M2-Advanced Training CEU Info


M2-Advanced Training

Learning Objectives:
The M2-Advanced Training course objectives are designed to:

  • Extend interest and commitment to professional development using Graston Technique® (GT) therapy.
  • Advance knowledge of GT examination procedures for assessing musculoskeletal dysfunction while introducing the principles of regional interdependence and functional testing.
  • Enhance clinical decision-making skills during the application of GT.
  • Advance repertoire of GT interventions for the management of musculoskeletal dysfunction/mechanical pain.
  • Develop a higher level of skill acquisition for utilizing GT while introducing movement, resistance, weight bearing, and provocation patterns to treatment.
  • Review major GT concepts covered in M1 (eight fundamental strokes, ergonomics, scar & edema techniques, physiology of GT, if necessary).
  • Provide an opportunity for participants to discuss patients that have challenged them since they started incorporating instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) into their practice.
  • Introduce advanced GT skills incorporating IASTM with movement, with resistance, in weight bearing, during provocation, and with therapeutic exercise typically prescribed for common musculoskeletal pathologies.
  • Introduce IASTM with nerve flossing techniques for common nerve entrapments of the spine and extremities.
  • Review selected case studies that illustrate advanced clinical applications of IASTM.
  • Share most recent research findings pertaining to IASTM.

Target Audience:
M2-Advanced Training is multi-disciplinary and is available to Certified Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists and assistants, Occupational Therapists and assistants, Doctors of Chiropractic and Physicians whom have successfully competed the M1-Basic Training course and own or have access to Graston Technique® brand instruments. Click the following link for the complete list of eligible clinicians.

Schedule and Format:
Complete M2-Advanced Training Schedule

Various teaching methods will be utilized consistent with the various levels of complexity of the stated learning objectives in order to assure their attainment at course completion. Teaching methods include lecture/discussion and instructor demonstration followed by laboratory practice. During laboratory practice sessions, small ratios of instructor-to-participants are available so that participants can receive ample instructor feedback as they practice. Teaching materials used include the M2-Advanced Training (M2) PowerPoint presentation, prepared case analyses, videotapes of selected Graston Technique® therapy techniques, and the M2 Training Manual including its handouts.

Fee(s):
M2-Advanced Training - $695 USD

Cancellation/Refund Policy:
Rescheduling notice received via email, fax, or letter 15 days prior to the scheduled training is subject to a $50 administrative fee. The balance will be applied toward the same training within the next 12 months. Cancellation with request for a refund is subject to a $100 fee. Cancelling or rescheduling with less than 15 days notice will result in loss of 50 percent of the training fee, and the balance will be applied to the same course any time with the next 12 months. Registrants are responsible for any increase in fees. Failure to attend without notice will result in complete loss of fees. Graston Technique, LLC (GT-LLC) reserves the right to cancel a training course at any time and will issue a full refund. Registration fees are subject to change.

GT-LLC reserves the right to alter dates, times, locations, content, and faculty to accommodate unexpected needs. GT-LLC cannot be responsible for expenses incurred by registrants if the program is cancelled or altered.

Credentials of the Instructor(s):
Complete list of Graston Technique® therapy instructors.

Number of Contact Hours/CEUs Available:
M2-Advanced Training is 14 hours = 14 CEUs (generally available)

Sponsors:
There are no sponsors for this course.

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Since many states and provinces have specific filing criteria and deadlines, please email our Continuing Education Department prior to the course for the approval status on Graston Technique® therapy continuing education units (CEUs).

Athletic Trainers

Graston Technique, LLC (GT-LLC) is an Approved Provider of BOC.

The Board of Certification (BOC) sets the standards for the practice of athletic training. BOC is the only accredited certifying body for athletic trainers in the United States.

The BOC Approved Provider program was established to provide certified athletic trainers with an extensive network of continuing education providers. GT-LLC is proud to be associated with the BOC, meet BOC standards, and more importantly, meet the standards of participating certified athletic trainers.

Certified Hand Therapists

GT courses qualify for HTCC continuing education.

Doctors of Chiropractic

Continuing education units are provided by National University of Health Sciences (NUHS).

National University of Health Sciences is recognized by the PACE program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. States approved by PACE: AK, ID, IN, IA, KS, MA, MD, ME, MN, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OH, OR, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VA, VT, WY, Puerto Rico and Nova Scotia.

DC credits for trainings held in Minneapolis will be handled by Northwestern Health Sciences University.

DC credits not available for DCs licensed in Tennessee and Oklahoma

Approved for California DC non-mandatory technique hours.

Chiropractors: Please contact us prior to the class to inquire about the availability of CEUs, if you are licensed in a state other than where the training is taking place.

Occupational Therapists and COTAs

Occupational Therapists self-submit their certificate of completion to their state. GT-LLC will provide the course outline and additional information necessary for submission to the specific state where continuing education units are required.

Physical Therapists and PTAs

Graston Technique® therapy courses are now approved through ProCert, which is the Federation of State Board of Physical Therapy (FSBPT), for the following states: AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, DE, DC, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MS, MO, MT, NE, NC, ND, OR, PR, SC, TN, UT, VT, VA, WI, and WY.

CEUs generally are available for Physical Therapists on a state-by-state basis. GT-LLC will provide the course outline and additional information necessary for submission to the specific state where continuing education credits are required.

Canadian Registered Massage Therapists

Courses have been approved for CE credits by the Massage Therapy Association for Manitoba, College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia, and Massage Therapist Association of Saskatchewan.