Welcome to Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation Clinic
A little about IASTM
Unlike Gua Sha, IASTM is used to assist manual therapists to quickly scan for tissue dysfunctions. This course will teach participants how to use the tool to scan for adhesions/ scar tissues and then proceed to manipulate them. Participants will also learn how to integrate tools for pain reduction and in helping with rehabilitation processes along with increasing ROM.
This course will teach participants about our IASTM and its application on patients. Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation or simply IASTM is a new range of tools which enables clinicians to efficiently locate and treat individuals diagnosed with soft tissue dysfunction. IASTM is performed with ergonomically designed instruments that detect and treat fascial restrictions, encourage rapid localisation and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis, chronic inflammation, or degeneration. With any manual therapy treatment, supplementation exercises and additional modalities (e.g. joint mobilisation) designed to correct bio-mechanical deficiencies by addressing musculoskeletal strength and muscle imbalances throughout the entire kinetic chain, should be used in conjunction with IASTM. If you do any type of soft tissue work in your practice or you are interested in adding a new tool to your skills, then this IASTM clinic is for you.
This course is specifically designed for anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of soft tissue manipulation and how to integrate these into your current practice and repertoire of skills. It will help participants learn how to best assess their patients to maximise treatments. You will learn many evidence based techniques to help treat, release and accelerate the healing time for your patients, clients and athletes. It will also enable you to select the most practical tool for your applications. You do not even have to purchase our tools in order to learn the different techniques used with other types of IASTM, the techniques we teach are very versatile.
The tools have been intentionally designed for comfort and practicality for practitioners as well as patients. Ergonomically friendly angles have been created to allow movement around different parts of the body, so that you don't have to carry too many tools with you. We have added a few tools for preferences, suitability of practices and pricing for those who want to start but aren't too sure which will work best for them just yet. Made out of surgical grade steel, our tools are easy to clean and handle, and best of all, they are hypoallergenic for use on all skin types. Medical grade surgical steel is used to allow the best feedback for both the practitioner and client.
Participants will be able to correctly and confidently use the tools for clinical treatment. Be able to seamlessly integrate the new skills into current practice. Correctly identify, address and modify techniques for treatment. Have a strong understanding of how to use any IASTM tool on the market, apart from the Toolang. International listings (IASTM provider list) for IASTM Practitioners and your practice.
Course details at a glance :
- Introduction to Gua Sha and IASTM
- Types of tool and how to choose them
- Tool anatomy
- Handling of tools/ techniques
- Treatment/ prognosis
- S.C.M protocol
- Modifying techniques
- Kinetic chain release
- Practitioner positioning
Body parts that may be worked on at a glance:
- Plantar fascia
- Achilles tendon
- IT band
- SI joint
- Glute medius
- Teres M/M
- Rotator cuff
- Upper traps
MS conditions you can expect to use IASTM at a glance:
- Plantar Fascitis
- Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
- Patellar Tendinitis
- Tibialis Posterior Tendinitis
- Heel Pain /Achilles Tendinitis
- Post-Surgical and Traumatic Scars
- Myofascial Pain and Restrictions
- Musculoskeletal Imbalances
- Chronic Joint Swelling Associated with Sprains/Strains
- Ligament Sprains
- Muscle Strains
- Non-Acute Bursitis
- Back Pain
- Trigger Finger
- Hip Pain (Replacements)
- IT Band Syndrome
- Shin Splints
- Chronic Ankle Sprains
- Acute Ankle Sprains (Advanced Technique)
- Scars (Surgical, Traumatic)
Be able to understand and apply the correct application of the tool.
Note: To graduate, the above requirements must be met.
Participants will be practicing/ exposing body parts such as thighs, hamstrings, chest, glutes, ribs etc. You are advised to wear appropriate attire to allow conducive learning and lab experience. Sport shorts and sport tops for both males and females are to be worn during the clinic.
A gross anatomy knowledge will be helpful prior to the course.
Recommended Online Basic Anatomy Physiology Study source.
Participants will receive:
- IASTM (practise sessions)
- Exclusive price for purchase of tools (strictly for participants)
- IASTM Practitioner *Listing
- Post course support on our fb group
WHO THIS IS FOR:
- Exercise Specialists
- Rehab Specialists
- Strength / Conditioning Coach
- Athletic Trainers
- Medical Practitioners
- Licensed/ Registered Manual Therapist
- Personal Trainers
- Manual Therapists
Qualification awarded: IASTM Practitioner Certificate
Credentials earned: IASTM Prt
" We have a durable *20 year guarantee to all our IASTM products should it fail you while practicing, just send it back to us and we will send you a new one, no questions asked. We even have a 30 days money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied for any reason on any of our IASTM products. Simply notify us within 30 days of your purchase date and we will promptly process your refund. For international deliveries, kindly contact us and we will have you know the shipping fees and approximate time of delivery."
- Participants who are wanting to get the tool customised for personal use must pre-order in advance.
- Graston Technique is not in any way affiliated with us.
- M2T Blade is not in any way affiliated with us
Tools for practise will be provided during course. Participants who have their own tools are encouraged to bring along to the clinic as we discuss the many types that will be in the market and know the differences.
Duration: 16 Hours (new)
Are you already Certified?
If you have attended any other IASTM Course and still don't know the full gist of using the tools, we invite you to come over and receive 10% off the course fee! Or you can find our Online IASTM Online Course if you can't make it for our live courses.