IASTM: Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (16 hours)

Advance your treatment outcomes with Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), an innovative approach to Myofascial Therapy for bodywork practitioners. This cutting-edge technique has revolutionized the approach to soft tissue mobilization, offering a non-invasive, highly effective method for treating a wide array of conditions; ideal for client and self-care alike. The course is designed to take massage therapy & bodywork to the next level.

Course Objectives:

  • Introduction to IASTM: Understand the fundamentals of IASTM, its history, and its role in modern physical therapy and massage practices.
  • Tools and Techniques: Get hands-on training with various IASTM tools, including flat and curved bars, rubber balls, and brushes, and learn the correct methods to apply pressure effectively.
  • Treatment Protocols: Master the skills to address specific conditions like muscle and tendon injuries, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, sports injuries, and more.
  • Biomechanics of Scar Tissue: Learn how IASTM breaks down scar tissue and fascial restrictions, restoring normal texture, flexibility, and function of soft tissues.
  • Safety and Best Practices: Understand the safety protocols to avoid overuse and ensure effective treatment.
  • Patient Assessment and Aftercare: Learn to assess patient needs accurately and advise on aftercare to maximize the therapy's benefits.

Benefits of IASTM:

  • Quicker recovery from injuries
  • Effective treatment for acute and chronic conditions
  • Increased blood flow and oxygenation for healthy and healing tissue
  • Improved flexibility and range of motion
  • Prevention of overuse injuries

Who Should Attend: This course is ideal for massage therapists, wellness practitioners, and anyone in the physical therapy field looking to expand their skill set and offer advanced therapeutic techniques to their clients.

Course Outcome: Upon completion, participants will be proficient in using IASTM tools and techniques to enhance their professional as well as their self-care practice. Attendees will be equipped to provide relief from chronic pain, improve healing processes, and offer a broader range of treatments to their clients. All techniques will equally serve for self-care measures.

Prerequisites: Therapeutic Massage Level 2 or equivalent & Anatomy