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Soft Tissue Release Certification – Advanced Soft Tissue Release (ASTR) Certification

ASTR clinicians are members of an exclusive community of ASTR-certified providers. Holding this certification is evidence of a provider’s extensive training and high competency in treating soft tissue injuries with the ASTR approach.

What to Expect from the ASTR Certification Program

A-Z Knowledge: The Advanced Soft Tissue Release certification program is one of the most comprehensive training programs available. Similar to how an iPhone includes many different technologies, the ASTR specialty includes many popular, older manual techniques and applies them in combination with the latest ASTR research. This leads to faster, more efficient results. 

 The ASTR Certification process educates clinicians on all aspects of properly evaluating and treating soft tissue dysfunctions using ASTR’s methodology, advanced manual therapy maneuvers, treatment protocols, and discharge plans. 

Preparedness: The ASTR certification program prepares healthcare providers to holistically address the both common and rare soft tissue dysfunctions that affect the neuromuscular and musculoskeletal systems. These dysfunctions are seen by in outpatient clinics on a daily basis!  

ASTR’s Certification Training Courses

The ASTR certification program provides training courses on: 

  1. Proper evaluation
  2. Critical thinking algorithms for distinguishing between different dysfunctions
  3. Over 125 unique manual maneuvers
  4. ASTR’s tools
  5. Treatment plans
  6. Commonly treated conditions
  7. The most effective treatment protocols
  8. Protocols for exercise progression
  9. Basic nutrition
  10. Lifestyle analysis
  11. Discharge plans
  12. Patient education materials
  13. ASTR wellness programs

ASTR vs. Individual Manual Techniques

Many manual techniques used by clinicians today are 50-100 years old and have not advanced since their inception. Here is how the ASTR specialty differs from these individual manual techniques.


Soft Tissue Release Online Certification


Treat The Root Cause of the Problem!

Doctors Recommend ASTR

ASTR IASTM/ Graston/ Gua Sha
Long-term results X
Ergonomically designed X
Pain-free treatment X
Superficial scar tissue release
Deep scar tissue release X
Myofascial release X
Trigger point release X
Decrease inflammation X
Exercise protocols X
Treatment protocols X
Biopsychosocial model X

ASTR Exceptionally Different

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