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IASTM Practitioner Certification

Program Information


  1. Understand and integrate the myofascial sequencing model
  2. Define and discuss the neuroanatomy of the fascial system
  3. Identify and demonstrate movement screening techniques to identify faulty movement patterns
  4. Describe the current best-evidence theory and science of IASTM
  5. Practice, demonstrate and integrate assisted fascial manual therapy techniques with functional kinesiology taping to improve movement quality
  6. Understand and demonstrate the ability to provide dry fascial gliding to promote improved ROM


Rocktape Movement Pyramid
Principles of movement control - mobility and motor control 
Mechanical/neurological effects of instrument assisted techniques 
The RockTape Blades Blueprint:

Fascial anatomy/physiology:

Ripple Effects of Fascia Lines

Treatment Vectors

Direction of treatment

Treatment of fascia lines

Copyright : 10/01/2019

Advanced IASTM Practitioner Certification

Program Information


  1. Define, understand and integrate the myofascial sequencing model.
  2. Discover and explore neuroanatomy of the dermal/fascial subsystem.
  3. Recognize and demonstrate skin/fascial glide screening process.
  4. Describe and interpret the current research on IASTM techniques in regard to connective tissue gliding and pain modulation.
  5. Discuss the clinical indications for use of silicone sleeve attachment vs comb attachment.
  6. Practice, demonstrate and integrate advanced IASTM techniques using silicone sleeve and comb attachments when indicated.
  7. Practice and Integrate up and down regulation strokes for autonomic nervous system management.
  8. Analyze and critique common cutaneous nerve entrapments of the upper & lower extremity and trunk.
  9. Compare and contrast the rationale for providing dry fascial gliding strokes to reduce cutaneous nerve entrapments.


Rocktape Movement Pyramid
Introducing mechanical/neurological effects of instrument assisted techniques 
Introducing main principles of mobility restriction – interfascial gliding 
Introducing main principles of sensory modulated pain control 
The RockTape Blades Blueprint:

Introducing sensory blind-spot IASTM 
Neurological Connection
Sensory Stimulation – Interoreception, Pain Gate Theory, Neuromatrix Model 
Graphesthesia Technique – Movement/Sensory Mapping 

The Glide Method – Grip and Glide 
Skin/Fascial Glide Screening Method
Treatment Vectors
MSK DX US integration and application
Progressive TX Method – External Glide, Internal Glide, Movement 
Pain Modulation Stroke - Combing Technique (C-Fiber Stimulation)

Cutaneous Nerve Entrapments:

Peripheral Nerve Entrapment Syndromes and Treatment 

  1. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  2. Sub Occipital Syndrome
  3. Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  4. Superficial Peroneal Syndrome 

Beefing up Glide Stroke 
Incorporate the up/down regulation sections

Copyright : 10/02/2019