ΕRGON ® Τechnique is an innovative therapeutic approach combining static and dynamic manipulations of the body’s soft tissue with special clinical equipment for the treatment of neuro-musculoskeletal pathologies.
Basic Ergon ® Seminar (FM1)
The primary aim of Basic Ergon ® (FM1) 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.
Advanced Ergon ® Seminar (FM2)
In the Advanced Ergon ® Seminar (FM2), trainees who have already completed the Basic Ergon ® seminar, and who have also applied the specific techniques for a period of at least 6 months, are given the opportunity to further expand their knowledge and practice of therapeutic approaches to various musculoskeletal pathologies and injuries.
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Through the soft tissue techniques of ERGON® TECHNIQUE, the therapist will gain the ability to effectively
- Assess potential fascial dysfunctions,
- Approach, in a therapeutic manner, areas that cannot be easily reached by human fingers,
- Intervene on stiff tissue,
- Restore the joints range of motion within the space of a few treatment sessions,
- Produce controlled and targeted re-injury in cases of overuse injuries (tendinopathy – injuries due to overuse),
- Accelerate tissue healing by activating fibroblasts,
- Treat the majority of musculoskeletal and sports injuries,
- Apply functional rehabilitation techniques,
- Apply combined techniques (ERGON ®TECHNIQUE and kinesiotherapy)
ERGON TECHNIQUE...The Choice of the Champions.
ERGON ® TECHNIQUE
..is an important treatment approach for the rehabilitation of major sports injuries, considering that, with the use of clinical instruments, the physiotherapist will be able to
- Mobilize swellings – hematomas
- Improve blood and lymphatic circulation
- Align fibers which are in a process of healing
- Apply transverse friction massage to tendon disorders
- Reduce muscle tone and spasm
- Accelerate healing
- Increase joint range of motion in postoperative situations
Release soft tissue adhesions with ergon technique
During the subacute phase of the injury, following the removal of swelling-hematoma and commencement of tissue reattachment and scar tissue accumulation, instrument-assisted massage plays a crucial role in proper rehabilitation. The application of linear and transverse manipulations, with clinical tools placed in parallel and vertically to the direction of the normal arrangement of fibers in the injured anatomical area, creates a tendency for linear reattachment, and also decreases the accumulation of scar tissue and the creation of adhesions.
The alignment and decrease in the percentage of stiff connective tissue in the area of injury (especially if it concerns muscle tissue) will lessen the loss of functionality (elasticity and strength) associated with the presence of adhesions, while it will also simultaneously decreases the risk of regression of injury.The specialized use of clinical tools can “dissolve” fibrous accumulations, which can obstruct the flow of interstitial fluid due to their clogging of microscopic pores in the fascia, and thus restore the circulation of interstitial fluid.
These significant effects of IASTM Technique in tissue rehabilitation, as outlined in the above sections, have been supported by reports from researches conducted on animals, which were artificially subjected to muscle strains and subsequently received, in a randomized trial, massage as basic treatment. Muscles that had received special massage presented normal microscopic images, in comparison to muscles that weren’t treated with massage; they also presented histological adjustments such as a) myofibrillar disorganization, b) significant accumulation of connective – scar tissue, c) residual contusion, d) increased number of nuclei in the connective tissue, and e) enlargement of blood vessels, accompanied by thickening of their walls.
Furthermore, Ergon® Technique can also restart the proper rehabilitation of a musculoskeletal injury due to overuse, which is characterized by histological degeneration, thickening and neovascularization (tendon disorders, tendinitises, scar tissue adhesions) through a controlled reinjury of the area and subsequent therapeutic intervention, aiming at a) decreasing the scar accumulation, and b) increasing elasticity – functionality of the injured area.
“As a health and fitness professional, I believe that IASTM is a great tool to have especially if you deal with athletes. What makes Ergon Technique unique is that, Ergon work alongside with Universities, clinical centers and also professional sports clubs. The Ergon tools are designed based on modern ergonomic approaches which makes me eager to put my hands on it”.Muhammad Sufi
“The Ergon technique and Tools have helped me very much in treating elite athletes considering that in professional sports the demands are high while time is limited. In Olympic Games, where theres no sufficient time for proper rehabilitation, Ergon Tools are the best option for the athletes rehabilitation. “Nikolaos Koulopoulos
“Ergon Seminar-a fully clinical educational weekend on musculoskeletal – athletic physiotherapy!! Interactive moments of discussion and therapy took place among honorable colleagues enriching constructively the two-days course!!!”Charis Anastasiou
“I was very satisfied from the Ergon IASTM Seminar. It was admittedly an amazing course. Amazing transmissibility of a method that opens new horizons. I obtained knowledge in order to be able to start immediately the application of the technique to my patients. I whole heartedly recommend this to my colleagues and I am certain that in a few years we will all be speaking aout and dealing with fascia as well as the benefits of soft tissue mobilization.”Maria Kazamia