Until now, choices were limited if you wanted to learn how instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) could integrate into your patient/athlete care.
You had to buy expensive tools and attend an expensive class that locked you into one way of utilizing IASTM.
FMT Blades IASTM Course introduces the concept of movement therapy and performance enhancement with gentle soft tissue techniques. The term IASTM or “Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation” is commonly paired with the image of steel tools and deep tissue work that can cause redness and bruising on the skin.
Current evidence informs us that IASTM techniques don’t need to be aggressive to deliver superior patient outcomes, the tools may be hard, but the techniques are soft. There are many forms of instruments or tools that can assist a clinician or coach’s skills and tools really do save your hands! You don’t have to buy an expensive set of tools and attend a class that locks you into one way of utilizing IASTM on your patients or athletes. FMT Blades IASTM is a manual therapy and assessment course that encourages students to use clinical reasoning and creativity when incorporating tool work in their practices.
FMT Blades IASTM Course is intended for health professionals with all levels of experience with soft tissue techniques.
Functional Movement Training (FMT) courses are taught by industry leading experts in movement assessment, performance and rehabilitation. CEUs may be offered for DC, ATC, PT, LMTs, LAc, OTs and personal trainers. If your profession & state is unavailable, we do not currently offer CEUs – however, we are continually adding additional licenses.
At the conclusion of the course, attendees will be able to:
- Understand and integrate fascial anatomy, physiology and neurology
- Define and discuss the influence of neuroanatomy on of the fascial subsystem
- Recognize and describe the theory and science of IASTM within the literature
- Explore the location and function of various mechanoreceptors within the skin and describe their functional relationship to human movement
- Identify and demonstrate movement screening techniques to identify faulty movement patterns and match appropriate IASTM techniques to these patterns
- Practice, demonstrate and integrate assisted fascial tooling with functional kinesiology taping to change body-relative movement quality
- Understand and demonstrate the ability to provide dry fascial gliding to promote improved ROM
This course is 6 hours in length and a 30 Question multiple choice quiz will be required after completing the course to receive your CEU certificate. A 70% test score is required to pass and receive CEUs. The quiz can be open book and unlimited attempts on the quiz are allowed.
Rocktape offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all FMT Education courses. If you are not completely satisfied with your educational product purchase and experience, please call 408-912-ROCK for a full refund.
CEU CREDITS: 6 hours
CEUs may be offered for DC, ATC, PT, PTA, OT, LMTs and personal trainers – depending on location and class type.
Course supplies are not included with this course. It is recommended that you have a RockBlades kit or IASTM equivalent to participate in this course.
This course is valid for continuing education credit in the following states, so long as it falls within the scope of practice as outlined by the corresponding state board: AL, AK, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NH, NV, NJ, NC, ND, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WY(Considered distance learning, please check with your board how many hours you are allowed)
Please note that online continuing education is not recognized in the following states: FL, LA, MS, OK, WI
AZ, NM,TN, CEU approval for this course has been submitted and is pending.
*NUHS makes no representation either directly or indirectly that the substantive matter being presented is approved or within respective scope of licensing. It remains the attendees’ responsibility to contact the state board(s) from which they seek continuing education credits for purposes of ensuring said board(s) approves both the delivery method and content as they relate to this event.
AL, CO, CT, IA, MA, ME, MN, NH, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY – FMT Blades meets continuing education requirements for these State Physical Therapy Boards
AR- FMT Blades has been approved by the AR State Physical Therapy Board for 6.0 contact hours.
CA – (FMT Blades 6.0 CEUs) approved by the California Physical Therapy Assocation
KS- FMT Blades is approved by the Kansas Physical Therapy Association for 6.0 CEUS
KY- FMT Blades has been approved by the APTA Kentucky, A Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, for 6 Category 1 contact hour(s).
NJ- FMT Blades is approved by NJ Board of PT Examiners for 6 contact hours.
TX – FMT Blades is approved by TPTA FMT Blades 6 CCUs approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
WV- FMT Blades is approved by the West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy for 6 CEUs
WI- FMT Blades is approved by the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association approved for 6 credits.
FL, LA, VT, NM, NV, NE, MD, OK, TX – CEU applications have been submitted and approvals are pending.
AK, AZ, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, MI, MS, MO, MT, NC, ND, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA – FMT Advanced meets continuing education requirements for these State Physical Therapy Boards by virtue of approval by APTA Kentucky, A Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, for 6 Category 1 contact hours.
DC, IL – FMT Blades (6 contact hours) meets continuing education requirements for these State Physical Therapy Boards by virtue of a National University of Health Sciences approval. NUHS is recognized by the Secretary of States Department of Education.
FMT Blades (BOC Approved provider # P8570) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of (6 hours/CEUs FMT Blades Category A). ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
FMT Blades is approved (#179) by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider
AR, HI, ID, MA, ME, MI, NE, ND, SC, TX, VA, WI OT – FMT Blades meets continuing education requirements for these State OT Boards.
Welcome & introduction of instructor and course participants
Overview of outline of the course; introduction of topics that will be covered as well as description of practical lab experience and presentation of case studies.
What is FMT? Functional Movement Training
Review of framework of the Rocktape Movement Pyramid
IASTM Concepts, not just Techniques (Ch 1)
Introducing main principles of movement control – mobility and motor control Introducing mechanical/neurological effects of instrument assisted techniques
The RockTape Blades Blueprint:
Graded Exposure System
Tissue Tolerance Concept
Feed the Brain, integrating the bio-psych-social model of treatment
Mechanical Effects of IASTM (Ch 2)
Introducing fascial anatomy/physiology:
Can fascia be deformed with mechanical pressures?
Fascial Anatomy and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Assessment of Fascial Function
Densification vs Fibrosis
Neurological Effects of IASTM (Ch 3)
Mechanoreceptor communications to brain, inputs and outputs
Leveraging mechanoreceptor communication for tissue effects with IASTM
Precision training and faulty movement patterns
Tactile acuity and research
IASTM Treatment Considerations (Ch 4)
Treatment Vectors, direction of strokes/influencing fascial systems
Stroke Rates and how they apply to treatment
Pain Modulation Treatment Stroke Techniques (Ch 5)
Interoreception techniques for pain management
Up vs Down Regulation Techniques (Ch 6)
Treatment variables to consider
Fascia’s ability to contract
Modulation of fascial tone
Up Regulation-Pacini Receptor Treatment Stroke Techniques (Ch 7)
Pacini receptor stimulation for upregulation effect
Down Regulation – Ruffini Receptor Treatment Stroke Techniques (Ch 8)
Ruffini receptor stimulation for down regulation effect
Fluid Capture Treatment Stroke Techniques (Ch 9)
Dry glide technique to improve inter-layer fascial gliding
Fluid capture for post-trauma, post-operative or edema management
Human GPS Approach (Ch 10)
Treatment tactical planning, Evaluation and Intervention approaches
Joint by Joint assessment concepts compared to screening function of fascial lines
Movement screen and treatment of dysfunction in movement planes (Ch 11)
Flexion – Sagittal plane, performance front chain
Extension – Sagittal plane, performance back chain
Rotation – Transverse plane, functional chain
Fascial Tracing (Ch 12)
Breakout lab experiences and treatment of fascial lines
Case study presentations (Ch 13)
Screening and treatment strategy discussion and practice for sagittal and frontal lines
Locking in change with Tape as well as RockTape Flex (Ch 14)
Treatment stroke application practice, matching them up to the dysfunctional planes
Summary of course and Q/A (Ch 15)