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Please take a few moments to fill out this registration form. REMEMBER to have your credit card on hand. (At the end of registration, you will submit a payment of $995 to unlock the course so you can immediately get started!)

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(NOTE: Depending on the pricing plan selected, you may have a balance due after your course is complete. Learn more in the virtual course FAQs below or contact a team member.)

Virtual Course Frequently Asked Questions

Depending on the payment plan selected or previously chosen by your company, you may have a balance due after you unlock the course. Invoices are sent at the end of the month.

For billing purposes, Astym invoices are mailed or emailed to you or your company’s designated Accounts Payable.

Invoices can be paid online at astym.com/pay, over the phone: (765) 751-2341, or mailed to 400 North High Street, Suite 320 Muncie, IN 47305

In order to maintain your Astym Certification, you must have access to the ongoing clinical support, advanced and continuing education, and research updates provided under an active Astym Service Agreement. If you leave an employer and do not have a personal service agreement, contact us so that we may set you up under a new company agreement or a personal service agreement.

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.
  • Lab Practical Exams – After each online lab, you’ll 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.

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.). 

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.

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 lab 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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, and the Florida Board of Physical Therapy. We provide you with the needed documentation to submit for individual approval with your licensing board.

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.