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Course Descriptions

 
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FMT Basic Kinesiology Taping Certification

FMT Basic introduces the evidence-based approach to taping for pain, enhancing fluid dynamics, posture, nerve entrapment and scars. FMT Basic is an evidence-informed kinesiology taping course that redefines our understanding of the effects of elastic therapeutic taping on pain mitigation, circulation and proprioception. FMT Basic lays the groundwork for a practical framework of ‘taping movement, not muscles’ to replace an outdated model focused on directional taping to activate or inhibit muscles.

This 8-hour certification course is intended for practitioners and therapists with all levels of experience with taping. All supplies needed for the course are provided. There are no prerequisites for FMT Basic.

 
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FMT Performance Kinesiology Taping Certification

This course expands on the concepts taught in FMT Basic and explores enhancing human movement and performance via functional taping methods (movement based). The anatomy and physiology of myofascial lines are covered. Movement screening is used to determine dysfunction in specific anatomical planes of motion and how to apply tape in a manner that improves movement and function. Learning is primarily done in a workshop, hands-on environment.

This 8-hour certification course is intended for practitioners and therapists with all levels of experience with taping. All supplies needed for the course are provided. FMT Basic is a prerequisite for FMT Performance.

 
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FMT Blades – IASTM Certification

FMT BLADES introduces the concept of movement therapy and performance enhancement via Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM). The FMT Blades certification will review screening dysfunctional movement patterns and utilizing soft tissue tools to improve patient outcomes. The anatomy, physiology and neurology of myofascial soft tissue work is covered. IASTM intervention strategies will also be combined with kinesiology taping and corrective exercise techniques to deliver a comprehensive approach to patient care in a workshop, hands-on environment. This 8-hour certification course is intended for practitioners and therapists with all levels of experience with soft tissue techniques.

 
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FMT Blades Advanced – IASTM Certification

FMT Blades Advanced introduces the concept of skin/fascial/nerve gliding and neuro-sensory pain modulation via Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization. The anatomy, physiology and neurology of myofascial soft tissue work is covered, along with a review of the concept of interlayer connective tissue gliding using a rubber sleeve for added tissue traction. FMT Blades Advanced also addresses pain modulation via specific mechano-reception stimulation using the novel hair comb attachment. This 6-hour course is intended for practitioners and therapists with a more advanced understanding of soft tissue techniques.

 
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FMT RockPods 

FMT RockPods explores the science of tissue gliding, traction and decompression with easy to use myofascial cups.  Myofascial Cupping has been around since the early 19th century – only recently has the image of purple circles on professional athlete’s backs created attention to an ancient myofascial therapy.  The cups and techniques have changed over time, but the basic premise of the cups providing suction to decompress the underlying tissue remains the same.  FMT RockPods explores the science of tissue gliding, traction and decompression with easy to use myofascial cups.  6 hours. 

 
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FMT RockFloss

FMT RockFloss explores the science of compression band flossing and fascial shearing to help improve joint mobility, reduce pain and enhance movement.  The FMT RockFloss Certification introduces the concept of skin/fascial/nerve gliding to help reduce tissue swelling, improve movement and modulate pain with the use of ‘compression band floss’. This course will cover the anatomy, physiology and neurology of the effects of compression band flossing on connective tissue gliding, tissue traction and tissue compression.  Interventions with compression band floss (including direction and pressure concepts) will be reviewed and integrated into current rehabilitative concepts.  6 hours. 

 

 
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FMT Movement Specialist

The “FMT Movement Specialist” Certification is a 2-part certification course comprised of a 6-hr FMT Movement Assessment Course and a 6-hr FMT Advanced Movement Assessment Course.   

The “FMT Movement Specialist” Certification will provide attendees an integrated strategy for movement assessment, correction and programming. This course addresses multiple considerations that affect our ability to move including the psychological, neurological, motor, connective tissue systems, environment and personalities of our patients and clients.  Movement efficiency and variability will be emphasized as key components to assessment and programming goals.

Human movement involves the interplay between the person and their environment alongside the person and their ‘parts’ being able to meet their movement goals. The FMT Movement Specialist course will emphasize goal oriented movement assessments with an emphasis away from stereotypic standard movement screening practices.This course will introduce a new paradigm for understanding and enhancing how our patients and clients move using three systems of human movement; neurological (mapping), core control (midline) and mechanical (motor) systems.

A variety of interventional tools (mobility balls, exercise bands, foam rollers, compression flossing bands, kinesiology tape, agility and conditioning equipment) will be used to tackle an evidence-informed, brain-based approach to movement and functional rehabilitation programming. The use of digital motion analysis technology will be presented to demonstrate how health and fitness professionals can be more objective when assessing human movement.

The FMT Movement Assessment Course is designed to help health and fitness professionals learn safe, simple, and effective tactics to assess ‘conscious’ movement. Attendees will learn multiple assessments along with intervention strategies of the fundamental movement of squatting.

The FMT Advanced Movement Assessment Course is designed to help health and fitness professionals learn safe, simple, and effective tactics to assess and address  ‘unconscious’ movement. Attendees will learn multiple assessments alongside multiple interventional strategies to influence the movements of walking and breathing.

This course is intended for health and fitness professionals. Functional Movement Techniques (FMT) Certification courses are led by industry leading experts in movement assessment and therapy.


Included with the registration fee, each attendee will receive a foam roller, mobility ball, roll of kinesiology tape, scissors, compression band floss, and therapeutic exercise band.