IASTM and BFR Courses & Training
Level I: IASTM Fundamentals
This live, 8-hour certification course covers the basic skills necessary to safely begin utilization of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) techniques as a Certified HawkGrips Practitioner (cert. HGP-I). In this introductory skills-acquisition course, participants will receive hands-on instruction in the proper use of HawkGrips instruments through a lab-focused teaching format. The course will address proper instrument selection to address body contours and reach target tissues.
Prior to the live course, attendees will participate in an online course covering the research and fundamentals of HawkGrips techniques through narrated videos. The online prerequisite course includes watching two videos and taking a short quiz.
After successful completion of the 8-hour live course, attendees will take an online final exam for certification.
Level II: Advanced IASTM
This live, 8-hour HawkGrips Therapy certification course builds on the principles covered in the Level I: IASTM Fundamentals course. Using a case-study, lab-focused teaching format, advanced treatment strokes are introduced and problem-solving skills are emphasized. This course includes the utilization of motion and multi-regional treatment concepts.
Prior to the live course, attendees will complete an online course reviewing the research and fundamentals of HawkGrips Therapy techniques through a narrated video. The course includes watching one video, taking a short quiz, and completing a worksheet on a case study that will be reviewed in the live course.
After successful completion of the 8-hour live course, attendees will take an online final exam for Level II Certification (cert. HGP-II).
Prerequisite: Level I: IASTM Fundamentals OR a comparable 8-hour introductory course.
Fundamentals of Blood Flow Restriction Training
This live, 8-hour course covers the skills necessary to safely and effectively implement Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training. The course is set up in a “learn by doing” format in which participants will receive hands-on instruction in the proper use of BFR Equipment and Training. After understanding the history, research, physiology, and implications for use, attendees will put this in to practice in supervised lab sessions. They will be exposed to exercise protocols and provided with resources to ensure safe training.
Attendees will take an exam at the conclusion of the course for HawkGrips BFR Certification.