presented by Mike Ploski
Mike Ploski is employed as a Clinical Advisor and Lead Instructor for Graston Technique, LLC. As such, she has permission to use trademark protected Graston Technique® therapy in the demonstrations in this course. Mike Ploski receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. There are no other relevant financial relationships.
Nonfinancial— Mike Ploski has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Mike Ploski, PT, ATC, OCS, GTS
Mike Ploski has been a certified athletic trainer since 1986, a physical therapist since 1988, and board certified in orthopedics since 1998. He is a clinical advisor and instructor for Graston Technique, LLC. Trained by David Graston in 1996, he is one of the original Graston Technique® providers and original instructors. He is the former…Read full bio
1. Current Concepts and Evidenced Based Treatment
In this chapter, participants will be able to describe how to utilize current evidence and research to discuss tendinosis and Graston Technique, while being able to identify the principles related to dynaments and the importance of a global assessment.
2. Current Treatment Concepts: Achilles Tendinosis
In this chapter, the participant will be able to identify current trends and evidence for the treatment of Achilles Tendinosis and how to justify the use of Graston Technique for the treatment of Achilles Tendinosis with current research. Additionally, the learner will be able to define the goals for treatment of the Achilles Tendinosis with Graston Technique.
3. Demonstration of Graston Technique for the Treatment of Achilles Tendinosis
In this chapter, the participant will be able to describe the Graston Technique protocol for the treatment of Achilles Tendinosis and the Graston Technique treatment progression employed to treat Achilles Tendinosis. They will also understand the rationale for the Graston Technique progression during different phases of recovery.