IASTM L2 Certification 2018-04-19T11:04:37+00:00

IASTM L2 Expert Practitioner Certification

Benefits of becoming an IASTM L2 Expert Practitioner?

• 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
• Apply to become an IASTM Instructor. Complete the instructor training program and earn extra income teaching.*
• 30% Off any future purchases of additional instruments for Life*
• Website Listing* as IASTM L2 Expert Practitioner
• Voucher for free instrument re-polishing ($160 value)* (once every 2 years max, shipping is not included)

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

Module Only


Module + 2 instruments (Deuce & lil'Alice)


 Module Includes

  • Instrument(s) (lil’Alice and/or Deuce) with travel Case(s)
  • Digital Course Manual on portable flash drive
  • Approved CE/CCU – 8 Contact Hours
  • Certification
  • Certified Expert Provider Website listing
  • 30% Off all future purchases of additional instruments

 Requirements to becoming a IASTM L2 Expert Practitioner?

  • Must have achieved or is a student in your last year working towards one or more of the following credentials: PT, PTA, OT, OTA,  MD, RN, DO, DC, AT, LMT, and CMT.
  • Completed  KOHED IASTM L1 or completed Graston Technique, FAKTR, ASTYM, or Hawk Grips training that includes a lab, we will consider those adequate to register for IASTM L2 Expert Practitioner certification module.
  • Pass written exam with 80% or higher.
  • Pass practical lab exam.


• 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


• Review 7 foundational & introduction to 6 advance strokes
• Proper biomechanics and hand holds
• Utilizing 2 IASTM instruments
• Structure/diagnosis, treatment, protocol*


• Identify and describe and list the understand of anatomy of superficial fascia and deep fascia and the layers of fascial tissue with other tissues as it relates 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.
• 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 and 6 advance strokes.
• Explain the effects of pressure and time limits for IASTM techniques.
• Apply knowledge of optimal patient positions and properly apply the correct strokes for treatment protocols.

1:16 Instructor to Attendee

9:30am-9:45am Check-In
9:45am-11:15am Review of IASTM, Anatomy & Physiology of Fascial and Connective Tissue
11:15am-11:30am Break
11:30am-1:30pm Lab/ Protocols with instruments & review foundational strokes
1:30pm-2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm-4:00pm Review Different Instrument materials, beveled edges, Cross Contamination, Physiology Effects of IASTM Treatments
4:00pm-4:15pm Break
4:15pm-6:15pm Lab/ Protocols of five new strokes
6:30pm-6:45pm Practical Lab Exam and Written Exam
6:45pm-7:00pm Q & A & Participant Evaluations

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.

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