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Elbow Tendonalgia and Graston Technique®

presented by Mike Ploski

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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.

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This course is part of a series on the Graston Technique®. In the course Mike Ploski analyzes the current evidence related to the evaluation and treatment of elbow tendonalgia. In addition, this course will review the principles of Graston Technique® and offer a rationale for its use in accordance with the current literature and histopathological implications. The participant will be introduced to the protocol, goals of treatment, how to evaluate and treat elbow tendonalgia and the rationale for the GT progression during the different phases of recovery. To learn more, take the other GT offerings on MedBridge: Patellar Tendinosis and Graston Technique®: Evidence-Based Treatment, Graston Technique® and Movement Dysfunction, and Achilles Tendinosis and Graston Technique®: Evidence-Based Treatment.

Meet Your Instructor

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…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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1. Introduction to Elbow Tendonalgia

The first chapter of this course introduces the participant to the current evidence related to the histology of elbow tendonalgia, as well as the patholpysiology and stages of tendinopathy.

2. Evaluation of Elbow Tendonalgia

The second chapter of this course takes a closer look at the anatomy of the elbow, and introduces differential diagnosis and provocative testing of elbow tendonalgia.

3. Elbow Tendonalgia Treatment Concepts

This chapter reviews the evidence for the treatment of elbow tendonalgia including evidence related to the effects of Graston Technique® in relation to the histopathology pf tendonagia.

4. Demonstration of Graston Technique for the Treatment of Elbow Tendonalgia: Case Study

The final chapter of this course applies concepts from the course to a case example, illustrating the implementation of Graston Technique® to elbow tendonalgia.

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