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OMT Training 1-Day Course that teaches you how to effectively utilise Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM) to provide a therapeutic benefit to patients. You will learn how to integrate the Arco tool into your treatments while also integrating techniques you perform on a daily basis. Our hands-on courses are carried out in a one-to-one environment with groups no larger than 8 people.
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This 1-Day Course will teach you how to effectively utilise Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM) using the arco tools to provide a therapeutic benefit to patients. You will learn how to integrate the arco tools into your treatments while also integrating techniques you perform on a daily basis.
Our hands-on courses are carried out in small groups in a one-to-one environment.
This course will cover
  • Introduction to IASTM
  • How IASTM works
  • Mechanical & Neurophysiological Effects
  • Contraindications to IASTM
  • How to use the arco tools incl. tool hygiene
  • Discussion on current IASTM research
Treatment areas using arco
  • Cervical
  • Thoracic
  • Lumbar
  • Upper and Lower Extremities
  • Scar Tissue / Adhesions
  • Active and passive techniques
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM) is a simple, non-invasive form of manual therapy to manipulate or mobilise soft tissue structures of the human body. IASTM is becoming increasingly popular these days among both practitioners and patients alike due to its remarkable safety and efficacy profile. The therapy is nonaggressive, yet effective, and can be applied either alone or in conjunction with supplementary exercises and additional modalities.

The procedure uses instruments to mechanically stimulate soft tissue structures to relieve musculoskeletal pain and discomfort and improve overall mobility and function. In other words, IASTM is a common term that describes the use of a range of ergonomically designed tools to enable clinicians to detect and treat soft tissue pain, injury, and dysfunction.


The complete soft-tissue tool set

arco is a complete system of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation, or IASTM for short, and is a combination of fascial and neuro-muscular release techniques using the arco2 tool and bar.

The arco tools have been designed so that they are not only effective but also comfortable to use by an experienced practitioner and by patients. They boast fascial and Ischaemic /neuro-muscular release edges to treat patients effectively.

The arco tools are investment cast in 316 surgical grade stainless steel and hand finished to a high polish. They are robust and give the practitioner the desired ‘feel’ that is needed from assessment to treatment.


The Pro Sports Bar

£149.00 £89.00

The OMT Training team are a highly skilled and knowledgeable set of specialist Osteopaths and qualified lecturers who share a wealth of experience and Osteopathic techniques.

Jimmy Michael


Jimmy has more than 15 years teaching in the health and fitness industry. I initially graduated with a BSc Sports & Exercise Science and also completed the BTEC sports and remedial massage diploma in the U.K.


Further development led me to complete a 5 year BSc Osteopathy.


I pride myself on transferring the knowledge gained from various sectors of the health and fitness industry on to others. I have developed the different manual therapy skills over the many years within the industry but have a strong belief system that exercise and engaging patients in exercises is the core to successful outcomes.


I co-developed OMT Training to allow access to high quality training to all in the manual therapy industry. We hope that you find all of our courses interesting, informative and above all lots and fun to do. We all feel that learning has to be fun.


Rest assured, after the fun you will leave us having added a new skill that you can apply in a very safe and logical manner to all of your patients.

BSc (Hons) Sports & Exercise Science, BSc (Hons) Osteopathy, BTEC Dip. Sports & Remedial Massage, Dip. Medical Acupuncture, Dip. Advanced Spinal Manipulation

Giles Gyer


International expert in HVLA manipulation and manual therapy techniques


Giles is a musculoskeletal specialist who has over 15yrs experience in manual therapy, he graduated from the college of osteopaths in London before moving into clinical practice and then into lecturing, writing and researching.


Giles is seen as an international expert in HVLA and Mobilisation Techniques having written 4 books on Osteopathic and Chiropractic Techniques and numerous published research journals on the topic of manual therapy.


Having lectured in over 45 countries worldwide, and worked with Liverpool FC, Manchester City FC, Arsenal, Southampton FC, Crystal Palace, NBA Memphis Grizzlies and NBA Oklahoma Thunder among others, Giles’s approach to treating and teaching is and evidenced based approach looking at the combination of education, exercise and manual therapy for the individual.

BSc (Hons) Osteopathy, Dip. Advanced Medical Acupuncture, Dip. Advanced Spinal Manipulation