Level 1: IASTM Fundamentals $399.00

Level 1: IASTM Fundamentals

Level 1: IASTM Fundamentals

Course Completion Requirements
Attendance for the entire seminar. If not, amended CE will be granted accordingly based on your boards/associations requirements.

Course Overview:
This 8-hour course covers the basic skills necessary and to safely begin Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) techniques. In this introductory skills acquisition course, participants will receive hands-on instruction in the proper use of IASTM through a lab-focused teaching format. The course will address proper instrument selection to address body contours and reach target tissues. At the end of the course, attendees will take an exam for a certification in Level I: IASTM Fundamentals.

Course Objectives and Outcomes
At the completion of this program the participant will be able to:
● List the precautions and contraindications for IASTM

● Understand, identify, and apply the appropriate IASTM treatment edge: concave, convex, broad vs. small contact, single bevel, or double bevel, based on the target tissue and desired treatment effect

● Choose appropriate basic treatment IASTM strokes (i.e. sweeping, fanning, brushing, strumming, and framing) based on the body region contours, nature of the soft tissue restriction, and desired treatment outcome

● Integrate IASTM intervention into the overall treatment program including: warm up, IASTM intervention based on the objectives outlined above, tissue elongation/stretching, appropriate ROM and/or strengthening exercises, cool down, and home exercise to produce carry-over of the treatment effect and enhance treatment outcomes

Course Schedule

  7:30am-8:00am Registration
  8:00am-8:30am Introduction - review of online component
  8:30am-10:00am Basic handling, tool selection, and basic treatment strokes lab
  10:00am-10:30am Lecture/discussion of treatment integration and dosing
  10:30am-10:45am Break
  10:45am-12:15pm Myofascial (large surface-broad strokes) & cutaneous stokes
  12:15pm-1:15pm Meal Break
  1:15pm-2:30pm Deep Muscular
  2:30pm-3:30pm Tendon/ligament
  3:30pm-4:15pm Hard tissue/soft tissue interfaces
  4:15pm-4:30pm Break
  4:30pm-5:30pm Skills Integration & Introduction of Multi-tool
  60 min Online exam for certification

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