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IASTM Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation

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

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-

1. Joint Mobility dysfunctions (JMDs) 

2.  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?

  1. Break up abnormal densities in tissue
  2. Stimulate the nervous system
  3. 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

Our fantastic heavy duty medical grade Move Kinetic Tools are included for you to use and keep  and is included in the course fee of £600 which can be paid in instalments at no extra cost. Please get in touch for this option. 

Please get in touch with any questions.


Team STS