Essential Training: Updates and Revisions

Overview of the latest materials, concepts, skills, and research pertaining to Essential Training.




Course Overview

The primary purpose of this course is to provide the Graston Technique therapy trained/certified clinician with an overview of the latest materials, concepts, skills and research we currently include in our M1 Essential Training course. This course includes a review of the features and applications of the Graston Technique brand instruments and the Graston Technique therapy treatment strokes which are presented in video format. A case presentation that highlights the evaluative and clinical decision-making process and includes Graston Technique therapy, as it is integrated with appropriate therapeutic exercise, is included. Company updates including marketing and practice integration suggestions are also included.

Mike Ploski

Your Instructor

Mike maintains a clinical practice at a rehabilitation company with four sites in the Indianapolis area and is a guest instructor in orthopedic manual therapy at the University of Indianapolis. He was a clinic director in Indianapolis for 12 years for a national rehabilitation company. Prior to that, he was a Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer for the PGA Tour and the CART racing league. Mike has been a GT-trained clinician since 1996 and a GT instructor since 1998. He joined Graston Technique, LLC in 2013 and now serves as Clinical Advisor. He works in close collaboration with the faculty members who teach Graston Technique in the curriculum of advanced degree programs in physical therapy and athletic training and represents GT at national conferences. Mike received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wabash College in 1984 and a Master of Education degree with a major in exercise physiology from Temple University in 1986. He earned 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.