presented by Jacqueline Shakar
Jackie Shakar 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. Jackie Shakar receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. There are no other relevant financial relationships.
Nonfinancial— Jackie Shakar 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.
Jacqueline Shakar, DPT, MS, PT, OCS, LAT, GTS
Jackie has been a licensed physical therapist and athletic trainer for more than 36 years. She currently works in an outpatient facility and her clinical focuses include a wide spectrum of patients including those experiencing persistent pain, geriatrics and endurance athletes. She received her master's degree in physical therapy from Boston University in 1983 and…Read full bio
1. Regional Interdependence and Introduction to Functional Testing
Identify how principles of functional testing can efficiently and effectively lead to accurate diagnosis and treatment planning for patients with movement dysfunction of the upper and lower quarter.
2. Case Presentation DA
Review details of a patient case that will be presented throughout the rest of the course.
3. Relevant Neuromyofascial Anatomy
Identify relevant anatomy of the upper and lower quarter with the inclusion of recent research findings concerning the roles of connective tissue and fascia in movement disorders.
4. GT to Improve Neuromyofascial Mobility
Review recent evidence concerning the effectiveness and benefits of therapies such as manual therapy, the Graston Technique®, kinesiology taping, nerve flossing and self myofascial release therapies for connective tissues dysfunctions.
5. Innovative Corrective Exercises/Activities
Present a progression of therapeutic and functional activities from initial evaluation through discharge for patients with upper/lower quadrant dysfunction with demonstrations of how manual therapy via the Graston Technique can be incorporated into a functional-based program.