“This is an awesome course! I saw immediate, positive results during the hands-on sections. The instructor had a vast knowledge of the applications, which he applied in the course and in his practice. Excellent course for any level therapist to take.”Patrick Weter, PTA; Swedish American Medical Center, Belvidere, IL
Level I: IASTM Fundamentals
This live 8-hour intermediate level certification course covers the basic skills necessary to safely begin Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) techniques. In this introductory skills-acquisition course, participants will receive hands-on instruction (instructor-to-participant ratio of 1:16) in the proper use of IASTM through a lab-focused teaching format. The course will address proper instrument selection to address body contours and reach target tissues.
Prior to the live course, attendees will participate in a 2-hour online course covering the research and fundamentals of IASTM technique through narrated videos. The course includes watching two videos and taking a short quiz. At the end of the course, attendees will take a 1-hour exam for a certification in Level I: IASTM Fundamentals.
Level II: Advanced IASTM
This live 8-hour advanced level certification course builds on the principles covered in the IASTM Fundamentals course. Using a case-study, lab-focused teaching format (instructor-to-participant ratio of 1:16), advanced treatment strokes are introduced and problem-solving skills are emphasized. This course includes the utilization of motion with IASTM and multi-regional treatment concepts.
Prior to the live course, attendees will participate in a 2-hour online course reviewing the research and fundamentals of IASTM technique from the Level I course through a narrated video. The course includes watching one video, taking a short quiz, and completing a worksheet on a case study that will be reviewed in the live course. At the end of the course, attendees will take a 2-hour exam for a certification in Level II: Advanced IASTM.
Prerequisite: Level I: IASTM Fundamentals OR a comparable 8-hour introductory IASTM course.
We offer a variety of specialty courses, generally by request. Examples include uses of IASTM for geriatric or pediatric patients, and specific conditions such as lymphedema. Other courses are also available.
“I attended the “Core Principles” class offered by HawkGrips and I was very pleased with the organization of the information. The instructor was very knowledgeable and the techniques practical. I was able to return to clinic and put the techniques to use with several patients the first day! I was very impressed with the outcomes from implementing this in our clinic! So were the patients!”Barbara Deering, PT, CLT-LANA, CAPP (Pelvic), CKTP; Florida Hospital Deland Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Deland, FL
Am I Qualified to Attend a HawkGrips Certification Course?
The target audience is limited to those who have achieved, or are a student in their junior or senior year (transcripts required) working towards one or more of the following credentials: ATC, CHT, CLT, DC, DO, DOM, MD, MT, ND, OT, OTA, PT, PTA, RN. For other relevant credentials, please contact HawkGrips to verify eligibility.
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