160 Ann Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000

April 18th, 2020

Important Information

Manual therapy must be in the scope of practice in your licensed profession or you must be an active student undertaking a manual therapy course. Any tools purchased alongside your ticket will be shipped to the course location and available for pickup at the commencement of the course.

Course Description and Goals

This course lays the foundation for how to properly use the SMART Tools most effectively with respect to movement. The tools were made specifically for these technique protocols to produce superior patient outcomes compared to other IASTM technique.

This is an evidence-based technique that stresses early loading exercises and kinesiology tape after SMART Tools treatment. The goal of therapy is to provide an optimal environment for the healing, by either modifying physiologic responses to injury (e.g., inflammation, muscle spasms, pain) or enhancing components of the normal musculoskeletal function (e.g., increase range of motion, increased muscular strength). No single therapeutic approach in isolation will completely resolve an impairment of musculoskeletal function.

Smart Tool Plus® represents an approach to soft tissue manipulation that uses five different stainless steel instruments to release scar tissue, adhesions, and fascial restrictions. SMART Tools are designed to be used in conjunction with a thorough medical evaluation, movement based examination and other modalities to help patients overcome injuries.Therapeutic stretches and exercises (preferably eccentric exercises) are necessary to promote tissue lengthening and collagen fiber realignment, which help to prevent the released tissue from becoming restricted again.

Treatment effects of IASTM

  • Breakup abnormal densities in tissue
  • Stimulate nervous system
  • Re-initiate first-stage healing in the body via proliferation

SMART Tools IASTM techniques aim to treat the following Tissue Extensibility Dysfunctions:

  • Scarring & Fibrosis
  • Facial Tension & Densification
  • Neural Tension
  • Muscle Shortening
  • Neurologic Restriction
  • Trigger Points

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PRACTITIONER

Certification

Secure your position in our 2-day IASTM course. Become certified with Smart Tools with our CPD compliant course.

$799

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PRACTITIONER

Certification + Smart Tools

Secure your position in our 2-day IASTM course. Become certified with Smart Tools with our CPD compliant course. Save when you purchase your Smart Tools kit with your ticket purchase, ready to pick up when you commence your course.

**Tools purchased will be dispatched only once the final payment has been made.

$1,799

Student Pricing available

You will be asked to provide your active Student ID before your course commences.

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STUDENT

Certification

Secure your position in our 2-day IASTM course. Become certified with Smart Tools with our CPD compliant course.

$499

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STUDENT

Certification + Smart Tools

Secure your position in our 2-day IASTM course. Become certified with Smart Tools with our CPD compliant course. Save when you purchase your Smart Tools kit with your ticket purchase, ready to pick up when you commence your course.

**Tools purchased will be dispatched only once the final payment has been made.

$1,499

Level 1 Course Objectives

The primary objective of Level 1 is to develop an understanding of STP and how to apply it into the full spectrum of musculoskeletal treatment approaches. By the end of the training, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the STP instruments, STP treatments and potential effects and benefits.
  • Identify and discuss the indications, contraindications (relative and absolute) of IASTM.
  • Review and develop a better understanding of soft tissue injury, healing and potential reactivity to instrument­assisted soft tissue mobilization (therapeutic and adverse).
  • Develop skill and competence in the STP application of IASTM to the major regions of the spine and extremities.

Level 1 Prerequisites

Level 1 participants should have a well ­developed working knowledge of the human neuromusculoskeletal system and its major structures. A list of suggested readings is disseminated to participants at the time of their registration. Prior experience with manual therapy and manual soft tissue mobilization techniques are helpful.

Teaching/Learning Methods & Materials

Various teaching methods will be utilized consistent with the various levels of complexity of the learning objectives. These will include explanations, demonstrations, performance, feedback, teaching, supervised open practice and case troubleshooting. Teaching materials include the Level 1 PowerPoint/Keynote presentation, Level 1 Training Materials and video demonstrations.

Terms & Conditions

  • 25% fee for registration cancellations made less than 2 weeks before scheduled class date.
  • Training may be canceled if a minimum number of trainees are not reached one month prior to training. All registrants will receive a full refund or immediate transfer to a future training.
  • If a course has to be cancelled last minute, whether if the instructor has an emergency or the weather, we will do everything we can to notify you of any course cancellation.
  • Wear loose clothing, shorts preferable.
  • GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE: Every attempt is made to offer programs as announced. Smart Tools reserves the right to adjust program faculty, location, dates, times, and/or tuition to accommodate unanticipated occurrences, to limit seating, or to cancel due to insufficient enrollment. Smart Tools is not responsible for any expenses incurred by registrants due to program adjustments or cancellation. Only those who are preregistered can be notified in the event of changes/cancellation.
  • Policy for Grievance Resolution: A full description of the grievance must be submitted in writing to the Smart Tools Education Coordinator (info@smarttoolsplus.com.au). Upon assessment of the circumstances surrounding the grievance, the Coordinator will make a determination as to the validity of the complaint and the degree (if any) of Smart Tools’ culpability.Resolution may include any of the following:- Tuition fees may be waived- Tuition fees may be reduced- Tuition fees may be refunded- A credit amount may be given toward another class- No action taken, tuition fees may stand as advertised.

Course Outline

8:00am – 9:00am

Introduction to the Technique

Participants review and complete the release of liability form. History, physiological rationale of IASTM, principles relating to soft tissue dysfunction and anticipated results from using STP instruments & Programming are covered. A review of the current scientific literature and evidence based model is discussed.

9:00am – 10:30am

Introduction of STP Instruments and Treatment Philosophy

Demonstration of each instrument and edge, proper handholds and treatment strokes are taught. Lab instruction includes ‘scanning’, ‘pinning’, ‘prying & lifting’, and ‘clearing the path’.

15 Minute Break

10:45am - 12:00pm

Lower Extremity

Ankle/Foot, Lower Leg (anterior, posterior, deep posterior, and lateral), Knee— Participants learn how to apply the STP treatment strokes to the Lower Extremity: Below the knee. Suggested patient and clinician positioning and instrument choice is demonstrated and practiced for this region. Participants practice the above in lab format.

1 Hour Lunch Break

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Upper Leg

Anterior, Posterior, Lateral, and medial thigh. P articipants learn how to apply the STP treatment strokes to the Lower Extremity: Upper Leg. Suggested patient and clinician positioning and instrument choice is demonstrated and practiced for this region. Participants practice the above in lab format.

15 Minute Break

3:15pm - 5:00pm

Hip

Participants learn how to apply the STP treatment strokes to the hip external rotators and tensor fascia latae. Suggested patient and clinician positioning and instrument choice is demonstrated and practiced for this region. Participants practice the above in lab format.

Torso

Lower Back (Iliac Crest, Sacroiliac joint, Paraspinals, Quadratus Lumborum — Participants learn how to apply the STP basic treatment strokes to the lower back. Suggested patient and clinician positioning and instrument choice is demonstrated and practiced for this region.

8:00am – 9:00am

Participants practice the previous days techniques in lab conditions
15 Minute Break

9:45am – 12:00pm

Torso

Upper Back, Chest, Abdomen — Participants learn how to apply the STP treatment strokes to the rhomboids and latissimus dorsi. Suggested patient and clinician positioning and instrument choice is demonstrated and practiced for this region. Participants practice the above in lab format.

 

Torso: Chest/Abdomen

Participants learn how to apply the STP treatment strokes to the Pectoralis and Abdomen region. Suggested patient and clinician positioning and instrument choice is demonstrated and practiced for this region. Participants practice the above in lab format.

1 Hour Lunch Break

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Head and Neck

Participants learn how to apply the STP treatment strokes to the head and neck region including cervical paraspinals, upper trapezius, levator scapulae, and sternocleidomastoid. Suggested patient and clinician positioning and instrument choice is demonstrated and practiced for this region. Participants practice the above in lab format.

15 Minute Break

3:15pm - 5:00pm

Upper Extremity: Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist

Participants learn how to apply the STP treatment strokes to the upper extremity. Suggested patient and clinician positioning and instrument choice is demonstrated and practiced for this region. Participants practice the above in lab format.

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