Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM) Online CE/Training

“Teaching The Science Behind The Movement”

Learn New Skill & Earn Continuing Education Credit !

Approvals: State Physical Therapy Boards | APTA State Chapters | NCTMB


Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation IASTMInstrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM) – 12 Hours
Includes: A 144 Page PDF Course Manual + 12 Videos 
Brochure: Click Here | 100+ Illustrations and Graphics
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$85

This Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM) course was designed to be systematic, evidenced-based and most importantly, have direct application that can be used immediately with your patients. A 144 page comprehensive CEU course/training manual divided into 12 distinct chapters. The course is filled with over 100+ illustrations and graphics to enhance the learning experience. The participant will have access to over 12 videos that compliment and review each of the 12 chapters of the home study course. 

Course Outline (144 Page Home Study Material in PDF + 12 Videos):
Chapter 1: Foundation and why behind of IASTM
Chapter 2: Research and effectiveness of IASTM
Chapter 3: Principles and benefits of IASTM
Chapter 4: Physiologic and neurophysiologic responses of IASTM
Chapter 5: Type of tools available
Chapter 6: Type of strokes, application and use
Chapter 7: Indications, precautions and contraindications with IASTM
Chapter 8: Fascia, fascial chain and the fascial slings
Chapter 9: Trigger points and adaptive shortening
Chapter 10: Clinical Patterns of Movement Dysfunctions and using IASTM
Chapter 11: IASTM techniques for upper body (cervical, shoulder, thoracic and elbow)
Chapter 12: IASTM techniques for lower body (lumbar, hip, knee and ankle regions)
Videos: Separate Video Provided for Each Chapter (Over 12 Videos)
Exam / Quiz – 25 MCQs (Passing Score Required: 70% or better)


Why use IASTM?

  • Significantly increases range of motion (ROM)
  • Decreases peripheral resistance whereby increasing tissue temperature
  • Decreases pain
  • Increases microcirculation
  • Increases tissue perfusion and alters micro vascular morphology in the vicinity of healing knee ligaments
  • Accelerates tissue and ligament healing
  • Reduces the compression forces on the clinicians hands, especially the DIP joint
Course Author: Chris Gellert, PT, MMusc & Sportsphysio, MPT, CSCS, C-IASTM
Chris has been a practicing physical therapist for 18 years, uniquely is also a personal trainer with over 20 years experience and has taught seminars, courses and at conferences to personal trainers, massage therapists, physical therapy assistants and physical therapists for the past 15 years. He has developed over 15 home study courses, 5 live seminars and webinars teaching the foundation science, functional assessments and application science on human movement. His expertise is in orthopedics, particularly the spine, but has a insatiable desire teaching allied health professionals and fitness professionals on human movement, post rehabilitation training and related topics. Chris will be pursuing a Fellowship in Orthopedics and Manual Therapy as well as an advanced Doctorate of Science (DSc) in the near future.

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM) Course Approvals: Approved for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, and Licensed Massage Therapists (4 CEUs – Approved Provider # 1119 By The NCTMB through Pinnacle Training & Consulting Systems).

Note: APTA Component (TPTA) Approval – TPTA APS#: 2101042TX (2/1/2018 To 1/31/2021)

Alabama – Does Not Pre-Approve Courses. We Meet Board Requirements
Alaska – Accepts CEUs Approved by Other State Physical Therapy Board.
Arizona – Accepts CEUs Approved by Other State Physical Therapy Board.
Arkansas – Approved Directly by Arkansas PT Board. Lifetime Approval
California – Physical Therapy Board of California (PTBC) Approved Provider. Lifetime Approval
Colorado: Accepts CEUs Approved by Other State Physical Therapy Board.
Connecticut – Accepts CEUs Approved by Other State Physical Therapy Board & APTA Component (TPTA) Approval.
Delaware – Accepts CEUs Approved by National Governing Body or A Fellow State Licensing Board
District of Columbia – Accepts Courses Approved by APTA Component (TPTA) Approval.
Florida – Florida Board of Physical Therapy Rule Approved Provider. CE Broker Provider # 50-20979
Georgia – Approved Through APTA Component (TPTA) Approval.
Hawaii – Accepts CEUs Approved by Other State Physical Therapy Board.
Idaho – Approved Through APTA Component (TPTA) Approval.
Illinois – IDFPR Approved Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor – License # 216000304
Indiana – Approved Through APTA Component (TPTA) Approval.
Iowa – Meets Board Requirements
Kansas – Accepts CEUS Approved by Other State Physical Therapy Board.
Kentucky – Accepts CEUS Approved by Other State Physical Therapy Board & APTA Component (TPTA) Approval.
Louisiana – Approved by Louisiana Physical Therapy Board For 2020
Maryland – Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Approved (Expires – December 2022) – Approval
Michigan – Approved Through APTA Component (TPTA) Approval.
Minnesota – Approved Through APTA Component (TPTA) Approval.
Mississippi – As “Per Mississippi Regulation Part 3103 Rule 5.4 (1): All Courses Approved Through APTA Component (TPTA) Approval.
Missouri – Approved Through APTA Component (TPTA) Approval.
Montana – Approved Through APTA Component (TPTA) Approval.
Nebraska – Accepts CEUS Approved by Other State Physical Therapy Board & APTA Component (TPTA) Approval.
Nevada – Approved by Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy (Expires – 7/31/2021)
New Hampshire – Does Not Pre-Approve, We Meet Board Requirements
New Jersey – Not Approved
New Mexico – Approved Through APTA Component (TPTA) Approval.
New York – NY State Dept. Of Education (NYSED), Office of The Professions (Approved Until 1/22/2023) Approved Provider
North Carolina – Approved Through APTA Component (TPTA) Approval.
North Dakota – Approved Through APTA Component (TPTA) Approval.
Ohio – OPTA Approval # 19S0789 (Approval 3/1/2019 to 3/1/2020)
Oklahoma – Approved by Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision Approved Category B Courses
Oregon – Approved Through APTA Component (TPTA) Approval.
Pennsylvania – All Courses Approved Through APTA Component (TPTA) Approval. Rule Approved
Rhode Island – Approved Through APTA Component (TPTA) Approval.
South Carolina – South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Rule Approved Provider. CE Broker Provider # 50-20979
South Dakota – Accepts CEUS Approved by Other State Physical Therapy Board & APTA Component (TPTA) Approval.
Tennessee – Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy Rule Approved Provider. CE Broker Provider # 50-20979
Texas – Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) Approved APS#: 2101042TX (2/1/2018 To 1/31/2021)
Utah – Accepts CEUS Approved by Other State Physical Therapy Board.
Vermont – Approved Through APTA Component (TPTA) Approval.
Virginia – Approved Through APTA Component (TPTA) Approval.
Washington – Accepts CEUS Approved by Other State Physical Therapy Board.
West Virginia – No Approved
Wisconsin – Accepts CEUS Approved by Other State Physical Therapy Board & APTA Component (TPTA) Approval.
Wyoming – Approved Through APTA Component (TPTA) Approval.

Note: TPTA (Texas Physical Therapy Association Approved) APS#: 2101042TX (2/1/2018 To 1/31/2021)

Massage Therapists: Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation For Licensed Massage Therapists is approved for 4 CEUs – Approved Provider # 1119 By The NCTMB through Pinnacle Training & Consulting Systems, LLC.


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