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Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM) therapy course

Original price was: £550.00.Current price is: £450.00.

Early bird discount of £100.00

Course Overview

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


This certificated CPD course is designed for Health Care Professionals qualified and already in clinical practice as one of the following – Sports Therapist, Physiotherapists, Massage therapists, Remedial therapists and Neuromuscular Therapists or currently studying any of the previously mentioned professions.

A working knowledge of physiology and anatomy is recommended.

Get in touch if you are unsure.

Please check with your insurance company that you will be insured to use these techniques on completion of the course.


Sports Therapy Scotland Pain Treatment Clinic
1186 Argyle
St Finnieston
G3 8TE

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Sports Therapy Scotland Pain Treatment Clinic
Kildean Business & Enterprise Hub
Drip Road

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Terms and 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 a course if unsure. As advertised we run our courses with 6 – 8 candidates maximum.

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 2 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.

Delivered By

David Jenkins

David Jenkins has been lead examiner in Sports Therapy Diploma final examinations for over 10 years in both Scotland and England.

David also has over 15 years of experience working full-time in professional football, martial arts, Ice hockey and now in private practice within our two Clinics in Stirling and Glasgow.

Our therapists use these tried and tested protocols on a daily basis with clients within these clinics.