ASTR Provider Competency Levels

1. Preferred Provider: provider is utilizing the entire ASTR modelWe believe utilizing the entire model is the best approach to achieving fast pain relief with long lasting effects.

  • Completed the online class, watched all of the instructional video or attended ASTR course in person.
  • Passed all of the tests.
  • Completed certification process.
  • Attended the physical class or a private training session.
  • Implements the entire biopsychosocial model in their treatment including: scar tissue, fascia restriction, trigger points, muscles spasms, ergonomics, gait, exercise, nutrition, inflammation, stress management, and behavior modification. Must provide proof of this.
  • Provides ASTR supplements as part of the nutrition protocol.
  • Implements the entire inflammation protocol in their practice

2. Entry Level Provider: provider is not utilizing the entire ASTR model.


  • Completed the online class and watched all of the instructional videos or attended ASTR course in person. 
  • Attends last day of physical class or completes a 2 hour private session in person or via Skype with Dr.Jacobs.
  • Passed all of the tests.
  • Completed certification process.

Dr. Joseph Jacobs, DPT, ASTRs, ACN

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Advanced Clinical Nutritionist

Inventor of ASTR

Preferred Provider

Address: 23672 Birtcher Dr Suite B, Lake Forest, CA 92630

Tel: 888-210-2787


Mark de Dubovay

Entry Level Provdier14340 Bolsa Chica Road Suite G Westminster, CA 92683
Phone: (714) 709-8030
Photo of Mark de Dubovay


Entry Level Provider

Doctor of Chiropractor, Certified Traditional Naturopath, ASTR Specialist