Physioneeds Academy


Unlike Gua Sha, IASTM is used to assist manual therapists to quickly scan for tissue dysfunctions.This course will teach participants how to use the tool to scan for adhesions/ scar tissues and then proceed to breaking them down by body parts. Participants will also learn how to integrate it for pain reduction and in helping with rehabilitation processes along with increasing of ROM.
Course description
This course will teach participants about our IASTM and its application on clients/ patients. Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization or Simply IASTM is a new range of tool which enables clinicians to efficiently locate and treat individuals diagnosed with soft tissue dysfunction. IASTM is performed with ergonomically designed instruments that detect and treat fascial restrictions, encourage rapid localization and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis, chronic inflammation, or degeneration. With any Manual therapy treatment ,supplementation with exercises and additional modalities e.g. joint mobilization designed to correct biomechanical deficiencies by addressing musculoskeletal strength and muscle imbalances throughout the entire kinetic chain should be used in conjunction with IASTM. If you do any type of soft tissue work in your practice or interested in adding a new tool to it, then this IASTM clinic is for you.
Course aims
This course is specifically designed for anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of IASTM and how to integrate them into your current practice or repertoire of skills. To help clinicians/participants learn how to assess a someone to get the most out of your treatment to using advance IASTM methods to correct MS dysfunction and conditions. Come to this clinic if you want to learn to be very diverse in practical decision making for the tools applications and make the right choice to buying one. The best part about this course is that you do not have to purchase our tools in order to learn different techinques used with other types of IASTM. Learn the many evidence based techniques to help treat, release and accelerate your healing time for your patients, clients and athletes.
Course Outcome
Participants will be able to use the tool for clinical treatment correctly. Be able to integrate to the current practice seamlessly. Correctly identify, address and modify techniques for treatment. Have a strong understanding of how to use any IASTM tool in the market apart from the Toolang. International listings (IASTM provider list) for IASTM Practitioners and your practice.
Course details at a glance :
  • Introduction to Gua Sha and IASTM
  • Types of tool and how to choose them
  • Tools anatomy
  • Handling of tools/ techniques
  • Treatment/ prognosis
  • S.C.M protocol
  • Modifying techniques
  • Kinetic chain release
  • Practitioner positioning 


  • Body parts that may be worked at a glance:
    • Plantar fascia
    • Calcaneus
    • Achilles tendon
    • Calves
    • Shins
    • Thighs
    • Hamstring
    • IT band
    • Piriformis
    • SI joint
    • Glute medius
    • Paraspinals
    • Erectors
    • Lats
    • Rhomboids
    • Teres M/M
    • Rotator cuff
    • Infraspinatus
    • supraspinatus
    • Upper traps
    • Ribs
    • Diaphragm
    • Chest
    • Shoulders
    • Triceps
    • Biceps
    • Forearm
    • posterior
    • anterior
  • MS conditions you can expect to use IASTM at a glance:
    • Plantar Fascitis
    • Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
    • Patellar Tendinitis
    • Tibialis Posterior Tendinitis
    • Heel Pain /Achilles Tendinitis
    • Post-Surgical and Traumatic Scars
    • Myofascial Pain and Restrictions
    • Musculoskeletal Imbalances
    • Chronic Joint Swelling Associated with Sprains/Strains
    • Ligament Sprains
    • Muscle Strains
    • Non-Acute Bursitis
    • Back Pain
    • Trigger Finger
    • Hip Pain (Replacements)
    • IT Band Syndrome
    • Shin Splints
    • Chronic Ankle Sprains
    • Acute Ankle Sprains (Advanced Technique)
    • Scars (Surgical, Traumatic)
Graduation requirements
Be able to understand apply the correct application of the tool.
Note: To graduate, the above requirements must be met. Participants will be practicing/ exposing body parts such as thighs, hamstrings, chest, glutes, ribs etc. You will be advised to wear and use the appropriate attire to allow conducive learning and lab experience. Sport shorts and sport tops for both males and females will be assumed during the clinic.


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Who this is for:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Exercise Specialists
  • Rehab Specialists
  • Strength / Conditioning Coach
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Osteopaths
  • Chiropractors
  • Medical Practitioners
  • Rolfers
  • Licensed/ Registered Manual Therapist
  • Personal Trainers
  • Manual Therapists

Students will receive:

  • Course Manual
  • Exclusive price for purchase of Tools (strictly for participants)
  • Certificate for practitioners


Gross anatomy knowledge will be helpful prior to the course.
Only qualified/ registered health / medical professionals.
  • BPT
  • MPT
  • Sports Fellowships
  • Any other Documented Proof is need



  • Theory online/offline Examination
  • Practical- Individual Testing

What is granted upon completion:

  • Certificate of IASTM
  • Length of course: 24 hours

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