Level 2: Advanced IASTM $0.00

Level 2: Advanced IASTM

IASTM Fundamentals

This 8-hour course builds on the principles covered in the introductory IASTM course. Using a case-study lab-focused teaching format, advanced treatment strokes are introduced and problem solving skills are emphasized. This course includes the utilization of motion with IASTM and multi-regional treatment concepts. At the end of the course, attendees will take an exam for a certification in Level II: Advanced IASTM. A passing score of 80% is required to receive credit for this course. Participants may take the exam multiple times.

Please dress to allow skin access for your entire upper and lower quarters to enhance the learning process.

Course Locations:

December 8, 2019 | Hopkinton, MA

December 8, 2019 | Fort Bragg, NC

January 26, 2020 | Des Plaines, IL

February 17, 2020 | Round Rock, TX

March 1, 2020 | Madison Heights, MI

March 8, 2020 | Kansas City, KS

May 17. 2020 | Chula Vista, CA

July 19, 2020 | Dunwoody, GA

Course Objectives:

At the completion of this program the participant will be able to:

  • Given the specific case studies presented in class, choose appropriate IASTM treatments for movement dysfunctions resulting from but not limited to hyper or hypo-facilitated muscle tissue, fascia restrictions, joint stiffness, scar adhesions, and pain limited movement loss

  • Given the specific case studies presented in class, choose appropriate basic treatment IASTM strokes for the body region and nature of the soft tissue restriction

  • Given the specific case studies presented in class, choose appropriate advanced treatment IASTM strokes for the body region and nature of the soft tissue restriction

  • Differentiate between normal and abnormal soft tissue of the extremities and trunk using IASTM tools with motion based on patient response, tissue feel, and resonance of the IASTM tool through assessment scanning strokes based on 3 models

  • Given the specific case studies presented in class, integrate IASTM intervention with motion into the overall treatment program

  • Choose the appropriate billing code: either manual therapy or neuromuscular re-education, based on the type or treatment or expected effect of IASTM treatment given the specific case studies presented in class

Course Outline:

  • Introductory course review & documentation
  • Lecture format to review basic concepts covered in the introductory course

  • Current literature review

  • Documentation using appropriate billing codes: manual therapy vs. neuromuscular re-education

  • Elbow clinical scenario lab – Pre-course material reviewed and used as a bridge from the introductory course
  • Concepts to address acute and chronic tissue dysfunction

  • Introduction of pin & stretch and pin & mobilize strokes

  • Introduction of filleting strokes

  • Adding motion with treatment to enhance tendon gliding

  • Shoulder (anterior, posterior, superficial and deep structures) case study lab
  • Interventions addressing the RC insertions, subscapularis, long head of the biceps

  • Scapular mobilization and scapular stabilizers

  • Integration motion into treatment

  • Cervical and upper thoracic case study lab
  • Sub occipitals and OA release

  • Anterior neck including the scalenes and deep cervical flexors

  • Lumbar and post hip/hamstrings clinical scenario lab
  • Multiple tools and body regions selected to highlight muscle interfaces and planes

  • Multi-segmental body region treatment considered to enhance mobility

  • Movement with treatment emphasized

  • Non-optimal treatment surfaces of tools introduced to modulate treatment effect

  • IT band/lateral thigh, medial thigh, adductors, and knee clinical scenario lab
  • Use of all tool surfaces for advanced strokes of pin & stretch, fileting with motion, and stretching with treatment emphasized

  • Shearing of tissue along the IT band/vastus lateralis interface to enhance mobility

  • Using the flat surface and edge of tools to assist in knee extension – tool mobilization with motion emphasized

  • Lower leg, foot & ankle clinical scenario lab – the following strokes and techniques emphasized:
  • Fascia torsion stroke for deep calf tissue work

  • Tissue shearing with stretch

  • Filleting strokes with motion along tissue planes

  • Hand (bonus material for upper quarter specialists)

  • Skills integration case study
  • Complex patient problem-solving lab – Group review, course wrap up

Course Schedule:

7:30AM – 8:00AM: Registration

8:00AM – 8:30AM: Review highlights from introductory course & pre-course case study

8:30AM – 10:00AM: Shoulder (anterior, posterior, superficial and deep structures)

10:00AM – 10:15AM: Break

10:15AM – 11:45AM: Cervical and upper thoracic

11:45AM – 12:15PM: Elbow and hand

12:15PM – 1:15PM: Meal Break

1:15PM – 2:45PM: Lumbar and post hip/hamstrings

2:45PM – 3:00PM: Break

3:00PM – 4:00PM: IT band/lateral thigh, adductor and knee

4:00PM – 5:00PM: Lower leg, foot & ankle

5:00PM – 5:30PM: Skills integration case study

On You Own Time: Online exam for certification (You will have up to one week after the course to complete the Exam)

Course requirements:

In order to attend a HawkGrips IASTM course, each attendee must meet all of the following criteria:

1. Completed a minimum of 80 course hours of anatomy and physiology

2. Have a working knowledge of the musculoskeletal system and relevant physiology

3. Be able within the scope of professional practice to do assessments by evaluating and/or diagnosing injuries and conditions

4. Have achieved or is a student in their junior or senior year (transcripts required) working towards one or more of the following credentials: ATC, CHT, DC, DO, DOM, MD, MT, OT, OTA, PT, PTA. For other relevant credentials please contact HawkGrips to verify eligibility.

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