Graston Shorts: Applications for Shin Splints

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Lesson Plan

During this 45-minute online course, Graston Instructor and Clinical Advisor Mike Ploski, PT, ATC, OCS, GTS will review:

  • Lower leg anatomy
  • Concepts of tensegrity
  • Varying tissue tension
  • Instrument and stroke selection
  • Exercise progression

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In order to avoid any potential conflict of interest, all GT Instructors are hired as independent contractors to teach this course. GT Instructors are prohibited from maintaining any financial relationship with the manufacturers or suppliers of commercial products used in this course.
Course Access: 1 year from date of purchase
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Materials / prerequisite needed: No prerequisite required, no materials required during course.
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Outline: (45:01)
Anterior Compartment, Posterior Compartment, Lateral Compartment – 9 min
Tensegrity: A Case for Regional Interdependence – 2 min
Video section Assessment, treatment, outcomes – 12 min
Discussion of tissue tension, instrument selection, stroke selection, exercise progression – 10 min
Questions / answers until end – 12 min

Continuing Education regulations may change. Please verify requirements with your licensure board for license renewal.

Athletic Trainers: WebExercises is an approved provider for the BOC, provider P10199. This course is approved in all states for Athletic Trainers. WebExercises is approved in Florida and Arizona and attendance will be filed with CE Broker.
Topic: Essential

Physical Therapy Approval for this course: (Pending)
This course has been approved by the Arkansas Board of Physical Therapy. The course abides by regulatory guidelines for continuing education or is approved by virtue of approval by the Arkansas Physical Therapy board.
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WebExercises is recognized by the PACE program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. PACE approved providers are accepted by the following Chiropractic State Boards:  Alaska, Connecticut, DC,  Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming.
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WebExercises is sponsored by a CCE accredited Chiropractic College, Cleveland University-Kansas City. This course meets the appropriate standards for continuing education and qualifies for 1 CEUs (hour) in the following states:
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Course Instructor

Mike Ploski, PT Mike Ploski, PT

Mike Ploski, PT, ATC, OCS - Mike received a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry from Wabash College in 1984 and a master of education degree with a major in exercise physiology from Temple University in 1986. He also received a master of science degree from the Krannert School of Physical Therapy at the University of Indianapolis in 1988. He has been a certified athletic trainer since 1985 and board certified in orthopedics since 1998. Mike maintains a clinical practice at Body One Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation in Indianapolis, IN. He is the Director of Strategic Planning for Graston Technique, as well as the senior member of the Graston Technique Instructional team. He has traveled with the PGA Tour as part of their on-site Medical Team, as well as with the CART Auto Racing league. He began using instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization in his clinical practice in 1996, and continues to rely on it heavily in his daily practice.

GT Shorts: Applications for Shin Splints