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Myofascial Techniques for the Rehabilitation Therapist

Take your soft tissue skills to the next level with a variety of myofascial techniques including Kinesiotape using IASTM tools (flossing, cupping, blades).

Course Description

The fascial system has been gaining importance in the diagnosis and treatment of locomotor problems. In addition to adhesions and shortening, as fascia also has nerve endings, it also has a role in pain and motor coordination. The IASTM (Instrumented Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization), Cupping, and Flossing techniques will be presented in theory and practice to show how this fast and effective technique can assist in rehabilitation.

The kinesiology taping technique, widely used in humans, is growing rapidly for small animals. This course empowers participants to use the kinesiology taping technique, an essential physical therapy modality that can be used alone or complement other techniques. Some benefits this technique brings to the animal patient include pain reduction, edema reduction, increased mobility of scars, improvement of proprioception, influence of the kinetic lines, compress or decompress structures, and correction of posture or abnormal movement. The practical part will demonstrate the application of the technique in the most common orthopedic problems in small animals.



Prerequisites:

This course consists of 3 days of in-person, hands-on learning. The course is worth 24 hours of CE credit. The course is open to licensed veterinarians, physical therapists, and veterinary technicians/nurses.

Individuals who are certified in canine rehabilitation by VAHL (CCRP), Healing Oasis (VMRT), Chi Institute (CCRV), CuraCore (CRPM), or Northeast Seminars (CCAT), and veterinarians who have earned their DACVSMR and are practicing canine rehabilitation are eligible to take this course.

Non-credentialed veterinary assistants must submit a Letter of Recommendation from their supervising rehabilitation-certified veterinarian or physical therapist to be eligible to attend.


RACE Approved for 24 Credit hours by the AAVSB

Note: The last day of class ends early to allow students the opportunity to return home that evening. Students who do not attend a full day of class will not the full CE credit hours for that day. Do not make airline reservations that require you to depart class before 3:00 P.M.

Additional Course Information

Course Dates: May 31- June 2, 2024

Course Fee:$895


Course Instructor:

Solange Mikail, DVM, DACVSMR

Topics Covered:

  • The importance of fascia and its relation to pain and motor coordination
  • Using the IASTM tool for tissue mobilization
  • Cupping techniques
  • Flossing techniques
  • Kinesiology taping techniques for common orthopedic conditions

Class Times:

Days 1 & 2: 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. CST

Day 3: 8 A.M. to 3 P.M. CST

Note: The last day of class ends early to allow students the opportunity to return home that evening. Students who do not attend a full day of class will not the full CE credit hours for that day. Do not make airline reservations that require you to depart class before 3:00 P.M.

Thank you to our Class Sponsor!

Thysol provides generous support for this class!

Course Dates

Dog IASTM tool for myofascial
  • Continuing Education

Myofascial Techniques for the Rehabilitation Therapist

May. 31 – Jun. 2

Springfield, Missouri, USA

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