Hawk Grips Level 2: Advanced IASTM

Saturday, November 18, 2017

            Saturday, Program time 8:00am-5:30pm

Course Description:

Prior to the live course, attendees will participate in a 2-hour online course covering the research and fundamentals of IASTM technique through narrated videos. The course includes watching 2 videos and taking a short quiz. Attendees must obtain a 75% or higher score on the quiz in order to pass the online portion of the course.
The live 8-hour intermediate level course covers the basic skills necessary and to safely begin Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) techniques. In this introductory skills acquisition course, participants will receive hands-on instruction (instructor-to-participant ratio of 1:16) in the proper use of IASTM through a lab-focused teaching format. The course will address proper instrument selection to address body contours and reach target tissues.
At the end of the course, attendees will take a 1 hour exam for a certification in Level I: IASTM Fundamentals.
*Please dress to allow skin access to your entire upper and lower quarters to enhance the learning process

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At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to:
• List the precautions and contraindications for IASTM.
•Understand, identify, and apply the appropriate IASTM treatment edge based on the target tissue and desired treatment effect.
• Choose appropriate basic treatment IASTM strokes based on the body region contours, nature of the soft tissue restriction, and desired treatment outcome.
• Integrate IASTM intervention into the overall treatment program to produce carry-over of the treatment effect and enhance treatment outcomes

InstructorMark Butler, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT

Course Outline:

(module duration with time units in hours)
• 0.5 Introduction: theoretical basis of IASTM, review of current literature
• 1.5 Basic handling, tool selection, and basic treatment strokes lab
• 0.5 Lecture/discussion – treatment integration and dosing
• 1.5 Thigh, hip, low back
• 1.75 Shoulder, neck, elbow, forearm
• 0.5 Knee
• 0.75 Calf, ankle, foot
• 0.25 Instruction in use of the HGPro multi-instrument
• 0.75 Case studies - skills integration
• 1.0 Level I online certification exam


The target audience is restricted to those who have achieved or are a student in their junior or senior year (transcripts required) working towards one or more of the following credentials: ATC, CHT, CLT, DC, DO, DOM, MD, MT, ND, OT, OTA, PT, PTA, RN. For other relevant credentials please contact HawkGrips to verify eligibility.

Continuing Education:

     NJBTE: An application has been made to the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 12                                
                   Continuing Education Credits


Course Registration is $299
Registration + Instrument is $499
Bundle your registration with an HGPro multi instrument and Save $200!
Use Discount Code STOCKTON 1 for an additional $65 discount on your bundle making it $434.99!
Discount Code cannot be used on registration alone


Stockton University (Classroom F-103)

101 Vera King Farris Drive

Galloway, NJ 08205

Cancellation Policy:

HawkGrips reserves the right to cancel any live course. A cancellation is decided by the morning of the scheduled program. A full refund of tuition will be issued within 2 weeks if the course is canceled due to extenuating circumstances. HawkGrips is not responsible for any travel-related expense, including but not limited to airfare, overnight accommodations or other arrangements.
A registrant may withdraw from any course up to 5 business days prior to the event with a full refund. All other cancellations due to extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis. Registrants are able to transfer their registration to a different Hawkgrips course at any time.

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