Project Description

Benefits of becoming a Certified IASTM Specialist 2.0?

  • 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 Certified IASTM Specialist

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


1:16 Instructor to Attendee

MODULE Includes

  • Titanium Instrument(s) (lil’Alice and/or Deuce) with genuine leather case(s)
  • 30% Off all future purchases of additional instruments for LIFE*
  • Certified Expert Provider website listings
  • Digital course manual on portable flash drive
  • Approved CE/CCU – 8 Contact Hours
  • Certificate of completion
  • History of IASTM
  • Review Latest research on IASTM
  • Indications and contraindications of IASTM
  • Fascia and fascial chain
  • Review 7 Foundational & Intro 5 advance strokes
  • Proper biomechanics and hand holds
  • Utilizing 2 advance IASTM instruments
  • Structure/diagnosis, treatment, protocol
  • Identify and correctly 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.
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of seven foundational IASTM technique strokes and five new strokes.
  • Demonstrate and apply proper ergonomics and safe application using IASTM.
  • Recognize considerations using IASTM techniques.
  • Identify cross contamination risks using IASTM instruments.
9:30am– 9:45am Check-In
9:45am – 11:45am Review of IASTM, Anatomy & Physiology of Fascial and Connective Tissue
11:45am – 12:00pm Break
12:00pm – 2:00pm Lab/ Protocols with mini instrument, review foundational strokes
2:00pm – 2:30pm Lunch
2:30pm – 4:30pm Review Lecture/Review Different Instrument Materials, Beveled Edges, Cross Contamination, Physiology Effects of IASTM Treatments
4:30pm – 4:45pm Break
4:45pm – 6:45pm Lab/ Protocols of five new strokes
6:45pm – 7:00pm Practical Lab Exam and Written Exam
7:00pm – 7:15pm Q&A/Participant Evaluations


Module Only


Module + 1 instrument (lil'A)


Module + 2 instruments



Module Only


Module + 1 instrument (lil'A)


Module + 2 instruments


 Requirements to becoming a Certified IASTM Specialist 2.0?

  • Must have achieved or is a student in your last year working towards one or more of the following credentials: AT, DC, DO, LMT, CMT, MD, OT, OTA, PT, PTA, or RN.
  • Completed  KOHED/AQuire IASTM L1 or completed Graston Technique, FAKTR, ASTYM, or Hawk Grips training that includes a lab, we will consider those adequate to register for Certified IASTM Specialist 2.0 certification module.
  • Pass written exam with 80% or higher.
  • Pass practical lab exam.

KOHED/AQuire is required to disclose financial or other association with any manufacture, commercial products/supporters. KOHED/AQuire discloses such association with Fibroblaster TM. The instrument options 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.