Get Astym Certified Online

Same great certification, now made for your busy schedule.

Increase your referrals. Improve your outcomes. Become the go-to clinic in your community.

Astym Therapy’s Virtual Course

invaluable education in the comfort of your home

No more hotel fees or rental cars. With Astym’s Virtual Course, you can get certified without all the travel hassle. Enjoy one-on-one time with master clinicians, get insider tips & tricks, and get certified all at your own pace!

Perks of Going Virtual

Virtual course participants get one-on-one personalized time with master clinicians to ensure you’re ready to start treating patients immediately after your certification. On top of one-on-one practical exams, you have 60 days to complete your certification – allowing you to finish the course at your own pace.

What to Expect

Once registered, you can immediately get started on your certification! To help you prepare for your online labs and practical exams, we’ll ship you a personal “Starter Kit”. This kit typically includes:

– A Standard Set of Astym Instruments
– Emollient
– An Astym T-shirt
– An “Astym Certified” Window Cling

What You’ll Need

Below is a list of materials you’ll need to successfully complete your virtual certification.

– High-speed internet connection on a laptop or desktop computer
– High-resolution Webcam (external/adjustable preferred)
– A healthy volunteer to receive Astym therapy for learning and testing

– Appropriate treatment surface resembling a treatment table
– Two clean towels
– A roll of paper towels
– A foam roller (optional, but recommended)
– Cleaning wipes (we recommend alcohol-free Clorox or Lysol wipes)
– Two clean pillows

Ready To Get Started?

How To Get Certified Online

REGISTER

You need a versatile soft tissue solution that increases your clinic’s demand and patient satisfaction. We can help. Click below to register for the virtual course.

PAY

At the end of registration, you will submit an initial payment of $995 to unlock the course so you can immediately get started!

GET RESULTS

Enjoy increased referrals and better outcomes along with a fully stocked resource center for all your clinical, marketing, and support needs!

Program Plans

CHOOSE AN OPTION THAT FITS YOUR NEEDS

One Time

$4995

A simple one-time payment makes one clinician a LIFETIME PROVIDER.

Over Time

$1995 down

+ $995/yr for 4 years

Pay over 5-years to have one clinician become a LIFETIME PROVIDER.

Per Site

$1355/clinician

+ tiered annual payment per site

Lower start-up cost. Annual site payment covers all clinicians at a site.

(The $995 registration payment is credited toward your elected pricing plan. Any balance due on an initial payment will be billed after certification.)

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Clinic Pricing Options

 

One Time

Receive a significant discount by paying upfront for the Astym program.

The one-time payment of $4,995 per clinician includes everything needed to become a LIFETIME PROVIDER of Astym therapy. This is the simplest plan and the best value.

Over Time

Enjoy the benefits of paying over time.

This option offers a low upfront payment and lets clinics pay for the program over a 5-year period, with annual payments of $995 each. Once the payments are concluded for a clinician, then that clinician becomes a LIFETIME PROVIDER.

Per Site

The best choice for larger organizations.

An upfront payment of $1,355 per clinician, and then a tiered, annual per clinic charge tailored to the size of each clinic: 1-5 clinicians $1,000; 6-10 clinicians: $2,000; 11-15 clinicians: $3,000; 16-20 clinicians: $4,000. This is a great fit for multi-clinic organizations that plan to certify the majority of their team.

*Combinations for pricing programs may be available to suit your clinic’s needs. Please contact us for more details.

One Time

$4995

A simple one-time payment makes you a LIFETIME PROVIDER.

Over Time

$1995 down

+ $995/yr for 4 years

Enjoy spreading your payments over 5 years to become a LIFETIME PROVIDER.

(The $995 registration payment is credited toward your elected pricing plan. Any balance due on an initial payment will be billed after certification.)

Get More Payment Information

Personal Pricing Options

 

One Time

Receive a significant discount by paying upfront for the Astym program. 

The one-time payment of $4,995 includes everything you need to become a LIFETIME PROVIDER of Astym therapy. This is the simplest plan and the best value.

Over Time

Enjoy the benefits of paying over time.

This option offers a low upfront payment and lets you pay over a 5-year period. The down payment is $1,995, and then the rest is paid over 4 years, with annual payments of $995 each. Once the payments are concluded, then you become a LIFETIME PROVIDER.

Get Astym Certified wherever you are.

Virtual Course Frequently Asked Questions

How does this online learning experience work?

You’ll enjoy three different learning experiences through this virtual course to earn your Astym Certification:

  • Lecture Material (Pre-Lab Lectures & Clinical Lectures) – Pre-lab lectures will be completed before starting your online labs and the clinical lectures can be completed when prompted within the coursework. These pre-lab lectures may take several hours to complete along with an additional few hours for the clinical lectures. All of these lecture lessons include a variety of presentations, topics, and quizzes.
  • Interactive Online Labs – Within each online lab, you will follow along with an instructional video teaching you how to use the Astym instruments on your healthy volunteer. These online labs help you learn the technique and practice at your own pace with your volunteer. Each online lab can take an estimate of 1-3 hours to complete. Following each online lab, you’ll be prompted to schedule a Practical Exam.
  • Practical Exams – After each online lab, you will schedule a Practical Exam with an instructor. These exams are your opportunity to get personalized one-on-one feedback from an instructor. After you finish an exam with an instructor, you’ll be prompted to continue in your coursework or practice a little more through the online lab and reschedule the exam again.

Do I need to find my own healthy volunteer?

If you are planning to get Astym Certified by yourself, then yes, you will need to recruit a healthy volunteer. It does not need to be the same person throughout all the online labs and practical exams. Your volunteer is needed for your online labs and practical exams with an instructor. Your volunteer may be a friend, coworker, spouse, relative, or another clinician also taking the virtual course.

If you choose another clinician getting Astym Certified through the virtual course as your lab partner, please be sure you BOTH have completed the necessary coursework/quizzes prior to scheduling a practical exam with an instructor. ONLY ONE of you will need to schedule each practical exam. REMEMBER: the name of your partner must be added to the practical exam when scheduling.

 

What is considered high-speed internet? Is high-speed internet required for the virtual course?

High-speed internet is a necessity for successfully completing the virtual course. During the course, participants will schedule and virtually attend ( via Zoom) 1:1 practical exams with an instructor. For optimal testing conditions and feedback from instructors, a high-speed internet connection is required.

According to Zoom’s website for 1:1 video calling, it’s recommended to have:

  • 600kbps (up/down) for high quality video
  • 1.2 Mbps (up/down) for 720p HD video
  • Receiving 1080p HD video requires 1.8 Mbps (up/down)
  • Sending 1080p HD video requires 1.8 Mbps (up/down)

There are multiple online options that can be used to test the speed of your internet (speedtest.net, speedof.me, testmy.net, fast.com, speedtest.xfinity.com, etc.). 

Why do I need a volunteer to practice with for the virtual course? Who can be a healthy volunteer/lab partner?

In order to successfully complete Astym’s virtual course and earn an Astym certification, participants will need a healthy volunteer/lab partner to practice on during online lab times and to demonstrate on during practical exams. This volunteer may be a friend, coworker, spouse, relative, or another clinician also taking the virtual course.

If you choose another clinician getting Astym Certified through the virtual course as your lab partner, please be sure you BOTH have completed the necessary coursework/quizzes prior to scheduling a practical exam with an instructor. ONLY ONE of you will need to schedule each practical exam. REMEMBER: the name of your partner must be added to the practical exam when scheduling.

What's the difference between a 2-day certification course vs. the virtual course?

Both certification formats begin with the same online materials. The only difference are in terms of how the participant interacts with an instructor. In the hybrid courses, participants receive feedback while they attend the live hands-on training portion of their certification. Within the virtual course, participants learn to treat one body region independently, are given time to practice, and then meet virtually with a tenured instructor to receive personalized feedback.

The value of the Astym certification remains the same whether a clinician has been certified through our hybrid learning experience or our virtual course experience. Both educational opportunities require intensive online training and interactive practical exams with an Astym Certified Instructor.

Can I learn Astym therapy effectively in a virtual course?

Astym instructors are master clinicians and experts in Astym therapy. The majority of our instructors have taught Astym therapy for over 10 years. During their time teaching, they’ve learned to recognize visual cues that indicate poor technique. You’ll receive multiple one-on-one feedback sessions with an instructor to help you perfect your skills, deliver great care, and achieve outstanding outcomes on your patients.

Can international therapists get Astym Certified through the virtual course?

International therapists are welcome to register for the virtual course to get Astym Certified and must complete all necessary coursework, quizzes, online labs, and practical exams. International therapists are expected to be fluent in English (ability to speak, read, and write with ease in English) and fully understand English speakers to successfully complete the virtual course.

All current instructors for the virtual course are located within the United States.

Due to large variations in time zones between international students and Astym instructors, an international student’s ability to find a preferable practical exam time slot may be more limited than a student located within the USA.

Do I qualify for Astym’s virtual certification course?

Astym’s Virtual Certification Course is available to PTs, OTs, PTAs, COTAs, ATCs, DCs, DOs, or MDs. Other professionals and military should contact our office for inquiries about certification eligibility.

Virtual Course participants should have the following materials:

  • High-speed internet connection on a laptop or desktop computer
  • High-resolution Webcam (external/adjustable preferred)
  • A healthy volunteer to receive Astym therapy for learning and testing
  • Appropriate treatment surface resembling a treatment table
  • Two clean towels
  • A roll of paper towels
  • A foam roller (optional, but recommended)
  • Cleaning wipes (we recommend alcohol-free Clorox or Lysol wipes)
  • Two clean pillows

How do I submit this for CEUs?

This virtual certification course is eligible for 28 contact hours of continuing education for PTs, PTAs, OTs, COTAs, ATCs, and DCs. OTs and COTAs that choose to only take the upper extremity are eligible for 19.75 contact hours of continuing education. Upon completion of the course requirements, each attendee is given documentation of certification, including the number of contact hours earned and any other relevant continuing education information. This course is approved by the AOTA, PACE, the Texas Physical Therapy Association, and the Florida Board of Physical Therapy. We provide you with the needed documentation to submit for individual approval with your licensing board.

Please note: the contact hours for this course may change as we continue to evaluate and improve the course based on participant feedback.

How do I receive a display certificate showing my Astym Therapy Certification?

Once you successfully complete your virtual certification course, you’ll immediately receive a digital version of your Astym certificate that you can print at home. If you’d like a professional display version of your certification (14″ x 11″), simply contact us and we’ll have a display certificate printed with your name and shipped to you. Please be sure to give us the name and credentials you’d like to have printed on your certificate as well as the shipping address.

Who are the instructors?

Featured in Astym therapy’s online instruction, practice labs, or practical exams:

  • Ben Kivlan PhD, PT, SCS, OCS, CSCS
  • Gus Gutierrez, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
  • John Zanas, PT, CSCS, PES
  • Suzie Freeman, MPT, OCS
  • Amy Goddard, DPT, OCS, CSCS, PRC
  • Scott Larson, PT, MS, OCS
  • Noel Tenoso, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, RYT, SFG Cert. MDT
  • Shayna Slater, PT, DPT, OCS
  • Thomas L. Sevier, MD, FACP, FACSM (Medical Director of the Astym Program)

Learn more about your Astym Certified Instructors.

The virtual certification course is eligible for 28 contact hours of continuing education for PTs, PTAs, OTs, COTAs, ATCs, and DCs. OTs and COTAs that choose to only take the upper extremity are eligible for 19.75 contact hours of continuing education. Upon completion of the course requirements, each attendee receives documentation of certification, including the number of contact hours earned and any other relevant continuing education information. Please note: the contact hours for this course may change as we continue to evaluate and improve the course based on participant feedback.

The Florida Board of Physical Therapy Practice has approved this course for 28 contact hours. This activity has been approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 26.75 CCUs for PTs and PTAs. Performance Dynamics, Inc. (BOC AP#: P2270) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 28 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program. This course is approved by the AOTA (AP#: 11368) for 28 contact hours. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition. Performance Dynamics is recognized by the PACE program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. This course is approved by the FCLB for 28 contact hours.