Blades (1 day only) -December 19th live webcast

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fmt-big-commerce-pages-rockblades-hero-photo-v1.jpgUntil now, choices were limited if you wanted to learn how instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) could integrate into your patient/athlete care. You had to buy expensive tools and attend an expensive class that locked you into one way of utilizing IASTM. Not anymore.

The term IASTM or “Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation” is commonly paired with the image of steel tools and deep tissue work that can cause redness and bruising on the skin. FMT IASTM certification courses introduce the concept of movement therapy and performance enhancement with gentle soft tissue techniques. Some of the tools may be hard-edged, but the techniques don’t need to be aggressive to deliver superior patient outcomes. There are many forms of ‘instruments or tools’ that can assist your manual therapy skills and save your hands! You don’t have to buy an expensive set of tools and attend a class that locks you into one way of utilizing IASTM on your patients or athletes.

FMT IASTM Certification courses are led by industry leading experts in movement assessment and therapy AND you get to keep the tools you use in the class.

FMT IASTM Certifications are intended for healthcare professionals, therapists and fitness professionals with all levels of experience with soft tissue techniques. CEUs may be offered for DC, ATC, PT, LMTs, LAc, OTs and personal trainers – depending on location and class type. FMT Certified professionals receive an additional 10% discount on purchases after taking a class.

FMT Blades – IASTM Certification

FMT BLADES introduces the concept of movement therapy and performance enhancement via Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM). The FMT Blades certification will review screening dysfunctional movement patterns and utilizing soft tissue tools to improve patient outcomes. The anatomy, physiology and neurology of myofascial soft tissue work is covered. IASTM intervention strategies will also be combined with kinesiology taping and corrective exercise techniques to deliver a comprehensive approach to patient care. workshop, hands-on environment. This course is intended for practitioners and therapists with all levels of experience with soft tissue



  • Saturday December 19th, 2020 11am-6pm EST, 10am-5pm CST, 9am-4pm MST, 8am-3pm PST


Virtual Classroom (we will send course link when we get closer to the course)

What do I need to attend a virtual classroom?

  • The supplies we ship to you after you have registered
  • A desktop, laptop, tablet or phone
  • Headphones
  • Reliable WIFI (>14Mbps-preferable more than 100)
  • Products(Rockblades, Mohawk)
  • Course Administrator Contact


Meghan Helwig, PT, DPT

Mitch Hauschildt, MA, ATC, CSCS


  • FMT Blades (includes RockBlades) Saturday only - $510
  • FMT Blades (education only) Saturday only - $160
  • 15% Student Discount - discount is available for current fulltime students. Email a copy of your current student ID (must show a year) or class registration to 
FMT Blades – does not include the tools, but you can add those to the course for a reduced fee. You will also receive a roll of tape, and digital course manual 
Must register by December 13th
25% fee for registration cancellations made less than 5 days before scheduled class date.





This course is valid for continuing education credit in the following states, so long as it falls within the scope of practice as outlined by the corresponding state board: AK, CO, CT, DE, DC, GA, ID, IL, IA, IN, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MT, NE, NV, NJ, NC, ND, OH, OR, RI, SC, SD, UT, VT, VA, WA, WY (Considered distance learning, please check with your board how many hours you are allowed) 


Please note that online continuing education is not recognized in the following states: FL, KY, LA, MS, OK, WI 


*NUHS makes no representation either directly or indirectly that the substantive matter being presented is approved or within respective scope of licensing. It remains the attendees' responsibility to contact the state board(s) from which they seek continuing education credits for purposes of ensuring said board(s) approves both the delivery method and content as they relate to this event. 




AL, CO, CT, IA, MA, ME, NE, NH, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY - FMT Blades meets continuing education requirements for these State Physical Therapy Boards 


AR- FMT Blades has been approved by the AR State Physical Therapy Board for 6.0 contact hours


CA - Approval #19-435(FMT Blades 0.6 CEUs)approved by the California Physical Therapy Association


KY- FMT Blades has been approved by the APTA Kentucky, A Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, for 6 Category 1 contact hour(s). Approval number 32-20-APTAKY 

LA- FMT Blades has been approved by the LA Physical Therapy Board for 6 contact hours.  


TX – Approval #pending (FMT Blades 6 CCUs), #pending approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners 


NJ- FMT Blades is approved by NJ Board of PT Examiners Approval 2005-33 for 6 contact hours.


NY – Approval #19-11-12 (FMT Blades 7.2 CEUs) approved by the New York Physical Therapy Assocation  


AK, AZ, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, MI, MS, MO, MT, NC, ND, PA, SC, TN, VA  - FMT Basic/Advanced meets continuing education requirements for these State Physical Therapy Boards by virtue of California PTA Approval #19-435 (FMT Blades) 


DC, IL - FMT Blades (6 contact hours) meets continuing education requirements for these State Physical Therapy Boards by virtue of a National University of Health Sciences approval. NUHS is recognized by the Secretary of States Department of Education. 





(BOC Approved provider # P8570) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of (6 hours/CEUs FMT Blades Category A and 6 hours/CEUs FMT Blades Advanced Category A). ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.  




FMT is approved (#179) by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider 




AR, HI, ID, MA, ME, MI, NE, ND, SC, TX, VA, WI OT - FMT Blades meets continuing education requirements for these State OT Boards. 






At the conclusion of the course, attendees will be able to:

1.    Understand and integrate fascial anatomy, physiology and neurology.
2.    Define and discuss the influence of neuroanatomy on of the fascial subsystem
3.    Recognize and describe the theory and science of IASTM within the literature
4.    Explore the location and function of various mechanoreceptors within the skin and describe their functional relationship to human movement.
5.    Identify and demonstrate movement screening techniques to identify faulty movement patterns and match appropriate IASTM techniques to these patterns.
6.    Practice, demonstrate and integrate assisted fascial tooling with functional kinesiology taping to change body-relative movement quality.
7.    Understand and demonstrate the ability to provide dry fascial gliding to promote improved ROM.


FMT Blades Course Outline (8AM – 3PM)

Hour One
Review of framework of the Rocktape Movement Pyramid
Introducing main principles of movement control - mobility and motor control 
Introducing mechanical/neurological effects of instrument assisted techniques 
The RockTape Blades Blueprint:
Graded Exposure System
Tissue Tolerance Concept
Feed the Brain

Hour Two
Introducing fascial anatomy/physiology:
Mechanical Connection
Neurological Connection 
Precision training
Tactile Acuity and research

10 minute break

Hour Three

Ripple Effects of Fascia Lines
Common problems associated with a faulty movement patterns
Ripple Effect - evaluating up and down stream from target area
the role of fascia

Hour Four
Treatment Vectors
Treatment methods
interoreception, paccini, ruffini, dry glide, fluid capture 
MSK US introduction and observation

60 minute lunch break

Hour Five
Direction of treatment
Joint by Joint or Fascia lines
Planar screening movement methods
flexion, extension, rotation

Hour Six
Breakouts and treatment of fascia lines
Screening and treatment for sagittal and frontal lines
Treatment strokes






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