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IASTM Practitioner Certification

Mike Stella
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Until now, choices were limited if you wanted to learn how to use IASTM. You had to buy expensive tools and attend an expensive class that locked you into one way of applying Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization.

Not anymore. Taught by industry-leading experts in movement assessment and therapy, these hands-on certification programs equip you with all the skills you’ll need to begin using IASTM with patients tomorrow -- without spending thousands on equipment.

IASTM Practitioner Certification explores the fundamentals of modern IASTM techniques through a full day of interactive labs. Learn how to combine IASTM and functional movement to produce the kinds of active treatment strategies that are revolutionizing rehab. Practice treatments you can use the next day for fascial restrictions, ROM, scarring, and more.


Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants

is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for 0.6 AOTA CEU(s). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Intermediate, Category 1: Domain of OT, 2: Occupational Therapy Process, .

Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants - Florida

is an approved provider #50-466 with the Florida Department of Health Board of Occupational Therapy Practice. This course is approved for 6.0 contact hour(s) for Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistants.

Other Professions

This educational offering qualifies for 6.0 continuing education hour(s) as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements. 

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Illinois

is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #:216.000309. This course qualifies for 6.0 CE Credit Hour(s).

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Kentucky

This program has been approved by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association for 6.0 contact hour(s) (Category 1) Approval #CS74-2011-KPTA. This approval is valid until 10/31/2019.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants

This educational offering consists of 6.0 clock hour(s) of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this offering and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - New York

is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This seminar is awarded 7.2 contact hour(s).

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - North Carolina

NCBPTE approval by virtue of approval by The New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Physical Therapy licensure board or state APTA chapter Approval good through 8/31/2021. 

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Tennessee

This program has been approved by the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for .6.0 CEU(s) (6.0 Contact Hour(s)) TPTA Approval number 2018-471 for Class I Continuing Education Competency Requirement for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.


All Professionals

In order to process continuing education, please supply the appropriate license certification number on the evaluation form.


Certificates, Educational Offering Completion Requirements

Certificates will be awarded upon receipt of payment and successful completion of the educational offering and evaluation form.



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Mike Stella, ATC, CES, PES, GT, FMT, is a Certified Athletic Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Performance Enhancement Specialist who is dedicated to helping all athletes and people overcome injuries and functional limitations.  Mike has served as an Athletic Trainer for the Florida Gators Football and Track & Field teams, assisting in all facets of Sports Medicine, including injury evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation. While with the Gators, Mike developed his affinity for manual therapies, honing his skills with some of the best athletes, coaches, and multidisciplinary medical staff in the nation. After his time at Florida, Mike was hired as the Rehabilitation Coordinator and Athletic Trainer at George Washington University. Since then, Mike has seen time at other NCAA Division 1 universities, as well as in the private sector at the US Athletic Training Center. He then started Recovery Lab, a unique membership-based sports medicine model in Syosset, NY.  Mike is a Marist College Graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Medicine and Athletic Training.  He also holds a Master’s Degree in Sports Management from George Washington University.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial – Receives a speaking honorarium from Vyne Education and RockTape.

Nonfinancial – Is a member of RockTape.

Additional Info

Program Information

Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review. 

Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion.


  1. Describe the myofascial sequencing model.
  2. Identify theoretical constructs behind the science of IASTM.
  3. Discuss the neuroanatomy of skin and the fascial subsystem.
  4. Demonstrate movement screening techniques to identify faulty motor patterns.
  5. Practice IASTM techniques in conjunction with kinesiology taping and functional movement.
  6. Apply IASTM treatments for acute and chronic injuries, pain modulation, scar tissue and many conditions affecting the upper and lower body, utilizing methods that prevent bruising and hand fatigue.



  • Movement, mobility, and motor control
    • Movement Pyramid framework
  • Fascial anatomy/physiology
    • Physiological/neurological effects of instrument-assisted techniques 
  • The IASTM blueprint
    • Graded exposure system
    • Tissue tolerance concept


  • Sagittal, frontal, and transverse plane patterns
  • Common problems associated with a faulty planar movement pattern 
  • Ripple effect


  • Treatment strokes
    • Vectors, rate, and time under manipulation
    • Planar motion and fascial lines
    • Evaluating up- and downstream from target area 
  • Integrating manual therapy, taping, and movement
    • Corrective exercise strategies
      • Improving stability following mobility enhancement
    • Kinesiology taping to complement tool assisted therapy
    • Myofascial gliding and release 
  • Comprehensive strategies for improving function and performance


  • Preventing bruising and redness
  • Preventing hand fatigue
  • Maintaining control of tools when using emollient creams


  • Upper body
    • Cervical sprain/strain
    • Lumbar sprain/strain
    • Rotator cuff tendinosis/itis
    • Lateral & medial epicondylosis/itis
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Trigger finger 
  • Lower body
    • Patellofemoral disorders
    • Shin splints
    • Achilles tendinosis/itis
    • Plantar fasciitis
    • Scar tissue


Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists/PTAs
  • Occupational Therapists/OTAs
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Massage Therapists
  • Personal Trainers
  • Physicians



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