Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (Iastm) “introduction Certification Course”

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Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (Iastm) introduction Certification Course

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) “Introduction Certification Course” High Five Hand Therapy and Rehabilitation LA


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Every patient should be given, signed, and informed with this type of form whether physical or electronic copy?
    • A. 

      Disclaimer

    • B. 

      Disclosure

    • C. 

      NDA

    • D. 

      HIPAA Contract

  • 2. 
    What kind of tissue is fascia?
    • A. 

      Connective tissue

    • B. 

      Muscle tissue

    • C. 

      Cartilage

    • D. 

      Epithelial tissue

  • 3. 
    What are the most abundant cells in fascia?
    • A. 

      Elastic fiber

    • B. 

      Fibroblasts

    • C. 

      Myofibroblasts

    • D. 

      Adipose cells

  • 4. 
    Which of the following are functions of fascia?
    • A. 

      Compartmentalizes muscles

    • B. 

      Produces and stores adipose cells

    • C. 

      Allows for sliding of nerves, muscles, organs, and vessels

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    True or False? Poor posture, lack of exercise, and cigarette smoking are not contributing factors to fascial restrictions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What type of cell plays a key role in the physiological reconstruction of connective tissue following an injury?
    • A. 

      Elastic fiber

    • B. 

      Fibroblasts

    • C. 

      Myofibroblasts

    • D. 

      Adipose cells

  • 7. 
    What does IASTM stand for?
    • A. 

      Instrument Activating Soft Tissue Mobilization

    • B. 

      Instruments are Saving Tissue and Muscles

    • C. 

      Interesting Activities Sensory Mobilization

    • D. 

      Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

  • 8. 
    Which of the following are benefits for IASTM?
    • A. 

      Deeper penetration

    • B. 

      Ergonomically designed to benefit therapist 

    • C. 

      Allows clinicians to detect atypical areas

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 9. 
    IASTM targets myofascial restrictions in the body, breaking up adhesions, and facilitating the what?
    • A. 

      Redirection of lymph within the body

    • B. 

      Healing process through formation of new extracellular matrix

    • C. 

      Muscle isometric contractions

    • D. 

      Breakdown of proteins

  • 10. 
    During IASTM the "inflammation will remove the scar tissue and release adhesions, while also increasing (what?)"
    • A. 

      Blood and lactic acid to the injured area and migration of fibroblasts

    • B. 

      Pressure and nutrient supply to the injured area and migration

    • C. 

      Blood and nutrient supply to the injured area and migration of fibroblasts

    • D. 

      Nutrient and blood supply to the injured area and migration of osteoblasts

  • 11. 
    What does the scar tissue limit?
    • A. 

      Perfusion to injured soft tissue, restricting the supply of oxygen and nutrients

    • B. 

      Lactic acid accumulation and protein synthesis

    • C. 

      Interferes with collagen synthesis and regeneration of tissues

    • D. 

      Both A & C

  • 12. 
    What does injured fascial tissue produce?
    • A. 

      Scar tissue build-up

    • B. 

      Hetero ossification

    • C. 

      Skin contusions

    • D. 

      Rheumatoid arthritis

  • 13. 
    What are the 4 science-based points practiced with the use of IASTM?
    • A. 

      Neurophysiological Effect, Mechanotransduction, Cross Link Breakage, Fluid Dynamics

    • B. 

      Scar Tissue Break-Up, Gate Control Theory, Vasodilation, Vasoconstriction

    • C. 

      Neurophysiological Effect, Mechanotransduction, Vasoconstriction, Fluid Dynamics

    • D. 

      Scar Tissue Break-Up, Gate Control Theory, Vasodilation, Fluid Dynamics

  • 14. 
    What is the science behind IASTM that breaks up the crosslinks removing scar tissues facilitating the healing process through the formation of new extracellular matrices?
    • A. 

      Neurophysiological Effect

    • B. 

      Mechanotransduction

    • C. 

      Fluid Dynamics

    • D. 

      Vasodilation

  • 15. 
    What type(s) of injuries does IASTM treat?
    • A. 

      Musculoskeletal pathologies

    • B. 

      Acute injuries

    • C. 

      Chronic injuries

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    What does IASTM treatment reduce?
    • A. 

      Myofascial restrictions

    • B. 

      Collagen adhesion

    • C. 

      Scar tissues

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    IASTM treatment can improve the following areas except for:
    • A. 

      Range of motion

    • B. 

      Inflammation reduction

    • C. 

      Hiatal hernia

    • D. 

      Oxygen and blood flow

  • 18. 
    Which is considered a precaution for IASTM?
    • A. 

      Cancer 

    • B. 

      Uncontrolled Hypertension

    • C. 

      Advanced Osteoporosis

    • D. 

      Burn scars

    • E. 

      Both A & D

  • 19. 
    What should you always check for before you start IASTM on a client?
    • A. 

      Scars 

    • B. 

      Open wounds

    • C. 

      Abnormal sensation

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 20. 
    What is considered a contraindication?
    • A. 

      Insect bite of unexplained origin

    • B. 

      Cancer or malignancy

    • C. 

      Pregnancy

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 21. 
    In some cases, cancer might not be a contraindication for IASTM. Which of the following types of cancer should you check with a doctor to see if IASTM can be done?
    • A. 

      Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

    • B. 

      Leukemia

    • C. 

      Breast cancer, after a mastectomy is done

    • D. 

      After the removal of tumors from lymph nodes

  • 22. 
    With which of the following may IASTM lead to a stroke due to a traveling clot?
    • A. 

      Atherosclerosis

    • B. 

      Whiplash

    • C. 

      Leukemia

    • D. 

      Lupus

  • 23. 
    For clients with diabetes, what are the risks associated with IASTM?
    • A. 

      If they have no sensation, risk of injury

    • B. 

      Work over recent insulin injections may cause insulin to be absorbed faster

    • C. 

      Problems with healing causes bruises and redness from tratment to heal slowly

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 24. 
    What is the first step of the preparation process to perform a session?
    • A. 

      Apply lubricant to the desired region

    • B. 

      Wash hands according to CDC hand hygiene standards & disinfection and sterilization standards

    • C. 

      Instruct client to hold the desired limb in a contracted position

    • D. 

      Instruct client to lay in a prone position on the treatment table

  • 25. 
    What must the clinician ensure prior to the start of each treatment session?
    • A. 

      Hands are cleansed thoroughly per CDC guidelines

    • B. 

      Instruments are clean and disinfected

    • C. 

      Patient safety

    • D. 

      All of the above

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