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IASTM 2 March 2024

Have you often wondered how to use IASTM but didn't really know how it worked? This specialist in-person workshop can help.

You will learn about current research and scientific evidence will help you provide IASTM safely and professionally in your clinical practice.

After this workshop you will have confidence is the effective use of IASTM providing you with treatment diversity and the ability to expand your clinical outcomes and grow your practice.

Instrument Assisted Soft-Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM) uses a variety of stainless steel tools designed to deliver effective treatment and also save your hands.

There are many types of IASTM tools effective for different body parts some using a broader approach and others providing specificity to localised tissue. 

IASTM offers therapists the ability to induce and encourage tissue change relevant to the needs of the client by using a variety of different shaped tools, speed application and direction of applied stroke.

IASTM also offers a different sense of touch thought to mediate the pain experience and encourage better proprioceptive body function.

Many therapists have begun to use IASTM as a means to saving their hands from the demands of manual therapy. This in-person workshop will show you how to get the most effective results with the best body and hand mechanics.

IASTM is a one-day in-person workshop.

At the IASTM Therapy course you will  :

  • discuss the current theories, effects, mechanisms and existing research
  • learn the safe and effective application of a variety shapes and sizes of tools
  • learn how to chose the right tools for you - try before you buy
  • learn appropriate direction, amplitude and pressure of IASTM
  • learn how to get technique specificity with the least effort
  • learn how to use IASTM for different populations and injuries
  • learn contraindications and tool hygiene
  • learn how to integrate IASTM effectively into your practice

You will receive a comprehensive workbook for this workshop detailing theory and practical techniques. A CPD certificate of attendance will be emailed to you after this workshop for insurance purposes.

Who can attend:

Suitable for all manual soft-tissue hands-on therapists with at least a level 3 (or equivalent) in-person qualification including A&P.

Swedish/Holistic massage therapists can attend but will only be insured to use IASTM in their own scope of practice.

MFR UK reserve the right to decline attendance to those not suitably qualified. 

Once booked - non refundable (distance selling laws apply).

Your tutor, Linda Currie BA

Linda haas been a manual therapist for over 20 years with a specific interest in sport and athletic performance.

She uses many soft tissue approaches including Myofascial Release, IASTM, cupping, dry needling, self-care and rehabilitation programmes. 

Linda has a BA is in Sport in the Community and has extended her skills to offer bespoke injury and pain rehabilitation programmes across many populations.

She has provided soft tissue therapy for elite sport for over a decade including through the Scottish Institute for Sport, the Scottish Football Association and also for Team Scotland at the 2014, 2018 and 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Linda is passionate about teaching therapists easy to use and effective hands-on skills, fundamental rehabilitation and exercise programmes to benefit their clients.

Workshop times : 09.30-5pm. 

Venue : Edinburgh Academy Junior School. 10 Arboretum Rd, Edinburgh EH3 5PL

Once booked, you will receive an email with full workshop details including what to bring to the workshop.