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Myofascial Releaser

IASTM Home Study Training Course

Sale price $85.00 Regular price $200.00

This is a course designed for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants teaching the foundational material that most PTs and PTAs did not learn while in school.

Why use IASTM?

  • Significantly increases the range of motion (ROM)
  • Decreases peripheral resistance whereby increasing tissue temperature
  • Decreases pain
  • Increases microcirculation
  • Increases tissue perfusion and alters microvascular morphology in the vicinity of healing knee ligaments
  • Accelerates tissue and ligament healing
  • Reduces the compression forces on the clinician's hands, especially the DIP joint 


This course was designed to be systematic, evidenced-based and most importantly, have a direct application that can be used immediately with your patients. The course comes with the following:

  • A 150-page comprehensive course manual that has over 240 references is divided into twelve distinct and separate chapters. The course is filled with over 100+ illustrations and graphics to enhance the learning experience. Delivery is sent electronically from Physiotherapy Online to the customer.
  • The student will have access to over 20 videos that compliment and review each of the twelve chapters of the IASTM Home Study Course. To access these videos, each student is required to provide a sign in on our secure website. 
  • All examination costs are included. This examination can be taken anytime or are your leisure. Once the examination is complete and the student earns a score of 75%, the CEU certificate is sent directly to the student from Pinnacle Training and Consulting Systems.


The course is divided into twelve separate chapters. Which are listed below. The reason we choose this order is that the material synergistically blends and compliments the previous chapter.

Chapter 1: Foundation and why behind of IASTM                                                       

Chapter 2: Research and effectiveness of IASTM                                                       

Chapter 3:  Principles and benefits of IASTM                                                       

Chapter 4: Physiologic and neurophysiologic responses of IASTM                         

Chapter 5: Type of tools available                                                   

Chapter 6: Type of strokes, application and use                           

Chapter 7: Indications, precautions and contraindications with IASTM                     

Chapter 8: Fascia, fascial chain and the fascial slings                        

Chapter 9: Trigger points and adaptive shortening                                                  

Chapter 10: Clinical Patterns of Movement Dysfunctions and using IASTM              

Chapter 11:  IASTM techniques for the upper body including cervical, shoulder, thoracic and elbow regions

Chapter 12: IASTM techniques for the lower body including lumbar, hip, knee and ankle regions


At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Interpret and list two sources on the foundation and origin of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM) and the latest research as it applies clinically.
  • Apply the fanning stroke with a patient who has active or latent trigger points in their upper trapezius muscle.
  • Independently defend the selection of one IASTM tool and treatment plan for a specified clinical condition. 
  • Correctly compare mechanical and physiologic responses of IASTM when provided with a case study.
  • Explain three key differences between a fascial restriction and muscle tightness.
  • Identify two indications and two contraindications of IASTM for an instructor named clinical condition. 
  • Explain the rationale behind IASTM by comparing mechanical vs. neurological responses using the most current research.
  • Understand what fascia is, how to identify common fascial restrictions using the IASTM and latest research
  • Based on instructor specified example indicating evaluation findings, will accurately choose the IASTM technique to manage the condition. 
  • Compare the difference between the clinical patterns of spinal stenosis, spondylosis and lumbar radiculopathy in terms of each diagnoses behavior of symptoms, clinical findings, and common muscle imbalances. 
  • Compare an active trigger point vs. a latent trigger point for patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia. 
  • Justify the IASTM tool selected based on the presence of trigger points in a therapy evaluation.  
  • Design a plan of care, including the IASTM, for a patient diagnosed with either a rotator cuff repair, subacromial decompression, shoulder impingement or similar diagnoses.


The policies created by Physiotherapy Online are in place to assess each students knowledge of the information learned. The student will be required to take a 25 multiple-choice standardized online examination. The student can take this online examination whenever is convenient for them. As soon as the examination is completed, the score is sent to Physiotherapy Online immediately.

The examination is standardized where every student receives the same formatted examination. When the student passes the online examination, earning a score of 75% accordingly. The certificate will be electronically sent to the student after successful completion of the test. 


If a student/customer cannot access or download either the home study course or related videos that support the course, the student/customer must contact Pinnacle Training and Consulting Systems by email or phone accordingly.

As soon as Pinnacle Training & Consulting Systems receives communication from the student/customer, Pinnacle Training and Consulting Systems will look into the technical issue and will directly communicate with the student/customer to fix and remedy the situation as efficiently as possible.



In order to obtain a refund, the student/customer must have first reached out to Pinnacle Training and Consulting Systems for support as stated above. If PTCS and Myofascial Releaser are unable to help the customer/student gain access to download the home study course, receive a physical copy, or access related videos, then Myofascial Releaser will offer a full refund accordingly.

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