FMT Blades introduces the concepts of movement and performance enhancement via the evidence- based use of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) techniques. IASTM tools do not require an aggressive, heavy handed approach to result in improved patient outcomes. The FMT Blades certification will review screening procedures to identify dysfunctional movement patterns and utilizes soft tissue tools to improve patient conditions such as pain, muscle dysfunction, neurological complaints and pathological scars. The anatomy, physiology and neurologic qualities of myofascial connective tissue is introduced, discussed and presented via an evidence-based approach. IASTM intervention strategies will be combined with kinesiology taping and corrective exercise techniques to deliver a comprehensive approach to patient care. Teaching methods include presentations and workshops with a hands-on lab environment.
This course is intended for practitioners and therapists with all levels of experience with soft tissue mobilization techniques. Each participant will own their soft tissue tool set after this course.
Functional Movement Training (FMT) Certification courses are led by industry leading experts in movement assessment, performance and rehabilitation.
FMT Blades Advanced IASTM Certification introduces the concept of mechanical gliding of skin, fascia and nerve. It also presents concepts of neuro-sensory pain modulation via Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization. IASTM tools are designed to be used with very gentle applications of force, aggressive techniques with heavy pressure are no longer required. The anatomy, physiology and neurology of myofascial soft tissue is presented, along with a review of concepts of interlayer connective tissue gliding during normal human movement. Students will learn IASTM techniques using a rubber sleeve attachment for added tissue traction to treat gliding dysfunctions of skin, fascia and nerve. FMT Blades Advanced also introduces pain modulation techniques via use of an additional IASTM tool attachment, the neurosensory comb.
This course is intended for performance professionals and therapists who have already attained a basic understanding of soft tissue techniques. Each participant will keep their soft tissue tool set after this course.
Functional Movement Training (FMT) Certification courses are led by industry leading experts in movement assessment and therapy.