Course Description:
During this two-day Dynamic Soft Tissue Mobilization (DSTM) course, the instructor will discuss the history, neurophysiological rationale and mechanism of soft tissue mobilizations outcome. Extensive lab techniques addressing evaluation differentiation of fascial, articular vs. muscular and treatment strategies for different dysfunctions in extremities and the spine. The instructor will discuss, demonstrates and supervise over 100 evaluative and treatment techniques to the upper and lower quarters including the spine. Four functional and practical case studies will be demonstrated, performed and timed with efficient execution by all participants.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this conference the participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the anatomy, neurophysiology of connective tissue and muscle function
  • Discuss soft tissue mobilization rational and benefits
  • Perform Passive and Active Dynamic Soft Tissue Mobilization of muscles impacting extremities and spine
  • Perform DSTM to patients in different positions (supine, prone and side lying)
  • Perform differential assessment of articular and muscular limitation
  • Perform DSTM to scars, fascia and muscles
  • Identify fascial restriction in the fascial layers and muscles
  • Integrate therapists’ fingers, hands, forearm and elbows
  • Demonstrate good body mechanics while performing all techniques
  • Be introduced to IASTM treatment tools on selected connective tissues and muscles

Intended Audience:
The information presented in this course is clinically relevant for licensed Physical Therapist (PT) and Physical Therapy Assistants (PTA).

Disclaimer: Registrations from individuals with clinical designations not listed in the intended audience for this course may be subject to removal from the course roster without a full refund. See Brooks IHL Course Policies and Procedures for details at If you are unsure or have questions related to the intended audience, please email and we will be happy to help clarify!

Contact Hours:
This course has been approved for 19 contact hours by the following boards:
– Florida Physical Therapy Association

Continuing Education credit for each participant who meets the satisfactory course completion requirements (licensed in FL) will be automatically uploaded to CE Broker, which means the Florida Boards will have record of your attendance, even if you do not have your own personal CE Broker account. Course certificates will be provided at the completion of the course for those that meet the course completion requirements. Certificates will be mailed for courses that include a post-course test.

If you are a Brooks Clinician and want to pay by cost center, please fill out this registration form and return the check and form to the Brooks IHL.

Satisfactory Course Completion:
Full course attendance (including signing the attendance sheet each day), performance demonstrations and question and answer session.

Course Evaluation/Survey:
Within 48 hours of course completion, you will receive a post course survey. The IHL values your feedback and we thank you in advance for taking the survey.