ASTR's License Training Courses

The ASTR license program provides training courses on: 

  • Proper evaluation
  • Critical thinking algorithms for distinguishing between different dysfunctions
  • Over 40 unique manual maneuvers
  • ASTR's Instruments (A1, A2, A3, A4 & A5)
  • Treatment plans
  • Commonly treated conditions
  • The most effective treatment protocols
  • Protocols for exercise progression
  • Nutrition screening
  • Core stabilization
  • Posture- gait- body mechanics training
  • Stress management
  • Lifestyle analysis
  • Discharge plans
  • Patient education materials
  • ASTR wellness programs

 

The curriculum for the ASTR certification program is completed as four separate courses. Below are the topics and techniques covered in each individual course.

Level 1

  • Introduction
  • ASTR's roadmap
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Principles
  • Evaluation
  • Muscle spasm scaleTM
  • Muscle spasm release
  • Trigger points release
  • 30+ manual maneuvers (lab)

Level 2

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Evaluation
  • Fascia scaleTM
  • Principles
  • Fascia release using hands
  • Fascia release using A1 & A2 (ASTR's instruments)
  • Visceral fascia release
  • Manual maneuvers (lab)
  • Levels 1 & 2 clinical integration

Level 3

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Healing cycle
  • Evaluation
  • Fibrosis scaleTM
  • Principles
  • Fibrosis release using A3 & A4 (ASTR's instruments)
  • Deep fascia release using A5 (ASTR's instument)
  • Levels 1,2 & 3  clinical integration
  • GI dysfunctions
  • Nutrition Focused Physical Exam (NFPE)

Level 4

  • ASTR's Principles
  • Core stabilization
  • Gait analysis
  • Posture analysis
  • Lifestyle analysis
  • Inflammation
  • Inflammation treatment
  • Critical thinking
  • Diagnosis algorithm 
  • ASTR's protocols for common conditions (lab)
  • ASTR's patient handouts
  • Exercise progressions
  • Home exercise programs
  • Nutrition
  • Mindset (stress management)
  • Discharge plan
  • Wellness
  • Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4 clinical integration
 

Click here to download the licensing application

Hamstring Pain & Tightness Released Before Your Eyes!
Hamstring Pain & Tightness Released Before Your Eyes!

Check out how ASTR can help muscle pain https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ Hamstring Pain & Tightness Released Before Your Eyes! 0:07 "Alright Miro, tell me whats going on with your knee?" -Dr. Jacobs "I had ACL surgery about a year ago, and they took the ligament away from my hamstring. ...

Wrist Pain Was Relieved Before Your Eyes!
Wrist Pain Was Relieved Before Your Eyes!

Check out how ASTR can help wrist pain https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ Wrist/ thumb pain was relieved with Advanced soft tissue release 0:00 “Tell me what’s going on with hand and thumb? “About 4 weeks ago I woke up and it hurt, kind of aching, like if you slept wrong. So I went for ...

7 Years of Knee Pain Relieved in 1 ASTR Session
7 Years of Knee Pain Relieved in 1 ASTR Session

Check out how ASTR help to relieve knee pain! https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ 0:00 “Alright so tell me whats going on with your knee?” “I have some pain today Dr. Jacobs fix it today and I feel much better.” “So tell your history, what happened to your knee, what kind of surgery yo...

Effective Elbow Pain Relief Treatment!
Effective Elbow Pain Relief Treatment!

Check out how ASTR relieves elbow pain! https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ 0:00 “Julie tell me what’s going on with your elbow?” “Uh well I did have an injury from some crossfire lifting that I attempted to do and I tried to get physical therapy after that for both my elbows. That was u...

8 Months of Lightheaded & Vertigo Relieved in 2 Sessions
8 Months of Lightheaded & Vertigo Relieved in 2 Sessions

Find out how ASTR can help dizziness: https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ 0:00 “Okay so tell me what’s going on with the vertigo and the headache.” “Well usually it starts with pressure in my ear during the day and by the afternoon I’m lightheaded.” “So around this time?” “Yeah...

Rotator Cuff Tear Pain Was Relieved Before Your Eyes!
Rotator Cuff Tear Pain Was Relieved Before Your Eyes!

Find out how ASTR can help relieve rotator cuff pain: https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ Rotator Cuff Tear Pain Was Relieved Before Your Eyes! Derar has had vexatious shoulder pain for about six months with limited range of motion. He proceeded to get a MRI scan and was diagnosed with a rota...

Effective Shoulder Treatment
Effective Shoulder Treatment

Find out how ASTR can help relieve shoulder pain: https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ This patient has had constant shoulder pain for about two years. His pain level, one to ten, has reached about a four while completely motionless, and a eight towards the diagonal direction of motion. The patie...

Thomas' Back Pain Relieved in Just Minutes!
Thomas' Back Pain Relieved in Just Minutes!

Find out how ASTR can help relieve back pain https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ Thomas has had lower and mid-back pain for about three years. He has been to a chiropractor for realignment but the results did not last very long. His pain level, one to ten, has reached four at most. In addition,...

Chronic Knee Pain Relieved in A Few Minutes!
Chronic Knee Pain Relieved in A Few Minutes!

Find out how ASTR can help relieve knee pain https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ Kate has had bilateral knee pain for about one year. She has had chiropractic treatment as well as some regenerative joint injections in both knees, neither helping with the pain long term. In addition to this, she...

Miracle, Back Pain Relieved in a Few Minutes!
Miracle, Back Pain Relieved in a Few Minutes!

Find out how ASTR can help relieve back pain https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ Helene feels pain in her back and right hip, specifically aches and some sharp pains. On a scale of one to ten, the pain goes up to a ten at times. This will be the first treatment for Helene as she has only done at...

Don't Live with Limited Shoulder Range of Motion! (Tutorial)
Don't Live with Limited Shoulder Range of Motion! (Tutorial)

Find out how ASTR can help shoulder limited range of motion https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ The patient underwent surgery to repair her left rotator cuff on March 22, 2017 after an accident in December of 2016. She had fallen onto her shoulder and fractured her humerus. She did physical th...

Don't Live with Fracture Pain (Tutorial)
Don't Live with Fracture Pain (Tutorial)

Find out how ASTR can help fracture pain (Tutorial) https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ Donna is a sports massage therapist. She came in 4 months after she was in a car accident and broke the head of her humerus. She has a constant pain that she rates at a 5 out of 10. She has tried many other ...

Effective Neck Pain Relief Treatment!
Effective Neck Pain Relief Treatment!

Check out how ASTR relieves neck pain! https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ Occupational therapist , Marci came in with a headache and pain in her neck and body aching due to her neck. In 2007 she had a bulging disc at C5-C6 for which she had a surgery, and another surgery at C4-C5. Since these s...

Don't Live with Hip Pain!
Don't Live with Hip Pain!

See what ASTR did for Sharon's hip pain! https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ Sharon fell down a flight of stairs 8 months ago and now experiences pain she rates at a 9 out of 10 in her left hip. She has had 6 treatments for her hip and now does not feel pain through her daily routine. She tried ...

Can Stomach Pain be Relieved in 1 Treatment? (1 month Follow up)
Can Stomach Pain be Relieved in 1 Treatment? (1 month Follow up)

Can Stomach Pain be Relieved in 1 Treatment? https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ Brandon has been experiencing stomach pain at about a 7 out of 10 on the pain scale. His describes this pain as excess gas, and shortness of breathe. He only feels relief when he burps. He has been having this probl...

Can Foot Pain be Relieved in 1 Treatment?
Can Foot Pain be Relieved in 1 Treatment?

Can Foot Pain be Relieved in 1 Treatment? https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ Sharron broke her big toe back in April. She was experiencing severe pain while she was walking. After 1 ASTR treatment her pain has completely gone away, she can walk with no pain, and has no problem bending her toe. ...

ASTR Tutorial Video
ASTR Tutorial Video

Advanced Soft Tissue Release ASTR Tutorial Video https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ Ryan came in with lower back pain that he has had for 3 weeks, but worse in the last 2 days. His pain increases when he runs or is lifting. His worst pain gets up to a 7 out of 10, and has a constant 2/3 out of...

Watch How ASTR Worked For Dr. Wodiske!
Watch How ASTR Worked For Dr. Wodiske!

Check out what Dr. Wodiske has to say about his hip and back pain! https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ Dr. Wodiske came in with some hip and back pain and referred pain down his leg with limited mobility. He has had this pain for about five years. He has took advil and tried stretching and icing...

ASTR Relieves TMJ and Neck Pain
ASTR Relieves TMJ and Neck Pain

Check out what ASTR can do for TMJ and neck pain! https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ When Linda first came in she could not even open her mouth due to her TMJ. Now her jaw has movement, and she can eat solid food without pain. Linda rated her pain a 10 out of 10 before ASTR, and she had to make...

Dr. Wesley Chronic Neck Limitation Was Relieved in 1 Treatment!
Dr. Wesley Chronic Neck Limitation Was Relieved in 1 Treatment!

Check out what ASTR can do to improve chronic neck limitation! https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ Dr. Kim Wesley has a herniated cervical disk and two disk removal and spinal fusions at c4-5 and c5-6 which caused a loss of motion in the neck. He also has other bulging disks above and below the ...

Can Back & Shoulder Tightness be Relieved in 1 Treatment?
Can Back & Shoulder Tightness be Relieved in 1 Treatment?

Check out how Dr. Brian Jones increases his range of motion in just one visit! https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ Dr. Brian Jones had a lumbar fusion surgery. Currently, he is extremely restricted in his back and shoulder and has had a decreased range of motion. He has been experiencing this le...

Can Hip Pain be Relieved in Minutes?
Can Hip Pain be Relieved in Minutes?

Find out how Mary's hip pain was relieved in just 1 session! https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ Mary came in today with aggravating hip pain. She explains that she injured it during training for a half- marathon. She says it is the most painful during weight-bearing exercise and things that inv...

Can Knee Pain be Relieved in Minutes?
Can Knee Pain be Relieved in Minutes?

See how Darrin's knee pain is decreased in minutes! https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ Darrin came in with excruciating pain in his left knee. It is aggravated by squatting, walking down stairs, twisting, and bending. There is no mechanism of injury, and he hasn’t received any treatment. When...

Chronic Back Pain for 20+ Years Was Relieved in 1 Session!
Chronic Back Pain for 20+ Years Was Relieved in 1 Session!

Check out what Janice has to say 4 months after her ASTR treatment for her chronic back pain! https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ Janice came in to see if Dr. Jacobs could relieve her chronic back pain. She has had severe back pain and has been unable to bend over or touch the floor for 20 years...

Can Knee Pain be Relieved in 1 Treatment?
Can Knee Pain be Relieved in 1 Treatment?

Find out how Janice's knee pain is alleviated with ASTR! https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ Janice came in with left knee pain which she rated a 5 out of 10 on the pain scale. This pain has gotten increasingly worse in the past two weeks. She described that it was hard to stand up and felt like...

Jenena' Chronic Hip Pain Relieved in Minutes!
Jenena' Chronic Hip Pain Relieved in Minutes!

Other treatment aren't working? Check out ASTR! https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ Chronic Hip pain relieved before your eyes! Jenena was experiencing excruciating chronic hip pain. She has tried traditional physical therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractor treatment in the past...

DeeAnn Migraine Headache Was Relieved in 1 ASTR Session! (1 year Follow Up)
DeeAnn Migraine Headache Was Relieved in 1 ASTR Session! (1 year Follow Up)

Check out what DeeAnn has to say 1 year after her migraine was relieved with ASTR! https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ DeeAnn had been an employee of Dr. Jacobs before undergoing ASTR treatments. As his receptionist she had seen firsthand all the amazing results that ASTR provided, although neve...

Chiropractor Reviews ASTR Treatment
Chiropractor Reviews ASTR Treatment

Check out what this chiropractor has to say about ASTR! https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ Chiropractor Reviews ASTR Treatment https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ https://www.reliantphysicaltherapy.com/ https://www.facebook.com/ASTRInstitute/ https://twitter.com/ASTR_Institute https://www...

Samina's Sciatica Pain Was Relieved In 2 ASTR Sessions!
Samina's Sciatica Pain Was Relieved In 2 ASTR Sessions!

Find out how Samina's sciatica pain was relieved in 2 sessions! https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ Samina began to experience severe numbness in her toes three months prior to beginning her ASTR treatment. She was experiencing an 8 out of 10 level of numbness and a sharp pain down her leg, this...

Dr. Hough Reviews ASTR Treatment
Dr. Hough Reviews ASTR Treatment

Check out why Dr. Hough now uses the ASTR methods! https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ Dr. Charles Hough is a chiropractor that has practiced for 32 years and wasn’t receiving the results he was hoping. “I have been looking for something like ASTR since then, for 32 years!” After coming to...

Bob Experienced Pain Relief in 1 ASTR Treatment!
Bob Experienced Pain Relief in 1 ASTR Treatment!

Watch how Bob's extreme pain was diminished in 1 treatment! https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ Bob Experienced Pain Relief in 1 ASTR Treatment! Bob came into our office with excruciating pain, so much he was hardly able to walk. After 1 ASTR session with Dr. Jacobs his pain decreased significa...

Jenni's Muscle Strain Pain Was Relieved After 1 ASTR Session!
Jenni's Muscle Strain Pain Was Relieved After 1 ASTR Session!

Find out how Jenni's leg pain is decreased with ASTR! https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ Jenni suffered a partial torn MCL, torn calf muscle, hamstring muscle, and other ligaments as well from a training session. She has trouble walking, cannot fully extend her leg and must wear a heel to walk....

Emily's Chronic Pain Was Relieved With ASTR!
Emily's Chronic Pain Was Relieved With ASTR!

Check out how ASTR is for long term pain relief! https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ Emily is 27 years old and was suffering from chronic pain in her neck and shoulder. She had been suffering from chronic pain for eight years. She had previously received treatment from six physical therapists, t...

Lockjaw & Headache Was Relieved With ASTR
Lockjaw & Headache Was Relieved With ASTR

Check out how ASTR helped Ann's lockjaw and headaches! https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ Ann had been experiencing lockjaw and headaches for about a week straight before going in for her first ASTR treatment. She said her overall pain was at a nine out of ten and it was primarily on her right ...

Limited Back Range of Motion Released With ASTR Before Your Eyes!
Limited Back Range of Motion Released With ASTR Before Your Eyes!

Check out how ASTR helped Jeremy bend over and reach the floor! http://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ Jeremy is a student Physical Therapist that had broken his right femur in a motorcycle accident fourteen years ago. He was still suffering from limited range of motion in his lower extremities. Whe...

Physical Therapy & Advanced Soft Tissue Release (ASTR)
Physical Therapy & Advanced Soft Tissue Release (ASTR)

Fid out how ASTR helped Marc after orthopedic surgeries in his right ankle and knee! http://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ Marc is a contractor that has undergone several major orthopedic surgeries in his right ankle and knee. His past experience with physical therapy have all been negative. He alw...

Doris' Chronic Headache & Neck Pain Was Relieved in 1 ASTR Session!
Doris' Chronic Headache & Neck Pain Was Relieved in 1 ASTR Session!

Check out how Doris' headache and neck pain was alleviated! https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ Doris suffered a head injury in 1996. She is a teacher and was in her classroom when the cupboard to the attic fell flat on her head, resulting in a concussion. After being diagnosed with a concussio...

Back Tightness Relieved with ASTR
Back Tightness Relieved with ASTR

Find out how back range of motion can be increased! https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ Back Tightness Relieved with ASTR https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ https://www.reliantphysicaltherapy.com/ https://www.facebook.com/ASTRInstitute/ https://twitter.com/ASTR_Institute https://www.linked...

Dr. Hough Relieved his Patient’s Pain in a Few Minutes With ASTR!
Dr. Hough Relieved his Patient’s Pain in a Few Minutes With ASTR!

Find out what Dr. Hough has to say about ASTR! https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ A chiropractor for 32 years, Dr. Charles Hough has never seen as effective of soft tissue work as he has with ASTR treatment. The results that he has both observed and been able to obtain himself are astounding....

Chronic Elbow Pain Relieved Before Your Eyes!
Chronic Elbow Pain Relieved Before Your Eyes!

Check out how this baseball player's elbow pain was relieved! https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com 0:10 Dr. Jacobs: Alright, Matt, tell what happened with your elbow Patient: I’ve just been having pain on the inner portion of it Dr: How much pain from 0-10? P: 6 Dr: How did you injure your elbow...

Leg Pain Relieved Before Your Eyes With ASTR!
Leg Pain Relieved Before Your Eyes With ASTR!

Find out what happens to Nema's leg pain after ASTR! https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ leg pain relieved before your eyes with ASTR! Nema’s right leg from his ankle to his kneecap is in a lot of pain. He started to feel this pain after a workout that consisted of a half hour running on the...

Gianna's Chronic Jaw Pain Was Relieved in Minutes!
Gianna's Chronic Jaw Pain Was Relieved in Minutes!

Watch to see how ASTR helped with Gianna's chronic jaw pain! https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/ Gianna has had bad Jaw pain (TMJ) for the past year from grinding her teeth and it has gotten worse over the past couple of months. The pain is normally at about a 4/10, but can increase to about a...

 

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