectively utilise Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM) using the arco tools to provide a therapeutic benefit to patients. You will learn how to integrate the arco tools into your treatments while also integrating techniques you perform on a daily basis.
Our hands-on courses are carried out in small groups in a one-to-one environment.
This course will cover
- Introduction to IASTM
- How IASTM works
- Mechanical & Neurophysiological Effects
- Contraindications to IASTM
- How to use the arco tools incl. tool hygiene
- Discussion on current IASTM research
Treatment areas using Arco Tools
- Upper and Lower Extremities
- Scar Tissue / Adhesions
- Active and Passive techniques
- Introduction on using IASTM in rehabilitation
Course handbooks will be provided, and the content of the handbook will be underpinned by a structured PowerPoint presentation by the lecturers
Students will be expected to take extra notes regarding areas and techniques that will require more specific explanation or detailed clarification
The handbook and PowerPoints are solely to be used as an aid; the lecturers will adapt the content of the course depending on the student’s backgrounds or therapeutic discipline
Students are ADVISED to refresh their knowledge of relevant anatomy and physiology prior to attending the course. If students fail to show the required level of knowledge, they may be asked to leave the course
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM) is a simple, non-invasive form of manual therapy to manipulate or mobilise soft tissue structures of the human body. IASTM is becoming increasingly popular these days among both practitioners and patients alike due to its remarkable safety and efficacy profile. The therapy is nonaggressive, yet effective, and can be applied either alone or in conjunction with supplementary exercises and additional modalities.
The procedure uses instruments to mechanically stimulate soft tissue structures to relieve musculoskeletal pain and discomfort and improve overall mobility and function. In other words, IASTM is a common term that describes the use of a range of ergonomically designed tools to enable clinicians to detect and treat soft tissue pain, injury, and dysfunction.
The complete soft-tissue tool set
Arco is a complete system of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation, or IASTM for short, and is a combination of fascial and neuro-muscular release techniques using the Arco instruments.
The arco tools have been designed so that they are not only effective but also comfortable to use by an experienced practitioner and by patients. They boast fascial and Ischaemic /neuro-muscular release edges to treat patients effectively.
The Arco instruments are cast in 316 surgical grade stainless steel and hand finished to a high polish. They are robust and give the practitioner the desired ‘feel’ that is needed from assessment to treatment.
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
· Osteopaths / Student Osteopaths
· Physiotherapists / Student Physiotherapists
· Sports & Remedial Massage Therapists
· Sports Therapists / Student Sports Therapists
· Chiropractors / Student Chiropractors
· And other healthcare providers
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