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Instrument Assisted Soft-Tissue Manipulation (IASTM)

Instrument Assisted Soft-Tissue Manipulation (IASTM)

  • 28 Apr, 2018 to 29 Apr, 2018
  • 9.00 am - 5.00 pm both days
BodyRight Physiotherapy Clinic

Presenter Name

Jimmy Michael BSc (Hons) Sports & Exercise Science, BSc (Hons) Osteopathy, BTEC Dip. Sports & Remedial Massage, Dip. Medical Acupuncture & Giles Gyer BSc (Hons) Osteopathy, Dip. Medical Acupuncture, Dip. Sports & Remedial Massage

Target Participant Level


Speciality Tag

Musculoskeletal Therapy, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Sports Medicine

Number Of Contact Hours


Are Refreshments Included On The Day ?


Cost to Attend

€550 Standard Rate, €500 Earlybird Rate (ends on 28th of February 2018) & €500 Student/New Graduate Rate also include at the end (cost to attend section) (Standard)
( ISCP Member )
(ISCP Student Member )
( CIG/EG/Branch Member )

Learning Objectives

This course will cover the following:
  • Introduction to IASTM
  • How IASTM works
  • Mechanical & Neurophysiological Effects
  • Contraindications to IASTM
  • How to use the arco tools incl. tool hygiene
  • Discussion on current IASTM research
  • Treatment areas using arco:
    • Cervical
    • Thoraic
    • Lumbar
    • Upper Extremeties 
    • Lower Extremeties
    • Scar Tissue / Adhesions
    • Active and passive techniques
    • In combination with other treatment techniques

Course Eligibility

The course is suitable for the following professions:

  • Osteopaths / Student Osteopaths
  • Physiotherapists / Student Physiotherapists
  • Physical Therapists / Student Physical Therapists
  • Sports Therapists / Student Sports Therapists
  • Chiropractors / Student Chiropractors
  • Sports & Remedial Massage Therapists
  • And other healthcare providers (please contact for eligibility).

Event Description

Course Overview
This 2-Day Course will teach you how to effectively utilise Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM) using the arco tools to provide a therapeutic benefit to patients. You will learn how to integrate the arco tools into your treatments while also integrating techniques you perform on a daily basis.
Our hands-on courses are carried out in small groups in a one-to-one environment. You will recieve your very own Arco Tool set and case, which will allow you to integrate this treatment modalty into your clinical practice immediately after completion of the course.
What is IASTM?
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM) is a simple, non-invasive form of manual therapy to manipulate or mobilise soft tissue structures of the human body. IASTM is becoming increasingly popular these days among both practitioners and patients alike due to its remarkable safety and efficacy profile. The therapy is nonaggressive, yet effective, and can be applied either alone or in conjunction with supplementary exercises and additional modalities.
The procedure uses instruments to mechanically stimulate soft tissue structures to relieve musculoskeletal pain and discomfort and improve overall mobility and function. In other words, IASTM is a common term that describes the use of a range of ergonomically designed tools to enable clinicians to detect and treat soft tissue pain, injury, and dysfunction.
ARCO - The complete soft-tissue tool set
Arco is a complete system of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation, or IASTM for short, and is a combination of fascial and neuro-muscular release techniques using the arco2 tool and bar. The arco tools have been designed so that they are not only effective but also comfortable to use by an experienced practitioner and by patients. They boast fascial and Ischaemic /neuro-muscular release edges to treat patients effectively.The arco tools are investment cast in 316 surgical grade stainless steel and hand finished to a high polish. They are robust and give the practitioner the desired ‘feel’ that is needed from assessment to treatment.

Presenter Profile

OMT Training
OMT Training has been developed to allow access to high quality training to all in the manual therapy industry. We hope that you find all of our courses interesting, informative and above all lots and fun to do. We all feel that learning has to be fun. Rest assured, after the fun you will leave us having added a new skill that you can apply in a very safe and logical manner to all of your patients.
Jimmy Michael
Jimmy has 10 years’ experience teaching in the health and fitness industry. He initially graduated with a BSc Sports & Exercise Science and also completed the BTEC sports and remedial massage diploma at the London School of Sports Massage. He is now a fully qualified and registered Osteopath and prides himself on transferring the knowledge gained from various sectors onto others.
Giles Gyer
Giles has worked within health and fitness for over 10 years; having started off with qualifications in personal training, strength and conditioning, he progressed into medical acupuncture and then completed a 5-year degree in Osteopathy with the College of Osteopaths. Giles graduated with awards in clinical distinction and special achievement, as a strong structural osteopath he combines rehabilitation exercises and multiple techniques within his treatments and has worked with patients from office workers to international athletes.

Cost to Attend

€550 Standard Rate, €500 Earlybird Rate (ends on 28th of February 2018) & €500 Student/New Graduate Rate also include at the end (cost to attend section) : Please note that price includes €200 worth of equipment (

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