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Level I - IASTM Fundamentals - San Diego CA - January 27th, 2018

This course is approved for 8-9 CEUs. Click here for number of CEUs approved for your state.

  • Course Description

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    This 8-hour course covers the basic skills necessary and to safely begin Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (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 exam for a certification in Level I: IASTM Fundamentals.

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

  • Who Should Attend

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    In order to attend a HawkGrips IASTM course, each attendee must meet all of the following criteria:

    1. Completed a minimum of 80 course hours of anatomy and physiology

    2. Have a working knowledge of the musculoskeletal system and relevant physiology

    3. Be able within the scope of professional practice to do assessments by evaluating and/or diagnosing injuries and conditions

    4. Have achieved or is a student in their junior or senior year (transcripts required) working towards one or more of the following credentials: ATC, CHT, CLT, DC, DO, DOM, MD, MT, ND, OT, OTA, PT, PTA, RN.

    For other relevant credentials please contact HawkGrips to verify eligibility.

  • Course Outline

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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
    • Desensitizing 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

Level I - IASTM Fundamentals - San Diego CA - January 27th, 2018

  • $ 34900