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Tumwater – Graston Technique Essential Hybrid Course
May 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm$650
Graston Technique Essential Hybrid Course
CE: 12 hours
Description: Graston Technique (GT) therapy is an advanced form of instrument-assisted, soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), which incorporates the use of six specially designed stainless steel instruments. GT therapy enables clinicians to effectively treat the adverse effects of scar tissue and fascial restrictions as well as improve and maintain optimal range of motion. The purpose of this basic training is to introduce students and clinicians to GT therapy, its clinical applications, physiological effects/benefits, and potential contraindication. This hybrid includes an online pre-course introduction. By the end of the training, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of the Graston instruments, GT treatments, potential effects, and benefits
- Identify and discuss the indications, contraindications (relative and absolute)
- Review and develop a better understanding of soft tissue injury healing and potential reactivity to instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (therapeutic and adverse)
- Develop skill and competence in the GT application of IASTM to the major regions of soft tissue
Instructor: John Dang is a part-time faculty member at the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy, as well as a guest lecturer at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. He has extensive training in Active Release Technique, Selective Functional Movement Assessment, and is a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner. He also holds a level 3 medical pro designation with the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI). He has been utilizing Graston Technique® therapy as part of his comprehensive approach to soft tissue rehabilitation for many years with incredible clinical outcomes and became part of the GT instructional team in 2011. He is currently undertaking his Master of Science in Human and Anatomy and Physiology Instruction through New York Chiropractic College, as he believes that to be a great clinician, one must be a great educator. He continues to remain passionate about sharing his experience and knowledge regarding the human body. John graduated from the University of Alberta with a specialization in pharmacology and went on to pursue Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life Chiropractic College West in California. He has practiced as an associate doctor in several multidisciplinary clinics in both Calgary and Vancouver, but now brings his experience and expertise to Columbia Integrated Health Centre as the Clinical Director. He currently works alongside a team of highly skilled clinicians including physiotherapists, registered massage therapists, chiropractors, kinesiologists, and acupuncturists.