Intro to Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
Learn about Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) and how it can benefit your practice, save your hands, improve outcomes and prolong your career. Discussion topic includes definition, basic application, soft tissue healing principles, review of the literature and application in practice. Explore the instruments and tools to make your treatments easier and more effective. Stop with cookie cutter techniques and start critical thinking & application – including active mobilization therapies, foam rolling, fascial cupping/lifting and functional rehab protocols. See how IASTM is an extension of your body that will give you renewed confidence in skills to use in practice.
IASTM Home Study
The IASTM Home Study is the only online course on the market that examines the foundation of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM), and evaluates the research, benefits, and effectiveness of IASTM. Learn about IASTM and how it can benefit your practice, save your hands, improve outcomes and prolong your career.
Learn to identify tissue specific causes of pathology that can be applied to a many conditions throughout the body, and that your patients deal with every day! By keeping a few key concepts in mind you will be better able to find the true cause of pathology rather than just addressing the symptoms and hopefully get better results and improve your practice.
We will focus on a variety of conditions by tissue type and by the end, you should be able to successfully recognize and assess these conditions. You will also learn that your assessment can be therapeutic and improve the efficiency of your patient visits, how to use evidence based treatment goals and techniques for the condition.
This course discusses the basic aspects of massage draping—an important step in preparing for a physical exam. With this course, participants can become confident in their draping practice to relax the patient and focus on their comfort and care. Each lesson is specific to a draping area of the body (female and male). Lessons provide detailed information about proper positioning, noticing edges and corners as an important aspect of draping, gaining informed consent along the way, placement of pillows, and alternative positioning.