Tuition: $2,395 CDN
Early Bird Tuition: $2195.00 CDN if you register by October 4, 2019
*tuition fees are subject to 13% HST sales tax.
This workshop is a complete training in table-based Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) manual techniques for the lower and upper body. You will be awarded a Level I Certification after attending all 5 days and 35 hours of instruction and completion of a written exam and workshop practical.
Contact Hours: 35
Enrollment: Limited to 36 participants
Check in: Between 8:30AM-9:00AM on Monday November 18, 2019
Regular Workshop Hours: 9:00AM-5:30PM Monday-Friday
Mandatory Pre course work (details provided upon registration):
1. Read "Stretch to Win" and "Fascial Stretch Therapy books in full.
2. Our prerequisite is that you must be thoroughly familiar with functional anatomy beyond simple academic knowledge. If you lack knowledge of anatomy, we recommend the 3D4Medical Complete Anatomy App: http://3d4med.com/ca-fst (special discounted rate/billed in USD)
3. Review all emailed study guides
4. Pass an online Learning Module (open book quiz)
5. Watch all videos
Students must be fluent in English to participate.
Travel: Travel expenses are not included in the tuition. Click here to download travel information for Toronto.
- 5 Days of Hands on Instruction
- Level 1 Fully Illustrated Instruction Manual
- 4 Portable Stabilization Table Straps
- 2 Year Free FSTA Membership (See Member's Only Page on our website for further details)
- 2 Year FST Certification ( you will be required to re-certify after this expires online)
Mandatory Pre-Workshop Textbooks: The following books are required and are not included in the tuition. Please purchase as soon as possible books are needed for the mandatory pre-workshop online learning module. They can be purchased in either paperback or Kindle versions from amazon.ca or amazon.com. You will not need to bring the books to the workshop.
1. “Stretch To Win, 2nd edition” by Ann & Chris Frederick
Our workshops sell out 4-6 months in advance! Early registration is encouraged. Waiting lists will be available when a workshop sells out; however, no guarantee is made that a spot will become available.
We strongly recommend that you have current professional liability insurance that includes the service of “assisted stretching” BEFORE you provide FST services. Contact your professional association for more information.
FST does not change your current scope of practice. For those that do not have a scope of practice, we highly suggest that you thoroughly research professions that include “assisted stretching” under their scope. And we further recommend checking with your city and state or provincial governments whether they regulate assisted stretching under your chosen profession. We do not endorse any track of training but one example is personal training certification.
Mandatory Pre-Workshop Online Learning Module
Approximately four weeks prior to the workshop (or once your tuition is paid in full) you will receive information to complete a required -pre-workshop learning module. A score of 80% or above is required to pass this module. However, the module is open book and multiple tries will be permitted. Questions from the required textbooks will be included on the module.
Our students have earned additional income equal to the entire cost of the tuition in as little as 2 weeks after finishing this course when they have scheduled their clients for stretch only appointments. You will have a complete system of skills to use and apply the day you return to work - guaranteed!
In the first part, you will learn the principles, theories and evidenced-based science surrounding the subject of mobilizing and manipulating fascia through our assisted technique called Fascial Stretch Therapy™ (also known as FST™). The most recent research and clinical findings on fascia will be included. Comparison and contrasts with other forms of manual and assisted therapy to stretch or manipulate fascia will also be discussed.
This 5-day workshop is 95% hands-on and the first half focuses on getting adept at evaluating the state of the neuromyofascia of the lower half of the body from the level of the T-12 vertebra on down to the feet. This is accomplished by learning how to accurately sense the end-feel of connective tissue through tri-planar range of motion challenge tests to the torso, lumbo-pelvic-hip girdle and extremities.
The second half of this workshop focuses on getting more adept at evaluating the state of the neuromyofascia of the upper half of the body from the level of the T-12 vertebra on up to the head and upper extremities. This is accomplished by learning how to sense the end-feel of connective tissue through tri-planar range of motion challenge tests to the torso, shoulder girdle, upper extremities and spine.
After learning how to identify regions of fascial imbalance you will learn how to conduct a complete assisted fascial stretch session on a massage table with stabilizing belts for healthy and fit clientele as well as for those with symptoms of pain, tightness and soreness due to neuromyofascial imbalances. Clients/patients most appropriate for this level of training will run the gamut from those that simply want to be more flexible in order to maintain an active lifestyle to those complaining of general or specific tightness or stiffness. Teenagers experiencing myofascial tightness and pain from the growth spurt will also be appropriate. All athletes will seek your services to help them improve sport performance and reduce training recovery time.
For physical therapists and other licensed healthcare practitioners, this level of training will enable you to successfully integrate FST into your practice as a preferred, very effective manual therapy technique to treat pain and mechanical dysfunction appropriate to your level of skill, training and education. FST can also be used as a full cash pay service, to help shift your practice away from insurance and actually give you more quality time to help your patients achieve better outcomes. This is the prerequisite first evel to get the expertise needed to progress to more advanced levels where diagnosis and treatment protocols specific to fascia are addressed.
You may start Level 2 training after completing and submitting a documented minimum 100 hours of clinical practice utilizing Level I FST techniques.
NOTE: Course content is not intended for use by participants outside the scope of their license or regulation
Cancellation Policy as of June 2018: Written notice by email no later than 45 days prior to the workshop. In house transfers are NOT available. However, you may cancel and re-register online for another workshop date. No Refunds or Cancellations within 45 of the workshop date. Prior to 45 days a cancellation fee does apply. Click this link to read our Cancellation/Refund Policy in full.
Please contact Lisa Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this workshop.