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IASTM 101

  • Board Restrictions note: Co-sponsored courses may not be eligible for CE in Tennessee; Credit calculations may vary for New Mexico approval
  • Course Description 

    This 1.5-hour introductory course is designed to give an overview of the research and basis for instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM). This is a home-study course and therefore does not teach clinicians how to perform IASTM but instead review the relevant physiology and most current evidence on the theories behind IASTM as well as the key fundamentals of the technique. Clinicians should always perform treatments within their clinical scope. At the end of the course, participants will take a quiz to ensure comprehension and must pass with a score of 75% or better. 

     

    Objectives

    • List the 4 main theories on how IASTM works

    • Theorize safe application of IASTM on a variety of soft tissue dysfunctions given two case studies on the quiz

    • List the 6 basic IASTM strokes

    • List at least 4 precautions and contraindications to IASTM

    • Rationalize appropriate patient response to IASTM given two case studies on the quiz

    InstructorTrista Barish, MS, ATC
    About the InstructorTrista earned her bachelor’s degree from Boston University (BU) in 2011 and master’s degree from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 2013. She completed her thesis work on the effects of IASTM versus massage in alleviating signs and symptoms of delayed-onset muscle soreness. She worked as Director of Education at HawkGrips for over three years – a role in which she coordinated HawkGrips continuing education courses and instructed clinicians on how to appropriately incorporate HawkGrips products into daily practice. She now works as a Territory Sales Representative for Performance Health. Prior to working with HawkGrips, Trista was an assistant athletic trainer at Holy Family University (HFU) in Philadelphia. Prior to HFU, she worked as a graduate assistant at West Chester. Trista was first exposed to IASTM in 2010 by a preceptor during her time at BU. Her initial spark of interest grew after taking a CEU course on the subject and incorporating IASTM into her daily practice. After seeing years of great results with her athletes by utilizing IASTM, Trista’s passion lies in training other sports-medicine clinicians on how to achieve the same positive outcomes. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, mostly off-key, and almost always sings while teaching!
    Subject BreakdownCourse Outline Video 1 - PowerPoint recording Introduction & Disclaimer Disclaimer to inform all participants that the course does not teach clinicians how to perform IASTM Review Soft Tissue Injury & relevant physiology IASTM Origins IASTM Theories & Current Research Fundamentals of IASTM Precautions & Contraindications Product differences Beveled edges Treatment considerations & expectations Review & Conclusion Video 2 - Video of treatment Strokes & order of treatment over lateral forearm 30-Question Quiz Course Schedule Video 1 (PowerPoint Recording): 52 minutes Video 2 (Treatment demonstration): 9 min 30-Question Quiz: approx. 30 min TOTAL: approx. 1.5 hours
    Total Credits1.50
    FormatDistance - On-demand
    Course Outline101_Course Info (3).pdf
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