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Soft Tissue Management Workshop – Hand Therapy

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Soft Tissue Management is a core component of physical rehabilitation within Hand Therapy. We have developed a concept that takes the clinical tools you have as well as new technologies which will give the best outcomes whilst reducing strain on the therapist: The concept consists of;
 1. Mechanotransduction
 2. Decongestion
 3. Biostimulation
 4. Movement integration


The purpose of this workshop is to introduce a combination of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM) and Targeted Negative Pressure (PhysioTouch) as well as discussing how current practice can be utilised to manage soft tissue injuries. You will be introduced to the latest technologies and techniques for soft tissue management and we will discuss how these are applied and integrated into hand therapy practice. This workshop will be led by Accredited Hand Therapist, Rachael Bamford.


Course Outline

The session will begin with an introductory lecture on common soft tissue injuries and presenting evidence supporting the application of each technique. This will be followed by hands-on workshop of using the IASTM and Negative Pressure.

– Review mechanisms and underlying dysfunction injury

– Review contemporary evidence in support of existing and emerging technologies and their influence on treatment outcomes

– Discuss phases of tissue healing & repair

– Clinical decision making and advanced treatment options for each phase

– Discuss post-treatment, home and self management strategies to prolong benefit of gains made in clinic


What will you gain?

– Insight to advanced technologies and techniques

– CPD hours

– Hands on training

– New concept of treatment to apply to practice


Who should attend?

The target audience is limited to those who have achieved, or are a student in their final year working towards one or more of the following credentials:

Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Sports Therapist


April 13
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Kings Mill Hospital
Kings Mill Hospital, Mansfield Road
Sutton in Ashfield, NG17 4JL United Kingdom
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01623 622515