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.

Not anymore.

FMT Blades – IASTM Certification

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.  FMTBlades 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 healthprofessionals with all levels of experience with soft tissue techniques.  

FMT Blades Advanced – IASTM Certification

FMT Blades Advanced Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) Course 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 IASTM also introduces pain modulation techniques via use of an additional IASTM tool attachment, the neurosensory comb.   

This course is intended for health professionals who have already attained a basic understanding of IASTM techniques.   

The Functional Movement Training (FMT) Certification Series are presented by industry leading experts in movement, assessment and rehabilitation. CEUs may be offered for DC, ATC, PT, LMTs, LAc, OTs and personal trainers – depending on location and class type. 

Educational Learning Outcomes for FMT Blades IASTM Course:

After this course the participant 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

Educational Learning Outcomes For FMT Blades Advanced IASTM Course:

After this course the participant will be able to:

• Define, understand and integrate the myofascial sequencing model

• Discover and explore neuroanatomy of the dermal/fascial subsystem

• Recognize and demonstrate  skin/fascial glide screening process

• Describe and interpret the research of IASTM in regard to connective tissue gliding and discomfort* modulation

• Discuss the clinical indications for use of silicone sleeve attachment vs comb attachment 

• Practice, demonstrate and integrate advanced IASTM techniques using silicone sleeve and comb attachments when indicated

• Analyze and critique common cutaneous nerve entrapments of the upper & lower extremity and trunk

• Compare and contrast the rationale for providing dry fascial gliding strokes to reduce cutaneous nerve entrapments

Join the Ranks of FMT Certified Movement Professionals

Functional Movement Techniques (FMT) Certification courses are led by industry leading experts in movement assessment and therapy.  CEUs may be offered for DC, ATC, PT, LMTs, OTs and personal trainers – depending on location and class type. FMT Certified professionals receive an additional 10% discount on purchases after taking a class.

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Included in FMT Blades

Your FMT Blades registration includes RockBlades 2.0 (for attendees that purchased with course), RockTape 2” Roll Kinesiology Tape, and RockRub Stick

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Included in FMT Blades Advanced

Your FMT Blades Advanced registration includes RockBlades Mohawk (for attendees that purchased with course), and 2-point Discrimination Tool

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Virtual, On-Demand Course – FMT Blades and Blades Advanced

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