I am a full time physical therapist assistant and I have been certified in Graston for 4 years. I just started personal training as a second job and I am aware when I am training clients, I am not allowed to treat or diagnose injuries. I was wondering since I am certified in Graston if I will be able to offer instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization to my clients as well? I can not find much information online. Thank you!
The question that comes to my mind is, are you able to use your assisted soft tissue mobilization without being under the direction of a physical therapist? Just as being a physical therapy assistant requires a physical therapist to give the assistant the exercises, etc. that a person is to be doing, you may need to use your ASTM training as part of guided therapy.
That is what you need to find out. Does your ASTM cert allow you to work without the prescription from a licensed therapist?