IASTM Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation – 10 Hours

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Our 1 day, 10 hours Certificated IASTM Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation course launched in March 2019 this year.

We run our MSK courses with 4 – 6 candidates maximum and are offering 3 early bird places on each course at £525 per candidate saving £75. 

To book an early bird place please email and call us as these spaces can only be booked via website, BACS transfer or payment over the phone. Terms and conditions apply.


Why learn and use Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM)?


Objectives of IASTM

Sports Therapy Scotland education combined with our MKT medical grade steel tools are a form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilisation (IASTM) therapy. The four stainless steel instruments were designed for the unique programming taught in our education.


Demonstrate a working knowledge of the MKT instruments, MKT treatments and potential effects and benefits


Identify and discuss the indications, contraindications (relative and absolute) of IASTM.


Review and develop a better understanding of soft tissue injury, healing and potential reactivity to instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilisation (therapeutic and adverse)


Develop skill and competence in the MKT application of IASTM to the major regions of the spine and extremities


Why learn and use Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM)?


Mechanical Conditions that reduce mobility


  • Joint Mobility dysfunctions (JMDs)
  • Tissue extensibility dysfunctions (TEDs)
  • Scarring & Fibrosis
  • Fascial Tension
  • Densification of Tissue layers
  • Neural Tension
  • Muscle Hypertonicity
  •  Hypertrophy
  • Trigger Point Activity


(ref – Cook, Grey Movement 2011)


How can we treat the above using MKT IASTM?


  • Break up abnormal densities in tissue
  • Stimulate the nervous system
  • Reinitiate first-stage healing in the body via proliferation
    Course Outline –


Over the course we will demonstrate the safe and effective use of MKT, IASTM on the following areas


  • Foot
  • Ankle
  • Lower leg
  • Knee
  • Upper Leg
  • Pelvis /SI Joint
  • Spine
  • Shoulder
  • Elbow
  • Wrist


Course Booking Terms & Conditions


When booking please be aware that you are accepting our terms and conditions when booking.


Please read carefully and get in touch to discuss before booking on a course if unsure.


As advertised we our courses with 6 – 8 candidates maximum. Â For this reason our courses do fill up quickly as candidate feedback is that they really enjoy the experiential learning and practical element that small delegate courses offer


Therefore early bird deposit bookings are non refundable and if you cannot attend we will endeavour to reallocate your place on another course. You may be requested to pay an additional fee.


Any full price booking cancelled out with 3 weeks of course date commencement will be offered a place on another course to the value of your booking. If we cancel the course you will be entitled to a full refund of your fees paid or an option of transferring to a course date that suits your diary.


Thank You


Team STS