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Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Course
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Dr. Brian Wienk, PT, DsC, COMT

We will be offering two sessions of the course – one on April 7th and the other on April 8th.

Limited participation to 25 people each day.




This is an introductory level course and no prerequisites required.  This is a try-it-before-you-buy-it seminar. You will be introduced to the instruments, how they work, and benefits of S.A.S.T.M.  You will be able to ask questions throughout the session, personally try the instruments on yourself and the instructors, and be able to purchase instruments at the end of the session. As well as have the opportunity to compare competitive products with SASTM ceramic instruments. This eight hour one day course will cover several treatment protocols for the upper and lower body.



Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  1. Differentiate between instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) and traditional hands only mobilization.
  2. Evaluate and treat soft tissue dysfunctions utilizing IASTM methods.
  3. Apply the strategies of IASTM within a comprehensive rehabilitation program.
  4. Recognize how to implement the IASTM method within the stages of tissue healing, in various conditions and diagnoses.



This is an 8-hour course with hands on experience, equivalent to 8 CEUs. 


SATURDAY AGENDA: (Will be same agenda on Sunday but will resume at 1PM after lunch)

8-10 AM PowerPoint Presentation: History of IASTM, Soft Tissue Concepts, SASTM Treatment, Layers/Barriers, Hand Holds, Strokes/Pressures, Evaluation/Treatment

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-10:45 Hand (CTS Demo)

10:45-11:15 Elbow (Lateral or Medial Epidcondylagia)

11:15-12:00 Shoulder (Scapulohumeral/RTC, Deltoid)

12-2 Lunch/SDPTA Business Meeting

2:00-2:30 Cervical (Scapulocervical)

2:30-3:00 Thoracic (Scapulothoracic)

3:00-3:30 Lumbar/SI (Paraspinals, Quadratus Lumborum, Glut Maximus)

3:30-3:45 Break

3:45-4:15 Hip (Glut Medius./Minimus)

4:15-4:45 Knee (IT-Band, Patellar tendinosis)

4:45-5:30 Ankle/Foot (Achilles tendinosis, Lateral ankle sprain, & Plantar Fibromatosis)

5:30-6:00 Discussion/Questions/SASTM website/Survey



Dr. Wienk has been an outpatient physical therapist and clinical instructor for over 20 years with emphasis on musculoskeletal diagnosis and management.  He currently is an Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Clinical Education at Briar Cliff University, and practices at Athletico in Sioux Falls. In, 2017, Dr. Wienk became a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist.  Dr. Wienk graduated with a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of South Dakota in 1994. In 2007, Dr. Wienk earned his Doctor of Science (ScD) from Texas Tech University and Health Science (teaching track) and during this process completed 100’s of hours of continuing education related to diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal examination and treatment, including the designation of Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) by the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine. In 2005, he received certification in Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (SASTM) and has been teaching colleagues across the region ever since.



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