Perth Therapy Tools for Soft Tissue Treatment course - November 3 (early bird pricing)

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Date: Sunday, November 3

Venue:  Oxford Street Health Group - 396 Oxford Street, Mount Hawthorn

Time:  Registration at 8:45 am, course commences at 9 am and concludes at 5 pm.

Presenter: Nadia Mertens.  A brief bio of Nadia can be found here.

Cost:  $290 or $125 - for undergraduate students

Early bird:  $240 or $100 - for undergraduate students (Closes - September 3)

For students registering please use the coupon code "college" at checkout to activate the student discount.   After registering, please email a copy of your student card or evidence of student status to

Book at the same time as your colleague or friend and save on the course registration cost.

  • If two people register together - you each save 10% 
  • If three people register together - you each save 15% 
  • If four people register together - you each save 20% 

To receive the applicable discount code to activate the discount, please email  the names and email addresses of the attendees in your group before registering.

Attendees receive:

  • Floss band – 5cm width
  • RockPods – 1 x small and 1 x medium
  • a copy of the presentation slides
  • a certificate on completion
  • the ability to purchase massage tools at a course discount for up to a week after the course.
    • Mohawk - $265 instead of $295 (10% discount)
    • RockBlades - $445 instead of $495 (10% discount)
    • Both - $670 instead of $790 (15% discount)

Course outline:

Most manual therapists have traditionally been taught a very mechanical model when it comes to soft tissue therapy.  Recently, many people would agree that the benefits we achieve with soft tissue therapy can be attributed to both the neurological effect as well as the biomechanical effect.  This new Soft Tissue Course focuses on the integration of the neurological components of soft tissue therapy and the traditional benefits mechanically of soft tissue therapy. Our “less is more” approach helps you to get the best result for your clients, with the minimal effective dose.

This course will look at various manual therapy inputs such as using:

  1. RockBlades (IASTM) 
  2. RockPods (cupping)
  3. RockFloss bands (compression) and
  4. Vibration Therapy (massage guns/devices)

The first part of the course will look at the proposed mechanisms of effect of soft tissue therapy at both brain and tissue level.  We will also demonstrate how to effectively use these tools to create a therapeutic window for reducing pain and improving function, allowing us to better complete an exercise program to “lock in” our changes.

The second part will be a “masterclass” approach, with practice of how we might integrate the various tools into our management of common clinical scenarios.

The philosophy of RockTape courses is always to learn the concept not just the technique. This ensures that people understand the “why”, not just the “how”.  This means that you can return to the clinic with some new treatment modalities and approaches that you can incorporate into your treatments immediately.


  1. Exercise & Sports Science Australia - 7.5 education points
  2. Massage Association of Australia - 8 CPE points
  3. Massage & Myotherapy Australia - 15 CPE points
  4. Myotherapy Association of Australia - 8 PD points

The following associations recognise members who attend courses within their scope of practice.  

  1. Association of Massage Therapists
  2. Australian Chiropractic Association
  3. Australian Natural Therapists Association
  4. Australian Physiotherapy Association 
  5. Australian Traditional Medicine Society
  6. Occupational Therapy Australia
  7. Podiatry Board of Australia 

Early in the week prior to the course you will receive an email with more information about the course - directions, suggestions on what to wear and take to the course etc., and a copy of the course presentation.

On completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion for CPD purposes.

For further information please contact or call Tony on 0439 619 490

Notice of a cancellation received more than 1 week prior to the course will receive a full refund less a $50 administration fee.  Cancellations in the week prior to the course will not receive a refund as all our costs are incurred by then.

Minimum numbers apply.  There is a possibility of cancellation if there are not enough registrations to meet requirements.  In the event of this occurring, you will be given as much notice as possible of the cancellation and offered an alternative course if available, or a full refund.