IASTM L1 Certification 2017-10-10T13:26:24+00:00

IASTM L1 Practitioner Certification

Benefits of taking an IASTM Technique course?

• Expand your scope of practice and your income with additional certified technique while treating patients with a valuable and effective manual technique while saving your hands.
• Promote your professional practice
• Work towards applying to become an IASTM Instructor. Complete the instructor training program and earn extra income teaching.*

*cannot take advantage of these benefits until you pass the practical and written exams IASTM L2 Expert Practitioner.

Module + 2 Instruments


Module + 2 Instruments


Module ONLY


Module ONLY


L1 & L2 Combo



  • History of IASTM
  • Discussion of the differences between different brands of IASTM instruments
  • Latest research on IASTM techniques
  • Indications and contraindications of IASTM techniques
  • Fascia and fascial chain


  • 7 Foundational Strokes
  • Proper biomechanics and hand holds
  • Utilizing Kinesiology Tape
  • Structure/diagnosis, treatment, protocol*


  • Identify and describe the anatomy of superficial fascia, deep fascia, and the layers of fascial tissue with other tissues and recognize how they relate to IASTM
  • Explain the effect of hyaluronic acid and its effect on fascia and how it can affect the lubricant of the hyaluronic acid and its effects on soft tissue
  • Identify and distinguish at least 10 indications and contraindications of IASTM treatment techniques
  • Identify some of the top leading IASTM brands including Graston, Smart Tools, Hawk Grips, and Fibroblaster and discuss the benefits and differences between the brands
  • Classify the different materials for IASTM instruments and point out its effects on cross contamination between patients
  • Apply knowledge of IASTM techniques by physically demonstrating the seven foundational strokes
  • Explain the effects of pressure and time limits on each of the thirty treatment protocols for IASTM techniques
  • Apply the knowledge of optimal patient positions and properly apply the correct strokes for each of the thirty treatment protocols

1:16 Instructor to Attendee

KOHED is required to disclose financial or other association with any manufacture, commercial products/supporters. KOHED discloses such association with Fibroblaster TM. The tape options will be used during the course for demonstration and practice purposes and will be offered for purchase. In no way is the sale of the products the primary purpose of this course. The techniques offered during the course are generalized and providers should decide what IASTM instrument(s) and treatment is best for each individual patient.

Approved Continuing Education (CE) credits & hours in CA, CT, FL, HI, NC, NY, NV, TX, WA… more to come

Continuing education requirements are subject to change.
The licensee is responsible to review board’s regulations and decide if the seminar is acceptable and applicable for continuing education units/hours.