The utilization of IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) tools in manual therapy has become increasingly popular over the last 10 years, especially in orthopedic and sports settings.  There has traditionally been a gap in the literature for the appropriate dosage, timing, and frequency for the proper application of IASTM for musculoskeletal lesions in the physical therapy and athletic training arenas.

This online course will review the structural functions of connective tissue elements in various layers of tissues and pathologies, expose the listener to the large variety of IASTM tools that are now out in the market, and propose general treatment strategies for common orthopedic and sports impairments.  The online course will provide an introduction to Negative Pressure STM, as well as treatment targets for MFD (anatomy, physiology, and clinical reasoning).

Benefits of Myofascial Decompression:

  • Increase the efficiency of motion with negative pressure tools through fascial mobility and neuromuscular re-education
  • Improve outcomes with inefficient movement patterns, sports injuries, chronic orthopedic issues, overuse injuries, postural syndromes
  • Learn to distinguish differences in manual therapy approaches utilizing various IASTM tools

RUN TIME:  1 hour

Unit 1:  Negative Pressure STM:  Level 1: Introduction

Unit 2:  Treatment Targets for MFD:  Anatomy, Physiology, Histology, Clinical Reasoning

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