Physioneeds Academy

International Certificate in Soft tissue Manual therapy

Course objectives

The course includes the theories and hands on approach on providing effective soft tissue techniques
relevant to your patients’ needs, to setting up a practice and retaining clients,with the physiological,
physical,therapeutic and psychological aspects of myofascial techniques.
The course explains how each soft tissue technique benefits each area and details particular benefits to
the body,during specific pain areas and also both Pre and Post sports event.
Course includes Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation, Muscle Release (MFR) Technique,Fascial
reorganization,Positional release,3 D release,Muscle energy technique, Deep tissue release, Active
release technique,Trigger point release, Deep friction massage, Effleurage, Petrissage, Friction, and
Tapotement,Stretching along with self massage techniques. You’ll learn how each works and the
different methods used within each type.

Course Content:

Introduction to Soft tissue manual therapy
Anatomy and Physiology – MUSCLE
Anatomy and Physiology – CONNECTIVE TISSUE
Anatomy and Physiology – NERVE TISSUE
Anatomy and Physiology –MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINT
Science of Muscle Palpation
Body mechanics of Manual therapist
Draping and Positioning
Soft tissue assessment
Basic strokes
Tools and equipments


Head,Neck and Face
Shoulder,Chest and Upper back
Arm,Forearm and Hand
Trunk and Abdomen

Pelvis and Hip
Thigh and Leg
Ankle and Foot


IASTM- Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation
Trigger point release
Deep tissue release
Sports massage
Positional release
Muscle release technique – MFR
3 D Release
Self massage
Muscle energy technique – MET
Fascial reorganization
Active release technique


  • Course Outcome:


  • Global emphasis to work with body builders, wrestlers, runners, footballers, cyclists, swimmers, golfers,
    cricketers, tennis players and other athletes is laid.
  • The participants would be well versed with the
    following injuries:
    • Plantar fasciitis
    • Shin splints
    • ITB syndrome
    • Hamstring strain
    • Neck pain
    • Headache
    • TMJ disorder
    • Adhesive capsulitis
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Kyphosis
    • Scoliosis
    • Lordosis
    • Constipation
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Muscular strains
    • Back pain
    • Ankle sprains
    • Patellar tendonitis
    • Tennis elbow
    • Golfers elbow
    • Post-Surgical and
    • Traumatic Scars
    • Myofascial Pain and Restrictions
    • Musculoskeletal
    • Imbalances
    • Chronic Joint Swelling
    • Associated with
    • Sprains/Strains
    • Ligament Sprains
    • Non-Acute Bursitis
    • Chronic Ankle Sprains
    • Rotator cuff strain etc.


Calicut, India

Date: 28-30 June 2024 Instructor: Dr. Chakshu Bansal

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Who this is for:

  • Physiotherapists 
  • Exercise Specialists 
  • Rehab Specialists 
  • Strength / Conditioning Coach 
  • Athletic Trainers 
  • Osteopaths 
  • Chiropractors 
  • Medical Practitioners 
  • Sports coach
  • Healthcare professional
  • Manual Therapist 
  • Personal Trainers 
  • Fitness trainer

Students will receive:

  • Course Manual
  • Certificate



  • Theory online/offline Examination
  • Practical- Individual Testing

What is granted upon completion:

  • Certificate of STMT
  • Length of course: 24 hours

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