What is ERGON IASTM Technique ?
ΕRGON ® Τechnique is an evidence-based therapeutic approach combining static and dynamic manipulations of the body’s soft tissue with special clinical equipment for the treatment of neuro-musculoskeletal pathologies. The technique derives its name from the ancient Greek word ‘ergon’, which means ‘the product of a man’s work, be it manual or mental, scientific or artistic’.The technique was created through applied research and long-term evaluation at the Human Evaluation and Rehabilitation Laboratory of the Physiotherapy Department of Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece.
The ΕRGON® Soft Tissue Τechniques are applied on specific points of tissue restrictions and fascial adhesions along the fascial meridians; when these are released, functionality improves within a few treatment sessions.
The Ergon Technique relies on unique clinical equipment called ERGON Tools
Ergon Tools applied with special ERGON Technique can detect and release –loosen scar tissues, adhesions and fascial stiffness, b) increase local perfusion, and c) decrease muscle tone and myofascial pain.
The ΕRGON ® Τechnique techniques are applied in specific points of soft tissue adhesions which, upon release, improve the functionality of the area of the body, in the space of merely a few sessions.
The therapeutic effect of ΕRGON ® Τechnique is sustained for many days afterwards, and when combined with other treatment techniques (stretching and neuromuscular control exercises techniques) can even become permanent.
This particular technique allows ERGON®-certified therapists to a) assess with precision myofascial areas of high sensitivity, and b) restore biomechanical function of joints by dissolving adhesions, regaining normal myofascial rolling and reducing muscle spasm and pain.
Aims of Level 1
The primary aim of BASIC ERGON® seminar is the theoretical and practical education and training of participants in the innovative techniques of ERGON® Instrument-assisted soft tissue treatment. The largest part of the Seminar concerns the guided application of ERGON® techniques in all anatomical structures (based on the fascial meridians of the body) and for all common musculoskeletal injuries.
In the framework of the BASIC ERGON® seminar, trainees will be taught basic techniques of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, and there will afterwards be an extensive practical lesson on their specialized use in a) fascial meridians and areas of the body in general presenting findings indicating myofascial afflictions, and b) in the treatment (ERGON® treatment) of the most common musculoskeletal disorders.
ERGON techniques are superior to other IASTM techniques, since they combine static and dynamic applications, aiming at the quicker recovery of the patient’s functional capacity
Learning Objectives of Level 1
At the end of the training, trainees will have gained theoretical education on the subject of Fasciae (Thomas Mayer Myofascial Meridians theory, soft tissue pathologies, fasciae, and their healing, being fully capable to:
Assess possible fascial pathologies
Approach areas difficult for the human fingers to access
Actively intervene on hard tissue release cross-links between connective
Restore range of motion of joints in a minimum number of treatment sessions
Treat effectively most musculoskeletal pathologies/injuries
Cause controlled and targeted re-injury in case of poor healing (tendinosis / overuse injury)
Stimulate anabolic processes in connective tissues (collagen fibres)
Accelerate tissue through fibroblast activation
Facilitate reflex changes in chronically incorrect muscle activation patterns
Effectively heal most neuro-musculoskeletal injuries
Increase tension produced in one or more joints
Combine techniques (ΕRGON® Technique and kinesiotherapy) - Facilitate functional rehabilitation
Candidates desiring to participate in BASIC ERGON® (FM1) training seminar are required to have:
A Health Science bachelor of Science (Medical Doctors, Physiotherapists, Manual Therapist, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Manual therapists, Massage Therapists, Sports Scientists, Athletic Trainers, Yoga Practitioners etc)
Theoretical knowledge of the anatomy and kinesiology of the human body (Physiotherapy and other Health Science students)
Any prior experience in soft tissue mobilization techniques will be helpful for better understating the seminar.