- 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 beginner IASTM instruments
- 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 correctly 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.
- Apply knowledge of IASTM techniques by physically demonstrating the seven foundational strokes.
- Apply proper ergonomics and safe application using IASTM.
- Recognize considerations using IASTM techniques.
- Identify cross contamination risks using IASTM instruments.
(AT, DC, DO, LMT, MD, ND, OT, OTA, PT, PTA)
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.