Achilles Tendinosis and Graston Technique®: Evidence-Based Treatment

presented by Mike Ploski

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This is part of a series on the Graston Technique® (GT) that will focus on the use of the GT on Achilles Tendinosis. This course is designed to discuss the current evidence related to the histology of tendinosis, the theoretical research related to the tenocyte progenitor cell, the principles related to dynaments and the importance of a global assessment. The participant will be introduced to the protocol, treatment goals, and how to treat Achilles Tendinosis using the GT progression during different phases of recovery. To learn more, take the other GT offerings on MedBridge, Patellar Tendinosis and Graston Technique®: Evidence-Based Treatment and Graston Technique® and Movement Dysfunction.

Meet Your Instructor

  • Mike Ploski, PT, ATC, OCS

    Mike Ploski, PT, ATC, OCS

    Mike Ploski is the director of Strategic Planning - PT for Graston Technique, LLC and a Senior Member of Graston Technique Instructional Team. Mike was trained by David Graston in 1996, one of the original providers of GT. He is the former Clinic Director of GrasTech, the original GT clinic and former traveling clinician for PGA Tour and CART auto racing league, as well as the former Clinic Director and Group Director for a large national PT corporation. Mike currently maintains a clinical practice at BodyOne Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation in Indianapolis, IN utilizing GT heavily in daily practice. Explore Mike's courses below!

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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  1. Current Concepts and Evidenced Based Treatment

    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

    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

    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.