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 University of Patras.
ΕRGON ® Τechnique is an innovative development of older IASTM approaches (GUA SHA, GRASTON technique, SMART TOOLS technique, Tools assisted massage technique etc.) and is based on the myofascial meridians theory as first described by Thomas Myers.
The ΕRGON® Soft Tissue techniques 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.
Figure 1. ERGON Tools
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.
Figure 2. Treatment of specific anatomical point with ΕRGON ® Τechnique
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.
The ΕRGON ® Τechnique has been evaluated and is based on several recent research studies. These studies have demonstrated the effect of ΕRGON ® Τechnique on reducing the myofascial pain, treating major musculoskeletal diseases, and accelerating the recovery of specialized sports injuries.
Find our research below: https://ergontechnique.com/category/research/
The ΕRGON ® Τechnique is constantly evolving based on modern scientific findings as it is currently the subject of scientific research on 2 masters research projects (Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece) and a doctoral dissertation (European University of Cyprus.
ERGON IASTM TECHNIQUE- WORKSHOP
Theory- Introduction to the techniques:
Basic theoretical principles, indications, and contraindications, expected results from techniques use
|1 Lab. Ergon Strokes: Demonstration of basic Ergon strokes (IASTM)|
|2 Lab. Posterior region of the hip -Hamstring’s injuries and pathologies|
|3 Lab. Warm Up and Cool Down procedures with ERGON IASTM Concept|
Dr. Kostantinos Fousekis Kostantinos Mylonas, PT, MSc Pavlos Aggelopoulos, PT, MSc