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Scrape, Tape & Move Course

Using an integrated approach to maximize the human movement system

IASTM course demonstration

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Scrape, Tape, and Move Course Description

Kinesiology Tape for human movement system courseThis 8.5 hour course provides a scientific and practical method that introduces an integrated approach to restoring and maximizing the human movement system. Participation in this workshop will give healthcare providers a better background and knowledge in not only analyzing the functional aspect of human movement, but also in identifying impairments to the human movement system and recognizing the pathomechanical impairments that will most benefit from rehabilitative strategies.

Demonstration of IASTM course

Human Movement Assessment with SFMA

This course will give a brief history and overview of human movement assessment as well as the concepts behind treatment planning and prescription (including the 4 x 4 matrix of exercise planning) to correct for movement dysfunction. Clinicians will learn how to perform a quick assessment of movement using the base assessment from the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). Once dysfunction is identified, the participant will be taught how to differentiate a mobility restriction into either a joint mobility dysfunction or a tissue extensibility dysfunction.

Tools for Soft Tissue Pathology

Soft tissue pathology plays a primary role in limiting mobility which affects human movement. This course will cover the theory and intervention strategies for identifying and treating soft tissue restrictions utilizing Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) techniques. The participants with be shown techniques and receive hands on instruction to help restore normal joint mobility and tissue extensibility with the goal of improving the dysfunctional movement pattern. As mobility is restored, postural and mobility reinforcement techniques such as kinesiological taping and specific exercise training will be covered and practiced.

Develop Treatment Skills for the Future

Following discussion on motion restoration techniques and postural reinforcement, the emphasis will shift to designing exercise progressions in order to restore and advance functional movement patterns. A simple approach based upon evidence based and clinical reasoning utilizing neurodevelopmental theories of human movement will be used to formulate exercise progressions. Techniques will be taught in a “hands-on” format to ensure that participants develop treatment skills that can be instantly utilized. Participants will learn strategies to improve joint mobility, ROM, and therapeutic exercise for every patient population by utilizing a full body approach.

Musculoskeletal Techniques

Scrape, Tape, and Move features HawkGrips Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) tools and TheraBand Kinesiology tape, which uses exclusive “XactStretch” technology to ensure the right amount of tape tension is applied. In addition, attendees will learn the science and techniques behind the revolutionary TheraBand CLX consecutive looped exercise band. Musculoskeletal clinical scenarios are presented with an integrated management approach. Following this course, clinicians will have a better understanding of how to integrate these methods into musculoskeletal patients.

Course Level of Learning: Intermediate

Who Should Attend this Course?

This Course is appropriate for all health care providers involved in the initial evaluation, determination of diagnosis, prognosis, and plan of treatment interventions for musculoskeletal pathology across the lifespan. Participants should have a general familiarity with basic anatomy background and understanding of muscle, tendon, and facial orientation as well as the physiologic response to inflammation and injury in order to focus upon increased understanding and application of the material. In addition, individuals working with prevention and maintenance of a healthy lifestyle with find this course invaluable. Our goal is to maintain a low faculty / student ratio to enhance the overall learning experience that meets or exceeded all recommended continuing education guidelines. This course does not demand any pre-requisites to be completed before attending.

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Course Objectives:

Following the completing of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe and explain the importance of identifying dysfunctional movement patterns in patients/clients with functional limitations.
  2. Accurately describe and competently execute a demonstration of the seven basic evaluation components of the base SFMA examination on a patient model in less than 3 minutes.
  3. Analyze, assess, interpret, and correctly identify typical movement pattern dysfunctions within a reasonable amount of time through the use of video case examples.
  4. Coordinate the movement assessment SFMA information to the initial therapeutic exercise strategy in order to formulate, describe, and defend the use of the most appropriate treatment interventions (manual therapy and functional exercise) into the traditional rehabilitation program to normalize dysfunctional movement.
  5. Describe and explain how to differentiate between a joint mobility dysfunction versus a tissue extensibility dysfunction.
  6. Choose and defend the appropriate IASTM treatment for a variety of pathologies including but not limited to neural muscular restrictions, fascia restrictions, joint stiffness, scar adhesions, and pain limited movement loss.
  7. Identify, choose, apply, and defend the appropriate IASTM treatment edge: concave, convex, broad vs. small contact, single bevel, or double bevel based upon the target tissue and desired treatment effect.
  8. Analyze and differentiate between normal and abnormal soft tissue of the extremities and trunk using IASTM tools based on the patient response and tissue response through the assessment scanning strokes.
  9. Describe and explain the scientific basis of kinesiology taping.
  10. Evaluate, recognize, and decide when kinesiology taping is indicated and who will benefit.
  11. Demonstrate, defend and effectively apply a number of basic kinesiology taping techniques without assistance.
  12. Describe and explain the rationale for the use of the neurodevelopment 4 x 4 approach to exercise planning and progression.
  13. Describe and explain the basic science of elastic resistance.
  14. Identify and integrate the appropriate elastic resistance techniques within the neurodevelopmental 4 x 4 approach to exercise training.
  15. Evaluate the intervention effectiveness by monitoring the changes in the case dysfunction and impairment as seen on the movement (SFMA) re-evaluation in order to guide the therapeutic exercise progression.


08:00 – 10:00 Overview of assessing the human movement system – a functional framework

  • Overview of the human movement system
  • Pathoanatomical vs Pathomechanical approach to movement assessment
  • Identifying dysfunctional movement patterns in patients/clients with functional limitations – Integrating movement theory with practice
  • Isolating dysfunction with the SFMA – Lecture/Lab

10:00 – 12:30 Recover / Restore – Resetting Mobility with IASTM (Lecture – Lab)

  • How to differentiate joint mobility dysfunction from tissue extensibility dysfunction
  • Fascial & Trigger Point Research
  • Current IASTM Research
  • Hawkgrips Method
    • Tools & Techniques
    • Specific Applications

12:30 – 01:30 LUNCH

01:30 – 03:00 Reinforcement Techniques – Kinesiology Taping (Lecture Lab)

  • Kinesiology Tape Research
  • Evaluate, recognize, and deciding when kinesiology taping is indicated and who will benefit
  • Theraband XactStretch Method
  • Specific Patterns of Application

03:00 – 05:30 Reloading the software – Developing a rehab program based upon the movement assessment

  • The neurodevelopment 4 x 4 approach to exercise planning and progression.
  • Linking the results of the movement assessment to exercise
  • The science of elastic exercise
  • Integrating the appropriate elastic resistance techniques within the neurodevelopmental 4 x 4 approach to exercise training.
  • Theraband CLX Techniques and applications.
  • Evaluating the intervention effectiveness by monitoring the changes in the case dysfunction and impairment as seen on the movement (SFMA) re-evaluation in order to guide the therapeutic exercise progression.

Course requirements: Bring Teflon-coated scissors, wear loose-fitting athletic clothes with access to all body areas; shave if needed.

All participants will receive one CLX band, kinesiology tape, and manual.


8.5 Hours Tuition: $299.00

Fargo, ND - Scrape, Tape & Move

April 14, 2018
*Early Bird Registration $299
Standard Registration $349.00
8.5 contact hours / .85 ceu’s

Course Location:
Essentia Health
3000 32nd Ave S
Fargo, ND 58104

*Early bird registration ends 30 days prior to the course date

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