ASTR Provider Competency Levels:
1. Preferred Provider - ASTRs (P): provider is utilizing the entire ASTR model. We 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 - ASTRs: provider is not utilizing the entire ASTR model.