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IASTM: Practitioner Certification: Combining Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization & Movement to Improve Function & Performance

Brett Sanders
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The days of painful techniques that lead to excessive bruising are over – welcome to the future of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM).

Rather than the old aggressive mechanical model, this certification course focuses on the neurological effects of IASTM. Modern IASTM is designed to work with the patient’s neurological system to manage symptoms, motor control and biomechanics with a very safe and gentle approach.

This framework offers a dynamic assessment philosophy designed to arm clinicians and clients with an innovative approach to treatment. By incorporating a joint by joint analysis of skin, fascial anatomy, and muscles, you will be able to incorporate IASTM to:

  • Reduce pain
  • Increase mobility
  • Enhance proprioception
  • Boost performance

Instructed by industry-leading clinicians, this hands-on certification program equips you with all the skills you’ll need to begin using IASTM with the patients across the continuum of care.

Get impressive results without aggressive techniques – your patients (and your hands) will thank you!



NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live interactive webcast. This webcast is a broadcast of a live event. You will be able to type questions to the speaker. The speaker will see the questions and address them during the presentation as time allows. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web based activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

Athletic Trainers

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PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 hours of Category A continuing education.

Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants


PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.

Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.

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Personal Trainers

This course has been approved by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-BOC) for .6 CEUs. PESI, Inc.’s Provider Number is 544.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. This certificate is proof of your attendance. Please retain it in your records or use for submission as proof of completion when required.

California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

California Physical Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This course will qualify for 6.0 continuing competency hours.

Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This course qualifies for 6.0 CE Credit Hours.

New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This course qualifies for 7.2 contact hours. 

North Carolina Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Provider Number: 216-000071. This intermediate course is approved by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners by virtue of PESI Inc. approved provider status with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education hours.

Ohio Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This course has been approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association for 6.0 hours.

Pennsylvania Physical Therapists and Assistants

The Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes approval by all other state boards. This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists.

Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 6.0 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Utah Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This course has been reviewed by the UPTA Accreditation Committee and granted 6.0 continuing education units (CEUs). Certificate #: .

Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 360 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



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Brett Sanders, MS, OTR/L, CEAS, began his career as an occupational therapist over 20 years ago, treating hand injuries, burns, and acute care patients at St. Agnes Hospital in Philadelphia. Since then, he has gone on to offer onsite therapy services in a wide variety of settings and industries, from pharmaceuticals to aerospace, specializing in resolving complex ergonomic issues and repetitive strain injuries.

Today, Mr. Sanders oversees a nine-state territory as Regional Manager of WorkStrategies for Select Medical’s outpatient division, where he manages national onsite injury prevention programming with clients such as Amazon and Ahold/Giant. A leader and national educator in onsite therapy and ergonomics, he is frequently sought after to consult and train on ergonomics, job and risk analysis, workplace safety, post offer testing, functional capacity evaluation, early symptom intervention, and onsite rehabilitation.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Brett Sanders has an employment relationship with Nova Care Rehabilitation Company – Select Medical. He receives an honorarium from RockTape. Mr. Sanders receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Brett Sanders has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

Additional Info

Program Information


Click here to purchase the DVD recording from our product store. CE hours and approvals on products may differ from live CE approvals.

Additional Resources

To order the item, RockTape Taping Variety Pack, please visit our product store.

To order the item, RockBlades 2.0 - Complete Soft Tissue IASTM System, please visit our product store.

Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.

Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


  1. Discuss the myofascial sequencing model.
  2. Analyze the neuroanatomy of the fascial system.
  3. Utilize movement screening techniques to identify faulty movement patterns.
  4. Examine the current best-evidence theory and science of IASTM.
  5. Integrate assisted fascial manual therapy techniques with functional kinesiology taping to improve movement quality.
  6. Design effective plans of care that incorporate dry fascial gliding to promote improved range of motion.


  • Movement, mobility, and motor control
  • Movement Pyramid framework
  • Fascial anatomy/physiology
  • Physiological/neurological effects of instrument-assisted techniques
  • Graded exposure system
  • Tissue tolerance concept
  • Feed the brain
  • Sagittal, frontal, and transverse plane patterns
  • Is it a mobility or a stability problem?
  • Common problems associated with faulty planar movement patterns
  • Ripple effect
  • Treatment strokes
  • Vectors, rate, and time under manipulation
  • Planar motion and fascial lines
  • Evaluate up- and downstream from target area
  • Upper body
    • Low back pain
    • Headaches
    • Neck strains
    • Rotator cuff tendinosis/itis
    • Lateral & medial epicondylitis
  • Lower body
    • IT band issues
    • Knee pain
    • Plantar fasciitis
    • Ankle sprain/strains
  • Scar tissue
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Post-operative swelling
  • Neurological complaints
  • Up & down regulation of tissues
  • Combine manual therapy, taping, and movement
  • Corrective exercise strategies
  • Improving stability following mobility enhancement
  • Myofascial gliding and release
  • Comprehensive strategies for improving function and performance
  • Is bruising necessary?
  • Determine appropriate treatment time
  • Prevent hand fatigue
  • Maintain control of tools when using emollient creams

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Massage Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Personal Trainers



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