Dry Needling ’19 – ATHENS

--Spaces available: 26

Information & Registration

LLLC1, “epimorfosis”, intends to organize Dry Needling Course under the auspices of IMTT ® (Interessengemeinschaft fur Myofasziale Triggerpunkt – Therapie) based in Switzerland.

The course lasts 4 days and will take place in Athens

on December, 19 – 22 2019

This course is exclusevily addressed to those who attended both “Myofascial Trigger Points – Upper Quadrant (ΙΜΤΤ approved)” and “Myofascial Trigger Points – Lower Quadrant (ΙΜΤΤ approved)”. 

The course fee is 500€

An invoice will be issued by the full payment.

To register, please fill in the registration form electronically.

In order to finalize your registration and ensure a placement to this seminar, a down payment of 200€ must be deposited to one of the following accounts:

National Bank of Greece: IBAN GR6801102170000021744103439 SWIFT(BIC): ETHNGRAA or
Piraeus Bank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR5501722380005238070348955 SWIFT(BIC): PIRBGRAA or
Alpha Bank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR4801407080708002002013410 SWIFT(BIC): CRBAGRAA or
Eurobank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR4502600370000010201090153 SWIFT(BIC): ERBKGRAA

Beneficiary: KENTRO EPIMORFOSIS STELECHON YGEIAS OE

You can also make your payments via DEBIT or CREDIT CARD (free of charge) from the below links:

money-coinDEPOSIT (200€) money-coinPAYMENT (300€) money-coinPAYMENT OF THE ENTIRE AMOUNT (500€)

 

 

Deadline date for registrations: November, 19 2019

The rest amount of 300€ must be deposited in our bank account or via debit / credit card, at least 2 days prior to the beginning day of the course.

In case of course cancellation, due to “epimorfosis”, the deposit will be refunded immediately.

The realization of the course will be confirmed by email or/and sms to be sent to participants.

It is advised to not buy your flight tickets until you receive this confirmation email (or/and sms).

 

epimorfosis_logoAthens’s Venue:
Seminar Room «epimorfosis»
105 Karaoli & Dimitriou Str. (ex Eleftherias), 18345 – Moschato – Athens
Tel. : +30 210 4829303

 

LLLC1 “epimorfosis” keeps the right to change the seminar venue and the Lecturers depending on their availability.

Number of Participants: The number of participants will not exceed 26 individuals. If stakeholders are more than 26, a waiting list will be kept based on the date of the finalization of participation (date of deposit).

At the end of the seminar, a certificate of attendance, recognized by IMTT®, will be issued.

Printed material (handouts) will be provided.

Course’s language is English with simultaneous translation to Greek.

Information

Objective

Several problems in orthopedic patients are related to dysfunction of the soft tissues and especially the muscle – fascia complex. These problems include:

- Pain due to Myofascial Trigger Points (MTrP). Pain can be caused primarily due to MTrP formation, or secondary MTrP formation linked to the development of an arthrogenic, neurogenic or internal organ dysfunction.

- Reduced Range of Motion in the joints, due to stiffness of the soft tissues, such as fascias, or due to pain generation when the soft tissues are getting stretched.

- Dysfunctional Patterns of Movement due to changes in muscles and fascias.

- Peripheral Neurogenic Symptom Reproduction due to a dysfunctional relationship between neural tissues and myofascial nerve environment.

This set of courses presents a complete approach of the assessment and treatment of myofascial dysfunctions based on modern clinical reasoning.

In terms of assessment the courses presents:

- Systematic processes of Subjective and Physical Examination for the identification of myofascial dysfunctions.

- Assessment of patterns of posture and movement, related to the development and the sustainability of myofascial dysfunctions.

- Processes of differentiation between myofascial pain problems and other types of impairments (neurogenic, arthrogenic and internal organ relevant pathology).

In terms of treatment the courses present a range of techniques for:

- The management of pain caused by Myofascial Trigger Points (MTrP).

- Normalization of the Range of Movement, through techniques of lengthening and gliding of the connective tissue (fascias)

- Neural mobility optimization options, though treatment techniques of the myofascial environment.

The Education program consist of 3 courses. Each course has the duration of 4 days.

1- Upper Quadrant Manual Myofascial Course – 4 days – Manual techniques for problems in the neck, head, shoulder girdle and upper limb.

2- Lower Quadrant Manual Myofascial Course – 4 days – Manual techniques for problems in the thorax, low back, pelvis, hips and lower limb.

3- Dry Needling Course – 4 days – The main Dry Needling applications for upper and lower quadrant problems. Only participants successfully attended both myofascial courses (manual 1 and 2) are eligible to attend the Dry Needling Course.

 

The Educational Program in Brief:

Myofascial Mov Dysf

This series of courses is approved by the international educational association IMTT (http://www.imtt.ch).

IMTT (Interessengemeinschaft für myofasziale Triggerpunkt-Therapie, Society for Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy) has been founded in 1995 and focuses on the study of myofascial pain and the development of manual and “dry needling” techniques for the treatment of myofascial trigger – points. The IMTT forms an integrative treatment approach combining manual and dry needling techniques in the MTrP region, manual techniques for influencing fascial mobility, stretching and relaxation exercises as well as functional strengthening and ergonomical advices.

Dry Needling Course

-          The use of needle as a therapeutic means in myofascial trigger points (MTrP) related pain.

-          Hygiene, points of attention, contraindications and application process.

-           Clinical Reasoned integration of the Dry Needling technique in the overall patient management plan as well to the other myofascial treatment techniques.

-          Practice on selected muscles related often to pain of myofascial dysfunction.

 

Instructors

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Heinz O. Hofer MD, MA
Born May, 20 1951 in Basel/Switzerland
Specialization:
- FMH Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rheumatology
- EBPMR Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- MA Ergonomics and Occupational Biomechanics, NYU
- Diploma of Manual Medicine SAMM
- Instructor of FM. Alexander STAT /SVLAT technique
- Senior Instructor Myofascial Triggerpoint Therapy / Dry Needling IMTT
Medical Education:
1970 – 1977 Medical School, University of Basle/Switzerland
1977 – 1987 Specialization in Internal Medicine, Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation and Rheumatology
1986 – 1988 Training in manual Medicine SAMM, Certificate
1987 – 1994 Department of Rheumatology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University Hospital, Zurich
1989 – 1990 Ergonomics and Occupational Biomechanics at Occupational and Industrial Orthopedic Center, HJDOI, NYU, New York
1997 – 2001 Training on Myofascial Trigger- Point Therapy / Dry Needle
1995 – until today Center Rheumatology, Hirslanden Clinic, Zurich
Current Activity:
Clinic of Rheumatology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
RheumaZentrum Hirslanden, Clinic Hirslanden Zurich, Switzerland
Special Interests:
How to improve ones Use of the Self (FM. Alexander’s Principles)
Spinal problems, non-surgical treatments, self-training
Ergonomics
Physiotherapy and exercise
Member of the following associations:
European Association for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (EBPMR)
Swiss Society for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (SGPMR)
Swiss Society of Rheumatology (SGR)
Swiss Society for Manual Medicine (SAMM)
Swiss Society for Psychosomatic Medicine
Society for Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy (IMTT)
Society of Teachers of the FM. Alexander Technique (STAT/SVLAT)|

 

Κυπριώτης ΚωνσταντίνοςKostas Kypriotis PT, MSc, IMTT Instructor

Kostas lives and works in Athens, Greece. He is mainly treating adults with movements impairments related to lesions of the central nervous system and especially stroke and multiple sclerosis. Moreover, he is dealing with myofascial dysfunction presented in a range of pathologies.

Education – Specialization

At 2003, he graduated from the Physiotherapy School of the Technological Educational Institute of Athens.

He has been awarded two Master of Sciences degrees; one from Brunel University of London (2005, MSc Neurorehabilitation) and one from the University of Athens (2011, MSc “Metabolic Bone Disorders”, Athens Medical School).

He has also attended clinical courses, such as:
• Maitland Concept (IMTA)
• PNF (IPNFA)
• Clinical Neurodynamics (NDS και NOI)
• Acupuncture (Norris Health)
• Kinematic Taping (IKTA)
• Fascial Manipulation (Stecco).
• Moreover, he has attended courses by Mark Jones, Paul Hodges, Lorimer Moseley and Angelo Maravita

Didactic Work

After finishing his postgraduate studies in Neurorehabilitation from Brunel University in London, Kostas attended at 2008 his first Bobath course for the treatment of adults with lesions of the central nervous system. Since then he took part in Bobath Courses in Greece, England, Germany, Belgium, Italy and Portugal, while he started to be trained as a Bobath Assistant Instructor by the International Bobath Instructors Teaching Association (IBITA). IBITA is an international teaching association which provides clinical education to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists regarding the Bobath Concept. Since 2017 he is an IBITA Basic Course Instructor.

On the parallel, he developed a special interest for the role of myofascial dysfunction in terms of motor control and movement dysfunction. At 2009 he started attending courses for myofascial dysfunction by Interessengemeinschaft für myofasziale Triggerpunkt-Therapie – IMTT®. IMTT (imtt.ch) is a Swiss association which provides clinical education to Physiotherapists and Medical Doctors regarding the assessment and treatment of myofascial dysfunctions. In 2010 after attending clinical education in Switzerland he awarded the IMTT Trigger Point Therapist certification and continued his education as an IMTT assistant instructor. In 2014 he has been awarded as an Instructor for courses of the Interessengemeinschaft für myofasziale Triggerpunkt-Therapie – IMTT®.

At 2015 he became an educational member of the Foot Science International Interdisciplinary group (footscienceinternational.co.nz). Foot Science is a multidisciplinary team which focus on the study of foot problems, as well as the management of these problems by the use of orthotics.

Publications – Conference Presentations

Kypriglis-Kypriotis K., Tsiringakis G., Lampropoulou S. and Nowicky A. V. (2006) Corticospinal Excitability Changes Following Functional Electrical Stimulation of the Tibialis Anterior Muscle in Healthy Humans. Proceedings of Physiological Society 1, PC18 Poster Communications.

Lampropoulou S., Tsiringakis G., Kypriglis-Kypriotis K. and Nowicky A. V. (2006) The Impact of Exercise on Performance of an Arm Flexion Force-matching-task. Proceedings of Physiological Society, 07/06 PC 50 Poster Communications.

Kypriotis K. (2007) Neuromuscular Dysfunctions in Myopathies. 17th Scientific Congress of the Panhellenic Physiotherapists’ Association, Athens.

Kypriotis K. (2008) Robotic Intervention for the Functional Rehabilitation of the Upper Extremity, after a Stroke. 18th Scientific Congress of the Panhellenic Physiotherapists’ Association, Athens.

Kypriotis K. (2012) The Pathway from Assessment to Treatment for the Physiotherapy Approach of Patients after Stroke. Workshop: 11th Oncologic Day. “Agios Savvas” Hospital, Athens.

Kypriotis K. (2014) The Myofascial System as Source of Symptoms in Spinal Pain. 28th Annual Symposium of the Hellenic Scientific Society of Physical Therapy, Athens.

Kypriotis K. (2015) The Role of Sensory Input to Postural Orientation. Clinical Relation to the Bobath Concept. 3rd International Scientific Congress for Physiotherapy, Thessaloniki.

Kypriotis K., Manta Evangelia (2015) The Selective Movement of the Pelvis as part of the Postural Control and the Functional Activities in Adults. Workshop: 3rd International Scientific Congress for Physiotherapy, Thessaloniki.

Kypriotis K., Manta Evangelia (2015) The Dynamic Stabilization of the Scapula on the Rib Cage for the Movement of the hand away from the Body. Workshop: 29th Annual Symposium of the Hellenic Scientific Society of Physical Therapy, Athens.

Kypriotis K. (2015) The Assessment and Treatment of Adult Neurological Patients in Activity Level. 29th Annual Symposium of the Hellenic Scientific Society of Physical Therapy, Athens.

Kypriotis K. (2016) The Influence of Myofascial Interventions to Pain and Movement Dysfunction of the Lumbar Spine. 30th Annual Symposium of the Hellenic Scientific Society of Physical Therapy, Athens.

Kypriotis K. (2016) Myofascial Applications to Pain and Movement Dysfynction of the Lumbar Spine. Workshop: 30th Annual Symposium of the Hellenic Scientific Society of Physical Therapy, Athens.

 

Time Schedule

Day 1

08.30 – 09.00 Registrations
09.00 – 10.30 Lecture: Hygiene, safe procedure, points of attention and contraindications in Dry Needling for Myofascial Trigger Points.
10.30 – 10.45 Break
10.45 – 12.30 Practical work: Scapula and Shoulder Muscles
12.30 – 13.30 Break
13.30 – 15.30 Practical work (con’t)
15.30 – 15.45 Break
15.45 – 17.00 Practical work (con’t)
17.15 End of day 1

Day 2
09.00 – 10.30 Lecture: Myofascial trigger points treatment pathophysiology and treatment implications
10.30 – 10.45 Break
10.45 – 12.30 Practical work: Neck Muscles
12.30 – 13.30 Break
13.30 – 14.30 Practical work (con’t)
13.30 – 15.30 Practical work Back Muscles
15.30 – 15.45 Break
15.45 – 17.00 Practical work (con’t)
17.15 End of day 2

Day 3
09.00 – 10.30 Workshop: Auscultation and Percussion
10.30 – 10.45 Break
10.45 – 12.30 Practical work: Abdominal Muscles
12.30 – 13.30 Break
13.30 – 15.30 Gluteal Muscles
15.30 – 15.45 Break
15.45 – 17.00 Lower Limb Muscles
17.00 End of day 3

Day 4
08.30 – 10.30 Practical work: Head muscles
10.30 – 10.45 Break
10.45 – 12.30 Practical work: Upper limb muscles
12.30 – 13.30 Break
13.30 – 15.00 Practical work (con’t)
15.30 – 15.30 Questions Remarks
15.30 End of the course

*Time schedule components may change

 

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ATHENS

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