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Level I: IASTM Fundamentals

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BMI Ross Hall Hospital

221 Crookston Road

Glasgow, G52 3NQ

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Physiquipe are delighted to invite you HawkGrips Level I: IASTM Fundamentals. Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation is an increasingly popular technique used by many therapists around the world.

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What are the benefits of IASTM?

– Quicker detection of restrictions in soft tissue
– Quicker and easier to break up tissue densities
– Helps reduce and heal scar tissue
– Easier on therapists hands
– Improving patient outcome whilst reducing clinical treatment time

This 8-hour course covers the basic skills necessary and to safely begin IASTM techniques. In this introductory skills acquisition course, participants will receive hands-on instruction in the proper use of IASTM through a lab-focused teaching format. The course will address proper instrument selection to address body contours and reach target tissues. At the end of the course, attendees will take an online exam for a certification in Level I: IASTM Fundamentals. A passing score of 75% is required to pass the course. Participants may take the exam multiple times to obtain that score.

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Introduction – theoretical basis of IASTM, review of current literature

  • Lecture format to review highlights of the online course material focusing on evidence in current literature and theories behind using IASTM as a treatment technique
  • Review of indications, precautions, and contraindications

Basic handling, tool selection, and basic treatment strokes lab

  • Lab based basic skills component for participants to learn proper tool handing, basic treatment strokes, and proper tool selection based on target tissues using the thigh and knee as a forgiving region for skill acquisition
  • Included is a free-play open lab to allow participants opportunity to have access to tools for free-form learning and question development

Lecture/discussion – treatment integration and dosing

  • Treatment time and frequency
  • Location of IASTM in the flow of therapy visit

Myofascia and cutaneous strokes lab

  • Body regions and specific tools selected to highlight large surface – broad strokes
  • Desensitising strokes targeting cutaneous tissue heighted
  • Surgical incision and superficial scar release strokes highlighted

Deep muscle strokes lab

  • Multiple tools and body regions selected to highlight muscle interfaces and planes
  • Emphasis on tool selection based on body contours, depth of target tissue, and size of target area

Ligament/ tendon treatment strokes lab

  • Strokes specific to ligamentous and tendon tissue targeted
  • Multiple body regions selected for skills acquisition

Hard tissue/soft tissue interface lab

  • Body regions and specific tools selected to highlight strokes to facilitate mobility of bone/tendon/muscle/soft tissue interfaces

Instruction in use of the Multi-tool and skills integration lab

  • Treatment edges
  • Tool orientation for treatment effects
  • Problem solving case study for integration of skills covered in course

Please dress to allow skin access to your entire upper and lower quarters to enhance the learning process.

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