Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) with Dr. Nikita Vizniak

Friday, April 21, 2017
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Approved for 7 Primary credits

Course is limited to 36 participants

MTAM Members:
$240 +GST

$312 +GST

Fee includes: lunch and course hand outs


Learn how IASTM can decrease your treatment time, improve patient outcomes, and prolong your career, by using your applied anatomy and critical thinking skills.  Try a variety of instruments and tools to make your treatments easier and more effective – then you can choose the best option and make an informed decision – bring your own instruments to the class for comparison!

Leave the cookie cutter techniques behind and and start using critical thinking & application – including active mobilization therapies, foam rolling, cupping and functional rehab protocols.

Learn techniques that are Multidisciplinary Peer Reviewed (DC, DO, MD, ND, PhD, PT, RMT, RN). IASTM can be used with other techniques – MET, active release, pin & stretch, myofascial release, joint mobilizations. Build your practice with referrals through our preferred providers list and extend your practice life by using IASTM.


Participants who successfully complete this course will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

recognize indication and contraindications for the application of IASTM

identify the major muscles, vessels, nerves, bones, organs and joints of the human body

explain the anatomical basis behind clinical problems and disease processes

understand the patient selection process and application of IASTM

Learn more about IASTM here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65e-mp3Xjh0 


Dr. Nikita Vizniak, PhD

Dr. Nikita Vizniak has been a professional educator for 15+ years and is the author of numerous texts and web resources used around the world, including the best-selling ‘Quick Reference Evidence Based’ series. His writings have been translated into many languages and help 100,000s of students, clinicians and instructors apply clinical anatomy and assessment knowledge and best practices of integrated multidisciplinary treatment.

He is an honours graduate of the University of Western States and the Chair of Physical Medicine at the Boucher Institute. His professional experience outside of education & private practice, also includes medical legal consultation, volunteering in hospital ERs and serving as a subject matter expert on exam and continuing education committees for numerous colleges, universities and professional licensing bodies. Dr. Vizniak has performed 100s clinical cadaver dissections over the past ~20 years and teaches orthopedic & general physical assessment, numerous advanced myofascial therapies and in-person CE courses.

As a regular student favorite, Dr. Vizniak provides an entertaining lecture full of enthusiasm and positive student learning opportunities. He loves teaching and empowering students with skills and confidence; focusing on methodology that results in accurate assessment for more effective treatments.  His motto: ‘”work smarter, not harder to achieve excellence”.

For more information and course approvals with other professional organizations please visit the Registration Page.