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Smart Tools Level 1 IASTM Certification
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Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization has exploded in popularity in recent years, but they all involve scraping of tissue with wildly expensive tools (as high as $6k for a set!). Smart Tools feels there is a more affordable, more evidence-informed, and more patient friendly way to perform IASTM safely without the "collateral damage" to healthy tissue and to avoid bruising and excess petechiae that comes with scraping techniques.

9/16/2017 to 9/17/2017
When: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Where: Charles George VA Medical Center
1100 Tunnel Road
Asheville, North Carolina  28805
United States
Contact: 440-320-4430

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The primary objective of Level 1 is to develop an understanding of STP and how to apply it into the full spectrum of musculoskeletal treatment approaches. By the end of the training, students will be able to: - Demonstrate a working knowledge of the STP instruments, STP 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 mobilization (therapeutic and adverse). - Develop skill and competence in the STP application of IASTM to the major regions of the spine and extremities. Treatment effects of IASTM - Break up abnormal densities in tissue - Stimulate nervous system - Reinitiate first-stage healing in the body via proliferation Smart Tools IASTM techniques aim to treat the following Tissue Extensibility Dysfunctions (TEDs): - Scarring & Fibrosis - Fascial Tension & Densification - Neural Tension - Muscle Shortening - Neurologic Restriction - Trigger Points

*Improve patient outcomes
*Improve patient compliance
*Save your hands and prolong your career
*Become sought after and increase revenue
*Set yourself apart as medical provider